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BOSS GNU/Linux

Last Update: 2018-04-18 23:54 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.

Average visitor rating: 8/10 from 1 review(s).


BOSS Summary
Distribution BOSS (Bharat Operating System Solutions) GNU/Linux
Home Page http://bosslinux.in/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums
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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Recent Related News and Releases
  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 6.2 5.0 4.0 3.0 2.0 1.1 1.0 Feature
Release Date 2016-03-30 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$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 1800-1900             Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop Cinnamon GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME Default Desktop
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
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
Init Software systemd SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV Init Software
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 6.2 5.0 4.0 3.0 2.0 1.1 1.0 Full Package List
Package 6.2 5.0 4.0 3.0 2.0 1.1 1.0 Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.0.28 1.0.25 1.0.23 1.0.16 1.0.13 1.0.13 1.0.13 alsa-lib (1.1.7)
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (18.30)
bash (4.4.18) 4.3 4.2 4.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 bash (4.4.18)
bind (9.13.3) -- -- 9.7.1-P2 -- -- -- -- bind (9.13.3)
chromium (70.0.3538.67) 43.0.2357.65 27.0.1453.93 -- -- -- -- -- chromium (70.0.3538.67)
cups (2.2.8) 1.7.5 1.6.3 1.4.4 1.3.5 1.2.11 1.2.4 1.2.4 cups (2.2.8)
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.1 4.2.2 4.1.1-P1 3.1.0 3.0.4 2.0pl5 2.0pl5 dhcp (4.4.1)
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.42.12 1.42.5 1.41.12 1.40.6 1.39 1.39 1.39 e2fsprogs (1.44.4)
firefox (62.0.3) 42.0 23.0 3.5.13 3.0rc2 2.0beta2 2.0beta2 1.5.0.7 firefox (62.0.3)
freetype (2.9.1) 2.5.2 2.4.9 2.4.2 2.3.5 2.2.1 2.2.1 2.2.1 freetype (2.9.1)
gcc (8.2.0) 4.9.2 4.7.2 4.4.5 4.2.2 4.1.2 4.1.1 4.1.1 gcc (8.2.0)
gimp (2.10.6) 2.8.14 2.8.2 2.6.10 2.4.4 2.2.15 2.2.13 2.2.13 gimp (2.10.6)
glibc (2.28) 2.19 2.13 2.11.2 2.7 2.5 2.3.6 2.3.6 glibc (2.28)
gnome-shell (3.30.1) 3.14.4 3.4.2 -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.30.1)
gnucash (3.3) 2.4.10 2.4.10 -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.3)
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.43)
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2 1.99 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.14.5 3.4.2 2.20.1 2.12.5 2.10.12 2.8.20 2.8.20 gtk+ (3.24.1)
httpd (2.4.35) -- -- 2.2.16 -- 2.2.3 -- 2.2.3 httpd (2.4.35)
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- 0.47.0 -- 0.45 0.44.1 0.44.1 inkscape (0.92.3)
k3b (18.08.2) 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.0 1.0.4 1.0.1 -- 0.12.17 k3b (18.08.2)
kmod (25) 18 9 -- -- -- -- -- kmod (25)
krita (4.1.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (4.1.5)
libreoffice (6.1.2) 5.0.2 4.1.0 3.2.1* 2.2.1* 2.2.0* 2.0.1* 2.0.1* libreoffice (6.1.2)
linux (4.18.15) 3.16.7 3.10.5 2.6.32 2.6.22 2.6.21 2.6.17 2.6.17 linux (4.18.15)
Package 6.2 5.0 4.0 3.0 2.0 1.1 1.0 Package
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.9.3)
mariadb (10.3.10) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.3.10)
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.20.3)
mesa (18.2.2) 10.4.2 8.0.5 -- 7.0.3rc2 6.5.2 6.5.1 6.5.1 mesa (18.2.2)
mysql (8.0.12) -- -- 5.1.49 -- 5.0.41 -- 5.0.24a mysql (8.0.12)
nautilus (3.30.2) 3.14.1 3.4.2 2.30.1 2.20.0 2.18.1 2.14.3 2.14.3 nautilus (3.30.2)
NVIDIA (396.54) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (396.54)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (10.0.2) 7u91 7u3 6b18 -- -- -- -- openjdk (10.0.2)
openssh (7.8p1) 6.7p1 6.0p1 5.5p1 4.7p1 4.3p2 4.3p2 4.3p2 openssh (7.8p1)
openssl (1.1.1) 1.0.1k 1.0.1e 0.9.8o 0.9.8g 0.9.8e 0.9.8c 0.9.8c openssl (1.1.1)
perl (5.28.0) 5.20.2 5.14.2 5.10.1 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 perl (5.28.0)
php (7.2.11) -- -- -- -- 5.2.2 -- 4.4.4 php (7.2.11)
plasma-desktop (5.14.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.14.1)
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- -- 2.4.6 -- -- -- postfix (3.3.1)
postgresql (10.5) -- -- 8.4.5 -- 8.1.9 -- 8.1.5 postgresql (10.5)
Python (3.7.0) 2.7.9 2.7.3 2.6.6 2.4.4 2.4.4 2.4.3 2.4.3 Python (3.7.0)
qt (5.11.2) 4.8.6 4.8.2 4.6.3 3.3.8b 3.3.7 3.3.7 3.3.7 qt (5.11.2)
samba (4.9.1) 4.1.17 3.6.18 3.5.6 3.0.28 3.0.25a 3.0.23c 3.0.23c samba (4.9.1)
systemd (239) 215 -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (239)
thunderbird (60.2.1) -- -- 3.0.7 1.5.0.13 1.5.0.7 1.5.0.7 -- thunderbird (60.2.1)
vim (8.1) 7.4 7.3 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.0 7.0 vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.4) 2.2.0rc2 2.0.3 1.1.3 -- -- -- -- vlc (3.0.4)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.20.2) 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 (1.20.2)

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Version: 5.0
Rating: 8
Date: 2018-02-23
Votes: 1


Really cool OS especially designed for India.
UI is great and good support community.
Used it for about 2 months.


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