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.

Jack Tramiel left us

The founder and CEO of Commodore has died on yesterday, april 09th 2012, at age 83. He contributed, without any doubt, to change the destiny of information technologies in the end of the previous century, placing on the market products like the Commodore VIC-20 and the C64. I personally wish to say my 'farewell' to the man who sold the computers which changed my life, and turned me into a geek who eventually became a IT journalist, a Wintel/VMware system administrator and the distributor of a whole operating system. Thanks for everything Jack, and look around: you'll find all your "creatures" in heaven. I'm sure of that.


-paolo