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.

Ross Vumbaca's AHI driver for the SoundBlaster PCI128 range of sound cards will be re-released under the terms of the AROS Public License, and added to AROS repository. Icaros Desktop has funded the opening of driver sources, doing the first step towards our final goal: having sound in VMware virtual machines. Ross Vumbaca will also eventyually port the driver to AROS. We would like to thank him for his collaboration, and wish him the best luck with the port. We'd also like to thank everyone who has contributed, and will eventually contribute in the next days, to the Sound support inVMware bounty.