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OS Maya

 

 

Source: TH

 Context: Amidst rising cyber and malware attacks on defence and critical infrastructure, India’s Defense Ministry plans to replace the Microsoft Operating System (OS) with a new open-source OS called Maya, developed locally based on Ubuntu.

  • Maya offers a similar interface and functionality as Windows, easing the transition for users.
  • A cybersecurity system called Chakravyuh is being deployed for endpoint detection and protection.

Developed by government agencies within six months, Maya is expected to mitigate the increasing malware and cyberattacks that have targeted critical infrastructure and defence systems. This initiative aligns with past efforts to replace Windows OS with an indigenous alternative in the Defense Ministry.