ROSA Marathon 2012 review - Ahem
ROSA is a Mandriva-based distribution forged in Russia, offering five years of support in the manner of Ubuntu. I think this is officially only the second such release for desktops, excluding the CentOS family. Definitely interesting.
All right then, let's see what ROSA can offer us. Now, please note that ROSA comes in two flavors, FREE, which includes free software only, and Extended Edition, with non-free software and proprietary components, like multimedia codecs. This is similar to the Mandriva model, in that you have tiered products offered. And much like with Mandriva, navigating the official site is a bit tricky. But we managed all right. I settled on testing the FREE version, which may or may not turn out to be a fatal mistake. Well, let's learn how the testing went.