ROSA Desktop Fresh R9

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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 2 official desktop environments:

About Release

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").

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If you are a newbie in Linux and don't know which particular program you need, try to use http://www.alternativeto.net to find analogues of your favourite applications

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.

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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.

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Alternative desktop environments are supported by ROSA community and are not subjected to as strict QA process (unlike the main DEs)