India to Launch its Own Operating System ‘BOSS’

September 16, 2015

bossFollowing the trend of ‘Make In India’, the government in all set to resurrect their own operating system which is named Bharat Operating System Solutions or BOSS.

The operating system which was originally developed in 2007 by National Resource Centre for Free/Open Source Software is now said to have been developed along with Gujarat Technical University, DRDO and a few private computer geeks being involved.

India has been testing a home-grown operating system (OS) for the last three months and reports say it just passed a rigorous crash test, which saw the best minds of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the Indian Army and a few other state-owned agencies raking their brains to breach.

Certified by the Linux Foundation, the new operating system is said to come with powerful security features and will be able to protect from countless attacks by hackers.

Government officials have reported that the system will be unveiled and discussed in an internal meeting in union home ministry during this week. The latest version of BOSS, which has been tweaked by C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing) has passed all tests of attacks during the trial period.

“We have no dearth of developers here. BOSS has almost all the features that one can get in, say, Windows. The earlier version was less user-friendly and had few features. We will seek help of Indian software biggies to develop it further,” an official in the know of the development of OS was quoted as saying.

The OS is available in 18 languages including regional languages such as Assamese, Malayalam, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati and many others.

Indian Government will be also launching next version of operating system called EduBOSS, which is designed for teachers and students and will be having all essential educational tools and applications required by students of primary, secondary and higher levels.

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