Russia and India to develop their own OS

October 28th, 2010
Système d'exploitation MS DOS

The Russian government is planning to develop an alternative operating system that will replace Microsoft Windows. The latest move is aimed at improving its national security by reducing dependence on the US-based technology giant, AFP reported on Thursday. According to the report, Moscow has plans to invest 150 million rubles ($4.3 million) towards developing a national operating system based on the Linux platform.

This follows the decision from the Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to design and develop its own OS to prevent cyber attacks and sensitive data from being stolen. India had indeed been affected by the Stuxnet internet worm.

Further information:

  • the Russian OS on ibtimes.com
  • the India OS, on theinquirer.net
  • the attack of Stuxnet over India on indiatimes.com
  • the website of the Indian DRDO
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