BOSS OS: Indian Government’s “Made In India” Operating System May Replace MS Windows

Very soon you all working on Govt. offices in India will find a computer running BOSS operating system, as the Government’s new Made in India mission on its way, which will probably replace the Microsoft Windows OS on PCs.

In a new development, it has been revealed that Indian Govt. may replace Windows across all offices with their own – open source OS. Called Bharat Operating System (BOSS), which was in testing and the results are satisfactory. In fact even Indian Army couldn’t break the code of Boss OS. Adavnaced version of it would be unveiled, while this week, a high level conference is scheduled by Union Home Ministry. Announcements regarding replacing Windows can be taken during this meeting, and it’s mandatory to use only open source software in Govt. offices.

About BOSS?

Developed by National Resource Centre for Free/Open Source Software (NRCFOSS) of India at Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), Chennai. BOSS is an new operating system, purely based on open source – Linux OS. Launched in 2007, the current version of BOSS is 5.0., codenamed ‘Anokha’. Supports almost 20 languages, and has been developed keeping in mind various security and operational issues, especially relevant for Indian usage.

Described BOSS OS as “India’s own PC operating syste,” and endorsed by the Government of India for adaption and implementation on a larger scale. Linux Foundation however has certified BOSS as per Linux Standard Base lineup. It will also support and compatible to run on Mobile devices as well as booting on Desktop PCs.

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