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DistroWatch.com: ROSA

ROSA

Last Update: 2017-08-26 01:22 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: 9/10 from 40 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) 1467-1927               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 (4.4.12) 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 (61.0.3163.100) 57.0.2987.110 51.0.2704.84 47.0.2526.106 43.0.2357.134 -- -- -- -- chromium (61.0.3163.100)
cups (2.2.5) 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 (2.2.5)
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 (1.43.7) 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 (56.0.1) 52.0.2 46.0.1 43.0.4 39.0 34.0 32.0.2 21.0 8.0 firefox (56.0.1)
freetype (2.8.1) 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) 5.3.1 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 (3.26.1) -- 3.16.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.26.1)
gnucash (2.6.18-1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.18-1)
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+ (3.22.24) 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+ (3.22.24)
httpd (2.4.28) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.28)
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.48.1 inkscape (0.92.2)
k3b (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 (17.08.2)
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 (5.4.2) 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 (5.4.2)
linux (4.13.7) 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 (4.13.7)
Package R9 R8 R7 R6 R5 R4 2012-R1 2011 Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.9) 10.1.21 10.0.22 10.0.22 10.0.15 10.0.11 10.0.11 -- -- mariadb (10.2.9)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- 1.12.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.2.2) 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 (17.2.2)
mysql (5.7.20) -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.5.30 5.5.15 mysql (5.7.20)
nautilus (3.26.0) -- 3.16.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.26.0)
NVIDIA (384.90) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (384.90)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u144) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u144)
openssh (7.6p1) 7.3p1 7.2p2 7.1p2 6.6p1 6.6p1 6.6p1 6.0p1 5.8p2 openssh (7.6p1)
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 (5.26.1) 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 (7.1.10) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.1.10)
plasma-desktop (5.11.0) 5.9.4 5.7.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.11.0)
postfix (3.2.3) 2.10.2 2.10.2 2.10.2 2.10.2 2.10.2 2.10.2 2.9.4 -- postfix (3.2.3)
postgresql (10.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (10.0)
Python (3.6.3) 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 (5.9.2) 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 (5.9.2)
samba (4.7.0) 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 (4.7.0)
systemd (235) 230 219 219 208 208 208 194 29 systemd (235)
thunderbird (52.4.0) -- 38.6.0 38.3.0 38.0.1 31.0 31.0 17.0.5 8.0 thunderbird (52.4.0)
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 (1.19.5) 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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9.0
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Version: R9
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-08-28
Votes: 0


Very good, fast, reliable, stable, Wi-Fi drivers preinstalled. Only one thing is bad and it's a very bad thing: CPU runs oon max frequency on youtube due to 4.9 linux kernel, the same problem on R8 with 4.1 kernel.
Because of ot it's not usable.


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Version: R9
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-08-24
Votes: 0


Muy estable, fácil de usar. Es necesario que los paquetes (programas) sean actualizados con mas rapidez, al igual que las brechas de seguridad. Ejemplo: navegador web Mozilla Firefox ver. 52.0.2 64 bits, ultima ver. 55.0.2 64 bits; Mozilla Thunderbird ver. 52.2.1 ultima ver. 52.3.0, hasta hace un par de semanas la versión era 24.x.x.

Very stable, easy to use. It is necessary that the packages (programs) are updated more quickly, as well as the security breaches. Example: Mozilla Firefox web browser ver. 52.0.2 64 bits, last see. 55.0.2 64 bits; Mozilla Thunderbird ver. 52.2.1 last see. 52.3.0, until a couple of weeks ago the version was 24.x.x.


Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: R9
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-08-20
Votes: 21


> I wish I had found this distro sooner.
> Had Linux Mint as daily driver for a very long time. Problem with it well in my case - it was sluggish. For example - on any browser there was a lag with scrolling. Any Ubuntu or Debian based distro had that. Very annoying diagonal line that with ROSA it is just gone.
> On other hand Arch for me is meh - when it works it is ok but there is always something that keeps getting broken. Don't know don't care - and I don't have time to. Anyhow arch is not for me or maybe its my laptops fault.
> Also on my laptop in grub is necessary to have this line --
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT='video=SVIDEO-1:d'
-- so it could work with latest kernels without hiccups.
> With these specs:
Fujitsu-Siemens ESPRIMO Mobile V5505
CPU: Intel 2 Duo T5850 (2) @ 2.167GHz
GPU: Intel 965GM
Resolution: 1280x800
Memory: 3943MiB (Using only 421MiB on clean desktop which is for KDE very impressive.)
> Now I have this:
OS: ROSA Desktop Fresh R9 x86_64
Kernel: 4.9.20-nrj-laptop-1rosa-x86_64
DE: KDE
WM: KWin
> Thanks for developing this distro.


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