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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 https://www.rosalinux.ru/
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Documentation http://wiki.rosalab.ru/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-03-16: Distribution Release: ROSA R11
 • 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"
 • More ROSA releases...

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Feature 12 R11 R10 R9 R8 R7 R6 R5 R4 2012-R1 2011 Feature
Release Date 2021-10-20 2019-03-15 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$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 2400-2500 1500-2300 2000-2100 2000-2100 1400-2000             Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop KDE Plasma KDE, KDE Plasma, LXQt, Xfce 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 RPM RPM Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture 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 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd 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 ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support                       Asian Language Support
Full Package List 12 r11 r10 r9 r8 r7 r6 r5 r4 2012-r1 2011 Full Package List
Package 12 R11 R10 R9 R8 R7 R6 R5 R4 2012-R1 2011 Package
abiword (3.0.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.5)
alsa-lib (1.2.9) 1.2.5.1 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 (1.2.9)
amdgpu (23.0.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- amdgpu (23.0.0)
bash (5.2.15) 5.0.18 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 bash (5.2.15)
bind (9.18.15) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.18.15)
chromium (114.0.5735.106) 94.0.4606.71 72.0.3626.121 62.0.3202.94 57.0.2987.110 51.0.2704.84 47.0.2526.106 43.0.2357.134 -- -- -- -- chromium (114.0.5735.106)
cups (2.4.4) 2.3.3 2.2.1 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 (2.4.4)
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.4.1 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 (4.4.3-P1)
e2fsprogs (1.47.0) 1.46.4 1.43.3 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 (1.47.0)
firefox (114.0.1) -- 60.5.2 56.0.2 52.0.2 46.0.1 43.0.4 39.0 34.0 32.0.2 21.0 8.0 firefox (114.0.1)
freetype (2.13.0) 2.10.4 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 (2.13.0)
gcc (13.1.0) 11.2.0.0 5.5.0 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 (13.1.0)
gimp (2.10.34) 2.10.24 2.10.6 2.8.22 2.8.18 2.8.16 2.8.16 2.8.14 -- -- -- 2.6.11 gimp (2.10.34)
glibc (2.37) 2.33 2.24 2.24 2.24 2.19 2.19 2.19 2.19 2.19 2.15 2.13 glibc (2.37)
gnome-shell (44.2) 40.3 -- -- -- 3.16.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (44.2)
gnucash (5.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (5.1)
gnumeric (1.12.55) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.55)
grub (2.06) 2.06 2.02 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 0.97 grub (2.06)
gtk (4.10.4) 4.3.2 3.22.24 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 (4.10.4)
httpd (2.4.57) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.57)
inkscape (1.2.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.48.1 inkscape (1.2.2)
k3b (23.04.2) -- 18.12.1 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 (23.04.2)
kmod (30) 29 25 20 20 20 20 20 15 15 9 -- kmod (30)
krita (5.1.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (5.1.5)
libreoffice (7.5.4) 7.1.6 6.0.7 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 (7.5.4)
linux (6.3.7) 5.10.71 4.15 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 (6.3.7)
Package 12 R11 R10 R9 R8 R7 R6 R5 R4 2012-R1 2011 Package
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.10.1)
mariadb (11.1.1) -- 10.1.37 10.1.26 10.1.21 10.0.22 10.0.22 10.0.15 10.0.11 10.0.11 -- -- mariadb (11.1.1)
mate-desktop (1.26.1) -- -- -- -- 1.12.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.26.1)
mesa (23.1.2) 21.2.3 18.3.4 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 (23.1.2)
mysql (8.0.33) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.5.30 5.5.15 mysql (8.0.33)
nautilus (44.2.1) -- -- -- -- 3.16.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (44.2.1)
NVIDIA (530.41.03) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (530.41.03)
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (20.0.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (20.0.1)
openssh (9.3p1) 8.8p1 7.9p1 7.5p1 7.3p1 7.2p2 7.1p2 6.6p1 6.6p1 6.6p1 6.0p1 5.8p2 openssh (9.3p1)
openssl (3.1.1) 1.1.1l 1.0.2r 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 (3.1.1)
perl (5.36.1) 5.30.3 5.20.3 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 (5.36.1)
php (8.2.7) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (8.2.7)
plasma-desktop (5.27.5) 5.22.5 5.14.4.1 5.10.5 5.9.4 5.7.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.27.5)
postfix (3.8.1) -- 3.2.5 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 (3.8.1)
postgresql (15.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (15.3)
Python (3.11.4) 3.8.11 2.7.15 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 (3.11.4)
qt (6.5.1) 5.15.2 5.11.2 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 (6.5.1)
samba (4.18.3) 4.12.11 4.9.4 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 (4.18.3)
systemd (253.5) 249 230 230 230 219 219 208 208 208 194 29 systemd (253.5)
thunderbird (102.12.0) -- -- -- -- 38.6.0 38.3.0 38.0.1 31.0 31.0 17.0.5 8.0 thunderbird (102.12.0)
vim (9.0) 8.2 8.1 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 vim (9.0)
vlc (3.0.18) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (3.0.18)
wayland (1.22.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- wayland (1.22.0)
xfdesktop (4.18.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.18.1)
xorg-server (21.1.8) 1.20.13 1.19.6 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 (21.1.8)

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Version: 12
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-04-14
Votes: 0


Tried Linux Mint. First time try of any Linux OS. Interesting change from Windows, but didn't exactly spin my wheels.
This ROSA baby is a totally different story. Fast -- and I mean fast.
Nice interface. Less chunky than Mint. Cleaner and sleeker.
Still finding my way around as a noob, but I'm already sold.
Such a relief to get away from the Windows hegemon.
No messing with these Russian guys :-)

Try ROSA Live if you want to get the feel without commitment:
Use free Balena Etcher on Windows.
Use it to flash a download of ROSA Plasma ISO file onto a USB.
Restart PC and enter BIOS, telling it to launch into USB.
Choose ROSA Live at launch time and take a look around at the new world.
[Use DiskGenius later to restore USB to normal use after you decide one way or the other re ROSA.]



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Version: 12
Rating: 9
Date: 2023-04-01
Votes: 0


I just got updated ti Rosa Fresh R12.4 and its better with every update is released from ROSA team. But it will be realy great if Team or Community create something like Copr and AUR for all updated apps and programs for system... Flatpak and Snaps are works good to. I never got any crash with this system of Rosa Fresh R12 versions. Works like sharm. So some comments bellow are just garbage, with probably related to some other stuffs which I dont wanna comment at all, I think it is obvious... So get to the story. Rosa Fresh R12.4 JUST works. Only one error I got is when Plasma got updated with R12.4 version is black screen which is related to my monitor, or precisely my 4K TV form Tesla and Kscreen configuration, Kscreen took wrong resolution which I needed to fix it through config file for Kscreen... From me rating is 9 because I think there is missing something like Copr or AUR which I mentoined earlier, and to not search forum for repos to get new programs, apps and Nvidia driver and Plasma versions.


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Version: 12
Rating: 9
Date: 2023-03-23
Votes: 0


I am not from Russia and I wrote here on 2022-05-18 my disappointment with the R12 version for older hardware. R12.3 is already running on my PC. I am very pleased! I switched from R11 to Mageia 8 for a few months: first impression and good start, later updates came and problems occurred. It was raw. I went back to ROSA R12.3 and I'm glad.





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