Linked by paolone on Wed 9th Dec 2009 18:14 UTC
Amiga & AROS AROS distribution Icaros Desktop v1.2 has been released. AROS is a lightweight, portable and independent operating system aiming to recreate the original AmigaOS experience on any platform and, after many years of development, has finally reached a good degree of reliability. Icaros Desktop provides a full, already pre-configured Amiga-like desktop environment on any PC, packing it with many useful or entertaining applications, games and so on.
Order by: Score:
Rellro Rastro!
by Tuishimi on Wed 9th Dec 2009 18:22 UTC
Tuishimi
Member since:
2005-07-06

amining ro recreate

Sorry, could not resist. That is pretty cool, and I love that more and more OS options are becoming available for netbooks.

[edit]

Btw this link is b0rk3n:

http://www.icarosdeaktop.org/

Edited 2009-12-09 18:24 UTC

Reply Score: 2

RE: Rellro Rastro!
by sanctus on Wed 9th Dec 2009 18:40 UTC in reply to "Rellro Rastro!"
sanctus Member since:
2005-08-31

change deaktop to desktop

http://www.icarosdesktop.org/

Reply Score: 2

RE[2]: Rellro Rastro!
by Tuishimi on Wed 9th Dec 2009 21:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Rellro Rastro!"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, I know. Just pointing it out.

Reply Score: 3

Damn Awesome
by roger_ramjet on Wed 9th Dec 2009 21:44 UTC
roger_ramjet
Member since:
2007-04-30

Aros is getting cooler by the day.

all it needs is a few core apps and its perfect for a laptop.

Word processing
Spreadsheet
database

that'll do for now.

Reply Score: 1

RE: Damn Awesome
by frood on Thu 10th Dec 2009 00:25 UTC in reply to "Damn Awesome"
frood Member since:
2005-07-06

Aros is getting cooler by the day.

all it needs is a few core apps and its perfect for a laptop.

Word processing
Spreadsheet
database

that'll do for now.


If it can run old Amiga software you're well catered for there. Might need to hit the yard sales/abandonware sites to get hold of them though!

Reply Score: 1

RE[2]: Damn Awesome
by StychoKiller on Thu 10th Dec 2009 00:31 UTC in reply to "RE: Damn Awesome"
StychoKiller Member since:
2005-09-20

Have I got a deal for you! Over 100 Amiga 3-1/2" floppies. Make me an offer.
jimbot at frontiernet.net

Reply Score: 0

Caught my interest
by strcpy on Wed 9th Dec 2009 23:00 UTC
strcpy
Member since:
2009-05-20

This AROS/Icaros caught my interest enough to go and read more about it.

Later I was already booting it in Qemu.

Sadly, I haven't got much to say (yet), but at least I got a chance to say that people do read about "alternative" operating systems here at OSnews. Even people like me whose Amiga experiences are limited.

Reply Score: 4

Nice
by wowtip on Wed 9th Dec 2009 23:31 UTC
wowtip
Member since:
2005-07-14

I ran some kind of live cd or emulated version a year or two ago, and though a bit buggy, it was still snappy.

Imho AROS and other small upstart OSs (Haiku) should really focus on getting a solid web browser before anything else. As more and more things have moved into the browser and we spend more and more of our computer time using it, it grows more important for each day.

I use Haiku with firefox as a dual boot option for mswindows when I only need to login to my bank to transfer money, or send a quick email or check the bus time table. Boot time is very short compared to the time I will have to wait until my win desktop is up and ready.

Reply Score: 3

RE: Nice
by madcrow on Thu 10th Dec 2009 01:22 UTC in reply to "Nice"
madcrow Member since:
2006-03-13

Imho AROS and other small upstart OSs (Haiku) should really focus on getting a solid web browser before anything else. As more and more things have moved into the browser and we spend more and more of our computer time using it, it grows more important for each day.

AROS has a nice WebKit-based browser already, so as long as it supports your network hardware, you can already do everything except for Flash-based sites.

Reply Score: 2

RE[2]: Nice
by cb88 on Thu 10th Dec 2009 02:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Nice"
cb88 Member since:
2009-04-23

And haiku has a webkit port that is working great with the recent QT port and a native webkit browser is in the works

Haiku also has a gnash port... not all that usefull though it has potential

Reply Score: 1

RE[3]: Nice
by m0ns00n on Thu 10th Dec 2009 17:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Nice"
m0ns00n Member since:
2006-09-13

Well, Aurora (qt browser ported to Haiku) is crashing a lot, so actually, right now, it seems the AROS browser is a bit more usable.

But Haiku is not far behind, though, and the desktop environment Haiku delivers is kick ass. AROS' Wanderer leaves a lot to be desired, and hasn't really been worked on since 2005 or 2006.

Reply Score: 1