Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th May 2012 23:42 UTC, submitted by M.Onty
OSNews, Generic OSes "An operating system designed to power the smart cities of the future will be put through its paces in London. Living Plan IT has developed its Urban OS to provide a platform to connect services and citizens. With partners including Hitachi, Phillips and Greenwich council, it aims to use the Greenwich peninsula as a testbed for new technologies running on the system. The OS aims to connect key services such as water, transport, and energy." UrbanOS goes way over my head - it'd be great if someone could summarise how it works and what its key aspects are.
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Security?
by obsidian on Wed 9th May 2012 03:44 UTC
obsidian
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"... aims to connect key services such as water, transport and energy."

Security will be very important for this.
As soon as I saw this, I thought "Stuxnet or similar malware would have a field-day with this setup."

I'm aware that Stuxnet is a Windows-specific thing, but still....

That's what Living Plan IT will need to think about.

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