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10/11/2010 12:30 PM EDT
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xp   11/4/2010 7:30:33 AM
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well said kiran: and also the new point that even a mall coded small uc can sneak into the soc/ mother board is a alarming security concern

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t.alex   10/17/2010 1:31:50 AM
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Or maybe based on the open source Linux OS. Will India OS run on their own hardware as well?

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elctrnx_lyf   10/12/2010 6:01:19 PM
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What makes a OS free from attacks? Is some one needs to have access to source code to write a trojan. If this OS is comercially available and the computers operating with this OS are connected to the internet, there will be still attacks. As far as my knowledge I heard many times people said a Unix OS is really a secure one. Why can't DRDO make a OS based on Unix?

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Neo10   10/12/2010 5:08:23 AM
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This move smacks of the defence industry's clamour for attention and stupidity. Agreed they need govt funds to keep them afloat but worn out ideas like this will only make it not reach them. They need to first get out off their comfy beds and start some innovative thinking. All they do is copy and make a useless replica which is literally throwing money down the drain. I would ask that director to quit and instead put a young pragmatic engineer in the saddle.

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eewiz   10/12/2010 2:08:53 AM
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Developing a full fledged OS is no joke. Costs huge amount of money and time. India would be better of getting a opensource OS like Ubuntu and modify portions of OS to address the security concerns

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JMWilliams   10/11/2010 8:02:40 PM
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Seems like "security by obscurity" -- never a workable solution. Look for enormous cost and schedule overruns, as has been the norm at DoD.

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john_cup   10/11/2010 7:30:10 PM
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sooner or later, every big nations will try develop its own set of OS

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Mxv   10/11/2010 7:08:36 PM
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Be careful of hidden code in the BIOS and inside chipsets. It's pretty easy to sneak a small uC running malicious code into a SOC on the motherboard. They will have to develop their own CPUs, MoBo chipsets, peripheral chips (the whole gammut) to be secure. Since China/taiwan control most of the PC market, they have no choice.

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tb1   10/11/2010 6:50:44 PM
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What features will it have? What tools can be used for software development? What languages? Will it keep up with fast moving international standards or will it ignore what is going on in the world? Will the computers have an internet connection? Are they going to write their own communications software for this? Really, the safest way to go is using some unpopular operating system that already exists (OSX? Just kidding!) and just keep the computers disconnected from the internet.

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chanj0   10/11/2010 5:49:52 PM
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The world is changing. We are relying more on computer and data network. Either of them shall not be easily hacked. Both of them could be a channel for collecting intelligence. I can see why country would like to have their own. I don't understand the cost effectiveness of doing so. Will there be alternative than building your own?

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