Russian firm ROSA previously best known for the Mandriva-fork ROSA Marathon 2012 has released ROSA Enterprise Linux Server (RELS) 2012, code-named “Helium”. In contrast to ROSA Desktop the server distribution is based not on Mandriva but on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 with various additional packages and in-house tools and applications from ROSA.
There is also a web-based administrative interface ROSA Server Setup for installing and configuring components such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, Samba, CUPS, Postfix and Bacula. The server distribution uses the 2.6.32 Linux kernel and includes LXDE as its standard desktop along with a number of bundled tools. GNOME 2.28 or KDE 4.3.5 desktops can also be optionally installed. Additionally RELS includes the recent OpenStack Essex release so that the distribution can also be used to set up IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) cloud environments.