Bharat Operating System Solutions(BOSS) Features, Review, Latest Version, Advantages And Disadvantages
Bharat Operating System Solutions(BOSS) Features, Review, Latest Version, Advantages And Disadvantages

Bharat Operating System Solutions(BOSS) Features, Review, Latest Version, Advantages And Disadvantages

India is progressing step-by-step. Again this would be a proud movement for every Indian. This has been official that Indian government is going to use its own operating system. And let allow every Indian to use this operating system.  The name of the operating system is the BOSS (Bharat Operating System Solutions). The government of India has released this operating system on 10th January 2007.

This operating system is introduced to overcome the vulnerabilities of the government cyberspace. The reason to develop the operation is to protect from countless attacks by hackers.

BOSS is a Linux distribution. C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing) developed this operating system with the help of Gujarat Technical University, DRDO, and some other private computer.

Who are C-DAC(Center for Development of Advanced Computing): -

The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing is an Autonomous Scientific Society of Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India. The National Centre for Software Technology, ER&DCI and CEDTI were merged into C-DAC in 2003. This company is based in Pune, Maharashtra - India.

Bharat Operating System Solution- BOSS Operation System Features: -

There are many good features of BOSS Operating System Which we are unknown about. The BOSS features are as follows

  1. It provides formatted IO screen.
  2. It forms storage capabilities via the IO drivers.
  3. It has a File System and directory, the format is COBOL style data file system.
  4. It was four types of the file system - DIRECT files system which is used to index file where of fixed size and pointers were used for their organization. And binary data can be contained. The SORT files were the index only and contained fixed size keys. The INDEXED files were accessed by record number. Data was read from SERIAL files sequentially. The combination of DIRECT and SORT files could be accessed by key or sequentially in key order.
  5. Multi-user Business Interpreter. This interpreter is used for cooperative multitasking. To implement the multitasking features, Pascal and p-code are used.
  6. MAGNET - this feature is used as remote X.25 (AUSTPAC) access to COBOL style data files (in a similar way that NFS provides remote IP (Internet) access to Unix style data files).
  7. If  BOSS operating system is  MAI basic Business Operating System Software then it provides the following features - TTYs (T0…Tn which had drivers to convert IO mode to commands for the configured terminal), pseudo TTYs (Ghost tasks G0…Gn which used IO mode only for IPC).
  8. User-Friendly Graphical installer.
  9. 3D Desktop.
  10. Indian Version of Office files.
  11. Auto Detection Of Device.
  12. Multimedia support.
  13. Auto Support for digital camera, printers, scanners etc.
  14. Automounting of all hard drives partition.

BOSS Operation System Latest Version: -

The BOSS Operating System Latest Version was released on 30 March 2016. The version name is 6.2 (Anoop).  

BOSS Operation System Advantages And Disadvantages: -

There are many advantage and disadvantage of Bharat Operating System Solutions. Advantages:

  1. Free To Use. Access To Free Software.
  2. Easy Updating Software.
  3. A very big advantage which BOSS LINUX carries with itself is that it is available in all the major India 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.
  4. This above language is also available in an onscreen keyboard.
  5. The Community Information Centers (CICs) and internet cafes are also huge beneficiaries from BOSS GNU/Linux as this software can be utilized to power these outlets and is affordable and easy to install, use and support.
  6. The OS also comes with the Orca Screen Reader as well as Magnifier & E-Speak to help those with visual impairments.
  7. Another version of the BOSS OS, called EduBOSS has been designed for students and teachers. It comes with a number of educational applications for students at primary and higher levels.
  8. It does not slow down over time.


  1. There is the smaller selection of peripheral hardware drivers.
  2. Cannot run the windows application.
  3. Learning BOSS is necessary as it is different from other operating systems.
  4. It has the older version of the kernel.
  5. No update since 2016.