Category: Rosa Desktop

How to replace Shorewall with FirewallD on ROSA Desktop Fresh R4

How to replace Shorewall with FirewallD on ROSA Desktop Fresh R4

Shorewall is the default firewall application on ROSA Desktop Fresh R4, the latest edition of ROSA Desktop. See ROSA Desktop Fresh R4 KDE review. This tutorial show how to replace it with FirewallD, a firewall application with support for network zones (also IP zones). FirewallD comes with a command line client (firewall-cmd), a graphical interface firewall-config and an applet appropriately […]

ROSA Desktop Fresh R4 KDE review

ROSA Desktop Fresh R4 KDE review

ROSA Desktop Fresh R4 is the latest edition of the bleeding-edge edition of ROSA Desktop, a Linux desktop distribution from ROSA Laboratory, a Linux software solutions provider based in Moscow, Russia. For new users, it is one of the better designed KDE desktop distributions, with a few features you won’t find on mainstream KDE desktops. However, my experience with this […]

ROSA Desktop Fresh R3 review

ROSA Desktop Fresh R3 review

ROSA Desktop Fresh R3 is the latest edition of the Mandriva-derived Linux distribution from ROSA Laboratories, a Linux software solutions provider based in Moscow, Russia. This is one of my favorite desktop distributions because the developers are actually creating original applications and system utilities designed to make the desktop easy and fun to use. The KDE edition, which is the […]

ROSA Software Center: Beta, but looks, feels and functions better than the competition

ROSA Software Center: Beta, but looks, feels and functions better than the competition

One of the software applications that became available on the recently-released ROSA Desktop Fresh R3 is the first beta edition of ROSA Software Center, which will replace the current graphical software management suite in the next edition of the distribution. If you have an installation of ROSA Desktop Fresh R3 you can install ROSA Software Center from the graphical package […]

ROSA Desktop Fresh R2 GNOME review

ROSA Desktop Fresh R2 GNOME review

ROSA Desktop Fresh R2 GNOME review is a review of the latest edition of ROSA Desktop Fresh, a line of Linux distributions designed for end users. It is published by ROSA Laboratory, a Linux software solutions provider based in Moscow, Russia. Aside from the Fresh line of distributions, the company also publishes the Marathon line, which is designed for business […]

ROSA Desktop Fresh R2 KDE review

ROSA Desktop Fresh R2 KDE review

ROSA Desktop Fresh R2 is the latest update to ROSA Desktop Fresh, the end-user line of Linux distributions published by ROSA Laboratory, a Linux software solutions provider based in Moscow, Russia. Unlike ROSA Enterprise Desktop (formerly called ROSA Marathon), which is targeted at commercial or business users and features a Debian-style stable kernel and software, ROSA Desktop Fresh features the […]

An important distinction between OpenMandriva and ROSA Linux

An important distinction between OpenMandriva and ROSA Linux

OpenMandriva and ROSA Linux are two distributions derived from Mandriva Linux. Looking at the desktops of the latest editions of the two distributions (ROSA Desktop Fresh R2 and OpenMandriva Lx 2013), a user new to Linux could very easily assume that they are the same. But they are not. ROSA Linux is published by a commercial entity called ROSA Laboratory, […]

ROSA Desktop R1 GNOME preview

ROSA Desktop R1 GNOME preview

ROSA Desktop R1 GNOME is the edition of the R line of desktop distributions from ROSA Laboratory that uses the GNOME 3 desktop environment. The beta edition that was supposed to be a Release Candidate was made available for download earlier today. This article offers a few screen shots from a test installation of this beta edition in a virtual […]

ROSA Desktop Fresh R1: For advanced users, but even better for new users

ROSA Desktop Fresh R1: For advanced users, but even better for new users

Summary: This article is about ROSA Desktop Fresh R1, a “new” Linux desktop edition from ROSA Laboratory, a Linux software provider based in Moscow, Russia. I’m always on the search for desktop distributions that make computing very easy for new users. Whether such distributions use GNOME or KDE or any other desktop environment, if they are new user-friendly, I love […]

ROSA Desktop Fresh LXDE alpha preview

ROSA Desktop Fresh LXDE alpha preview

ROSA Desktop Fresh LXDE is the end-user edition of ROSA Desktop that uses the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment. This is not the same as the LXDE edition which was released in June 2012. That one is the enterprise edition, which ships with Debian-style stable Linux kernel and software, and uses the Marathon code name. (See ROSA 2012 LXDE review .) […]

ROSA Desktop Fresh 2012 GNOME preview

ROSA Desktop Fresh 2012 GNOME preview

The GNOME 3 edition of ROSA Desktop Fresh 2012 has been released. ROSA Desktop Fresh is the latest line of Linux desktop distributions from ROSA Laboratory, a software solutions provider based in Moscow, Russia. This is a community-supported edition from ROSA Lab developers that has not been officially sanctioned by ROSA Laboratory, though there is an ongoing discussion to make […]

ROSA Desktop Fresh 2012 review

ROSA Desktop Fresh 2012 review

ROSA Desktop Fresh is the latest addition to the line of Linux distributions published by ROSA Laboratory, a Linux software solutions provider based in Moscow, Russia. The first stable edition is ROSA Desktop Fresh 2012, released on December 19 2012. Before its release, ROSA Desktop Enterprise was the only other stable desktop line from ROSA Laboratory. The difference between Desktop […]

ROSA Desktop 2012 GNOME alpha

ROSA Desktop 2012 GNOME alpha

The first GNOME 3 edition of ROSA Linux Desktop has been released. ROSA Linux is published by ROSA Laboratory, a Linux software solutions provider based in Moscow, Russia. The main desktop edition published by the company uses the K Desktop Environment (KDE), and the release candidate of the 2012 edition for that desktop environment was made available for download just […]

ROSA Desktop 2012 preview

ROSA Desktop 2012 preview

The first and last Release Candidate of ROSA Desktop 2012 was announced last week. This means, of course, that the stable edition will be hitting a download mirror near you very soon, likely before Xmas. ROSA Desktop, an end-user edition, is published by ROSA Laboratory, a Linux solutions provider based in Moscow, Russia, which also publishes ROSA Desktop Enterprise. In […]

SimpleWelcome gets a new look, and goes social

SimpleWelcome gets a new look, and goes social

The second alpha version of what will become ROSA Desktop 2012 was released yesterday. It is a showcase of the very bright future ahead for this Russian distribution. Aside from shipping with Linux kernel 3.5.5 and KDE 4.9.2 and several other software updates and revisions, ROSA Desktop 2012 alpha 2 comes with a redesigned, QML-based SimpleWelcome, the distributions fullscreen menu. […]

Preview of ROSA Desktop 2012

Preview of ROSA Desktop 2012

The alpha version of what will become ROSA Desktop 2012 has been made available for download. It comes about a week later than planned, but that is no big deal. The most important thing is that it is here. Let the bug hunting begin! For those reading about ROSA Desktop for the first time, it is a desktop Linux distribution […]

ROSA Marathon Release Pack 1 brings tooltips to SimpleWelcome

ROSA Marathon Release Pack 1 brings tooltips to SimpleWelcome

The first Release Pack of ROSA Marathon 2012 has been made available for public download. ROSA Marathon is the enterprise desktop edition of ROSA Linux, a Linux distribution derived from Mandriva Linux and developed by ROSA Laboratory, a Linux solutions provider based in Moscow, Russia. Desktop environments supported by ROSA Linux are the K Desktop Environment (KDE), GNOME 2, and […]

ROSA Marathon 2012 GNOME preview

ROSA Marathon 2012 GNOME preview

The stable version of ROSA Marathon 2012 GNOME has been released. ROSA Marathon is the latest edition of a line of distributions published by ROSA Laboratory, a Linux solutions provider based in Moscow, Russia. Other desktop editions published by ROSA Laboratory are ROSA Marathon 2012 KDE and ROSA Marathon 2012 LXDE. Both have already been reviewed on this website. See […]

ROSA Desktop 2012 roadmap approved

The roadmap for ROSA Desktop 2012 has been approved. ROSA Linux is a line of Linux distributions published by ROSA Laboratory, a Linux solutions provider based in Moscow, Russia. The distribution is derived from Mandriva Linux. Aside from ROSA Desktop, which is intended for private desktop users, the company also publishes a desktop edition for enterprise or business users, and […]

ROSA Marathon 2012 GNOME preview

ROSA Marathon 2012 GNOME preview

The first Release Candidate of ROSA Marathon 2012 GNOME edition has been released. ROSA Marathon is a line of Linux distributions published by ROSA Laboratory, a Linux solutions provider based in Moscow, Russia. Other Linux editions published by ROSA Laboratory are ROSA Marathon 2012 KDE and ROSA Marathon 2012 LXDE. Both have already been reviewed on this website. See ROSA […]