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.

VmwAROS' betatesting team has been formed and it is already at work. We're hunting bugs, incoherences and gaps in VmwAROS, and this work is really positive because it will impact also on AROS development (since many bugs are AROS bugs, and they can be tracked and corrected). I absolutely need to thank Krzysztof Smiechowicz, João Ralha, Stanisław Szymczyk and everyone else involved in beta testing, because they are realling helping me. Together, we have also added some nice "last minute" features you'll absolutely love, which make AROS much more user-friendly.