ROSA Enterprise Desktop2012 RP2

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A long term supported edition of the open source ROSA Desktop Linux operating system

editor's review




ROSA Enterprise Desktop, also known as ROSA Desktop LTS is an open source operating system that has been designed from the ground up to provide you with a long term supported edition of the powerful ROSA Desktop Linux distribution. It was created with ROSA ABF, the company’s own built environment that guarantees 5-year long technical support.

ROSA Live DVDs supported for five years

This is the first and only edition of the ROSA Desktop operating system to be supported for five years. It is available for download as Live DVD ISO images that are designed to support both 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms.

Boot options

As expected, the Live DVDs’ boot menu is a bit different from the one used in the standard ROSA Desktop Fresh editions. It allows the user to start the live environment or perform a fresh installation with default options or in safe graphics mode, rescue a broken system, run a memory test, boot an existing operating system from the first drive or check the integrity of the disc (only if using a DVD media).

State-of-the-art KDE Plasma graphical session

Before you can actually use the state-of-the-art KDE Plasma graphical session, you must choose a language, accept a license agreement, select a timezone, set up date and clock, as well as to choose a keyboard layout.

The KDE Plasma desktop environment looks and acts like the one from the main ROSA Desktop Fresh edition, providing you with a clean, modern and productive graphical desktop interface comprised of a bottom taskbar.

Includes long term supported applications

Default applications include the Mozilla Firefox web browser, Mozilla Thunderbird email and news client, Kopete instant messenger, KTorrent torrent downloader, Gwenview image viewer, KolourPaint digital painting software, Okular document viewer, Konsole terminal emulator, K3b CD/DVD/BD burning software, ROSA Media Player, Amarok audio player, and the entire LibreOffice office suite.

Bottom line

Summing up, this is ROSA’s greatest project, after the amazing Enterprise Server distribution, of course, providing users with a long term supported version of their powerful, productive and modern KDE-based operating system. It is fully compliant with the Linux Standards Base (LSB) enabling users to launch LSB-compliant applications.

ROSA Enterprise Desktop was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on May 31st, 2014
ROSA Enterprise Desktop - The desktop environment of the ROSA Enterprise Desktop Linux operating system

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