I forgot if I have mentioned BOSS but I checked BOSS Unnati's Wikipedia page and it seems that this version is the latest version of BOSS and with a new UI called Cinnamon instead of GNOME.
You never mentioned Boss, but you mentioned once that India is making an OS for domestic uses.I forgot if I have mentioned BOSS but I checked BOSS Unnati's Wikipedia page and it seems that this version is the latest version of BOSS and with a new UI called Cinnamon instead of GNOME.
"Unnati" in Sanskrit meaning "Progress".
Yes I had mentioned that. It was first announced by the chief of DRDO ten years ago :You never mentioned Boss, but you mentioned once that India is making an OS for domestic uses.
Now, ten years later, not even a boot-loader has been written.The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is working on creating a futuristic computing system, including India's own operating system, said V.K. Saraswat, Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister and DRDO Director-General.
Talking to journalists after inaugurating the DRDO Transit Facility here on Saturday, Dr. Saraswat said: “We do not have our own operating system. Today, various bodies, including banks and defence establishments, need security. Having our own operating system will help us prevent hacking of our systems.”
Two software engineering centres are being set up for this purpose in Bangalore and New Delhi. “To start with, we will have 25 scientists at each of these centres. We are in touch with institutes such as the Indian Institute of Science, Indian Institute of Technology Madras and the Centre for Development of Telematics, besides universities and industries. We will use available talent.” Citing security reasons, he refused to provide details of organisations involved in the project.
The new operating system would also have commercial use, he said and added: “With a home-grown system, the source code will be with us and it helps in securing our systems,” he said. Asked about the money involved for the project and the timeframe, Dr. Saraswat said it was fairly a costly affair, without elaborating on the timeframe.
I wonder what those 150 engineers have done until now, eight years later.HYDERABAD: Exhorting the need to have a robust cyber security system in place, DRDO chief V K Saraswat today said the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) alongwith other premier institutes is developing India's own operating system (OS), which is likely to be ready in next three years.
"One of the major elements of cyber security is having our own operating system because today we are dependent on all OS systems which are imported whether it is based on Windows, Linux which is likely to be having malicious worms/things and hence it is essential that we have our own OS," the DRDO Director-General said here.
Speaking to newsmen on sidelines of NAVCOM-2012', two-day international conference on Navigation and Communication that began here, Saraswat, Scientific Adviser to Defence Minister, said, "We have already started a major programme and are one-and-half-years into that programme. It (Indian OS) is a major effort requiring large number of software engineers working together."
He said 150 engineers were working across the country on creating Indian OS, and added it will take at least three more years for getting the Indian OS ready.
May be requirements are changing very rapidly. It's not engineers, it's managers. Linux destro is also OK, I will say. Should do the job.
I don't think so. The DRDO chief said these 150 scientists and engineers were already "one and half years into the programme" and they expected something in the next three years.May be requirements are changing very rapidly. It's not engineers, it's managers.
Then they should have said so now.Linux destro is also OK, I will say. Should do the job.