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.

Icaros Desktop LIVE! is a complete distribution of the AROS desktop operating system. Icaros Desktop LIVE! comes on a bootable live DVD-ROM which runs directly on your hardware (it must be already supported by AROS). It 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.

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

> Download from Icaros website
(394 MB, 7z file format)

> Download from Megaupload (394 MB, 7z file format)
> Download from FileDropper (394 MB, 7z file format
, self-extracting on Windows*)
> Download from Amikit Website (394 MB, 7z file format, self-extracting on Windows*)

MORE DOWNLOAD SITES (provided by the community)
> Download torrent (394 MB, 7z file format, self-extracting on Windows*)

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


  • Users of VmwAROS 1.0 and 1.0.1 should read the manual, chapter 3.1, to learn how to upgrade from their current installation to Icaros Desktop 1.1 and keep their data.

> Download Update CD to version 1.1.1 (it needs Icaros Desktop 1.1 already installed)
> Download updated PDF manual (it contains an important fix for installation).


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

Version: release 1.1
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.icarosdesktop.org.