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ROSA Desktop Fresh 2012 GNOME

12 февраля 2013 | Petr Fomichev | Products

ROSA community members have prepared a variation of ROSA Desktop Fresh 2012 operating system with GNOME desktop environment.


Traditionally, original versions of ROSA Desktop operating system are provided with KDE desktop environment which includes a lot of design modifications and functionality enhancements. A nice-looking ROSA theme and a set of brand-name applications highly integrated with KDE (TimeFrame, StackFolder, RocketBar, KLook, KDM) have already become recognizable ROSA features and made ROSA familiar to Linux users.

However, some ROSA users prefer another desktop environment – GNOME. This DE suggests its own approach to graphical environment and wider possibilities of integration with existing IT infrastructure. ROSA community members leaded by Denis Koryavov and Arkady Shane have prepared a new version of ROSA Desktop Fresh 2012 operating system with GNOME desktop environment.

Table of differences:

ROSA Desktop Fresh 2012 KDE GNOME
Desktop environment Plasma Desktop 4.9.5 GNOME 3.6.2
Internet browser Mozilla Firefox Chromium Browser
Mail client Mozilla Thunderbird Evolution
Audioplayer Amarok Audacious
Instant messenger Kopete Empathy
File manager Dolphin Nautilus
Text editor KWrite Gedit
Terminal Konsole GNOME Terminal
PDF/DJVU viwer Okular Evince
CD/DVD burning tool K3B Brasero

Vladimir Rubanov, Vice President of Engineering and Deputy CEO of ROSA, supports community initiatives on creating new variations of ROSA Desktop Fresh 2012 operating system. According to Rubanov, a question is currently being discussed of giving an official status to these variations. It is possible that developers will get more resources to test their products and users will be provided with technical support from ROSA. 

You can discuss ROSA Desktop Fresh 2012 GNOME and ask questions in our forum.

Error reports are welcome in Bugzilla.

Announce of beta version is here.

For more information please contact Konstantin Kochereshkin, ROSA PR-manager. Tel.: +7(495) 229-8664/65; e-mail: