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ROSA

Last Update: 2018-08-03 18:42 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_Release
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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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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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 (1.1.7) 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 (1.1.7)
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (18.30)
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 (9.13.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.13.3)
chromium (70.0.3538.67) 62.0.3202.94 57.0.2987.110 51.0.2704.84 47.0.2526.106 43.0.2357.134 -- -- -- -- chromium (70.0.3538.67)
cups (2.2.8) 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 (2.2.8)
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 (1.44.4) 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 (1.44.4)
firefox (62.0.3) 56.0.2 52.0.2 46.0.1 43.0.4 39.0 34.0 32.0.2 21.0 8.0 firefox (62.0.3)
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 (8.2.0) 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 (8.2.0)
gimp (2.10.6) 2.8.22 2.8.18 2.8.16 2.8.16 2.8.14 -- -- -- 2.6.11 gimp (2.10.6)
glibc (2.28) 2.24 2.24 2.19 2.19 2.19 2.19 2.19 2.15 2.13 glibc (2.28)
gnome-shell (3.30.1) -- -- 3.16.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.30.1)
gnucash (3.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.3)
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.43)
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+ (3.24.1) 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+ (3.24.1)
httpd (2.4.35) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.35)
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.48.1 inkscape (0.92.3)
k3b (18.08.2) 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 (18.08.2)
kmod (25) 20 20 20 20 20 15 15 9 -- kmod (25)
krita (4.1.5)                   krita (4.1.5)
libreoffice (6.1.2) 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 (6.1.2)
linux (4.18.16) 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 (4.18.16)
Package R10 R9 R8 R7 R6 R5 R4 2012-R1 2011 Package
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.9.3)
mariadb (10.3.10) 10.1.26 10.1.21 10.0.22 10.0.22 10.0.15 10.0.11 10.0.11 -- -- mariadb (10.3.10)
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- 1.12.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.20.3)
mesa (18.2.3) 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 (18.2.3)
mysql (8.0.13) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.5.30 5.5.15 mysql (8.0.13)
nautilus (3.30.2) -- -- 3.16.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.30.2)
NVIDIA (410.66) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (410.66)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (10.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (10.0.2)
openssh (7.9p1) 7.5p1 7.3p1 7.2p2 7.1p2 6.6p1 6.6p1 6.6p1 6.0p1 5.8p2 openssh (7.9p1)
openssl (1.1.1) 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 (1.1.1)
perl (5.28.0) 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 (5.28.0)
php (7.2.11) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.2.11)
plasma-desktop (5.14.1) 5.10.5 5.9.4 5.7.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.14.1)
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 (11.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (11.0)
Python (3.7.1) 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 (3.7.1)
qt (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 (5.11.2)
samba (4.9.1) 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 (4.9.1)
systemd (239) 230 230 219 219 208 208 208 194 29 systemd (239)
thunderbird (60.2.1) -- -- 38.6.0 38.3.0 38.0.1 31.0 31.0 17.0.5 8.0 thunderbird (60.2.1)
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 (3.0.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (3.0.4)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.20.2) 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 (1.20.2)

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Version: R10
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-08-17
Votes: 6


I'm using ROSA R10 Plasma on my destop.
It's very stable,fast and smooth.
I adore it.
AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 260 Processor
16 GB


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Version: R10
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-08-07
Votes: 4


Rosa is stable and works fine here. The installation process is easy and have a good hardware detection and a good repository as well.


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Version: R10
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-06-09
Votes: 35


Ive been an RPM distro user for a long time and the recent version of Rosa is one of the slickest, best performing distros Ive used. Install was easy, all hardware was detected except for printer which was added very quickly, drivers already installed.
The combining of the control center into system settings really makes sense(versus Mageia) and creates a very clean design. Updates went fine even though there were over a 1000 of them.
They need a more recent iso so you dont have to do that all the time. Repos were good, including some software like FreeOffice I wasnt expecting but one problem. Many included apps are old and need updating and that hasnt happened. FreeOffice was the 2016 version.Enabling the test repos doesnt solve it. The included apps though with install are very good but again Libreoffice was 5.4.7 rather than the more recent 6.0. It does include Firefox 60 Quantum though as well as Chromium 66.

Theres so much to like about Rosa its hard to complain, especially with it only using 367mbs at boot.

One of the best distros Ive tried this year and it compares favorably with other RPM based distros or any distro for that matter.
Give it a try!


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