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What is BOSS GNU/Linux?

BOSS GNU/Linux is a particular distribution of the Linux operating system, and numerous packages that run on it.

In principle, users could obtain the Linux kernel via the Internet or from elsewhere, and compile it themselves. They could then
obtain source code for many applications in the same way, compile the programs,then install them into their systems. For
complicated programs, this process can be not only time-consuming but error-prone. To avoid it, users often choose to obtain the
operating system and the application packages from one of the Linux distributors. What distinguishes the various Linux distributors
are the software, protocols, and practices they use for packaging, installing, and tracking applications packages on users' systems,
combined with installation and maintenance tools, documentation, and other services.

BOSS 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. The idea of a free Unix-like system originates from the GNU project, and many of the applications
that make BOSS GNU/Linux so useful were developed by the GNU project.

For BOSS, free has the GNUish meaning (see the BOSS Free Software Guidelines). When we speak of free software, we are
referring to freedom, not price. Free software means that you have the freedom to distribute copies of free software, that you
receive source code or can get it if you want it, that you can change the software or use pieces of it in new free programs;
and that you know you can do these things.

How to find out the version of Boss?

   lsb_release -a

How to add repositories using synaptic package manager?

Goto Settings --> Repositories in the Synaptic Package Manager.Here,enable the repositories for  Boss 
software and add the boss repository in the third-party software. To add the third-party repository,click add and enter the Boss repository address "deb http://packages.bosslinux.in/boss savir main" in the window which appears and click AddSource.

How to Configure Lexmark Scanner in BOSS

Lexmark Scanner Configuration BOSS[1]

How to enable automatic login in BOSS ?& Open Office Issue

ftp://mirror.bosslinux.in/FAQ/Auto-Login.odt

While restarting apache I get the following error: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using 127.0.1.1 for ServerName".How to resolve it?

To fix this problem, you need to edit the httpd.conf file. Open the terminal and type,

sudo gedit /etc/apache2/httpd.conf

By default httpd.conf file will be blank. Now, simply add the following line to the file.

ServerName localhost

Save the file and exit from gEdit.

Finally restart the server.

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Bash localization - How to?

Create a shell script as follows :

#!/bin/bash

### The location of the message catalog files ###

TEXTDOMAINDIR=/usr/share/locale

### our .mo file name ###

TEXTDOMAIN=greet

### Translate Welcome! string according to the current locale ###

echo $"Welcome!"

Note echo command with $"..." syntax. Save and close the file. Type the following commands to create language specific files:

$ bash --dump-po-strings greet > greet.pot