There's something familiar about North Korea's Red Star OS

North Korea has its own operating system, known as Red Star, and the latest version might look quite familiar to Mac users. While the OS had previously been patterned after Windows, it seems that the latest version of Red Star takes after OS X, with many UI elements from Apple's software, including the menubar and dock. This version even uses the "traffic light" window controls, albeit as squares instead of circles. Red Star is primarily found in schools and libraries, and is full of North Korean propaganda, according to the BBC:

The Red Star OS is peppered with North Korean propaganda, and its calendar tells users it is not 2014, but 103 - the number of years since the birth of former North Korean leader Kim Il-sung.

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Source: BBC

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