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ROSA

Last Update: 2018-03-24 02:03 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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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
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 (1.1.6) 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 (1.1.6)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 bash (4.4.18)
bind (9.13.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.13.0)
chromium (66.0.3359.181) 62.0.3202.94 57.0.2987.110 51.0.2704.84 47.0.2526.106 43.0.2357.134 -- -- -- -- chromium (66.0.3359.181)
cups (2.2.7) 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 (2.2.7)
dhcp (4.4.1) 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 (4.4.1)
e2fsprogs (1.44.2) 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 (1.44.2)
firefox (60.0.1) 56.0.2 52.0.2 46.0.1 43.0.4 39.0 34.0 32.0.2 21.0 8.0 firefox (60.0.1)
freetype (2.9.1) 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 (2.9.1)
gcc (8.1.0) 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 (8.1.0)
gimp (2.10.2) 2.8.22 2.8.18 2.8.16 2.8.16 2.8.14 -- -- -- 2.6.11 gimp (2.10.2)
glibc (2.27) 2.24 2.24 2.19 2.19 2.19 2.19 2.19 2.15 2.13 glibc (2.27)
gnome-shell (3.28.2) -- -- 3.16.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.28.2)
gnucash (3.1-1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.1-1)
gnumeric (1.12.41) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.41)
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+ (3.22.30) 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+ (3.22.30)
httpd (2.4.33) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.33)
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.48.1 inkscape (0.92.3)
k3b (18.04.1) 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 (18.04.1)
kmod (25) 20 20 20 20 20 15 15 9 -- kmod (25)
krita (4.0.3)                   krita (4.0.3)
libreoffice (6.0.4) 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 (6.0.4)
linux (4.16.11) 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 (4.16.11)
Package R10 R9 R8 R7 R6 R5 R4 2012-R1 2011 Package
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.9.3)
mariadb (10.2.15) 10.1.26 10.1.21 10.0.22 10.0.22 10.0.15 10.0.11 10.0.11 -- -- mariadb (10.2.15)
mate-desktop (1.20.1) -- -- 1.12.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.20.1)
mesa (18.1.0) 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 (18.1.0)
mysql (8.0.11) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.5.30 5.5.15 mysql (8.0.11)
nautilus (3.28.1) -- -- 3.16.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.28.1)
NVIDIA (390.48) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (390.48)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (10.0.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (10.0.1)
openssh (7.7p1) 7.5p1 7.3p1 7.2p2 7.1p2 6.6p1 6.6p1 6.6p1 6.0p1 5.8p2 openssh (7.7p1)
openssl (1.1.0h) 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 (1.1.0h)
perl (5.26.2) 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 (5.26.2)
php (7.2.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.2.6)
plasma-desktop (5.12.5) 5.10.5 5.9.4 5.7.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.12.5)
postfix (3.3.1) 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 (3.3.1)
postgresql (10.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (10.4)
Python (3.6.5) 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 (3.6.5)
qt (5.11.0) 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 (5.11.0)
samba (4.8.2) 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 (4.8.2)
systemd (238) 230 230 219 219 208 208 208 194 29 systemd (238)
thunderbird (52.8.0) -- -- 38.6.0 38.3.0 38.0.1 31.0 31.0 17.0.5 8.0 thunderbird (52.8.0)
vim (8.1) 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (3.0.2)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.20.0) 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 (1.20.0)

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Version: R8
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-04-01
Votes: 5


I was running Rosa 8 MATE on my old Toshiba A100 notebook. However, its video-card nforse go 7600 died, so i purchased also old Dell latitude E4300. I took the HDD from the Toshiba laptop and just plugged it to the DELL laptop and ... surprise... the rosa linux booted without problem. However, the WIFI did not work, and the system hanged when i plugged an USB flash drive. Anyway, after restart everything worked perfectly.


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Version: R10
Rating: 8
Date: 2018-03-18
Votes: 0


Could not create user from graphical interface. Not for beginners.


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Version: R10
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-03-13
Votes: 5


I used to be on Fedora GNOME - until GNOME started to take a different turn in how it did things. I tried the KDE version of Fedora - but the computer I have wouldn't load the OS. So I started to look around at other KDE distros and I stumbled on ROSA. It looked promising and so I installed the Plasma version (there are two versions - Plasma which is bleeding edge and KDE version which is stable.

The one thing I can say about ROSA (Rose Linux) - absolutely rock solid! It has everything I need - and then some! It also comes with a 2 year support warranty and a 2 year extended warranty. This OS is a testbed for their business edition; somewhat similar to what Fedora/RedHat is all about.

If the language barrier is hindering you - don't worry. There is an english language version of their Forum; it's not as busy as the Russian version. If you install the Google Translator for Firefox you won't have a problem with the Russian Forums. The translation isn't bullet-proof. But if you're patient, and take your time reading, the point will get across.

I suspect that this distro is going to be my main distro for the near future.



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