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.

My parents bought my first computer exactly 21 years ago, and it was a Commodore 16. But the real news here is that its big brother, the mighty Commodore 64, is 25 years old. In 1982 I was 9, and I thought computers were some kind of magic, but when I started learning BASIC I immediately understood that I was living at the beginning of a new era, and I was some kind of pioneer - at least among my friends (that were too busy kicking a ball on the school's field to understand technology's sex-appeal). I could appreciate all the magic of the Commodore 64 thanks to my second computer, a C128. It was an enchanting machine, something able to emuse, entertain, fascinate and, above all, to mark forever a whole generation of teen-agers. Happy anniversary, Commodore 64, and thanks for all the fish.

PS: you can emulate the C64 on VmwAROS, and also all the other 8-bit Commodore computers with VICE.