Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Oct 2011 20:59 UTC, submitted by Ola Jensen
Amiga & AROS Version 1.3.2 of the Icaros Desktop is now available. Icaros Desktop is one of the prime AROS distributions, ready to be used on your desktop today - no fancy PowerPC hardware required (like with AmigaOS or MorphOS). If I can get this running, it might be about time we took a closer look at this, don't you think? Thoughts?
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No memory protection
by Gullible Jones on Tue 18th Oct 2011 01:20 UTC
Gullible Jones
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AROS has no memory protection. Which means that a something that caused a segmentation fault on Windows or Linux could potentially cause other programs to crash on AROS, including system stuff. IMO this makes it nonviable as a useful desktop OS, no matter how many other awesome features it piles on.

(Lack of a word processor and a decent browser don't help, but those can be ported in. The big issue with memory protection is that, according to the AROS devs, it is not on the agenda at all.)

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