Distribution of Linux
Architecturex86_64, arm64, loongarch64, mips64el, sw_64
Release type
Initial version
Latest versionUOS 20
Initial release18 November 2019
User interfaceDeepin DE
Package manager
Education, Community, Home, Military, Personal, Professional, Server
Based on

UnionTech OS (UOS, also known as Unity Operating System) is a Chinese Linux distribution based on Deepin, which is specially designed for commercial use.

Most editions of UOS has an activation, which is similar to Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

SKUs (Desktop)[edit | edit source]

As of 2024, UOS Desktop has the following main branches:

Professional[edit | edit source]

The Professional edition is only provided for customized purpose, such as Chinese governments and enterprises. There are also some variants, like Education edition and Military edition.

Home / Personal[edit | edit source]

The Home & Personal edition is provided for generic users, which are free of charge. One noticeable difference between these two editions is, to activate the Home edition, users need to apply for a free activation code from UnionTech, which is different from its predecessor Personal edition (it will be automatically activated once connected to the Internet).

The Personal edition has been discontinued, and the Home edition is under public test. However, the Home edition has not been updated since 2023, without any official announcement.

Community[edit | edit source]

The community edition is another name of Deepin.

SKUs (Server)[edit | edit source]

The UOS Server comes from four branches, which is based on Anolis OS, CentOS, Debian & openEuler.

The last letter of the version number determines the Linux distribution it is based on. For example, version 1000c is based on CentOS.

Running on a phone[edit | edit source]

UOS running on a phone

In October 2020, a Chinese user successfully flashed UOS on a Xiaomi Mi 6 phone, with almost all functions working perfectly.

Timeline[edit | edit source]

Name Release Date
UOS 20 Professional: 15 January 2020[1]
Personal: 27 August 2020[2]
UOS 21 Home: December 2021[3]
UOS 22 Home: 15 January 2023

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