Big news for Indian tech – the Defence Ministry will be replacing Microsoft Windows with Maya OS, an indigenous operating system, on all its computers by end of 2023!
Developed collaboratively by DRDO, C-DAC, and NIC, Maya OS aims to provide enhanced security against rising cyber threats. It is based on the popular open-source platform Ubuntu Linux.
Some interesting aspects about Maya OS:
Cloud storage integration, full disk encryption, digital signatures, biometric login, and anti-malware protections
User interface similar to Windows for easy adoption
Name inspired by the Indian concept of “illusion” to trap hackers
Currently under evaluation, will be installed in South Block by Aug 15
The transition to Maya OS signals a strategic push towards self-reliance and reducing dependence on foreign software. It is expected to be adopted by the Army, Navy, and Air Force soon.

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