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ROSA Desktop Fresh R9 GNU/Linux Operating System Rebased on a Newer Platform

ROSA Desktop Fresh R9 is the first release in more than two years to rebase the RPM-based operating system derived from Mandriva to a newer 2016.1 platform. It comes with both the KDE 4 and KDE Plasma 5 desktop environments, while the GNOME 3, MATE, and LXQt variants should be out in the coming months. Most of the improvements implemented in the ROSA Desktop Fresh R9 release are under the hood, so we can mention that the operating system is powered by the long-term supported Linux 4.9.20 kernel and features an up-to-date graphics stack based on Mesa 17.0.3 3D Graphics Library.