New Beta Release of Amiga-inspired Icaros OS
Icaros is a distribution of AROS, which is API-compatible with Amiga OS.
And it looks… rather fantastic!
The Icaros project describes itself thusly:
Icaros Desktop is an Amiga-like operating system for the PC platform, with a full desktop environment, distributed on a bootable media. It's based on AROS, a lightweight, efficient and flexible open-source operating system, aiming at being compatible with AmigaOS 3 at the API level, while improving on it in many areas. Icaros Desktop runs native AROS applications but also the original Amiga ones under emulation, transparently integrating them onto its desktop.
I absolutely love the community-driven, open source imaginings of these classic systems. AROS / Icaros for Amiga OS. Haiku for BeOS. They make me smile.
A cool tidbit: Icaros (and AROS) can use GRUB as a boot loader (just like Linux):
Do any of you use Icaros or AROS on a regular basis? I am intrigued by this system and would love to hear your experiences!