Linked by paolone on Fri 20th Jul 2012 19:21 UTC
Amiga & AROS The AROS distribution Icaros Desktop has made its next step towards compatibility with legacy Amiga workbench applications, including an entire AROS enviroment compiled for the classic Amiga platform, which is almost binary compatible with the original Amiga OS 3.1 (and its extensions). When the user needs an old program, he or she only has to fire up the AROS M68K environment and run the application. The Amiga virtual machine can optionally be set to run at startup like a system service.
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Awesome
by ferrels on Fri 20th Jul 2012 20:45 UTC
ferrels
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2006-08-15

I've been using the latest version of Icaros Desktop for the past couple of days now. The new coherency mode that allows you to run 68K apps just like they're native AROS apps was a bit touchy getting it configured properly. But once it's set up properly it works great. It's awesome to see a native 68K application such as Ignition open up on its own window in the same manner as a native AROS app.

If things keep improving at the current pace I think Icaros Desktop will be ready for everyday use in a few months. It just needs more native apps and broader hardware support. A fully functional AROS port port of Ignition and a Flash player would go a long way in making Icaros useful for everyday tasks.

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