ROSA Desktop Fresh R6
ROSA Desktop Fresh R6 is a distribution for enthusiasts in constantly changing Linux world. It has relatively short life cycle (rosa2014.1 platform is supported until autumn 2016), but provides newest software and support for modern hardware.
- ROSA Desktop Fresh R6 Release Notes
- Optimizing Fresh R6 for machines with limited hardware resources
- Desktop Fresh R6 Errata - possible error fixes and workarounds
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").
In particular, in ROSA repositories you will find:
We recommend to use 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.
Alternative Desktop Environments
The main desktop environment of ROSA Desktop Fresh is KDE; we are also actively working on a version based on Gnome 3.
Besides them, ROSA repositories provide alternative lightweight desktop environments. For some of them our community members prepare separate ISO images from time to time. But at any moment you can get one of these environments on your desktop just by installing corresponding task- package.