I'm not sure who is the target market for this product. They mention a bunch of Windows malware as being the catalyst for its development, but companies running Windows on their SCADA systems obviously don't give a damned about security anyway... so they're not going to switch to it.
Companies actually interested in security would already be running BSD, which over the last 35 years has been vetted and proven secure far more than any proprietary product could ever be. If Kaspersky thinks they care more or know more about security than the BSD guys do, they're sadly mistaken. How many OS flaws has Kaspersky ever identified and demonstrated in the BSD OSes? None, right?
The rest of their logic is just as questionable: "The operating system can’t be based on existing computer code; therefore, it must be written from scratch." That's the craziest thing I've read today. By that line of reasoning, they can't use any existing compiler to build their OS either, because it may generate exploitable code (ala The Ken Thompson Hack, if not just by design flaw).
These guys are going to be banging rocks together for the next several decades, recreating the wheel, basic tools with hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of man-hours behind them, and endless device drivers. It's kind of pointless when there's a free and open solution that already does all they want to do and more.
This project sounds doomed from the get-go. It's like hearing they're going to re-make Blade Runner, with a miniscule budget, and it's going to star Hayden Christensen.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
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