About the release

ROSA Desktop Fresh R8 is a distribution for enthusiasts in the constantly changing Linux world. It is the last release based on rosa2014.1 platform.

R8 is a stable release with 2 years of extended support (security updates will be provided until Fall 2018).

ROSA Desktop Fresh R8 features 4 desktop environments: KDE 4, Plasma 5, GNOME and MATE. We recommend to use KDE 4.

Changes since the previous release (R7)

Changes in DE-independent components

Updates of major components