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ROSA R10 LXQt is here!

ROSA R10 LXQt is here!

We are happy to introduce our new ROSA distributive, the very light ROSA R10 LXQt based on the 2016.1 software platform.

We tried our best to release a really very light distro, so in the end it’s a basic LXQt with no desktop effects and very light but functional software which fits into 512MB RAM.

See the results by yourself. Have fun.

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Fresh R9 LXQt is here!

ROSA R9 LXQt is here!

We are happy to introduce our new ROSA distributive, the very light ROSA R9 LXQt based on the R9 (2016.1) software platform.

We tried our best to release a really very light distro, so in the end it’s a basic LXQt with no desktop effects and very light but functional software which fits into 512MB RAM.

See the results by yourself. Have fun.

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The first review of the new ROSA Fresh R9:

During the installation of ROSA you can see a picture that says: “ROSA is a global distro of European origin”. And we are very much eager to read the feedback from our foreign users. We have seen lots of such reviews and now there is another one, the Distrowatch feature story of the current R9 release.

Jesse Smith at Distrowatch says:

“My experience with ROSA got off to a pretty good start. The installer is easy to navigate (though perhaps a bit too quick to format and install when using guided partitioning). The system ships with a useful collection of open source software, media support and I like the default layout of ROSA’s Plasma desktop.
I ran into a snag with Plasma’s performance. The desktop effects and compositing really dragged down the performance in both of my test environments and it took me a while to find and disable all of the settings that were making the Kwin window manager work so hard. However, with performance restored, the rest of my time with ROSA went very smoothly. The distribution ships with modern software while providing a stable and polished experience.
The configuration tools ROSA inherits from Mandriva are very easy to use and I like that ROSA has unified Mandriva’s two control centres into one. The software manager worked well for me, as did most of the configuration tools. I particularly liked the backup utility which makes it straight forward for each user to backup their files to a local or remote location on an automated schedule.
During my entire trial I think I also saw one application crash (Chromium locked up and had to be killed) but otherwise my week with the distribution was smooth. ROSA provides four years of software support and offers a friendly environment without much clutter or distractions. I found it to be a good desktop workstation system and one which will likely appeal to new Linux users.”

Also worth saying that the user rating of ROSA Fresh R9 – is 8.5 from 10 available points.

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ROSA Fresh R9 is out!

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.

View details


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ROSA Fresh R8.1 release updated.

Dear friends!

Here we are happy to present the next correcting release of ROSA Fresh R8 platform by launching updated ROSA Fresh R8.1 version.

This ROSA Fresh R8.1 release is primary purposed for users who need stable LTS platform on modern hardware.

This release contains all patches and software updates for Intel Skylake chipset and similar modern chipsets, also kernel 4.9.x is avaliable just right out of the box.

ROSA Fresh R8.1 includes a lot of bug fixes, primary for fixing network issues and some installation problems.

Most important features and bugfixes are listed below:

– Several bugfixes for fix installation and booting problems in Live-mode on some systems;
– Linux kernel 4.9.x LTS is included right out of the box, you can use our new ROSA Desktop Fresh R8.1 release on latest Intel Skylake chipsets;
– Mesa now is 13.0.2 with OpenGL 4.5 for better working of free drivers on some modern games;
– Rsyslog are disable by default for better booting performance and less trash in logs, we use only journalctl instead now;
– NetworkManager and NTPD services are fixed;
– Fixed bug in NetworkManager, when using pptp with incorrect MTU parameters;
– Mozilla Firefox is now ESR version out of the box;
– Latest CUPS drivers included;
– Some bugfixes for better Epson scanners support in SANE;
– Some security fixes for ~/.gvfs directory, backing-up home directories made smoothly;
– New modems are supported, and you can now see traffic graph in modemmanager app;
– ROSA desktop theme is fixed for better work with no effects;
– Bugfixes when working with shared folders in VirtualBox;
– OpenSSL version supports GOST cipher algorithms;
– Hardware acceleration for some video editing software (MLT) is on by default.
– etc.

Download ROSA Desktop Fresh R8.1 release here.

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Happy New Year 2017

Dear friends!

We’re proud to wish you a good luck in new 2017 year.

We’ll try our best to continue developing our linux distributions even much better in new 2017 year.

Happy new year and best wishes to all of you and your families.


ROSA Linux developers.

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Network shutdown

Dear friends, colleagues, partners, users and customers,

We are in the process of receiving a new AS number for our networks.

In this regard, please notice that from 10/28/16 12AM till 10/31/16 12AM Moscow time (GMT/UTC + 03:00) our networks may be missing from the routing tables.

It means that during that period the public resources of LLC NTC IT ROSA, (the mail, the mirrors, the ABF build farm, the name & time servers, sites etc) may be unavailable.

From our part we will try our best to make the migrating process as smooth and seamless as possible for our partners.

Note that the most possible period for unavailability of our resources is this weekend, but there is some probability it may also occur on Friday 10/28/16.

In the first place, this process is aimed to improve the quality of our services, so please be patient and cooperative.

We expect our services to be fully functional again on Monday 10/31/16.

Thank you for your understanding!

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ROSA Fresh R8 is out!

Dear friends, we are happy to present our new ROSA Fresh R8 release.

It is the last stable release of 2014.1 platform.

ROSA Desktop Fresh R8 is a distribution for enthusiasts in a constantly changing Linux world. It’s 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).

Release is runnig out with four different desktop environments.

KDE 4 – stable desktop environment, recommended for home users.

GNOME 3 – simple and easy to use desktop environment.

Plasma 5 – new version of KDE, recommended only for Linux enthusiasts because it’s not as stable as KDE 4 yet.

MATE – fast and lightweight desktop environment for the older hardware.

See wiki for details

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We are at Sviaz. Information and Communications Technology 2016 exhibition.

Dear fiends!

At Sviaz. Information and Communication Technology Exhibition – 2016 (Moscow, Russia, Expocenter, 10-13 of May) you can see our new and existing products and talk with us directly.

We are glad to see you at our stand in exhibition at Pavilion 2, Hall 2, Desk G33.

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New sertified specialists of ROSA.

We’re proud to say, that six more specialists of ROSA “Cobalt” (approved by Russian government version) obtained our sercificates at Friday, 04.03.2016 after weekly (from 29.02 to 04.03) training in AIS (our education partner) training center. Congratulations to all of them.