ROSA Desktop R9 is the first release based on new packages platform 2016.1. The distributive is targeted mainly to the Linux advocates eager to try the new software versions. According to the updates policy the R9 version of the ROSA distribution will have 4 years of technical support.

Technical part changes in comparison with previous R8 release:

Desktop environments

The R9 was released with two officially supported graphical desktop environments, KDE 4 and Plasma 5. The release notes for those environments see at the relevant wiki pages together with downloading links. The community releases of GNOME 3, LXQt and MATE are also planned.