La vie en ROSA - ROSA Marathon 2012 RC released


ROSA Marathon 2012 RC available for download and testing.

ROSA Linux 2012 marathon free and Extended Edition download RC

ROSA 2012 Marathon is a LTS (long time support) release with guaranteed security and software updates for 5 years.


In RosaLab Blog:

We are glad to announce the Release Candidate (RC) of the system which will be subjected to a series of final tests, but will not undergo any significant changes. ROSA Marathon 2012 RC includes the following major software components:

  • Kernel 3.0.28 LTS Desktop of different editions (including support for PAE, netbooks and modern Intel processors).
  • KDE 4.8.2  with enhancements and patches from ROSA (SimpleWelcome, RocketBar, Dolphin 2.0).
  • ROSA Media Player.
  • Klook.
  • Updated drivers for Intel, NVIDIA and AMD chipsets with support for i3/i5/i7, GF6xxx and latests AMD products.
  • Mesa 7.11.
  • Basic support for NVIDIA Optimus technology using Bumblebee (not included in DVD, but may be installed later from the Main repository).
  • NetworkManager 0.9.2.
  • KnetworkManager 0.9.
  • VPNPPTP 0.3.4.
  • Updated and improved wizard for connecting Windows domains.
  • LSB Support.
  • Updated Perl/Python stack.
  • Mozilla Firefox 10.0.2 LTS.
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 10.0.2 LTS.
  • LibreOffice 3.4.5.
  • Amarok 2.5.0.

Release candidate of ROSA Marathon 2012 is available in two editions: Free (free software only) and Extended Edition (with freeware applications and components whose distribution can be restricted in some countries due to patent issues) in major European languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian.

Detailed information about changes in software components, their functionality and appearance, as well as about discovered and fixed issues, will be exposed in a series of publications which will precede the final release of the product.

The final release of ROSA Marathon 2012 will be presented on May 14th, 2012.









Links for download:

MIB is hosting ROSA 2012 LTS Release Candidate ISOs
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Mirror 1 >
Mirror 2 >


Release notes:




ROSA Linux Bugzilla:


The announce in RosaLab Blog


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