ROSA R8 has been released. ROSA is a Russian Linux company, previously cooperating with Mandriva and now building various Linux solutions for individual users and enterprises alike. Unlike the previous versions of ROSA, this one is delivered in four separate variants featuring, the GNOME 3.16, KDE 4.14, KDE Plasma 5.7 and MATE 1.12 desktop environments: "ROSA Desktop Fresh R8 is a distribution for enthusiasts in a constantly changing Linux world. It's the last release based on the ROSA 2014.1 platform. R8 is a stable release with two years of extended support (security updates will be provided until the third quarter of 2018). ROSA Desktop Fresh R8 features four desktop environments: KDE 4 - stable, recommended for home users; GNOME 3 - simple and easy to use; Plasma 5 - a new version of KDE, recommended only for Linux enthusiasts because it's not as stable as KDE 4; MATE - fast and lightweight for older hardware." The release announcement is provided in Russian only, but the project's English language Wiki pages have n brief overview as well as detailed release notes with a changelog. Download (pkglist): ROSA.FRESH.KDE.R8.x86_64.iso (1,945MB, MD5, torrent), ROSA.FRESH.GNOME.R8.x86_64.iso (1,488MB, MD5, torrent), ROSA.FRESH.PLASMA.R8.x86_64.iso (1,948MB, MD5, torrent), ROSA.FRESH.MATE.R8.x86_64.iso (1,443MB, MD5, torrent).