Want to know who the ‘BOSS’ of the Indian Software Industry is? No, it isn’t any human being here. It’s an operating system that has an uncanny resemblance to its name. Critics describe it as “the most meaningful product to come out of the Indian software industry”.
BOSS Linux Operating System
Bharat Operating System Solutions is an Indian Linux distribution derived from Debian. BOSS Linux is officially released in four editions:
- BOSS Desktop,
- BOSS Advanced Server and
- BOSS MOOL.
It is developed by CDAC and is customized to suit India’s digital environment.
The Government of India endorses it and pushes for its large-scale adoption and implementation on a national level. Users proudly associate it as ‘India’s own PC operating system’.
Welcome to BOSS – Bharat Operating System Solutions, a free, open-source computer operating system developed by India’s National Resource Centre for Free/Open Source Software (NRCFOSS).
IT IS called BOSS LINUX. An “LSB certified” Linux distribution used the Linux kernel. The product is free software in a sense in the term used by the Free Software Foundation, and it is distributed under the GNU General Public License. BOSS has been upgraded from an entry-level server to an advanced server supporting Intel and AMD x86/x86-64 architecture. With unique features, which include a web server, proxy server, database server, mail server, network server, file and print server, SMS server, and an LDAP server, the advanced server comprises administration tools such as Webmin, a web-based interface, Gadmin, PHP myadmin, PHP LDAP admin, PG admin.
The latest version of BOSS LINUX, the BOSS GNU/Linux Version, is coupled with GNOME and KDE Desktop Environment support.
A huge advantage that BOSS LINUX carries with itself is that it is available in all the major Indian languages like Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Bodo, Urdu, Kashmiri, Maithili, Konkani, Manipuri, etc. which not only makes it relevant for use in the government domain but also enables the non-English literate users in the country to be exposed to Information and Communications Technology(ICT), empowering them to use the computer more effectively.
The Community Information Centers (CICs) and internet cafes are also vast beneficiaries of BOSS GNU/Linux. This software can power these outlets and is affordable and easy to install, use and support.
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What is BOSS Linux based on?
CDAC developed BOSS, an Indian distribution of GNU/Linux customized to suit India’s digital environment. Almost all Indian languages are supported.
Is Boss Linux secure?
India’s government has approved the software’s adoption and implementation on a national level. BOSS Linux is a Linux distribution that is LSB-certified. The Linux Foundation has certified that the software complies with the Linux Standard Base (LSB) standard.