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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Go for it
by djohnston on Tue 18th Oct 2011 05:03 UTC
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If I can do it, so can you. If you want explicit partitioning and disk drive setup instructions, you can read the articles I did on version 1.2.6. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

Please overlook the first sentence in the first article. I don't know what I was thinking. Anyway, I've since installed on real hardware, and it works just as well.

Gullible Jones is right, though. AROS has no memory protection. I've gotten the same occasional "guru meditation" screens I've seen on real Amigas.

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RE: Go for it
by DeadFishMan on Wed 19th Oct 2011 13:44 in reply to "Go for it"
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Thanks a bunch. That was a great read! It is a shame that I haven't seen it before. Not sure if there are any "exclusivity agreement" in place with PCLOS magazine that would prevent you from publishing it here in OSNews but I'd love to see it featured here as well and possibly with a follow up with some in-depth review on the utilities available for AROS.

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RE[2]: Go for it
by djohnston on Wed 19th Oct 2011 21:38 in reply to "RE: Go for it"
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Thanks for your kind comments, DeadFishMan. Apart from using a C=64 and Amigas at home and UNIX at work, I didn't have any exposure to the "alternate" OSes until I began frequenting OSNews. It was here I first learned about them, back when Eugenia was on the staff. I believe that AtheOS and Bluebottle were the first ones I looked at. Anyway, that search finally led me to Linux, which allowed me to completely do away with MS-DOS/Windows at home. So, I'm very grateful to OSNews for that.

My loyalty lies with PCLinuxOS and their magazine. I've done other articles there on ReactOS, Syllable, Haiku, Menuet, etc. I'm sure that OSNews is free to link to the articles. I can check on whether or not they can be republished here, but I believe they can. However, I haven't heard a peep out of Thom.

You can find an article index at

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