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.

If you're using Windows Vista and you're always connected to the Internet, you can easily read VmwAROS headlines by configuring your Vista Sidebar. Just open this site with Internet Explorer (yes, you have to use this, also if you have set Mozilla as your default browser) and click on the RSS feed link on the right menu. Subscribe to feed and then right-click on the RSS feed gadget on the sidebar. Look for Options and be sure that "VmwAROS" or "All feeds" options are set. From now on, any news on this site will be also spotted on your desktop.