Indian Version of GNU/Linux named as BOSS GNU/Linux 1.0 (Bharat Operating System Solutions) code named as Tarnag, based on
Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (Etch) is launched
BOSS, an Indian version of Linux, is the result of the efforts initiated by NRCFOSS (National Resource centre for Free/OpeSource Software)
resided at C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Chennai, India) a Scientific Society of Minitry of Communications and
Information Technology, in the country, made specfically for the Indian environment, it consists of a pleasing Desktop environment coupled with
Indian languages support and other pacakges that are most relevant for use in the Government
domain.The ulitmate goal is to localise it into all
22 official Indian languages so that Information Technology can reach even the non-english speaking masses who are denied its benefits today.
The NRCFOSS choose Debian for its high versatility and reliability as well as the guarantee to always remain 100% Free Software.
BOSS developers are in the process of contributing their work on some of the products they have included in BOSS, such as BulkDocConverter
(An openoffice macro) and Presentation tool (based on Keyjnote) and few others.
The system consists of Three CDs
1. Install Cd
2. Live Cd
3. Utility Cd (An Add on Cd)
India (Devanagari:Bharat), officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area,
the second most populous country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. India has a coastline of over seven thousand kilometres,
bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the west, and the Bay of Bengal on the east. India borders Pakistan to the west;
China, Nepal and Bhutan to the north-east and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is the vicinity of Srilanka,
Maldives and Indonesia.
The National ResourceCentre for Free/Open Source Software (NRCFOSS) is a program of the department of Information Technolofy, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India. NRCFOSS aims to contribute to the growth of FOSS in India through Research and Development, Human Resource Development, Networking and Entrepreneurship Development and as well serve as the reference point for all FOSS related activities in the country.
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) established in March 1988, as a Scientific Society of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India. CDAC is primarily an R&D institution involved i nthe design, development and deployment of electronics and advanced Information Technology (IT) products and solutions.
Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system, developed by more than a thousand volunteers from all over the world who collaborate via the
Internet. Debian's dedication to Free Software, its non-profit nature, and its open development model make it unique among GNU/Linux
The Debian project's key strengths are its volunteer base, its dedication to the Debian Social Contract, and its commitment to provide the best
operating system possible.