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December 3, 2016

How to Install ROSA Desktop Fresh R8 and Review on VMware

ROSA Desktop Fresh R8
ROSA Desktop Fresh R8 Installation and Review on VMware

This tutorial shows how to install Russian Linux ROSA Desktop Fresh R8 and review on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. We'll also install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on ROSA Desktop Fresh R8 for better performance and usability. You can use this tutorial for installing ROSA Desktop Fresh on physical computer or laptop too.

ROSA Desktop Fresh R8 Installation Steps:

  1. Download ROSA Desktop Fresh R8 ISO
  2. Create VM on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start ROSA Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  5. ROSA Fresh R8 Review

Installing ROSA Desktop Fresh R8 and Review on VMware

What is ROSA Linux?

ROSA Linux is a Linux operating system and distribution, developed by Russian company LLC NTC IT ROSA. It is available in three different editions: ROSA Desktop Fresh, ROSA Enterprise Desktop and ROSA Enterprise Linux Server. ROSA Fresh comes bundled with closed-source software such as Adobe Flash Player, multimedia codecs and Steam. ROSA Desktop Fresh R8, the newest desktop release, is available with four different desktop environments: KDE4, KDE Plasma 5, MATE and GNOME. It also contains open source software developed in-house by ROSA, such as ROSA Image Writer or ROSA Media Player.
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ROSA Desktop Fresh R8 New Features and Improvements

ROSA Desktop Fresh R8 is a distribution for enthusiasts in a constantly changing Linux world. It's the last release based on rosa2014.1 platform. R8 is a stable release with 2 years of extended support (security updates will be provided until Fall 2018).

ROSA Desktop Fresh R8 features four desktop environments:
  1. KDE 4 - stable, recommended for home users
  2. GNOME 3 - simple and easy to use
  3. KDE Plasma 5 - a new version of KDE, recommended only for Linux enthusiasts because it's not as stable as KDE 4
  4. MATE - fast and lightweight for older hardware
Hope you found this ROSA Desktop Fresh R8 installation and review tutorial helpful and informative. Please consider sharing it. Your feedback and questions are welcome!

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