KDE4 R9

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General Notes

KDE 4 is a desktop environment suggested in ROSA Desktop Fresh R9 for conservative users.

Specific of KDE 4 in R9

  • ROSA brand-name decorations, style and ergonomics
  • SimpleWelcome is used as application launcher
  • RocketBar is used as a default panel
  • StackFolder is suggested for quick access to files and folders
  • Dolphin file manager is now integrated with Klook viewer (which can be easily launched by pressing a space bar)
  • Firefox is considered to be a primarily web browser, but it is supplemented by Chromium
  • Default installation includes ROSA Media Player и Clementine, LibreOffice suite, KTorrent client, GIMP image editor, Audacity audio editor, EasyTAG mp3 tag editor and a lot of other useful applications
  • PartitionManager is used to manage disk partitions
  • quick-usb-formatter program is available for easy USB stick formatting
  • ROSA-specific tools (such as software manager) are integrated into KDE Control Center
  • Most of KDE applications are now based on KDE Frameworks 5

Some Improvements in KDE4 in the R9 Release

  • Modification of styles, colour schemes and icon themes in KDE 4 settings now affect KF5/Qt5-applications, as well (except those cases when selected style is not available for KF5/Qt5)
  • Fix bugs in plasma-integration that prevented loading of some colour schemes described in config
  • thunderbird is not installed by default anymore (since most users prefer Web-base interface for mail nowadays)
  • gparted partition manager is replaced with partitionmanager

Download

Main Images
  • 32bit ISO (md5sum: e486f9d6a66a63d438e6ed50b0a7abd9)
  • 64bit ISO (md5sum: 3cefe2c263d09acf8921c2affd1298dc)
Additional Images for Specific Cases
  • 32bit ISO (md5sum: 27b3aebe6ef8c3ee423a54b0443556bc) - for machines with 32bit UEFI
  • 64bit ISO (md5sum: 35e0f3b6ce2e51c6791ba6e520f8ba6b) - for old machines that experience problems with booting UEFI images

The images are also available at Yandex CDN.