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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RE: Nice
by madcrow on Thu 10th Dec 2009 01:22 UTC 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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RE[3]: Nice
by m0ns00n on Thu 10th Dec 2009 17:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice"
m0ns00n Member since:
2006-09-13

Well, Aurora (qt browser ported to Haiku) is crashing a lot, so actually, right now, it seems the AROS browser is a bit more usable.

But Haiku is not far behind, though, and the desktop environment Haiku delivers is kick ass. AROS' Wanderer leaves a lot to be desired, and hasn't really been worked on since 2005 or 2006.

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