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.

First official update for VmwAROS 1.0 is available for downloads. This compressed ISO image includes new system files and applications for VmwAROS 1.0 Live! and VE. It won't run standalone. In order to install it, you need to have already installed VmwAROS 1.0 on the hard drive. Burn it on a CD-ROM or mount the ISO in your virtual machine, and launch VmwUpdate from the Tools drawer.

New from VmwAROS 1.0

- updated kernel and system files
- updated development chain
- fixed sdl-config issues when compiling SDL programs
- updated ATI™ Radeon™ native driver
- added movie/music player MPlayer with three different launch scripts
- double clicking on MP3 files will launch MPlayer with GUI
- added ArosAmp 0.21
- added MilkyTracker
- added SDLcalc
- updated MuiBase to latest version
- updated PortablE to latest version
- updated VmwAROS and ConfigIP prefs for VE version
- updated VICE to latest version
- added HFinder
- added some new games and applications

Download locations

> Download from filefront (47 MB, 7z file format)
> Download from AmiKit website (47 MB, 7z file format)
> Download from Yandex (47 MB, 7z file format)

Installation instructions

1. extract the ISO file from the archive
2. burn it on a standard CD-ROM
3. turn on your VmwAROS system or virtual machine and boot your current AROS system
4. insert the update disc in your phisical or virtual CD-ROM device
5. launch VmwUpdate from AROS:Tools or Amistart > My Software > System Apps > VmwUpdate
6. answer "yes" to ALL questions. Ignore any "object not found" messages: they're normal.
7. extract the update CD
8. reset the system and boot VmwAROS again