North Korea's self-developed software operating system named the "Red Star"
was brought to light for the first time by a Russian satellite broadcaster
North Korea's top IT experts began developing the Red Star in 2006, but its
composition and operation mechanisms were unknown until the internet version of
the Russia Today-TV featured the system, citing the blog of a Russian student
who goes to the Kim Il-sung University in Pyongyang.
The Red Star is based on Linux, a free and open software operating system,
but looks a lot like the Microsoft Windows on display. It also has a similar