Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Jun 2012 00:40 UTC, submitted by rohan_p
Amiga & AROS "Icaros Desktop is an effort to build a modern Amiga-compatible operating system for standard x86 hardware. It's a distribution built atop AROS, which is an open source effort to create a system compatible at the API level with the AmigaOS 3.x series. I recently had a chat to the creator of Icaros, Paolo Besser, about the creation of the OS and why Amiga continues to inspire people today."
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AmigaOS is a single-user system without preemptive multitasking... having single address space isn't the end of the world.

I have to ask - what are you talking about here?

1. AmigaOS has always had preemptive multitasking. That was one of the features that truly set it apart from the competition for years.

2. Having a single address space is the single biggest design weakpoint of the system, from a stability and security perspective. (It was forced by the economic realities of the time, of course.)

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my mistake!
by sergio on Thu 21st Jun 2012 21:04 in reply to "RE[2]: How icaros brings the laughs to x86 PCs"
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I thought It used cooperative multitasking like OS 9 had.

But no, It's true preemptive multitasking as you said. Sorry.

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