Rosa Offers Basic UEFI Support On 2012 Desktop

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by NormanF, Oct 10, 2012.

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    I should add Mrkvonic just tested the FREE version of the LTS edition. It did not come with a wireless driver - which is strange since they usually are preloaded in Mandriva.:doubt:

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/rosa-marathon-2012.html

    You can't fault him for cutting the testing of the FREE edition short. In the Live Session though, it should be possible to download the wireless driver via Ethernet - as Ubuntu helpfully offers to do.

    If not, my guess is as in Mandriva, the non-FREE version has the drivers and what not proprietary software installed for immediate use. If in doubt pick the non-FREE version but in my opinion Rosa should have said Complete for that and Limited to new users to spare them confusion.

    An aside: Rosa in Russian means "dew". Cute name for a distro!

    It seems this one is in its growing pains and maybe ready at the end of its current life cycle. It has a promising future.
     
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