ROSA Desktop Fresh KDE 2012 R3
Available for download as Live DVDs
As expected, the distribution is available for download as two Live DVD ISO images, one for each of the supported hardware platforms (32-bit and 64-bit), allowing the user to try the operating system without installing anything.
At the boot prompt of the Live DVDs, it is a must to choose the “Start ROSA Desktop Fresh” option if you want to try the distribution without any change to your computer. In addition, you can directly start the graphical installation process with default settings or in safe graphics mode, boot an existing OS from the first disk, run a system memory test or recover a broken bootloader.
Beautified and productive KDE Plasma desktop environment
The user must select a language for the live session, accept a license agreement, choose a keyboard layout, and set up date, clock and timezone settings from the get-go. Then, the beautified KDE Plasma desktop environment will make its pompous entry like a Hollywood movie star on the red carpet.
Powerful open source applications designed for KDE
Besides the powerful open source applications that are specifically designed for the KDE Plasma desktop environment, the distribution also features popular third-party software project like the Mozilla Firefox and Chromium web browsers, Mozilla Thunderbird email and news client, VLC Media Player, as well as Clementine audio player.
Summing up, the KDE edition of ROSA Desktop Fresh is where the new ROSA technologies are implemented before they arrive in other flavors of this Mandriva-based operating system, such as ROSA Desktop Fresh GNOME or ROSA Desktop Fresh LXDE.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor on May 31st, 2014
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- Major features, changes and improvements of ROSA Desktop Fresh R3:
- All core applications are updated to their newest stable versions available — Firefox 28.0, Chromium 34, Mozilla Thunderbird 24.4, Clementime 1.2.2 (built with support for Russian social networking service "VKontakte" ), VLC 2.1.3.
- Kernel version 3.10.34 with support for BFQ v.7, with patches backported to improve the acpi backlight driver functionality for some laptop models (see bug 60682 https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=60682).
Application descriptionROSA Desktop Fresh KDE is the main edition of this Mandriva-based distribution, featuring a highly customized KDE Plas...