The ROSA company is happy to present the long waited ROSA Desktop Fresh R5, the number 5 in the "R" lineup of the free ROSA distros with the KDE desktop as a main graphical environment. The distro presents a vast collection of games and emulators and the Steam platform package along with standard suite of audio and video communications software including the newest version of Skype. All modern video formats are supported. The distribution includes the fresh LibreOffice v4.3.3, the full TeX suite for true nerds as well along with best Linux desktop publishing, text editing and polygraphy WYSISYG software. The LAMP/C++/… environment packages are waiting to be installed by true hackers.

The R5 distribution is recommended for both the home users who want to communicate and surf the web and for the experienced ones who'd like to tweak the system their own way. Users who already work in ROSA Desktop Fresh R4 are able to update their systems to ROSA Desktop Fresh R5 from official repositories.




Changes In Technical Part In Comparison With Previous Release

Desktop Environment And User-level Software

Kernel and System Components


System Requirements

Starting with this release, for KDE edition we recommend to use at least 2GB of RAM for 64bit version and 1.2 GB for 32bit version. Users who want to run ROSA Desktop Fresh R5 on weaker machines, are encouraged to read our Optimization Advises.