India Developing New OS

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The Indian government is still intent on developing its own operating system so it can own the source code and architecture rather than rely on Western technologies.

Dr V K Saraswat, scientific adviser to India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said that the Indian OS is needed to protect India’s economic framework. While we admire India’s decision to write its own OS, the decision seems to be driven by paranoia about Western technology.

Saraswat said earlier this month that Western hardware and software are likely to be "bugged". By bugged, he doesn’t mean that Windows is chock full of unsecure hackable exploits. Saraswat specifically thinks that our technology is bugged so weAcan spy on India.

"Unfortunately even today we import most of these items. They are coming from various countries. So there is possibility that these hardware parts are already bugged," said Saraswat.

"So we have started doing design and development of our own hardware. We are trying to build it in our own country," he said.

"Second part is software. Most of us use commercial software available in the country. We have got Windows and some use Linux. These software packages are likely to be bugged.">


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Posted: December 21st, 2010
at 1:39pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: computers,development,security

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