Download BOSS Linux v 3.0

September 12, 2008

You can now download BOSS Linux 3.0 from bosslinux.in, click here to go to to the main downloads page. or here to go directly to the BOSS Linux 3.0 Tejas iso download page.

Its a DVD image (2.59GB), they don’t have a CD image, but just about everyone has a DVD drive these days, so that should  not be a problem. CD ISOs have been added, click here to view the related post. Besides, there are lots of packages that can now be a part of the standard install now that its a DVD image.

Tejas is an interesting name, DRDO’s LCA (Light Combat Aircraft) has also been named Tejas.

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BOSS Linux v3 Screenshots

September 5, 2008

BOSS Linux v 3.0 was released on September 4th at NIC in Delhi. Here are a few screenshots of the latest release of the BOSS Linux Operating System.

BOSS Linux v3.0 KDE Desktop Screenshot

BOSS Linux v3.0 KDE Desktop Screenshot

BOSS Linux v3.0 KDE Desktop Screenshot

BOSS Linux Konqueror Web Browser

BOSS Linux Konqueror Web Browser

BOSS Linux Konqueror Web Browser

BOSS Linux v3.0 KDE Control Center

BOSS Linux v3.0 KDE Control Center

BOSS Linux v3.0 KDE Control Center

BOSS Linux Gnome Desktop – About Gnome

BOSS Linux v3 Gnome Desktop Screenshot

BOSS Linux v3 Gnome Desktop Screenshot


Speeding up OpenOffice load / start up time

September 2, 2008

Ever wondered if you could speed up OpenOffice’s start up time? Heres a nifty little trick to reduce the time OpenOffice takes from the point of clicking the icon to the OpenOffice application getting loaded.

Start any of the applications from the OpenOffice suite (Writer, Impress, Base, Calc etc).

On the menubar click Tools and then Options

OpenOffice.org calc example screenshot

OpenOffice.org calc example screenshot

now under Options under the OpenOffice.org menu Click Java

OpenOffice.org calc screenshot

OpenOffice.org calc screenshot

and under Java options uncheck the checkbox titled Use a Java Runtime Environment. Click OK.

OpenOffice.org Calc screenshot

OpenOffice.org Calc screenshot

With this done OpenOffice will load in significantly less time than before. Most users dont need the Java Runtime environment so you can safely disable it, it can always be enabled in case some required functionality becomes unavailable.

(The screenshots are taken on BOSS Linux running the Mac4Lin theme.)