The OS war: Microsoft losing dominance to BOSS?

|September 14, 2015 0

MUMBAI, INDIA: In what could be termed as a major set-back to software major Microsoft, who has so far dominated the operating systems market in India, the Government of India has decided to go its own way.

What this means is that our own home grown OS which is in the pilot phase right now, will gradually replace all the other OSs, including Microsoft.

Translated, this will result in quicker release and installation of the improved version of BOSS (Bharat Operating System Solutions) developed by C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing).

BOSS has successfully fended various attacks, including vicious attacks planted by the Indian army, during the past three months of trial. This makes it fit to meet government’s need have a fully secure network. Fresh codes unique to the system have been written for the OS.

The new Linux-based OS is totally indigenous and has been developed with the help of Gujarat Technical University, DRDO and private computer geeks has more or less all the features and ease of Microsoft Windows, sources said.

Ever since the GoI decided to adopt open source software, Microsoft has been losing ground in the government vertical for a while now. But the recent decision was taken in lieu of vulnerabilities in its cyberspace following Snowden reports and countless attacks by Chinese hackers on key government websites.

According to the Snowden report, India was the most scrutinized nation by the US intelligence agencies. While other countries like China started carrying out R&D on new forms of attacks like the Smart dust, Nano technologies and AI, India still lagged behind.

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