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DistroWatch.com: ROSA

ROSA

Last Update: 2017-08-17 23:14 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: 8.97/10 from 37 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: DistroWatch
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:
 • 2017-06-08: 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"
 • 2013-12-30: Distribution Release: ROSA 2012 R2 "Desktop Fresh LXDE"
 • More ROSA releases...

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Feature R9 R8 R7 R6 R5 R4 2012-R1 2011 Feature
Release Date 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$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 1467-1927MB               Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop 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 Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite 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 Processor Architecture
Init Software 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 Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support                 Asian Language Support
Full Package List r9 r8 r7 r6 r5 r4 2012-r1 2011 Full Package List
Package R9 R8 R7 R6 R5 R4 2012-R1 2011 Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (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 (1.1.4.1)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4) 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 bash (4.4)
bind (9.11.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.11.2)
chromium (60.0.3112.101) 57.0.2987.110 51.0.2704.84 47.0.2526.106 43.0.2357.134 -- -- -- -- chromium (60.0.3112.101)
cups (2.2.4) 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 (2.2.4)
dhcp (4.3.6) 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 (1.43.5) 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 (1.43.5)
firefox (55.0.2) 52.0.2 46.0.1 43.0.4 39.0 34.0 32.0.2 21.0 8.0 firefox (55.0.2)
freetype (2.8) 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)
gcc (7.2.0) 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) 2.8.18 2.8.16 2.8.16 2.8.14 -- -- -- 2.6.11 gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.26) 2.24 2.19 2.19 2.19 2.19 2.19 2.15 2.13 glibc (2.26)
gnome-shell (3.24.3) -- 3.16.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.24.3)
gnucash (2.6.17) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.17)
gnumeric (1.12.35) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.35)
grub (2.02) 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 0.97 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.18) 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+ (3.22.18)
httpd (2.4.27) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.27)
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.48.1 inkscape (0.92.2)
k3b (17.08.0) 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 (17.08.0)
kmod (24) 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 libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.4.0) 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 (5.4.0)
linux (4.12.8) 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 (4.12.8)
Package R9 R8 R7 R6 R5 R4 2012-R1 2011 Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.7) 10.1.21 10.0.22 10.0.22 10.0.15 10.0.11 10.0.11 -- -- mariadb (10.2.7)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- 1.12.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (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 (17.1.6)
mysql (5.7.19) -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.5.30 5.5.15 mysql (5.7.19)
nautilus (3.24.2.1) -- 3.16.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.24.2.1)
NVIDIA (384.59) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (384.59)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u144) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u144)
openssh (7.5p1) 7.3p1 7.2p2 7.1p2 6.6p1 6.6p1 6.6p1 6.0p1 5.8p2 openssh (7.5p1)
openssl (1.1.0f) 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 (1.1.0f)
perl (5.26.0) 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 (5.26.0)
php (7.1.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.1.8)
plasma-desktop (5.10.4) 5.9.4 5.7.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.10.4)
postfix (3.2.2) 2.10.2 2.10.2 2.10.2 2.10.2 2.10.2 2.10.2 2.9.4 -- postfix (3.2.2)
postgresql (9.6.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (9.6.4)
Python (3.6.2) 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 (3.6.2)
qt (5.9.1) 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 (5.9.1)
samba (4.6.7) 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 (4.6.7)
systemd (234) 230 219 219 208 208 208 194 29 systemd (234)
thunderbird (52.3.0) -- 38.6.0 38.3.0 38.0.1 31.0 31.0 17.0.5 8.0 thunderbird (52.3.0)
vim (8.0) 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (2.2.6)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.3) 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 (1.19.3)

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9.0
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Version: R9
Rating: 7
Date: 2017-08-04
Votes: 0


I like this distro because it's still use KDE SC and Mandriva Based, back than i use Mandrake 8.0 up until Mandriva.

My thought about it, after i try for few day i have issue.
1. When i force to take out my usb flashdisk without unmount it, it will make the panel and background dissapear, i have to logout and login again to solve it.
2, When i try to go to virtual terminal (Ctrl + Alt + F1) it will give blank monitor with cursor, and i cannot go back to KDE Desktop.
3. I Have some problem with Uefi grub install, but i can solved it.
4. It take more ram compare to Kubuntu 17.04
5. I dont know , but when i try to run Arduino IDE 1.8.3 32bit it will not run, i can run it in Kubuntu 64bit and Linuxmint 64bit, i dunno how to make 32 bit apps run in ROSA.
6. the choice of apps not as much as Ubuntu, some time its hard to look some binary apps or the uptodate apps.

I Use it on my Asus Laptop X201EV (Intel Celeron 1007U - 4GB RAM - 500GB HDD) and use ROSA.FRESH.KDE.R9.x86_64.uefi.iso then burn it with RosaImageWriter, and install from grub boot menu, not using from the live.

Too bad it's not stable for me, i hope in the future it will more stable.



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Version: R9
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-08-01
Votes: 1


This distro is amazingly stable. The main shortcoming which I found so far is that its most users are Russians. If it want to be a truly successful product, more internationalization efforts are necessary. The answers of the English questions in the forum are not many. Non-Russian speaking users maybe give it up if they encounter problems and don't get help or support.




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Version: R9
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-07-25
Votes: 26


it is strage how this distro is not well known,because if you ran it is clear
how much the developers take care in all details .
Everything works good ,my five years laptop at first start is using only
0,40 gb of ram,I think is a good result,no crash .
I will use Rosa as a primary os whithout problem !
Give it a chance!!!


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