BOSS

There are some minor updations in Boss-4.1 from 4.0. Some of them are

  • Kernel updation from 2.6.32 to 2.6.39
  • iceweasel updation from 3.5 to 18
  • support for libreoffice -3.5
  • Bharat Operating System Solutions Desktop Version 4.0 has been released by Shri Sachin Pilot, Hon'ble Union Minister of State for Communications & Information Technology, in a function was held at Pondicherry Engineering College Auditorium, Puducherry, on Saturday, 26th February 2011.

    The Hon'ble Minister has also inaugurated the BOSS Support Centre, Puducherry and the BOSS Lab-cum-FOSS R& D Centre in Pondicherry Engineering College.

    BOSS 4.0 Release notes

      Bharat Operating System Solutions – BOSS GNU / Linux is a product from NRCFOSS.BOSS releases comes for
    • Desktops
    • Servers
    • Notebooks
    • Educational versions for Schools

    and this new release of BOSS 4.0 comes with many new applications mainly focused on Security and User friendliness.
    The distribution includes over 10352 new packages, for a total of over 29050 packages. Most of the software in the distribution has been updated: over 15436 software packages

      The major updates in BOSS GNU/Linux from the previous 3.0 Tejas release with this 4.0 savir version are :
    • X.Org updated from 7.2 to 7.5
    • Kernel updated from 2.6.22 to 2.6.32-5 and 2.6.37 latest versions with
      • more drivers support
      • RAM support till 4 GB
    • A major shift in
      • GNOME desktop environment updated from 2.20 to 2.30.2 with 18 Indian languages support
      • KDE desktop environment updated from 3.5 to 4.4.5
    • Openoffice.org updated from 2.3 to 3.2.1 with
      • 22 Indian languages support
      • inbuilt dictionaries support
      • OpenXML document support
    • Iceweasel web browser updated from 2.0 to 3.6
    • Icedove mail client updated from 2.0 to 3.0.7

    Other updates in major applications are listed below.

    packages

    3.0 Tejas

    4.0 Savir

    Apache 2.2.8 2.2.16
    BIND DNS Server 9.4.2 9.7
    Courier MTA 0.58 0.63
    Ekiga 2.0.11 3.2
    Exim email server 4.69 4.7
    GNU C Compiler 4.2 4.4.5
    GIMP 2.4.4 2.6.10
    MySQL 5.0.1 5.1.49
    OpenLDAP 2.3 2.4.23
    Openssh 4.7p1 5.5.p1
    Python 2.4.4 2.6.6
    Samba 3.0.28 3.5.5
    PHP 5.2.5 5.3.2
    Cups 1.3.5 1.4.4-3
      Apart from the updates the new release is focused mainly on the security part of the Linux. It brings a new BOSS Security Tool to harden your desktop with
    • Grub password
    • More tightened password security
    • Disabling unavailable services , hosts , ports etc.
    • Disabling USB , CD / DVD ports
    • Enabling audit and selinux to monitor user actions

    and much more to make your desktop unbreakable.

      With the utilities section several new applications are included when compared to the previous release.
    • Gwibber a microblogging client to keep in touch with all your friends in social network.
    • A Bittorrent client to download , upload and to create torrents
    • GNOME DO a quick and easy desktop search tool
    • F-spot to easily organize and share your photo albums
    • Brasero disc burner with multi session support
    • Disk usage analyzer to analyze the disk usage
    • Disk utility to create , edit , format and delete partitions
      • and many more.

        Installation

        • Installation Screen

        • Language Selection

        • Country Selection

        • Keyboard Layout

        • Network Configuration

        • Configuration Method

        • Network Ip Address

        • Network Gateway

        • Hostname

        • Partitioning Method

        • Partition disk

        • Free space-Partitioning

        • Partitioning Size

        • Partition Type

        • Partition Location

        • Partiton Settings

        • Partitioning Method-1

        • Partition disk

        • Free space-Partitioning

        • Partitioning Size

        • Partition Type

        • Partition Location

        • Partiton Settings

        • Partiton Settings

        • Partiton Settings

        • Partiton Settings

        • Partiton Settings

        • SetUp Username

        • Setup Newuser

        • setup Account

        • Setup NewUser p/w

        • Choose Software

        • Domain Nmae

        • Select S/w

        • Installation Complete

    Applications

    Internet Sounds and videos Tools System Tools Admin Graphics Accessories Universal Access Other Application
    FireStarter cheese Bulk Document Converter Disc Usage Analyser gparted xsane gDesklets Onscreenkeyboard Bluetooth
    Pidgin Brasero BOSS Presentation Tool Disk Utilities Synaptic gimp Tomboy Notes Orca SCIM
    Iceweasel Banshee Dictionary System Monitor Control center
    Icedove Sound Recorder
    X-Chat

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