India Govt. replace Microsoft Windows to Bharat Operating System Solutions ( BOSS )

In this daring transfer, the government in all set to resurrect their own operating system which is known as Bharat Operating System Solutions or BOSS.

This Operating System, which was initially developed in 2007 by National Resource Centre for Free/Open Source Software (NRCFOSS) of India, is a free and open source operating system. The newest version of BOSS was launched in 2013, after that it’s mentioned to have undergone many modifications to fit the process.

According to a report by DNA, it has been launched to overcome the vulnerabilities that exist in authorities cyberspace which result in frequent hacking makes an attempt by Chinese hackers and Indian group of hackers.

Government officers have reported that the system will probably be unveiled and discussed in an inner meeting in union home ministry during this week. The latest model 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.

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BOSS Operating System is obtainable in 18 languages including regional languages such as Assamese, Bengali, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati and lots of others.


It has an on-screen keyboard and a bulk file converter inbuilt in the system to ensure a safe and speedy transfer of data from one OS to BOSS.


It’s actually a “LBS certified” Linux distribution, which implies that the software program has been certified by the Linux Foundation for compliance with the Linux Standard Base standard.

It’s being claimed that fresh codes have been written for this OS, and is being given to division of electronics and information technology (DEITY) to make it foolproof and able to use for the ministry.

In future, the government plans to collaborate with industry giants to develop it further to create an open source OS with hardware and network systems that are BOSS friendly.

The reviews leaked by Edward Snowden had brought to light the vulnerabilities of most countries’ cyberspace.

It additionally confirmed that India was the most scrutinized nation by the US intelligence businesses. However, a profitable implementation may safeguard our cyberspace from unethical hacking attacks in the future.

Official website to download BOSS Operating System:


Source: DNA and The Hindu

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