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.

User Amigamia posted on Arosworlds.org's VmwAROS forum a trick to convert Beta 0.1's virtual hard disk to QEMU format, in order to run VmwAROS also on this open source virtualization technology (here's his screenshot).

Although I don't personally encourage this way of using VmwAROS (which is tailored to VMware specs and performance level), it may be a good way to work-around any VMware issue. Users that prefer QEMU, and won't install anything else for any reason, may try this:

> Read on AROS-World how to run VmwAROS on QEMU.