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.

There are people I'd really want to thank for their efforts. They are Michael Grunditz, Kryzsztof Smiechowicz, Heinz-Raphael Reinke and Martin Hansson. I've personally contacted them to fix some SimpleMail, Murks!IDE and YAFS issues before the next beta release of VmwAROS, and they went immediately on them, giving me support, answering to all my silly questions, sending me the files I needed. I really like this open-mind and collaborative spirit, which also motivates my efforts to keep this distribution up-to-date.

There's also another good news for today: someone is playing PlayStation games on VmwAROS! AmiDog has released a closed beta of his FPSE PlayStation emulator for AROS, and it seems to run nice on VmwAROS too (well, you'll need a faaaast real machine, though). Aros-Exec's user MANU has posted some nice screenshots in this message. I've contacted AmiDog for some further testing and eventually the inclusion in VmwAROS: I'll keep you informed.

Vrally on VmwAROS

Vrally on VmwAROS