Linked by paolone on Fri 20th Jul 2012 19:21 UTC
Amiga & AROS The AROS distribution Icaros Desktop has made its next step towards compatibility with legacy Amiga workbench applications, including an entire AROS enviroment compiled for the classic Amiga platform, which is almost binary compatible with the original Amiga OS 3.1 (and its extensions). When the user needs an old program, he or she only has to fire up the AROS M68K environment and run the application. The Amiga virtual machine can optionally be set to run at startup like a system service.
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RE[6]: AMOS Pro is included?
by ferrels on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 17:49 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: AMOS Pro is included?"
ferrels
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2006-08-15

No, AROS is NOT a near clone of OS 3.1. The Amiga OS 3.1 API has been ported to AROS in an effort to make porting old Amiga 68K hardware-friendly programs to AROS x86 easier. AROS goes way beyond OS 3.1 in its hardware 3D support and for the support of other modern pieces of hardware. Hardware friendly apps from OS 3.1 can pretty much be recompiled as-is or with minimal changes and then run on AROS.

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RE[7]: AMOS Pro is included?
by zima on Wed 25th Jul 2012 22:05 in reply to "RE[6]: AMOS Pro is included?"
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2005-07-06

Sure it is, can be easily described like that. Just like Linux is a Unix clone, the underlying tech doesn't need to be exactly the same. But the characteristics (including limitations) were carried over fairly closely.

(which I actually like to a degree, for example with how AROS feels most like classic Amiga OS to me also WRT to GUI; other OS efforts seem to fancy out their GUI for no good reason, sometimes even seemingly without much of a direction)

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