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: No memory protection
by jack_perry on Tue 18th Oct 2011 13:27 UTC in reply to "No memory protection"
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AROS has no memory protection.

...just like the original AmigaOS. IIRC this is because they were originally aiming to be source-compatible. I think this is related to message-passing, but I'm not sure.

Which means that a something that caused a segmentation fault on Windows or Linux could potentially cause other programs to crash on AROS, including system stuff.


IMO this makes it nonviable as a useful desktop OS, no matter how many other awesome features it piles on.

"Useful" is a relative term.

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