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.

Second 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 or 1.0.1 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. This update includes also v1.0.1, so people with v1.0 don't need to apply patch 1.0.1 first.

New from VmwAROS 1.0.1

- added SabreMSN
- faster Amiga emulation with AmiBridge
- updated development chain
- updated ATI™ and Nvidia™ native drivers
- updated mplayer
- updated Eternal Lands MMORPG client
- updated FTP and HTTP server: they now work with DHCP
- added USB mass storage support
- updated VmwAROS preference script
- updated ConfigIP (won't ask for Yafs anymore)
- updated VmwUpdate
- AmiStart now shows 1.0.1 and 1.0.2 programs
- Opaque can be disabled in Preferences
- updated and more compatible ata.device
- added antialiasing to PoorPDF
- reintroduced SFSdefrag


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 (89 MB, 7z file format)
> Download from AmiKit website (89 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
9. before opening Wanderer, some operations will be performed to complete installation

Important notices:

- VmwAROS 1.0.2 needs to delete older version of some files and change location for the newer ones. These actions will be performed automatically. Before updating, please make a backup of your prefernces for YAFS, if you need them. Older configuration files won't work on the new version, so please don't try to use your older settings as they are, but adapt them to the new format.

- S:user-startup will be changed. Older version will be stored in S:backup.user-startup. Please transfer your custom settings to a newer file called S:vmwuser-startup, it will be executed just before Wanderer.

- All commodities and services automatically run by VmwAROS are now activable by user. To do so, please launch VmwAROS panel in Prefs and let it make all the modifications for you. Don't to them by yourself. You will be prompted either to run or not: USB, Opaque, Networking, file sharing and AmiStart.