Icaros Desktop is a pre-configured AROS desktop environment for the PC platform, distributed on a bootable live media. The AROS Research Operating System is a open source lightweight, efficient and flexible desktop operating system, aiming at being compatible with AmigaOS 3.1 at the API level, while improving on it in many areas.

The MUIbase issue

Thanks to Ola Jensen who warned me, MUIbase wasn't working at all on VmwAROS: launching the database not only crashed the virtual machine, but it even unvalidated the system partition, making the operating system unusable. Again, the issue was caused by a futile motivation: I hadn't added the proper ASSIGN to my user-startup. Now everything is OK (thanks, Ola).

Anyway, this leads to some considerations about AROS and how applications may interact with him. It's pretty difficult - at least to me - to understand where the bugs are, however in the real world a missing ASSIGN can't destroy a whole filesystem. We really urge to fix this...