ROSA Marathon 2012 Gnome Login

The first Release Candidate of ROSA Marathon 2012 GNOME edition has been released. ROSA Marathon is a line of Linux distributions published by ROSA Laboratory, a Linux solutions provider based in Moscow, Russia.

Other Linux editions published by ROSA Laboratory are ROSA Marathon 2012 KDE and ROSA Marathon 2012 LXDE. Both have already been reviewed on this website. See ROSA 2012 LXDE review and ROSA Marathon 2012 review.

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This Release Candidate of what will become ROSA Marathon 2012 GNOME uses the GNOME 2, and not the latest GNOME 3 desktop environment. This article presents a few screen shots from a test installation.

First, is the login screen.
ROSA Marathon 2012 Gnome Login

The default desktop.
ROSA Marathon 2012 Gnome Desktop

The desktop with the menu showing installed Office applications.
ROSA Marathon 2012 Gnome Office Apps

The desktop with the menu showing installed Internet applications. Firefox 10 is the installed Web browser.
ROSA Marathon 2012 Gnome Internet Apps

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ROSA Marathon 2012 GNOME will ship with just enough games.
ROSA Marathon 2012 Gnome Game Apps

Entries in the Places menu.
ROSA Marathon 2012 Gnome Places

The date widget.
ROSA Marathon 2012 Gnome Date

Like the other ROSA Linux editions, ROSA Marathon 2012 GNOME will be using the beautiful ROSA icon theme.
ROSA Marathon 2012 Gnome Nautilus

And the excellent graphical management applications in the ROSA Control Center.
ROSA Marathon 2012 Control Center

Want to rest drive this release candidate before the final, stable release comes out? Download an installation image from here.

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  1. Could anybody give me a clue as to why the Rosa iso I’ve downloaded (from their official site) & burned to DVD, doesn’t have an installation option included? If I run it Live I can find a Live Install option in the Applications, but it keeps telling me “The password you typed is invalid, try again” only I haven’t typed a password and there’s no place to type one anyway? Maybe somebody can post a link to the download site they used?

  2. im running rosa desktop fresh r1 and have to say it is definitely among the best distros out there in almost every respect, superb

  3. I still can’t get firewall to be enabled by using systemsettings (which is integrated with MCC). iptables showed no rules even after I enabled firewall just like I usually do in Mandriva.

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