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.

The first update to Icaros Desktop 1.4 is now available for download. It includes a faster, enhanced version of Deadwood's OWB port and provides a new feature many people were waiting for: the ability to transfer files over Windows shared folders. Network preferences have been updated with a brand new panel called "File Servers", where AROS users can place settings for Windows shares over the local network. Please notice this is a initial release, so support is still limited to NAS devices, SAMBA configured shares and Windows 9x/2000/XP shared folders. We hope support will be extended to Windows 6.x based operating systems in the future (they include Vista, 7, 2008, 2008 R2 and 8).

A BETTER BROWSER

Icaros Desktop 1.4.1 includes the latest version of Odyssey Web Browser, which includes many enhancements we won't anticipate here (a complete list of features will follow in the next days, when the browser will be actually released). People who download Icaros update, however, will be able to use it today. We would just like to tease you with this picture:



New from Icaros Desktop 1.4

- system files updated to Avril 1st nightly build and later
- added initial SMB support for file servers
- updated OWB to latest version (use it today!!!)
- added GLmark 08 to benchmarks
- added SchismTracker to media editors
- added PForth to programming languages
- added Duke Nukem 3D to games (shareware episodes)
- added Sqrxz 3 to games
- fixed ghost tool on AmiStart's full behavior
- fixed PoorARC
- fixed a bug that lead to a crash when printing images
- updated PortablE and fpc to latest versions
- updated Intel GMA driver to latest version
- updated Theme manager in preferences