Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st May 2009 21:39 UTC
Amiga & AROS It's been a really, really long time since the last status update from the AROS team - the last one dates back to before Christmas. AROS was still progressing nicely, as evidenced by the Icaros Desktop releases we've reported on, but it's still nice to hear it straight from the horse's mouth. The AROS guys have given another status update, and a long one to boot. There's also a computer for sale with AROS pre-installed.
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netbooks?
by bornagainenguin on Sat 2nd May 2009 02:40 UTC
bornagainenguin
Member since:
2005-08-07

Does AROS run well on netbooks like the ASUS EeePC901?

Is it possible to install from USB? I don't have a portable DVD drive so it'd have to work either from 2GB SD in a USB drive or ye olde iomega Zip CD drive (God help me USB 1.0 and only x6!!) if I were to give it a spin.

--bornagainpenguin

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RE: netbooks?
by kaiwai on Sat 2nd May 2009 06:16 UTC in reply to "netbooks?"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Does AROS run well on netbooks like the ASUS EeePC901?

Is it possible to install from USB? I don't have a portable DVD drive so it'd have to work either from 2GB SD in a USB drive or ye olde iomega Zip CD drive (God help me USB 1.0 and only x6!!) if I were to give it a spin.


I don't think it would support the wireless ;)

I'd love to see AROS focus on the Netbook market given that all the Netbook manufacturers so far have the same mainboard with the same components.

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RE: netbooks?
by darknexus on Sat 2nd May 2009 06:18 UTC in reply to "netbooks?"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

I believe it will run, but wireless drivers for most cards aren't implemented yet so its usefulness on a netbook would be severely limited.

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Tried Icaros
by AmigaRobbo on Sat 2nd May 2009 08:12 UTC
AmigaRobbo
Member since:
2005-11-15

There's quite a bit happening on the AROS err.. "Distro", possibly for want of a better word Icaros :-

http://www.vmwaros.org/

Not tried it myself, as since my AMD XP2600 blew up, my house is a i86 free zone.

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Not bad
by electr0n on Sun 3rd May 2009 07:37 UTC
electr0n
Member since:
2006-10-10

I've tried AROS some years ago and it was, well... "OK" back then but you couldn't do much with it. I'm surprised that there are plenty of Amiga style applications like GfxPaint (I just love it, despite the fact I'm using it on windows) or milky tracker running so fast and flawless on that intel atom machine now.
I will definitively give Icaros a try.

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