Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Sep 2016 21:28 UTC
Amiga & AROS

Three months after v2.1.2 release, we've built a little update which fixes some of the issues found with applications and introduces some new ones as well. Almost no system file has been updated, but with this release you'll find a brand new version of Mapparium (which now allows to compute routes), a new, more secure build of OWB with upgraded openssl to 1.0.1t, the latest version of SimpleMail and PortablE (which was unluckily left-out by mistake in version 2.1.2). But this is not just a "refresh" update, it also includes some new applications like the FinalBurnAlpha emulator, meteMP3 player and, why not, the ColorCLI scripts, which will help customizing your system a little more.

Icaros Desktop is an AROS distribution - by lack of a better term - which is pretty easy to try out.

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Pretty cool too.
by Sauron on Thu 15th Sep 2016 03:54 UTC
Sauron
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[quote]Icaros Desktop is an AROS distribution - by lack of a better term - which is pretty easy to try out.[/quote]

It's also a pretty usable OS too, depending on your usage case it could be used as a everyday/all-day OS.
The native apps are pretty limited in number, and some of them also sub-par, but the Amiga emulation is quite good which gives you access to thousands of applications which can be used. The OWB web browser is also HTML 5 compliant and good at what it does.
I don't run it as a everyday OS, but I do use it often on a old Athlon XP machine and find it a refreshing change from the norm. Coupled with the Amiga Forever installation it has a world of software available for every task imaginable.

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