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DistroWatch.com: BOSS GNU/Linux

BOSS GNU/Linux

Last Update: 2016-07-01 04:14 UTC


BOSS (Bharat Operating System Solutions) GNU/Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution developed by C-DAC for enhancing the use of free and open source software in India. Made specifically for the Indian environment, it consists of a pleasing desktop environment coupled with support for several Indian languages (Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil) and other packages that are most relevant for use in the government domain.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 215 (38), 6 months: 218 (39), 3 months: 218 (38), 4 weeks: 205 (37), 1 week: 193 (37)

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BOSS Summary
Distribution BOSS (Bharat Operating System Solutions) GNU/Linux
Home Page http://bosslinux.in/
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Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://wiki.bosslinux.in/
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Download Mirrors https://bosslinux.in/downloads
Bug Tracker http://bugzilla.bosslinux.in/
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  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2008-09-06: Distribution Release: BOSS GNU/Linux 3.0
 • 2007-09-20: Distribution Release: BOSS GNU/Linux 2.0
 • 2007-02-23: Distribution Release: BOSS GNU/Linux 1.1
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Feature 6.1 5.0 4.0 3.0 2.0 1.1 1.0 Feature
Release Date 2015-08-19 2013-12-23 2012-08-02 2008-09-04 2007-09-17 2007-02-23 2007-01-10 Release Date
End Of Life               End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
CDs 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 2 2 2 CDs
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME Default Desktop
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice OO.o* OO.o* OO.o* OO.o* OO.o* Office Suite
Processor Architecture i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 Processor Architecture
Journaled File Systems               Journaled File Systems
Multilingual en en en en en en en Multilingual
Asian Language Support Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil Asian Language Support
Full Package List 6.1 5.0 4.0 3.0 2.0 1.1 1.0 Full Package List
Package 6.1 5.0 4.0 3.0 2.0 1.1 1.0 Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.3) 1.0.28 1.0.25 1.0.23 1.0.16 1.0.13 1.0.13 1.0.13 alsa-lib (1.1.3)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4) 4.3 4.2 4.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 bash (4.4)
bind (9.11.1) -- -- 9.7.1-P2 -- -- -- -- bind (9.11.1)
chromium (58.0.3029.81) 43.0.2357.65 27.0.1453.93 -- -- -- -- -- chromium (58.0.3029.81)
cups (2.2.3) 1.7.5 1.6.3 1.4.4 1.3.5 1.2.11 1.2.4 1.2.4 cups (2.2.3)
dhcp (4.3.5) 4.3.1 4.2.2 4.1.1-P1 3.1.0 3.0.4 2.0pl5 2.0pl5 dhcp (4.3.5)
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.42.12 1.42.5 1.41.12 1.40.6 1.39 1.39 1.39 e2fsprogs (1.43.4)
firefox (53.0) 40.0.2 23.0 3.5.13 3.0rc2 2.0beta2 2.0beta2 1.5.0.7 firefox (53.0)
freetype (2.7.1) 2.5.2 2.4.9 2.4.2 2.3.5 2.2.1 2.2.1 2.2.1 freetype (2.7.1)
gcc (6.3.0) 4.9.2 4.7.2 4.4.5 4.2.2 4.1.2 4.1.1 4.1.1 gcc (6.3.0)
gimp (2.8.20) 2.8.14 2.8.2 2.6.10 2.4.4 2.2.15 2.2.13 2.2.13 gimp (2.8.20)
glibc (2.25) 2.19 2.13 2.11.2 2.7 2.5 2.3.6 2.3.6 glibc (2.25)
gnome-shell (3.24.1) 3.14.4 3.4.2 -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.24.1)
gnucash (2.6.16) 2.4.10 2.4.10 -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.16)
gnumeric (1.12.34) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.34)
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2 1.99 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.12) 3.14.5 3.4.2 2.20.1 2.12.5 2.10.12 2.8.20 2.8.20 gtk+ (3.22.12)
httpd (2.4.25) -- -- 2.2.16 -- 2.2.3 -- 2.2.3 httpd (2.4.25)
inkscape (0.92.1) -- -- 0.47.0 -- 0.45 0.44.1 0.44.1 inkscape (0.92.1)
k3b (17.04.0) 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.0 1.0.4 1.0.1 -- 0.12.17 k3b (17.04.0)
kmod (24) 18 9 -- -- -- -- -- kmod (24)
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.30.0 2.20.1.1 2.18.0 2.14.1 2.14.1 libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.3.2) 4.3.3 4.1.0 3.2.1* 2.2.1* 2.2.0* 2.0.1* 2.0.1* libreoffice (5.3.2)
linux (4.10.13) 3.16.7 3.10.5 2.6.32 2.6.22 2.6.21 2.6.17 2.6.17 linux (4.10.13)
Package 6.1 5.0 4.0 3.0 2.0 1.1 1.0 Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.1.22) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.1.22)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.0.5) 10.3.2 8.0.5 -- 7.0.3rc2 6.5.2 6.5.1 6.5.1 mesa (17.0.5)
mysql (5.7.18) -- -- 5.1.49 -- 5.0.41 -- 5.0.24a mysql (5.7.18)
nautilus (3.24.1) 3.14.1 3.4.2 2.30.1 2.20.0 2.18.1 2.14.3 2.14.3 nautilus (3.24.1)
NVIDIA (378.13) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (378.13)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u131) 7u75 7u3 6b18 -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u131)
openssh (7.5p1) 6.7p1 6.0p1 5.5p1 4.7p1 4.3p2 4.3p2 4.3p2 openssh (7.5p1)
openssl (1.1.0e) 1.0.1k 1.0.1e 0.9.8o 0.9.8g 0.9.8e 0.9.8c 0.9.8c openssl (1.1.0e)
perl (5.24.1) 5.20.2 5.14.2 5.10.1 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 perl (5.24.1)
php (7.1.4) -- -- -- -- 5.2.2 -- 4.4.4 php (7.1.4)
plasma-desktop (5.9.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.9.5)
postfix (3.2.0) -- -- -- 2.4.6 -- -- -- postfix (3.2.0)
postgresql (9.6.2) -- -- 8.4.5 -- 8.1.9 -- 8.1.5 postgresql (9.6.2)
Python (3.6.1) 2.7.9 2.7.3 2.6.6 2.4.4 2.4.4 2.4.3 2.4.3 Python (3.6.1)
qt (5.8.0) 4.8.6 4.8.2 4.6.3 3.3.8b 3.3.7 3.3.7 3.3.7 qt (5.8.0)
samba (4.6.3) 4.1.17 3.6.18 3.5.6 3.0.28 3.0.25a 3.0.23c 3.0.23c samba (4.6.3)
systemd (233) 215 -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (233)
thunderbird (52.0.1) -- -- 3.0.7 1.5.0.13 1.5.0.7 1.5.0.7 -- thunderbird (52.0.1)
vim (8.0) 7.4 7.3 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.0 7.0 vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.4) 2.2.0rc2 2.0.3 1.1.3 -- -- -- -- vlc (2.2.4)
xfdesktop (4.12.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.3)
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.16.4 1.7.7 1.7.7 1.3.0.0 1.3.0.0 1.1.1 1.1.1 xorg-server (1.19.3)

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