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DistroWatch.com: ROSA

ROSA

Last Update: 2017-12-06 05:55 UTC


ROSA is a Russian company developing a variety of Linux-based solutions. Its flagship product, ROSA Desktop, is a Linux distribution featuring a highly customised KDE desktop and a number of modifications designed to enhance the user-friendliness of the working environment. The company also develops an "Enterprise Server" edition of ROSA which is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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Average visitor rating: 8.93/10 from 45 review(s).


ROSA Summary
Distribution ROSA
Home Page http://www.rosalab.com/
Mailing Lists http://lists.rosalab.ru/
User Forums http://forum.rosalab.ru/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://wiki.rosalab.ru/
Screenshots http://www.rosalinux.com/products/desktopDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://wiki.rosalab.ru/en/index.php/ROSA_ReleaseLinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker http://support.rosalab.ru/
Related Websites ROSA TypeROSA GermanyROSA RomaniaROSA Spain
Reviews R9: DarkDuckDistroWatch
R8: DarkDuck
R7: DarkDuckDedoimedo
R5: Ordinatechnic
R4: Blogspot
2012: LinuxBSDosThe Linux RainLinuxBSDosBlogspotDistroWatchWordpress (Russian) • BlogspotLinuxBSDosDedoimedoLinuxBSDosDarkDuckO'Reilly Community
2011: Computerra (Russian)
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-12-06: Distribution Release: ROSA R10
 • 2017-06-08: Distribution Release: ROSA R9 "LXQt"
 • 2017-04-20: Distribution Release: ROSA R9
 • 2017-03-07: Distribution Release: ROSA R8.1
 • 2016-08-02: Distribution Release: ROSA R8
 • 2016-02-27: Distribution Release: ROSA R7 "Desktop Fresh GNOME"
 • 2016-01-26: Distribution Release: ROSA R7 "Desktop Fresh"
 • 2015-12-12: Distribution Release: ROSA R6 "Desktop Fresh LXQt"
 • 2015-07-25: Distribution Release: ROSA R6 "Desktop Fresh"
 • 2014-12-25: Distribution Release: ROSA R5 "Desktop Fresh"
 • 2014-10-09: Distribution Release: ROSA R4 "Desktop Fresh"
 • 2014-02-01: Distribution Release: ROSA 2012 R2 "Desktop Fresh GNOME"
 • More ROSA releases...

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Feature R10 R9 R8 R7 R6 R5 R4 2012-R1 2011 Feature
Release Date 2017-12-06 2017-04-19 2016-08-02 2016-01-25 2015-07-25 2014-12-25 2014-10-08 2013-06-06 2011-12-21 Release Date
End Of Life                   End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 2000-2100 2000-2100 1400-2000             Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop KDE, KDE Plasma KDE, KDE Plasma GNOME, KDE, KDE Plasma, MATE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE Default Desktop
Package Management RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd Upstart Init Software
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support                   Asian Language Support
Full Package List r10 r9 r8 r7 r6 r5 r4 2012-r1 2011 Full Package List
Package R10 R9 R8 R7 R6 R5 R4 2012-R1 2011 Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.1.4.1 1.1.2 1.1.1 1.1.0 1.0.29 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.26 1.0.24.1 alsa-lib (1.1.5)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4.12) 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 bash (4.4.12)
bind (9.11.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.11.2)
chromium (63.0.3239.108) 62.0.3202.94 57.0.2987.110 51.0.2704.84 47.0.2526.106 43.0.2357.134 -- -- -- -- chromium (63.0.3239.108)
cups (2.2.6) 2.2.1 2.2.1 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.7.3 1.5.4 1.4.8 cups (2.2.6)
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.2 4.3.2 4.3.2 4.3.2 4.3.2 4.3.0 4.3.0 4.2.1-P1 4.2.1-P1 dhcp (4.3.6)
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.43.3 1.43.3 1.42.13 1.42.5 1.42.5 1.42.5 1.42.5 1.42.5 1.41.14 e2fsprogs (1.43.7)
firefox (57.0.2) 56.0.2 52.0.2 46.0.1 43.0.4 39.0 34.0 32.0.2 21.0 8.0 firefox (57.0.2)
freetype (2.8.1) 2.7.1 2.7.1 2.5.5 2.5.5 2.5.4 2.5.4 2.5.3 2.4.12 2.4.5 freetype (2.8.1)
gcc (7.2.0) 5.4.1 5.3.1 4.9.2 4.9.2 4.9.2 4.9.2 4.9.2 4.7.3 4.6.1 gcc (7.2.0)
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.22 2.8.18 2.8.16 2.8.16 2.8.14 -- -- -- 2.6.11 gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.26) 2.24 2.24 2.19 2.19 2.19 2.19 2.19 2.15 2.13 glibc (2.26)
gnome-shell (3.26.2) -- -- 3.16.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.26.2)
gnucash (2.6.18-1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.18-1)
gnumeric (1.12.37) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.37)
grub (2.02) 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 0.97 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.26) 3.22.24 3.22.9 3.16.7 3.16.7 3.12.2 3.12.2 3.12.2 3.6.2 2.24.5 gtk+ (3.22.26)
httpd (2.4.29) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.29)
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.48.1 inkscape (0.92.2)
k3b (17.12.0) 17.08.2 2.0.3 2.0.3 2.0.3 2.0.3 2.0.3 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 k3b (17.12.0)
kmod (24) 20 20 20 20 20 15 15 9 -- kmod (24)
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.4.3) 5.4.3 5.2.6 5.1.4 4.4.7 4.4.3 4.3.3 4.3.1 3.6.6 3.4.3 libreoffice (5.4.3)
linux (4.14.6) 4.9.60 4.9.20 4.1.25 4.1.15 3.14.44 3.14.25 3.14.15 3.8.12 2.6.39.4 linux (4.14.6)
Package R10 R9 R8 R7 R6 R5 R4 2012-R1 2011 Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.11) 10.1.26 10.1.21 10.0.22 10.0.22 10.0.15 10.0.11 10.0.11 -- -- mariadb (10.2.11)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- 1.12.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.3.0) 17.1.6 17.0.3 11.2.2 11.0.6 10.5.3 10.3.3 10.2.7 9.0.1 7.10.3 mesa (17.3.0)
mysql (5.7.20) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.5.30 5.5.15 mysql (5.7.20)
nautilus (3.26.2) -- -- 3.16.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.26.2)
NVIDIA (387.22) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (387.22)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u151) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u151)
openssh (7.6p1) 7.5p1 7.3p1 7.2p2 7.1p2 6.6p1 6.6p1 6.6p1 6.0p1 5.8p2 openssh (7.6p1)
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.0.2m 1.0.2k 1.0.1t 1.0.1p 1.0.1p 1.0.1j 1.0.1i 1.0.1c 1.0.0d openssl (1.1.0g)
perl (5.26.1) 5.20.3 5.20.3 5.18.2 5.18.2 5.18.2 5.18.2 5.18.2 5.14.2 5.12.3 perl (5.26.1)
php (7.2.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.2.0)
plasma-desktop (5.11.4) 5.10.5 5.9.4 5.7.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.11.4)
postfix (3.2.4) 2.10.2 2.10.2 2.10.2 2.10.2 2.10.2 2.10.2 2.10.2 2.9.4 -- postfix (3.2.4)
postgresql (10.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (10.1)
Python (3.6.3) 2.7.12 2.7.12 2.7.12 2.7.11 2.7.9 2.7.8 2.7.8 2.7.4 2.7.2 Python (3.6.3)
qt (5.10.0) 5.8.0 5.8.0 5.6.1 5.5.1 4.8.7 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.4 4.7.4 qt (5.10.0)
samba (4.7.3) 4.6.8 4.3.11 4.3.11 4.3.3 4.1.17 4.1.9 4.1.9 3.6.9 3.5.10 samba (4.7.3)
systemd (236) 230 230 219 219 208 208 208 194 29 systemd (236)
thunderbird (52.5.0) -- -- 38.6.0 38.3.0 38.0.1 31.0 31.0 17.0.5 8.0 thunderbird (52.5.0)
vim (8.0) 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (2.2.8)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.5) 1.18.4 1.18.4 1.17.4 1.17.4 1.15.2 1.15.1 1.15.1 1.13.3 1.10.3 xorg-server (1.19.5)

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8.9
from 45 review(s)



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Version: R10
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-12-09
Votes: 3


Una maravilla de Distro. Probé primero con la versión R9 de fresh Plasma y cero problemas y ahora estoy con la versión R10 y mas de lo mismo, no tengo ningún problema. Todo funciona a la perfección, es rápida y sobre todo ESTABLE que es lo que mas buscaba en una distribución. Lo dicho, altamente recomendable para aquellos usuarios que busquen estabilidad en un escritorio plasma kde. Otro punto a su favor es el foro de ROSA, que ante cualquier duda te responden enseguida, eso si, en el foro ruso, pero con el traductor de google sin problema.
Lo dicho, un 10.


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Version: R8
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-12-02
Votes: 0


Fast, robast, customisablle, rich in options and applications. I migrate from windows to linux and tested over 15 linux distros on virtual box. The test was mostly changing the GUi theme, icons, windiws decorations, and instaling and deinstaling software from the default repos. And sine i am a new user i never unistall something i do not know what it is. You may be surpised to learn that it is possibe by such procedures to crash almoust every linux system i tested. (OK virtual box may also have contribution). Kubuntu surviwed only 3 hours playing with it and the windows system was destroyed unrepearably (i did not try reinstalation). The speed was also a criteria. Open suse leap 42.3 seems to be the satest from the KDE Plasma environments, but not much ahead from Rosa. But Rosa is "faster" at media playing - the sound often comes coruuptrd when playng movie in linux on a virtualbox, because my actial hardwate is week. Thus i guess Rosa needs less resources to play multimedia. Finaly, i piked up Rosa R 8 Plasma for my desktop, and my 11 year old laptop got new live with Rosa R8 Mate. Unfortunately i still have to use MS Windows in my office.


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Version: R9
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-11-26
Votes: 1


Desde el año 2000, comencé a usar Gnu/Linux. Probé varias distribuciones: RedHat, Ubuntu, Suse, Mandrake. La mas fácil de usar: Mandrake/Mandriva. Hasta que se terminó. Probé: "OpenMandriva", luego "Mageia". Por problema con el texto (se desaparece), probé "Rosa Desktop Fresh R8" y después "R9 KDE 5 64 bits", funciona muy bien. Siempre hay problema con la temperatura, con todas las distribuciones. Tengo un portátil "Compaq Presario CQ45-118LA, procesador AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-70, RAM: 3Gb, gráfica AMD-Ati RS780"
Por todo lo demás, funciona bien. Estoy muy contento con esta distribución.

Since 2000, I started using Gnu / Linux. I tried several distributions: RedHat, Ubuntu, Suse, Mandrake. The easiest to use: Mandrake / Mandriva. Until it's over. I tried: "OpenMandriva", then "Mageia". Because of the problem with the text, I tried "Rosa Desktop Fresh R8" and then "R9 KDE 5 64 bits", it works very well. There is always a problem with the temperature, with all the distributions. I have a laptop "Compaq Presario CQ45-118LA, AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-70 processor, RAM: 3Gb, AMD-Ati RS780 graphics"
For everything else, it works well. I am very happy with this distribution.


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