At the beginning of April 2019, the operating system "Elbrus" from the domestic developers - the company MCST became available for download. Not so long ago the news came out that within 10 days of posting the OS had been downloaded 50,000 times. However, this is not quite true.
The official site of Elbrus developers says that users have the opportunity to order for themselves distributions of the protected version of the OS for x86 and SPARS platforms. Distributions for open x86 OS also appeared for free download. The operating system was developed mainly for government officials and interested people who wanted to try it.
In fact right after downloading the OS it was downloaded 10 thousand times, not 50 thousand as it was announced earlier. However, the developers noted that this result exceeded their expectations.
The new operating system is based on the Linux kernel and has special mechanisms for managing processes, virtual memory, interrupts, signals and synchronization, specifically designed for it, the ICST representatives say.
We also note that the Elbrus x86 OS is of particular interest to users right now. There is an explanation for this. Russian processors are already on the market, but so far they are too narrowly specialized and expensive. That is why organizations bought software from foreign manufacturers on the x86 platform. This makes it more in demand.
The Elbrus x86 operating system, which is available as a free download. It is intended mainly for those who want to get acquainted with Russian microprocessors, a set of packages available in the system and check its performance.
"Elbrus", as ICST specialists say, is focused on software developers.
There is information that the Elbrus OS version will be updated to 4.0 in May 2019. It will also run on Linux, only the kernel version 4.9.
As a result, we note that Elbrus has been downloaded 9,774 times since April 5.