ArcaOS 5.0.7 includes refreshed driver content, updated kernel and included software, as well as installation boot fixes since 5.0.6 was released in 2020. If you have experienced difficulty installing previous releases of ArcaOS on your hardware, 5.0.7 may address your issue(s). If installing from USB stick, the image may be created using any major operating system at hand (Windows, Linux, MacOS, and of course, OS/2, eComStation, and ArcaOS). Once built, the USB stick can be inserted into any USB port in the target system to boot into the ArcaOS installer/updater.
This is an important update, as boot issues during installation were a problem on all my machines. I’m hoping this release will address them, since running ArcaOS on real hardware, instead of in a virtual machine, makes me giddy with excitement – especially since an updated, modern browser is on its way, too.
I am not really complaining but I wonder how much more money they could make if they sold the personal edition for $50 or even $25. It is $129 which just seems like a lot in an era of free Linux and years of free Windows updates.
I have fond memories of OS/2 and feel like I would spring up to $50 to have a legit copy of its modern incarnation. Pretty hard to justify over $100 on that kind of nostalgia though.
If they sold a lot more personal edition, I bet a few developers might even bring a few ports that would drive the rest of the ecosystem. It bet it would be a tonne of fun ( but also a bit of work ) to port .NET 6 for example which would be a game changer for ArcaOS I would think.
Perhaps they are still paying some crazy licenses themselves which keeps the price high. Who knows?