ROSA Desktop Fresh R9
ROSA Desktop Fresh R9 is a distribution for enthusiasts in a constantly changing Linux world. It's the first release based on rosa2016.1 platform. R9 provides newest software and support for modern hardware. It's a release with 2 years of standard support and 2 years of extended support (security updates will be provided until the end of 2020). For users who prefer stability over new software we recommend to use 2014.1-based R8.1.
ROSA Desktop Fresh R9 features two official desktop environments:
KDE 4 - stable desktop environment, recommended for conservative users.
Plasma 5 - current version of KDE, recommended for Linux enthusiasts.
LXQt - lightweight ROSA for slow machines
- ROSA Desktop Fresh R9 Release Notes
- Optimizing Fresh R9 for machines with limited hardware resources
- Desktop Fresh R9 Errata - possible error fixes and workarounds
Install Additional Software
You can install a lot of additional software from ROSA repositories. In order to do this, launch "Install and Remove Software" program from the System Settings panel (aka "Configure Your System").
In particular, in ROSA repositories you will find:
We recommend to use the versions from our repositories.
If for some reason you are not satisfied by OpenJDK provided with ROSA, you can install Oracle Java from the official site. Due to license restrictions, we cannot put it to our repositories.
Alternative Desktop Environments
In addition to the desktop environments mentioned above, you can install one of these environments on your desktop just by installing corresponding task- package.