Now the GNU/Linux Operating system is available in nearly all localised Indian languages. BOSS is the Linux (Computer Operating Software) in Indian languages. As the Indian history knows CDAC always came up with the revolution in Electronics and Information Technology in India. CDAC is primarily an R&D institution involved in the design, development and deployment of electronics and advanced Information Technology (IT) products and solutions.
BOSS means Bharat Operating System Solutions. BOSS (Bharat Operating System Solutions) is a Debian based GNU/Linux distribution developed by CDAC, Channai in order to benefit the use of Free/Open Source Software through out India its available in nearly all Indian languages. BOSS GNU/Linux is a key deliverable of NRCFOSS promoted by Department of Information Technology (DIT), Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MC&IT), Government of India.
It’s BOSS (Bharat Operating System Solutions) is a Debian based GNU/Linux distribution developed by CDAC. Debian is "the Seed over which BOSS GNU/Linux is grown". Debian GNU/Linux is an Operating system that is comprised of Free and Open source software. Debian GNU/Linux is the result of a volunteer effort to create a free, high-quality Unix-compatible operating system, complete with a suite of applications. Debian was declared in the year 1993 and it is still growing with developer who are technically competent and many more volunteers and contributors.
BOSS makes it easier for Microsoft Windows user to migrate to GNU/Linux platform, by providing outstanding features like bulk document converter, presentation tool and also features like plug and play. BOSS is customized for the ease of use in Educational Domains (schools & colleges) and variants are available to suit Enterprise users (Server Edition).
BOSS GNU/Linux Desktop Version 3.0 is available in a single DVD in 18 Indian languages with Install, Live and Utility options. BOSS is the Linux OS in Indian languages, currently it supports 18 Indian languages are Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu.
For ever details of BOSS Linux you can visit the home site of BOSS GNU/Linux http://bosslinux.in/ About the documentation in BOSS Linux in Indian Language like User Doc, Developer Doc, FAQ, Wiki, etc. visit http://bosslinux.in/documentation . All the user manuals of BOSS Versions can be found at http://bosslinux.in/documentation/user-docs/user-manual . Also you can have the views of other users in BOSS GUN/Linux Forum at http://nrcfoss.org.in/index.php?option=com_simpleboard&Itemid=91 . BOSS has four major releases till date 4th September 2008. They are named as Sethu, Tarang , Anant and Tejas. All release/versions of BOSS GNU/Linux can be downloaded at one place http://bosslinux.in/downloads/welcome-to-boss-downloads . Tejas, version 3.0 of BOSS GNU/Linux - BOSS GNU/Linux v3.0, is based on Kernel 220.127.116.11-486 with Gnome 2.20. Anant, version 2.0 of BOSS GNU/Linux - BOSS GNU/Linux v2.0, is based on Kernel 2.6.21-1-486 with Gnome 2.18. Tarang, version 1.0 of BOSS GNU/Linux - BOSS GNU/Linux v 1.0, is based on kernel 2.6.17-1-i386 with Gnome 2.14. Sethu, Evaluation version of BOSS GNU/Linux - BOSS GNU/Linux evaluation copy, is based on Kernel 2.6.14-2-smp with Gnome 2.8. To download BOSS GNU/Linux in Indian language go to this http://bosslinux.in/downloads/welcome-to-boss-downloads . So have fun with your own BOSS GNU/Linux free OS, in your own 18 Indian languages. Get Into Knowledge, and keep searching like SearchFreak.
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