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Boss (Indian) Window

  1. 1. 4/24/2014 1 INTRODUCTION ON BOSS Jayanta Parial
  2. 2. 4/24/2014 2 NRCFOSS Mission Foster an eco-system for Open Source, Open Standards and Open Systems in India, integrating and benefiting the efforts and needs of all stake holders
  3. 3. 4/24/2014 3 NRCFOSS - Objectives Setting up of facilities to promote collaborative research, design and development, training of manpower. Develop India relevant Operating system with domain specific bundling, with associated support. Promote the development, deployment and adoption of FOSS Tools, Technologies, Products, Architectures and Solutions in various application domains (Education, SME’s and Government environment) To cooperate and collaborate with national and international institutions, research laboratories and other academic/research institutes
  4. 4. 4/24/2014 4 NRCFOSS - Objectives To organize study programmes, lectures, symposia, conferences exhibitions and similar promotional activities related to FOSS development To establish and maintain a research and reference library in pursuance of the objectives of the centre To establish & maintain National FOSS Resource Portal
  5. 5. 4/24/2014 5 BOSS Bharat Operating System Solutions(BOSS) Product from NRCFOSS Linux distribution developed by C-DAC for enhancing the use of Free/Open Source Software in the country. Made specifically for the Indian environment , it consists of a pleasing Desktop environment coupled with Indian language support and other packages that are most relevant for use in the government domain. a Linux Distribution forked from Debian The ultimate goal is to localize into all 22 official Indian regional languages. So this benefits non-english speakers to reach technology that bridge digital divide in India.
  6. 6. 4/24/2014 6 Free & Open Source Software(FOSS) FOSS is software that has made its source code free and public and allows – perhaps even motivates – users to change the source code and redistribute the derivative software. It is often available with no license fee. The Free Software movement focuses on moral and ethical issues relating to the freedom of users to use, study, modify and redistribute software. The promise of open source is better quality,higher reliability,more flexibility and lower cost. The word “Free” in free software doesn't represent price instead it represents the freedom to use the software.
  7. 7. 4/24/2014 7 What is Debian? Debian, SUSE, Redhat, Mandriva, Fedora and some of the linux distributions These distributions in common will contain Linux Kernel and their own set of applications. Debian is an volunteer organization dedicated to developing free software and promoting the ideals of the Free Software Foundation. Debian, a non-commercial distribution Debian comes with more than 26,000 software packages for eleven computer architectures. Debian offers GNOME, the default desktop, along with KDE and Xfce as alternatives.
  8. 8. 4/24/2014 8 BOSS Overview BOSS 1.0(tarang) – released in January 2007 BOSS 2.0(anant) – released in September 2007 Latest Version - BOSS 3.0(tejas) It consists of 3 sections: Install - The Installable allows the user to install the BOSS GNU/Linux onto the Harddisk and work on it. Live - lets you to have the BOSS Desktop in your system without installing it on your harddisk. Utility - consists of addon packages that can be installed in BOSS for some specific applications like webserver, education tools, openoffice language packages etc. Kernel – 2.6.22-3-486 BOSS 3.0 comes with two desktops – Gnome & KDE
  9. 9. 4/24/2014 9 BOSS FEATURES User Friendly Graphical Installer Indian version of OpenOffice – BharatheeyaOO 3D Desktop Auto detection of devices Hardware support for digital cameras, printers, scanners, bluetooth, Wifi. Automounting of all Harddisk partitions Localization support for desktop Smart Common Input Method Migration tool - Bulk document converter Internet tools –Pidgin, Firefox-3.0, X-chat, Ekiga Multimedia support Kennel – An application to send SMS
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  12. 12. 4/24/2014 12 Overview Configuration of BOSS Components (Network, Printer, Mailclient) Partition Editor Bluetooth BharateeyaOO SCIM Multimedia (Movie Player, Music Player, Sound Recorder) Burning CDs & DVDs Protecting Data from Unauthorized Access Internet Tools (Ekiga, Pidgin, Xchat) OnScreen Keyboard & Orca Special Purpose Tools (BOSS Bulk Document Converter, BOSS Presentation Tool, 3D Desktop) Customizing Application Names
  13. 13. 4/24/2014 13 Configuration of BOSS Components Network Configuration Prerequesites If DHCP – your IP will be automatically configured If Static IP, - Find out your IP address from your Network Administrator. It will be in the form of[x]. - And, your Gateway Address. Simple steps for network configuration: Go to System -> Administration -> Networking. Select the type of connection ie., Ethernet or Wifi or modem. Set the IP address, Gateway etc.. (or) DHCP.
  14. 14. 4/24/2014 14 Configuration of BOSS Components Printer Configuration Steps for Printer Configuration Go to System -> Administration -> Printing and Double Click on New Printer. Select the Network Printer , select the type of the printer and enter the IP address, click “Forward”. Select the Printer Model, click “Apply” . To make it as Default Printer Right click on the printer configured and select “Make Default”
  15. 15. 4/24/2014 15 Configuration of BOSS Components Installing Printer drivers externally if not available in BOSS 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: Here you select the printer company and the model from the select box and click on “Show”. 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]. Save this PPD file in your system. 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.
  16. 16. 4/24/2014 16 Configuration of BOSS Components Mail Client Mail Client is a program that is used to send and receive emails. One of the famous e-mail client is Icedove. To start Icedove choose Applications -> Internet -> Icedove Mail Client Select the type of account click “Next”. On the next screen, enter the Email account details. Specify the incoming and outgoing server information Enter the name by which you would like to refer the account A screen showing the account information appears. Click “Finish” to save these settings and exit the account wizard.
  17. 17. 4/24/2014 17 Partition Editor Partition Editor provides a GUI for creating,destroying,resizing, moving partitions To use Partition Editor choose System -> Administration -> Partition Editor Creating a new partition 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., Deleting a partition 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”.
  18. 18. 4/24/2014 18 Partition Editor Resizing a partition 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. Copying a partition You must first select the partition you want to copy. Right-click on the partition and click “Copy”. After copying the partition, you must choose an unallocated area to activate “Paste” button. 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 "Apply".
  19. 19. 4/24/2014 19 Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth provides a way to connect and exchange information between devices such as mobile phones, laptops, PCs Transfer data from your PC to other external device(a device that supports bluetooth). Activate bluetooth in both the PC and the external device. Right­click on the file you want to send through bluetooth and select “Sent to...”. A window appears. In “Sent to” select the device to which you want to transfer the file.
  20. 20. 4/24/2014 20 Bluetooth Transfer data from external device(a device that supports bluetooth) to your PC. External device will detect your PC as 'boss-0' (scan it) Send file from your device using bluetooth. In your PC , Accept request from your device. Data will be in your $HOME folder.
  21. 21. 4/24/2014 21 BharateeyaOO The OpenOffice package contains a set of applications for performing a number of tasks like word processing, spread sheet, etc. BharateeyaOO is a project to enable Indian languages support in OpenOffice The BharateeyaOO suite is the customized version of Open Office, with all the menus, status bars etc., localized for Indian languages. Languages supported - Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tam il, Telugu and Urdu.
  22. 22. 4/24/2014 22 BharateeyaOO Components The BharateeyaOO office suite includes the following components: Writer (word processor) Calc (spreadsheet) Impress (presentation) Draw (vector graphics) Base (database) Math (formula editor)
  23. 23. 4/24/2014 23 BOSS BOSS BOSS BOSS
  24. 24. 4/24/2014 24 SCIM Smart Common Input Method(SCIM) provides an user friendly interface using which the input method can be changed. How to use SCIM? Open text editor(gedit) or any application. Type control+space bar to invoke notification icon on task bar. It will show toggle bar in all languages Select language in which you want to type Now you can start typing in the selected language
  25. 25. 4/24/2014 25 Scanner Plug the scanner to your PC Choose Applications -> Graphics -> Xsane Image Scanning Program The scanner will be detected and the images can be scanned now. If your scanner drivers are not already present in BOSS GNU/Linux then you can download them from the link and install the drivers. The steps for installation are mentioned in the software itself.
  26. 26. 4/24/2014 26 Multimedia Music Player 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. Importing Music Click Music -> Import Music Choose an import source Click Import Music Source Ripping Your Music Insert the audio CD into the CD drive Banshee automatically detects it and adds it as a playlist in the side menu.
  27. 27. 4/24/2014 27 Multimedia Click on the playlist Confirm that detection is all correct Press Import CD in the upper-right corner(where Burn CD usually) The extracted songs will be in the Music library Burning Your Music Insert a blank CD into the CD drive 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) Click the Write CD button in the upper right hand corner Banshee will eject your CD when complete, and a dialog box will pop informing you that the burn is complete. Click OK
  28. 28. 4/24/2014 28 Multimedia CD Player The CD Player application enables you to play audio Compact Discs(CDs) on your computer. Movie Player Totem is the movie player for Gnome and Noatun is the movie player for KDE Sound Recorder This can be used to record the audio sounds.
  29. 29. 4/24/2014 29 Burning CDs & DVDs GnomeBaker(Gnome) and K3b(KDE) are the CD/DVD burning applications that come with BOSS 3.0 Features Creating a data CD/DVD Creating an audio CD Copying a data CD/DVD Copying an audio CD Blanking CD-RW Burning an ISO image In addition K3b also supports multisession, Creation of Video CD/DVD
  30. 30. 4/24/2014 30 Protecting Data from Unauthorized Access 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. Seahorse provides a front end to many of the features of Gnu Privacy Guard (GPG) and integrates with multiple components of the GNOME desktop. To create keys choose Applications -> Accessories -> Password and Encryption Keys Creating Keys Choose Key -> Create Key Pair Select PGP Key and click “Continue” Enter your full name, your e-mail address and any additional information.
  31. 31. 4/24/2014 31 Protecting Data from Unauthorized Access Text Editor Seahorse installs a plugin for gEdit that allows you to encrypt, decrypt, sign, and verify plain text. To enable the GnuGP plugin for gEdit, choose Preferences from the Edit menu. Go to the Plugins tab, select the Text Encryption plugin, and click OK. Then you can select the text you want to encrypt, decrypt, or sign and choose the encryption option from Edit menu. Once done, you can copy and paste your encrypted or signed text to other applications. To decrypt open the file and choose Edit -> Decrypt/Verify
  32. 32. 4/24/2014 32 Protecting Data from Unauthorized Access File Manager 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. To use them, select the files or folders you want to encrypt and select Edit -> Encrypt. GnuPG will create a new file with a .pgp extension for any files you encrypt. Your original, unencrypted file will remain unencrypted. To decrypt a file with a .pgp extension, right-click on it and select Open with Decrypt File.
  33. 33. 4/24/2014 33 Gdesklets Gdesklets – small applets that can be placed on the desktop The applets placed on the desktop are meant to be quick ways for the user to retrieve information Some of the gDesklets are: * Clocks * Calendars * Quick Launcher * Animated toolbars * Desktop notes * System monitors
  34. 34. 4/24/2014 34 Internet Tools
  35. 35. 4/24/2014 35 Ekiga Ekiga - an open source VoIP and video conferencing application for GNOME. Using Ekiga we can perform 1. PC to PC communication 1.1 Text Based Communication 1.2 Voice Based Communication 2. PC to Phone communication 3. Phone to PC communication
  36. 36. 4/24/2014 36 Chat Applications Pidgin Pidgin is an instant messaging program. You can talk to your friends using AIM, ICQ, XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, SIMPLE, and Google Talk. Xchat XChat is an IRC chat program. Xchat is mainly used for technical chat. 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.
  37. 37. 4/24/2014 37 Chat Applications To start Xchat choose Applications -> Internet -> Xchat IRC
  38. 38. 4/24/2014 38 Chat Applications Joining a channel By default BOSS Server will be connected to BOSS-nrcfoss channel. If the channel is not specified by default a dialog will pop-up asking you enter the channel to join. If you know the name of the channel, type the channel name e.g. #BOSS-nrcfoss (IRC channels usually begin with a hash symbol), and click “OK”. 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.
  39. 39. 4/24/2014 39 Chat Applications 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.
  40. 40. 4/24/2014 40 Onscreen Keyboard & Orca Onscreen Keyboard Onscreen Keyboard is an application that displays a floating keyboard on the computer screen. Onscreen Keyboard is the other way which allows you to type in your native language and create your documentations, mails etc. Start the Onscreen Keyboard through Applications -> Accessories -> OnScreen Keyboard Select the language from, “Languages” menu. open any of your favorite editor, and start typing Accessibility Tools Orca(The screen Reader) is an assistive technology for people with visual impairments.
  41. 41. 4/24/2014 41 Special Purpose Tools BOSS Bulk Document Converter This converter allows you to convert a group of documents of one format to other format like doc to pdf, doc to html etc., BOSS Presentation Tool BOSS Presentation tool is a simple presentation program that displays slideshows of image files, PDF or PPT or PPS or ODP documents. 3D Desktop Compiz-fusion is the 3D Desktop that comes with BOSS 3.0(tejas). 3D-Desktop is an application for switching virtual desktops in a seamless 3-dimensional manner on Linux.
  42. 42. 4/24/2014 42 Customizing Application Names Users new to BOSS might have previously used some other operating systems. Some of the applications in BOSS are similar to that in the previously used OS but the name of the application differs. Users may find some difficulty in remembering two names for the same application. BOSS gives the users a feature to change the application name so that users can give their own name to the application.
  43. 43. 4/24/2014 43 THANK YOU