ROSA Desktop Fresh R10 is a distribution for enthusiasts in a constantly changing Linux world. It's the second release based on rosa2016.1 platform. R10 provides newest software and support for modern hardware. rosa2016.1 platform has 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 R10 features two official desktop environments (Plasma 5, KDE 4) and two comminity-supported desktop environments (LXQt, Gnome 3):
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
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.
In addition to the desktop environments mentioned above, you can install one of these environments on your desktop just by installing corresponding task- package.