New version of Rose Linux - based on ubuntu jaunty, but very different, rewrited in totality. It`s a final version for 2009, next will be in 2010.
It`s a full desktop with a lot of software: networking, office, multimedia, games an development.
Have all multimedia codecs, flash an java and many audio and video applications.
Have both free and non-free applications.
Have Gnome Desktop with personalized theme for Rose. Default colors are in red but you can be change in blue or green. Theme is Skylight an icons are Oxygen
You need at least 1G RAM, 2000MHz processor and a good video card - the desktop are full 3D with Compiz - you have enabled by default many graphical effects.
It boot harder than ubuntu - it`s very big (3.6GB on DVD).If not log in gnome at first boot from DVD you must wait 10 seconds - will log automatic.
In /var/SOFTWARE you have additional programs (official nvidia and ati drivers)
Rose have some configuration files that are in conflict with ubuntu`s configurations, so please do not do a full update from ubuntu. Make update just for some programs about you have some news or some problem.
It can run from a usb stick. Need to copy content of dvd to a fat32 formated flash (must have a boot flag on this partition), and rename directory isolinux to syslinux and file isolinux.cfg to syslinux.cfg ( this file is on directory about ). Finaly type as root into console syslilnux -sf /dev/sdx (where x are letter of your stik - try fdisk -l to find).
It work better from usb.