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  1. 1. BOSS COMPONENTS Seminar by B.Prathibha [email_address] 11 th August 2008
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Configuration of BOSS Components (Network, Printer, Mailclient)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Partition Editor </li></ul><ul><li>Bluetooth </li></ul><ul><li>SCIM </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia (Movie Player, Music Player, Sound Recorder)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Burning CDs & DVDs </li></ul><ul><li>Protecting Data from Unauthorized Access </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Tools (Ekiga, Pidgin, Xchat)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>OnScreen Keyboard & Orca </li></ul><ul><li>Special Purpose Tools (BOSS Bulk Document Converter, BOSS Presentation Tool, 3D Desktop)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Customizing Application Names </li></ul>
  3. 3. Configuration of BOSS Components <ul><li>Network Configuration </li></ul><ul><li>Prerequesites </li></ul><ul><li>If DHCP – your IP will be automatically configured </li></ul><ul><li>If Static IP, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Find out your IP address from your Network Administrator. It will be in the form of[x]. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- And, your Gateway Address. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Simple steps for network configuration: </li></ul><ul><li>Go to System -> Administration -> Networking. </li></ul><ul><li>Select the type of connection ie., Ethernet or Wifi or modem. </li></ul><ul><li>Set the IP address, Gateway etc.. (or) DHCP. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Configuration of BOSS Components <ul><li>Printer Configuration </li></ul><ul><li>Steps for Printer Configuration </li></ul><ul><li>Go to System -> Administration -> Printing and Double Click on New Printer. </li></ul><ul><li>Select the Network Printer , select the type of the printer and enter the IP address, click “Forward”. </li></ul><ul><li>Select the Printer Model, click “Apply” . </li></ul><ul><li>To make it as Default Printer </li></ul><ul><li>Right click on the printer configured and select “Make Default” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Configuration of BOSS Components <ul><li>Installing Printer drivers externally if not available in BOSS </li></ul><ul><li>If you are not able to find your printer model in the list provided in “Step 2 of 2 Printer Driver” then download the divers from the following website: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Here you select the printer company and the model from the select box and click on “Show”. </li></ul><ul><li>This will follow up a page where you need to search for the Recommended Drivers line and click on “Custom PPD” or “Download PPD” [Differs based on printer]. </li></ul><ul><li>Save this PPD file in your system. </li></ul><ul><li>Now select the Printing option from System –> Administration –> Printing as shown above and in the Step 2 of configuration (figure shown below) click on “Install Driver” and select the saved PPD file. This installs your printer divers into your system. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Configuration of BOSS Components <ul><li>Mail Client </li></ul><ul><li>Mail Client is a program that is used to send and receive emails. </li></ul><ul><li>One of the famous e-mail client is Icedove. </li></ul><ul><li>To start Icedove choose Applications -> Internet -> Icedove Mail Client </li></ul><ul><li>Select the type of account click “Next”. </li></ul><ul><li>On the next screen, enter the Email account details. </li></ul><ul><li>Specify the incoming and outgoing server information </li></ul><ul><li>Enter the name by which you would like to refer the account </li></ul><ul><li>A screen showing the account information appears. Click “Finish” to save these settings and exit the account wizard. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Partition Editor <ul><li>Partition Editor provides a GUI for creating,destroying,resizing, moving partitions </li></ul><ul><li>To use Partition Editor choose System -> Administration -> Partition Editor </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a new partition </li></ul><ul><li>Select an unallocated area and click the “New” button in the toolbar to create a new partition. A new window appears and lets you chose the size, file system, type of partition etc., </li></ul><ul><li>Deleting a partition </li></ul><ul><li>The second icon on the toolbar is for deleting the selected partition. If you want to delete a partition, select that partition and click the “Delete” icon and then click “Apply”. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Partition Editor <ul><li>Resizing a partition </li></ul><ul><li>Click the partition that is to be resized and then select “Resize/Move” from the “Partition” menu or click “Resize/Move” icon from the toolbar. </li></ul><ul><li>Copying a partition </li></ul><ul><li>You must first select the partition you want to copy. Right­click on the partition and click “Copy”. </li></ul><ul><li>After copying the partition, you must choose an unallocated area to activate “Paste” button. </li></ul><ul><li>You may wish to resize the partition you want to paste: same size or bigger? (A smaller partition is impossible!). After you have pasted, you can click &quot;Apply&quot;. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Bluetooth <ul><li>Bluetooth </li></ul><ul><li>Bluetooth provides a way to connect and exchange information between devices such as mobile phones, laptops, PCs </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer data from your PC to other external device(a device that supports bluetooth). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Activate bluetooth in both the PC and the external device. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Right­click on the file you want to send through bluetooth and select “Sent to...”. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A window appears. In “Sent to” select the device to which you want to transfer the file. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Bluetooth <ul><li>Transfer data from external device(a device that supports bluetooth) to your PC. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>External device will detect your PC as 'boss­0' (scan it) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Send file from your device using bluetooth. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In your PC , Accept request from your device. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data will be in your $HOME folder. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. SCIM <ul><li>Smart Common Input Method(SCIM) provides an user friendly </li></ul><ul><li>interface using which the input method can be changed. </li></ul><ul><li>How to use SCIM? </li></ul><ul><li>Open text editor(gedit) or any application. </li></ul><ul><li>Type control+space bar to invoke notification icon on task bar. </li></ul><ul><li>It will show toggle bar in all languages </li></ul><ul><li>Select language in which you want to type </li></ul><ul><li>Now you can start typing in the selected language </li></ul>
  12. 12. Scanner <ul><li>Plug the scanner to your PC </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Applications -> Graphics -> Xsane Image Scanning Program </li></ul><ul><li>The scanner will be detected and the images can be scanned now. </li></ul><ul><li>If your scanner drivers are not already present in BOSS GNU/Linux then you can download them from the link http://www.sane­­mfgs.html and install the drivers. The steps for installation are mentioned in the software itself. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Multimedia <ul><li>Music Player </li></ul><ul><li>Banshee is the music player for Gnome. It can also connect to the Online Radio stations if you have the Internet connection. There can be more than one Radio station configured in this. </li></ul><ul><li>Importing Music </li></ul><ul><li>Click Music -> Import Music </li></ul><ul><li>Choose an import source </li></ul><ul><li>Click Import Music Source </li></ul><ul><li>Ripping Your Music </li></ul><ul><li>Insert the audio CD into the CD drive </li></ul><ul><li>Banshee automatically detects it and adds it as a playlist in the side menu. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Multimedia <ul><li>Click on the playlist </li></ul><ul><li>Confirm that detection is all correct </li></ul><ul><li>Press Import CD in the upper-right corner(where Burn CD usually) </li></ul><ul><li>The extracted songs will be in the Music library </li></ul><ul><li>Burning Your Music </li></ul><ul><li>Insert a blank CD into the CD drive </li></ul><ul><li>In Banshee's music library, highlight the songs you want to burn (press and hold ctrl and then click your mouse to select multiple tracks) </li></ul><ul><li>Click the Write CD button in the upper right hand corner </li></ul><ul><li>Banshee will eject your CD when complete, and a dialog box will pop informing you that the burn is complete. Click OK </li></ul>
  15. 15. Multimedia <ul><li>CD Player </li></ul><ul><li>The CD Player application enables you to play audio Compact Discs(CDs) on your computer. </li></ul><ul><li>Movie Player </li></ul><ul><li>Totem is the movie player for Gnome and Noatun is the movie player for KDE </li></ul><ul><li>Sound Recorder </li></ul><ul><li>This can be used to record the audio sounds. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Burning CDs & DVDs <ul><li>GnomeBaker(Gnome) and K3b(KDE) are the CD/DVD burning applications that come with BOSS 3.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a data CD/DVD </li></ul><ul><li>Creating an audio CD </li></ul><ul><li>Copying a data CD/DVD </li></ul><ul><li>Copying an audio CD </li></ul><ul><li>Blanking CD-RW </li></ul><ul><li>Burning an ISO image </li></ul><ul><li>In addition K3b also supports multisession, Creation of Video CD/DVD </li></ul>
  17. 17. Protecting Data from Unauthorized Access <ul><li>GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG) allows you to encrypt, decrypt, sign, and verify communications and data, as well as create and manage the keys needed for these tasks. </li></ul><ul><li>Seahorse provides a front end to many of the features of Gnu Privacy Guard (GPG) and integrates with multiple components of the GNOME desktop. </li></ul><ul><li>To create keys choose Applications -> Accessories -> Password and Encryption Keys </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Keys </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Key ­> Create Key Pair </li></ul><ul><li>Select PGP Key and click “Continue” </li></ul><ul><li>Enter your full name, your e­mail address and any additional information. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Protecting Data from Unauthorized Access <ul><li>Text Editor </li></ul><ul><li>Seahorse installs a plugin for gEdit that allows you to encrypt, decrypt, sign, and verify plain text. </li></ul><ul><li>To enable the GnuGP plugin for gEdit, choose Preferences from the Edit menu. </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the Plugins tab, select the Text Encryption plugin, and click OK. </li></ul><ul><li>Then you can select the text you want to encrypt, decrypt, or sign and choose the encryption option from Edit menu. </li></ul><ul><li>Once done, you can copy and paste your encrypted or signed text to other applications. </li></ul><ul><li>To decrypt open the file and choose Edit -> Decrypt/Verify </li></ul>
  19. 19. Protecting Data from Unauthorized Access <ul><li>File Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Menu Items for encryption can be found both under the Nautilus Edit menu and in the context menu when you right-click on a file or folder. </li></ul><ul><li>To use them, select the files or folders you want to encrypt and select Edit -> Encrypt. </li></ul><ul><li>GnuPG will create a new file with a .pgp extension for any files you encrypt. </li></ul><ul><li>Your original, unencrypted file will remain unencrypted. </li></ul><ul><li>To decrypt a file with a .pgp extension, right-click on it and select Open with Decrypt File. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Gdesklets <ul><li>Gdesklets – small applets that can be placed on the desktop </li></ul><ul><li>The applets placed on the desktop are meant to be quick ways for the user to retrieve information </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the gDesklets are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>* Clocks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Calendars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Quick Launcher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Animated toolbars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Desktop notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* System monitors </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Internet Tools
  22. 22. Ekiga <ul><li>Ekiga - an open source VoIP and video conferencing application for GNOME. </li></ul><ul><li>Using Ekiga we can perform </li></ul><ul><li>1. PC to PC communication </li></ul><ul><li>1.1 Text Based Communication </li></ul><ul><li>1.2 Voice Based Communication </li></ul><ul><li>2. PC to Phone communication </li></ul><ul><li>3. Phone to PC communication </li></ul>
  23. 23. Chat Applications <ul><li>Pidgin </li></ul><ul><li>Pidgin is an instant messaging program. </li></ul><ul><li>You can talk to your friends using AIM, ICQ, XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, SIMPLE, and Google Talk. </li></ul><ul><li>Xchat </li></ul><ul><li>XChat is an IRC chat program. Xchat is mainly used for technical chat. </li></ul><ul><li>It allows you to join multiple IRC channels (chat rooms) at the same time, talk publicly, private one-on-one conversations etc. Even file transfers are possible. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Chat Applications <ul><li>To start Xchat choose Applications -> Internet -> Xchat IRC </li></ul>
  25. 25. Chat Applications <ul><li>Joining a channel </li></ul><ul><li>By default BOSS Server will be connected to BOSS­nrcfoss channel. If the channel is not specified by default a dialog will pop­up asking you enter the channel to join. </li></ul><ul><li>If you know the name of the channel, type the channel name e.g. #BOSS­nrcfoss (IRC channels usually begin with a hash symbol), and click “OK”. </li></ul><ul><li>If you don't know the channel name, click “Retrieve Channel list...”, this will open a window and list all the possible channels on this network. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Chat Applications <ul><li>Once you've selected a channel, XChat should join it for you and you can start chatting by typing the queries in the text box at the bottom of the window. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Onscreen Keyboard & Orca <ul><li>Onscreen Keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Onscreen Keyboard is an application that displays a floating keyboard on the computer screen. </li></ul><ul><li>Onscreen Keyboard is the other way which allows you to type in your native language and create your documentations, mails etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Start the Onscreen Keyboard through Applications ­> Accessories ­> OnScreen Keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Select the language from, “Languages” menu. </li></ul><ul><li>open any of your favorite editor, and start typing </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Orca(The screen Reader) is an assistive technology for people with visual impairments. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Special Purpose Tools <ul><li>BOSS Bulk Document Converter </li></ul><ul><li>This converter allows you to convert a group of documents of one format to other format like doc to pdf, doc to html etc., </li></ul><ul><li>BOSS Presentation Tool </li></ul><ul><li>BOSS Presentation tool is a simple presentation program that displays slideshows of image files, PDF or PPT or PPS or ODP documents. </li></ul><ul><li>3D Desktop </li></ul><ul><li>Compiz-fusion is the 3D Desktop that comes with BOSS 3.0(tejas). </li></ul><ul><li>3D­Desktop is an application for switching virtual desktops in a seamless 3­dimensional manner on Linux. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Customizing Application Names <ul><li>Users new to BOSS might have previously used some other operating systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the applications in BOSS are similar to that in the previously used OS but the name of the application differs. </li></ul><ul><li>Users may find some difficulty in remembering two names for the same application. </li></ul><ul><li>BOSS gives the users a feature to change the application name so that users can give their own name to the application. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Finding Data on your computer <ul><li>The “Search for Files” application enables you to search for files on your system. </li></ul><ul><li>To start search choose Places ­> Search for Files... </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Search </li></ul><ul><li>Enter the search text in the “Name contains” field. </li></ul><ul><li>In “Look in folder” specify the location to be searched. </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Find” to perform the search. </li></ul><ul><li>Adding Search Options </li></ul><ul><li>Click on “Select more options” text. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the “Available options:” drop­down list. </li></ul><ul><li>Select the search option that you want to apply. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Finding Data on your computer <ul><li>Click “Add”. </li></ul><ul><li>Specify the required search information for the search option </li></ul><ul><li>Repeat the above steps for each search option that you want to apply. </li></ul><ul><li>Stopping a Search </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Stop” to stop a search before “Search for Files” completes the search. </li></ul><ul><li>Opening a Displayed File </li></ul><ul><li>Right­click on the file, then choose “Open”. </li></ul><ul><li>Double­click on the file. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Finding Data on your computer <ul><li>Saving the Search Results </li></ul><ul><li>To save the results of the last search that Search for Files performed, right­click in the Search results list, then choose “Save Results As...”. </li></ul><ul><li>Enter the name of the file to which you want to save the results, then click “Save”. </li></ul><ul><li>Deleting a Displayed File </li></ul><ul><li>To delete a file displayed in the Search results list box, right­click on the file, then choose “Move to Trash”. </li></ul>
  33. 33. THANK YOU