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.

7zip and others

User KeenEars from VmwAROS forum has re-packed beta 0.5 with latest release of 7-zip, resulting in a 60 MB smaller archive. He has also been so nice to put his 141 MB archive on axifile.com, another web-based big files storage and sharing service. Jan Zahurancik from AmiKit has mirrored it too. Here are the links where you can download VmwAROS from, in this compression format:

> DOWNLOAD VmwAROS beta 0.5 from Axifile.com (141 MB, 7-zip compression)
> DOWNLOAD VmwAROS beta 0.5 from AmiKit Mirror (141 MB, 7-zip compression)

This might help some way users without a broadband connection. Please notice your screen will be filled of advertising pop-ups. They can be easily closed, however. Your browser shouldn't have any ad-blocking software installed, or real download link won't be generated corrrectly. You may need the latest beta release of 7-zip too:

> DOWNLOAD 7-zip (for Windows and Linux)