What is BOSS?

BOSS (Bharat Operating System Solutions) is a GNU/Linux distribution developed by C-DAC, Chennai in order to benefit the usage of Free/Open Source Software throughout India. BOSS has been derived from Debian Linux system by National Resource Centre for Free and Open Source Software. Debian GNU/Linux is the result of a volunteer effort to create a free, high-quality Unix-compatible operating system, complete with a suite of applications. Debian was declared in the year 1993 and it is still growing with developer who are technically competent and many more volunteers and contributors.