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Apr 30, 2009

Icaros Desktop 1.1.1 update ready for download

Exactly a month after Icaros Desktop 1.1 main release, it's time for a little update. This newer version provides the latest system files and also an improved version of the OWB browser, and fixes some system issues encountered with the 1.1 release. For this reason, this update is available in two versions: an update CD for Icaros Desktop 1.1 users and a complete full live! DVD for new users. The photo above shows Icaros Desktop running on a Acer Aspire One netbook. It works fairly well, although it's running under an accelerated version of QEMU. The complete procedure will be explained in the next days...

> Download the Icaros Desktop 1.1.1 update CD
from main Icaros site (64 MB, 7z file format)
> Download the Icaros Desktop 1.1.1 update CD
from Amikit site (64 MB, 7z file format)

> Download Icaros Desktop Live! 1.1.1 full DVD (410 MB, 7z file format)

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

New from Icaros Desktop 1.1

- added sound in QEMU and VirtualBox using AC97 driver
- updated QEMU to version 10.1 (in the full Live! release)
- updated OWB to version 0.9.3
- OWB is now faster and correctly supports sites login
- updated NoWinED to latest version
- updated SabreMSN to latest version
- MUIBuilder now works as expected
- added Cairo and Pixman libraries
- added TCPprefs to Prefs for setting up network
- updated LookHere: no more issues with Nvidia cards
- added Lzip 1.5
- updated MuiBase to latest version
- added ICU 4.0.1 to development libraries
- updated AmiBridge using Steve Jones' modifications
- improved Wanderer and fixed many bugs


There are two ways to install this update. Please choose either the first or the second.
1. use the Updater tool of Icaros Desktop:

- turn on your Icaros Desktop system
- boot from hard drive
- mount the update cd
- run AROS:Tools/Updater
- wait for the program to copy all files
- remove the update cd
- reboot

2. use InstallAROS on the update CD

- choose to use existing aros partitions
- install system extras and development files
- select to install bootloader if you wish
- unselect format partition (it must not be formatted!)
- select DH1 or DH0 for work:, according to your actual
- wait for InstallAROS to finish its job
- remove the update cd
- reboot

Users of AMD southbridges (like SB600), please read this.

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