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.
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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.

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RE: Nice
by madcrow on Thu 10th Dec 2009 01:22 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.

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RE[2]: Nice
by cb88 on Thu 10th Dec 2009 02:54 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

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