- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 5, 2014

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Kim Jong-un’s regime really likes Apple technology.

Screenshots of North Korea’s official operation system have made their way online, and the resemblance to Apple’s Mac OSX platform is undeniable.

American computer scientist Will Scott, who visited the nation in August 2013, obtained a copy of the software, called Red Star OS, the BBC reported. The operating system is so immersed in the country’s propaganda that the calendar year is consider 103 instead of 2014; North Koreans measure time by the birth of former North Korean leader Kim Il-sung.


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The latest version of Red Star OS is believed to have been released in 2013, according to BBC.

 

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