Comparison of Opensource distributions

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Oct 31, 2013 (3 years and 7 months ago)

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Comparison of Opensource distributions


BOSS

5.0

BOSS

4.1

Ubuntu

12.10

Fedora

18

OpenSuse

12.2

Cost

Free

Free

Free

Free

Free

Support

Through
NRCFOSS
and
community
support

Through
NRCFOSS and
community
support


Community
Support and
commercial

Community
Support and
commercial

Community
Support and
commercial

Support and
maintenance

Since BOSS
is developed
in India, the
maintenance
and support
cost
drastically
reduces.
Supported
through
community
forums and
IRC relay
chats.

Helpdesk :
1800 4250
455

Http://foru
ms.bosslinux
.in

BOSS
-
nrcfoss in
freenode

Since BOSS is
developed in
India, the
maintenance
and support
cost
drastically
reduces.
Supported
through
community
forums and
IRC relay
chats.

Helpdesk :
1800 4250
455

Http://forums
.bosslinux.in

BOSS
-
nrcfoss
in freenode

Since
developed
outside
India, the
maintenance
and support
cost is too
high.
Supported
through
community
forums and
IRC relay
chats.

Http://
ubunt
uforums.org

ubuntu on
freenode

Since developed
outside India,
the
maintenance
and support
cost is too high.
Supported
through
community
forums and IRC
relay chats.

Http://
forums.f
edoraforum.org

fedora on
freenode

Since
developed
outside India,
the
maintenance
and support
cost is too
high.
Supported
through
community
forums and
IRC rela
y
chats.

Http://
forum
s.opensuse.or
g/

opensuse on
freenode

Utility/Tools

Available in
DVD (LAMP,
Blender,
Openoffice
Language
Packs, 3d
Games, etc.,)

Available in
DVD (LAMP,
Blender,
Openoffice
Language
Packs, 3d
Games, etc.,)

Needs
internet
connectivity
for
installation

Needs internet
connectivity for
installation

Needs
internet
connectivity
for
installation

Localization

22 Indian
Languages

22 Indian

Languages

Limited
Indian
Languages

Limited Indian
Languages

Limited
Indian
Languages

Architectures
supported

Intel x86(32
bit, 64 bit),
Intel x86(32
bit, 64 bit),
Intel x86(32
bit, 64 bit),
Intel x86(32 bit,
64 bit), AMD64

Intel x86(32
bit, 64 bit),
AMD64

AMD64

AMD64

AMD64

Hardware
support

Printers,
USB,
CD/DVD
ROM,camera
s,webcam,
touch
-
screen

Printers, USB,
CD/DVD
ROM,cameras,
webcam,
touch
-
screen


Printers,Scan
ners,CD/DVD
ROM,USB,we
bcam


Printers,Scanne
rs,CD/DVD
ROM,USB,webc
am


Printers,Scan
ners,CD/DVD
ROM,USB,web
cam

Detection of
existing
partitions

BOSS detects
Windows
and other
existing
Linux
partitions

BOSS detects
Windows and
other existing
Linux
partitions

Detects
Windows
and other
existing
Linux
partitions

Detects existin
g
Windows
partitions

Detects
existing
Windows
partitions

Desktop
Environment

Gnome3

Gnome

Unity

Gnome

KDE

Kernel

3.7 and 3.2

2.6.32 and
2.6.39

3.5

3.6

3.4

Package
Management

Debian
Package
Management
System

Debian
Package
Management
System

Debian

Package
Management
system

Red Hat
Package
Management
System

Red Hat
Package
Management
System

File System

ext4

ext3

ext4

ext4

ext4

Office Suite

Libreoffice

Bharateeya
Open Office,
Libreoffice

Libre Office

Needs to be
installed
manually

Open office

Browser

Iceweasel
21.0
Chromium
22.0

Iceweasel 3.5
/13.0

Firefox 18.0

Firefox 17

Firefox 14.0

Design/
Desktop
Publishing

GIMP
-

Available by
default

GIMP
-

Available by
default

Needs to be
installed
manually

GIMP

GIMP

Accessibility

Orca screen
reader,
Espeak

Orca screen
reader, Espeak

Needs to be
installed
manually

Needs to be
installed
manually

Needs to be
installed
manually

Onscreen
Keyboard
support

Yes

1) Supports
Tamil, Hindi,
Malayalam,
Bengali,
Kannada,
Punjabi,
Gujarathi,
Yes

1) Supports
Tamil, Hindi,
Malayalam,
Bengali,
Kannada,
Punjabi,
Gujarathi,
No

No

No

Telugu

2) User can
chan
ge the
keyboard
layout.

Telugu

2) User can
change the
keyboard
layout.

SCIM

Yes

Bengali,Gujr
ati,Hindi,Kan
nada,Malaya
lam,Marathi,
Oriya,Panjab
i,Tamil,Telug
u

Yes

Bengali
,Gujrati
,Hindi,Kannad
a,Malayalam,M
arathi,Oriya,Pa
njabi,Tamil,Tel
ugu.

No

No

No

BOSS
Presentation
Tool

Yes

Supports the
display of
pdf,ppt,pps,
odp,
directory
containing
images as
presentation
s.

Yes

Supports the
display of
pdf,ppt,pps,
odp, directory
containing
images as
presentations.

No

No

No

BOSS Bulk
Document
Converter

Yes

Migration
tool for
converting a
set of
documents
from one
format to
another.

Yes

Migration tool
for converting
a set of
documents
from one
format to
another.

No

No

No

Media
center

XBMC

No

Available in
Repository

No

Available in
Repository

No

Available in
Repository

No

Available in
Repository

Finance
Management

GNUCash

No

Available in
Repository

No

Available in
Repository

No


No


RSBAC

Optional

Optional

Optional

No

No

Live
Media

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes