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 LIVE! is a complete distribution of the AROS desktop operating system. Based on the VmwAROS technologies, VmwAROS LIVE! includes the classic VmwAROS environment, on a bootable live DVD-ROM which runs directly on your hardware (it must be already supported by AROS). VmwAROS LIVE! can be installed on the hard drive and can coexist with Microsoft Windows XP, in a dedicated partition. A quick reference guide and some AROS PDF manuals are included. This version comes also with a Qemu-based virtual machine which allows Windows users to test the distribution in a safer (but slower) environment.

SUPPORT VMWAROS!
After downloading, please consider donating. Every release of VmwAROS requires a lot of time and work, for a hobbyst project. Donations will be spent to enhance VmwAROS and to contribute to AROS bounties.

DOWNLOAD VMWAROS LIVE!
> Download from Filefront.com (264 MB, 7z file format)
> Download from Narod.ru (264 MB, 7z file format)
> Download from Amikit website (264 MB, 7z file format)

Linux and Mac users: please rename the archive from .7z.exe to .7z before extracting files.

UPDATES
> VmwAROS 1.0.2 update pack

DOWNLOAD 7-ZIP

> Download 7-Zip for your operating system to extract files from .7z archives.

MORE DOWNLOAD SITES (provided by the community)
> Download Torrent from LinuxTracker

RELATED MATERIAL

VmwAROS 1.0 press release in PDF (550k)
> Download in English
> Download in Italian

Version: release 1.0
Requirements: a x86-based computer with 500 MHz CPU; 192 MB system RAM; any PCI or AGP video card; fast DVD-ROM drive; 1 GB to 6 GB of free space on a EIDE hard drive (SATA support is limited); PS/2 mouse and keyboards recommended; USB mice might not be completely supported; Recommended: a powerful processor, 512 MB of system RAM, an AROS compatible network and audio card. Please read the quick guide for references before installing.

Webmasters: please use this link to provide the right download location: http://live.vmwaros.org.