ROSA R6 “Desktop Fresh”

30 Luglio 2015



ROSA Desktop è una distribuzione Linux basata su Mandriva che utilizza una versione altamente personalizzata di KDE per offrire una migliore esperienza di utilizzo all’utente. Viene sviluppata anche una versione enterprise per Server (“Enterprise Desktop”) basata però su Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Versione R6 “Desktop Fresh”

Questa versione contiene (in Inglese):

The default LTS kernel is now 3.14.44 (the 4.1.x kernel x86_64 and i586 builds are available in repos)

Some recent updates:

  • Mesa 10.5.3.
  • PulseAudio 6.0
  • Chromium 43.0.2357.134
  • Firefox 39.0 (classical interface Firefox ESR 24.8.0 also available from the repos)
  • Thunderbird 38.0.1, with Lightning Calendar add-on coming by default
  • LibreOffice 4.4.3 with pager extension by default
  • Audacity 2.1.0
  • Kdenlive 15.04.3
  • Kmix updated to the v.15.04.3 (fixes the low system boot time issue with pulseaudio-module-x11 installed)
  • Qt4 4.8.7, Qt5 5.4.2
  • tcl/tk 8.6.4 (fixes the program crush issue because of only partial PNG support)
  • ffmpeg 2.5.6
  • nvidia-340 proprietary drivers v.340.76, nvidia-346 v.346.47
  • AMD (fglrx) 15.101 (which corresponds to the AMD Catalyst 15.5)
  • Hw-probe 0.9.2, more useful options added with increased number of logs gathered
  • Qt Creator 3.4.1 with qtc-cppcheck by default (needs to be activated in the settings menu)

DE and system:

KDE Frameworks 5 and Plasma 5 packages were added to the repos. Some programs now use KF5 (kdenlive and partitionmanager), also the framework integration package may help in Qt5 software integration into the KDE4.

Number of issues were fixed, including:

  • partial support for the cursors themes in the Qt5 applications
  • Qt5 applications crush on the VirtualBox machines with 3D activated
  • Automatic audio profiles/devices switch issue while connecting the headphones
  • MUltiple Authentication request Firefox issue while connecting through NTLM proxy


  • Wine is now build with the Staging and Gallium Nine patchsets by default (earlier only with Staging patchset)
  • Some popular Realtek WiFi drivers (RTL8723BE, RTL8812AU etc) packages are now available for the kernel 3.14
  • XFdrake settings menu for the free graphical drivers was ‘cleaned’ and made more simple from the user experience point
  • Some possible issues which could be caused by switching from the free graphical drivers to proprietary
  • XFdrake automatic detection and configuration of the current graphical system settings
  • Better NVidia Optimus and Primus support
  • Some cups-filters issues were fixed, thus improving the legacy printers support
  • HPLIP was updated to the version 3.15.6 with Python3 environment support
  • The issue of PDF documents with cyrillic fonts not printing from applications (Ocular, etc) was fixed


  • Users who installed ROSA on pen-drive earlier now can boot into it using the menu option, which is useful for booting directly into the working system instead of Live mode
  • Links in the GRUB2 menu: added the GRUB_OS_PROBER_LINKED option, eliminating the multiple ‘Advanced options’ entries by only one menu entry which redirects user to the corresponding config
  • Multiple fixes for UEFI, Secure Boot and GPT disks support


La distribuzione può essere scaricata da:

Il sito web della distribuzione è:


ROSA R6 "Desktop Fresh"

ROSA R6 “Desktop Fresh”


Questa versione con KDE sono richiesti 2GB di RAM per la versione a 64bit e 1.2 GB per i 32bit.



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