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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RE[5]: No memory protection
by Alfman on Wed 19th Oct 2011 05:26 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: No memory protection"
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"No, memory protection hurting performance isn't a big worry among AROS devs or users. The real issue is finding a way to introduce it without breaking source compatibility (too much)."

I know very little about this platform, but I'm curious what kind of software requires the absence of memory protection? Is this because amiga apps routinely access hardware directly? Or they routinely read/write bios/os structures?

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