Monday, January 26, 2009

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.

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 from FileFront (285 MB, 7z file format)
> Download from Megaupload (285 MB, 7z file format)

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 don't need to download the whole package. They should use the 1.0.2 update pack instead.
  • During installation on hard drive, you might be prompted to overwrite an already existing file or not. Please answer "Yes (all)".

No updates available.


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

Version: release 1.0.2
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.

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