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    BOSS (Bharat Operating System Solutions) intro and download

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    Company / developer NRCFOSS / CDAC, India
    OS family Unix-like
    Working state Current
    Source model Free and open source software
    Initial release January 10, 2007
    Latest release 5.0 / August 2013
    Marketing target General purpose
    Available in Multilingual (more than 18)
    Package manager dpkg
    Supported platforms x86
    Kernel type Monolithic (Linux)
    Userland GNU
    Default user interface GNOME and KDE
    License GNU GPL and various others
    Official website Hidden Content


    Bharat Operating System Solutions GNU/Linux distribution developed by C-DAC (Center for Development of Advanced Computing) derived from Debian for enhancing the use of Free/ Open Source Software throughout India. BOSS-GNU/Linux - a key deliverable of NRCFOSS has upgraded from Entry level server to advanced server. It supports Intel and AMD x86/x86-64 architecture. BOSS GNU/Linux advanced server has unique features such as Web server, proxy server, Database server, Mail server, Network server, File and Print server, SMS server, LDAP server. BOSS GNU/Linux advanced server is comprised with administration tool such as webmin which is a web based interface, Gadmin, PHP myadmin, PHP LDAP admin, PG admin.

    The Beta Release of BOSS GNU/Linux Version 4.0 is coupled with GNOME Desktop Environment with wide Indian language support & packages, relevant for use in the Government domain. This release aims more at the security part and comes with an easy to use application to harden your Desktop. Currently BOSS GNU/Linux Desktop is available in all the Official Indian Languages such as Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Bodo, Urdu, Kashmiri, Maithili, Konkani, Manipuri which will enable the mainly non-English literate users in the country to be exposed to ICT and to use the computer more effectively.
    The accessibility of BOSS Linux will have a constructive impact on the digital divide in India as more people can now have access to software in their local language to use the Internet and other information and communications technology (ICT) facilities. Community Information centers (CIC) and internet cafes will also benefit from BOSS GNU/Linux as this software can be utilized to power these outlets and is affordable and easy to install, use and support.

    NRCFOSS


    The National Resource Centre for Free/Open Source Software (NRCFOSS) is an initiative of the Department of Information Technology (DIT), Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT), Government of India. NRCFOSS aims to contribute to the growth of FOSS in India through research and development, human resource development, networking and entrepreneurship development. It serves as the reference point for all FOSS related activities in the country.For More information Hidden Content

    Get BOSS

    If you want to Install BOSS, below are the various versions of BOSS. In case of problems, Get Hidden Content .

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    BOSS GNU/Linux distribution developed by C-DAC.BOSS GNU/Linux Version 5.0 codenamed as Anokha is coupled with GNOME Desktop Environment 3.4 version with wide Indian language support & packages, relevant for use in the Government domain. This release aims more at enhancing the user interface with more glossy themes and is coupled with latest applications from the community. BOSS Linux 5.0 comes with the latest Kernel 3.10 and also supports Intel 32 bit & 64 bit architectures. Hidden Content

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    EduBOSS, an educational variant of BOSS GNU/Linux is a full-featured,user-friendly Linux operating system and has educational applications that are useful for schools (primary and higher levels). EduBoss-3.0 features graphical installer, office application suite, onscreen keyboard, Smart Common Input Method, web browser, educational games, paint & graphic tools, typing tutor, screen reader, text to speech application and a host of tools and packages for learning as well as for teaching.

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    BOSS Advanced server supports Intel and AMD x86/x86-64 architecture.BOSS GNU/Linux advanced server has unique features such as Web server, proxy server, Database server, Mail server, Network server, File and Print server, SMS server, LDAP server. BOSS GNU/Linux advanced server is comprised with administration tool such as webmin,Gadmin,PHP myadmin,PHP LDAP admin,PG admin.

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    NetBOSS is optimised to run on a new category of affordable Internet-centric devices called netbooks with the Intel Atom processor designed primarily for government organizations, entertainment industry and individuals.NetBOSS is a GNU/Linux distribution, developed by C-DAC, to provide a complete usable Operating System consisting of GUIs and console applications for routine tasks and additional utilities which are useful for one using netbook.

    BOSSLive

    Try BOSS without Installing it and Explore it Application,click on BOSS Live steps to show how to run BOSS Live.BOSS Live DVD is a a bootable computer operating system. BOSS CDs are unique in that they have the ability to run a complete, modern operating system on a computer lacking mutable secondary storage, such as a hard disk drive.

    Explore BOSS Packages and Source

    To explore BOSS packages and to customize applications according to your needs, get the source from Hidden Content
    To get the source from BOSS Repository Hidden Content follow the below steps



    Step 1:

    First add Repository link to your existing sources.list
    Code:
       sudo echo "deb Hidden Content  savir main contrib non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
       sudo echo "deb-src Hidden Content  savir main contrib non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
    and run
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     apt-get update,
    This command download the packages list from Hidden Content .

    Step 2:

    To download the source either you can save the file directly by clicking on it or you can type the following command,
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     apt-get source (Package Name)
    This command will download the Sources of the Package Name that you have specified with it.

    Step 3:

    To install the Packages from Hidden Content just type the following command
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       apt-get install (Package Name)
    This will install the package you have provided.

    Building packages in BOSS follows the same procedure as that of building packages in Hidden Content ,you can Develop your own flavor of BOSS by customizing Packages. Here are the guides to build packages Hidden Content .

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    Last edited by xeon.zolt; 07-15-2014 at 11:27 AM.

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