Linked by paolone on Fri 4th Jan 2013 20:56 UTC
Amiga & AROS Icaros Desktop, the popular distribution of the AROS Research Operating System, has recently released its version 1.5, a new milestone since it finally allows to run classic Amiga software and games on full screen or perfectly integrating them into the host AROS desktop.
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RE[2]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by AmigaRobbo on Sat 5th Jan 2013 21:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by lucas_maximus"
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There really isn't any point in running anything else anymore, as all the software is all available on Windows.

I'm simply pointing out that there really isn't a point in niche OSes that have fallen behind, it just doesn't make much sense to run any other non-windows OSs anymore.

Edited 2013-01-05 21:49 UTC

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bassbeast Member since:

You DO realize that little snarky remark made no damned sense, yes? While there is plenty of Windows specific software, especially for business, most of the big stuff like browsers and media players and the like are built for the "big three" Apple, Google/Linux, and MSFT. You are talking about a niche OS whose niche is so tiny you could fit every single user in any HS gym in the USA and still have seats left over.

NO support from ANY of the major software makers, NO software that isn't old or (badly) ported, it makes no damned sense and comparing running a joke OS to "standing up to the man" just makes you look retarded. if you have a hatred for MSFT there is Apple, Android, ChromeOS, BSD, Solarios, both open and closed and ALL OF THEM have MUCH better software libraries and MUCH better support than this thing made in Bob's basement will EVER have.

So remember the words of Tropic Thunder and try not to go full retard next time, okay?

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AmigaRobbo Member since:

You are aware you're on a website called OSnews? That discusses Operatng Systems? Often the hobby 'fun' ones?

[forced analogy]That's a bit like going onto a music site and saying you don't need new bands or obscure wierd band you've never heard of because we've got the Beatles and their better than anything else, even if you've never heard it..[/forced analogy]

Actually, forget it. you've missed the point of this sort of thing by such a margin there's very little point in even trying.

But go on, feel free to insult me again.

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wonea Member since:

I couldn't give a damn about major proprietary software vendors. I still very much like Amiga OS and it's workings. It's fun.

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