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INTRODUCTIONONBOSS

Seminarby ASHISHKUMARCHAUHAN

ashishc@cdac.in

Overview

About BOSS BOSS Overview BOSS Features Demo of Applications inside BOSS

BOSS
Bharat Operating System Solutions(BOSS)

Product from NRCFOSS . Linux distribution developed by C-DAC for enhancing the use of Free/Open Source Software in the country. Made specifically for the Indian environment , it consists of a pleasing Desktop environment coupled with Indian language support and other packages that are most relevant for use in the government domain. A Linux Distribution forked from Debian. The ultimate goal is to localize into all 22 official Indian regional languages. So this benefits non-english speakers to reach technology that bridge digital divide in India.

BOSS Overview
BOSS1.0(tarang)releasedinJanuary2007 BOSS 2.0(anant) released in September 2008 BOSS3.0(tejas)releasedinSeptember2009 LatestVersion:BOSS3.1(tejas)havingKernel2.6.223486. Itconsistsof3sections: InstallTheInstallableallowstheusertoinstalltheBOSSGNU/Linux ontotheHarddiskandworkonit. LiveletsyoutohavetheBOSSDesktopinyoursystemwithout installingitonyourharddisk. UtilityconsistsofaddonpackagesthatcanbeinstalledinBOSSfor somespecificapplicationslikewebserver,educationtools,openoffice languagepackagesetc. CurrentdevelopementversionisBOSS4.O(savir)havingkernel 2.6.323486.

BOSSeducationalversionforstudentsuptoClass10thnamedasEduBOSS havingkernel2.6.261686. BOSSAdvanceserver1.0havingkernel2.6.223486.

BOSS FEATURES
UserFriendlyGraphicalInstaller IndianversionofOpenOfficeBharatheeyaOO3.1 Autodetectionofdevices Hardwaresupportfordigitalcameras,printers,scanners,bluetooth,Wifi. AutomountingofallHarddiskpartitions Localizationsupportfordesktop InputmethodwithRemingtonkeyboardlayoutforHindi,Tamil,

Punjabi.

ConversiontoolBulkdocumentconverter InternettoolsPidgin,Firefox3.6,Xchat,Ekiga Multimediasupport

BOSS -4.0 MAIN Components

GNOME2.30version

LinuxKernel2.6.323486 muchmorehardwaresupportforall Printers videocards scanners Cameras WifiandLancards BharatheeyaaOO3.2 Withdefaultjavasupport

Internet applications

Iceweasel3.5.9 WithIndiclanguageprintingsupportandHTML5support Icedovemailclient Bittorrentclient Gwibbermicrobloggingclienttoconfigureallsocial networkingblogs RemminaremotedesktopclientforbothWindowsand Linuxdesktops PidginInternetmessangerwithmorepluginsfordifferent socialnetworkingsites.

Office and other Utilities

BOSSpresentationtool Bulkdocumentconverter ScimInputmethodsupportforIndiclanugaueswith differentkeyboardlayouts OnlineandOfflineDictionaries GnomeDOaquicksearchtool Tomboynotestotrackallyournotes IntegratedOnscreenkeyboardwithIndiclanguagesupport

Graphics and Sound


GIMP2.6withmoreplugins Totemmovieplayerwithmp3,wma,vob.,support EvinceDocumentviewerforpdf,ps,epsformats Bansheemusicplayer CD,DVDwriterwithmultisessionsupport CheesewebcamboothWithbothsnapshotandvideo recordingsupport

DiskMaintanance

Diskusageanalyzertoscanthewholefilesystem

Accessibility:

EspeakGUIfrontendtoconverttexttospeech Orcascreenreaderandmagnifier Nosuperuser(GUI)login Authenticationtomountanyotherdiskdrives OneclickcompleteFirewalltool AControlcentertoconfigureallthesystemapplicationsandset userpermission.

Security:

Network
Networkmanageraeasytoconfiguresystrayfor Wired Wireless Mobilebroadband Vpn Dslconnections Bluetoothsupportforallbluetoothdevices(audio,video) anddriverstoaccessmobileinternet

Updatemanagertogetreadytoinstallupdatesfromthe repository

A Quick Demo

DEMO FOR DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS IN BOSS 4.0

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