Forked from original Mandriva via 'Rosa', a Russian version of Mandriva. KDE desktop and most apps. Conservative in features, concentrating on infrastructure and getting started, but has good selection of (mostly KDE) packages. Uses 'ROSA' media player. Reviewer liked Control Center; can enable many services/connections/features/configs direct from Control Center. Codecs/proprietaries available from repos. Very late kernel. Uses mobile-type menu (can be changed to traditional).
Wants very latest version of VirtualBox (4.3+); a little sluggish in VBox, OK on bare metal. Uses quite a bit of memory.
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