The AROS-Max team has released version 0.4.8 of their AROS-based live-CD. Their website is hopelessly outdated, so don’t count on that to give you any information. A direct link to the download can be found here, and oGALAXYo has put up some screenshots of this new release (1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8).
AROS-Max 0.4.8 Released
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2005-12-17 9:31 pmKroc
WinRAR is insanely popular. It’s probably my most favourite windows App. You never even have to open it; the context menus work perfectly!
2005-12-17 9:49 pmAnonymous.
winrar is a decent program if you use windows, but the rar format sucks. uncompressed zip+bzip2 gets much better compression (even better than 7z!) and i don’t have to install additional software to extract it…
2005-12-18 3:10 amjeremywc
Yea, but you have to install additional software in Windows to extract .bz2.
2005-12-18 3:37 amAnonymous
Believe it or not, I use WinRAR to extract bz2balls.
And in my experience, rar is better than tar.bz2 is better than tar.gz by equally great amounts. I haven’t tried 7zip. I trust 7zip is also available on Linux…?
2005-12-18 3:40 amAnonymous
I see that yes, it is indeed…
2005-12-18 3:36 pmjeremywc
WinRAR still counts as additional software that doesn’t ship with the OS. Technically, ZIP is still probably the most universally supported format in terms of how many OSes have support for it out of the box.
2005-12-18 5:34 amAnonymous
Good grief man, have you been living on a desert island ? Take a look at some popular binary newsgroups some time, the vast, vast, majority of content is RAR files.
2005-12-18 10:28 pmAnonymous
You’ve got to be kidding right? Wake up man! 😮
WinWar is fantastic, And I’d recommend to everyone.
Alas the AROS people don’t seem to care that most (windows) people use winZip which takes loads of work to decompress the file, A simple how to on their web-site would have helped people to use the Program.
Dunno, but it struck me as sort of snobbery, if you need help to decompress the file then you won’t understand the program sort of thing. But maybe I’m being unjustly critical there.
Anyhoo, I shall download it at work and give it another go.
I really hope they’re getting there, it’s a great idea but they were WAY behind OS4 the last time I looked. Even speaking as a Amiga One owner I really hope they get this right, Linux just dosn’t tickle my fancy.
As an once Amiga user I’m always curious to read about Amiga-related projects. AROS is really starting come out good. BTW, maybe AROS-team could lend their icon artist to OS4-team
This freeware utility can open RARs http://www.7-zip.org
Ugh, what’s that startmenu doing there? Isn’t this supposed to be an Amiga clone? Disgusting.
2005-12-19 4:15 amAnonymous
Yes, I always hated the start menu in windows.
Such a waste of space.
I hope they made it an option, and the right click menu also works.
A working TCP/IP Stack?
2005-12-18 5:27 amAnonymous.
> A browser?
> A working TCP/IP Stack?
apparently… i haven’t tried it…
good it makes me glad that the Amiga community is still alive and kicking.
I downloaded the ISO and burned it on CD just like every other linux/bsd ISO but this time the CD didn’t boot at all. The boot-up process just skipped the CD as if it was a non bootable CD. Any ideas? Everything is set correctly from the BIOS, boot from CD is on. First boot device = CDROM.
2005-12-18 11:19 amAnonymous
There are nightly builds on http://www.aros.org. Maybe you should check if nightly cd image acts the same.
I had the same problem with some max distro but the nightly worked. Those are just plain aros and does´nt contain the goodies max does but its a good way to find out if your PC is able to run aros.
There is both a TCP stack and an IRC Client for AROS =) but alas no _”real” Browser (yet).
2005-12-18 2:57 pmzima
There’s also KHTML port for the MorphOS coming along/ And since MorphOS and AROS are basically API-compatible…
Some Screenshots of Feelin which will soon be running under AROS as well. The port has been started and stuff visible already. Here a full list of the beauty.
People, this is a thread about AROS, nobody gives a flying f–k about your RAR or TAR issues. I am sick reading 15 RAR vs. TAR replies and only 2 AROS related ones. So please stop the bullshit.
2005-12-18 9:46 pmAmigaRobbo
So, what do you think about AROS then?
Go, on be constructive. I’ve already said what I wanted to say above, it’s the longest message above.
Edited 2005-12-18 21:49
2005-12-18 9:53 pmAnonymous
> So, what do you think about AROS then?
> Go, on be constructive. I’ve already said what I wanted
> to say above, it’s the longest message above.
I was the person who submited this news. So you know what I think about AROS.
Now is the time to join AROS development, either with the core development or the development of applications to run on the platform. The OS is very uncomplicated and straight forward, anyone can learn to use it.
Questions can be directed at #aros on freenode =)
I used to like it, and to be honest did miss it a bit on the Amiga, well, until I started using Dock, both on the Amiga and MacOS, and that just showed me just how bloated and confusing the Start Menu had become. I mena if you’ve got every bloomin’ program and help and all that you might as well, look in “My computer”, or whatever.
2005-12-19 12:47 pmAnonymous
Thing is a start menu is not reqired on AROS/AOS/MOS. The normal system menu is expandable, start menu things should be integrated here.
No need of such a left bottom extra menu.
For application lauching, a panel like integrated in Ambient (MorphOS) is much better suited.
It’s still not usable as first OS, while I have been using OS4 on the Amiga1 for the last few months as just that. But it’s getting there, it seems resonably stable and slow (given the CD boot system), I’ve got a spare Hard drive kicking about someplace I think I’ll try and install it onto that.
The question is, will I use it? With a certain extent I’m stuck with the Amiga One I have to change the keyboard mouse monoitoretc over, will I be as likey to boot into AROS when it’s just a boot selection to ‘nice’ safe compfy Windows 2000. Where I know everyting works?
It’s a shame we’ve got all this choice of AOS4, AROS and MorphOS (whoich I’ve never used incidently) I suspect with all the work into one system we’d have a extrememly profient Amiga OS as a world beater! (possibly)
It’s truly a shame that people only seem to recognize indie os’s that are able to run game ports from Linux and BSD. Is that all that makes an os worthwhile these days, its ability to run X11 and SDL Doom? Saaaad.
is that a rar file?!?! i haven’t seen one of those since 1999! ::goes off to install unrar::
looks like it may be worth checking out… i guess i’ll find out when it finishes downloading from their slow server…