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.

Do you remember when you drawed solid images, and then you waited for your Amiga 500 to complete rendering, two days later? Well, at the time there were programs that anticipated, at the fraction of the cost of a professional workstation, what 3D imaging and animation programs would become in the next decades. One of these programs was Realsoft's Real 3D, which will be included into Icaros Desktop under kind permission of Vesa Meskanen, one of the original authors. Real 3D will work with AmiBridge, Icaros' set of technologies which allow compatibility with classic Amiga software with or without original KickStart and Workbench. We wish to thank our friends at Realsoft for allowing us to include their program, and we added a link on our site to Realsoft's one. Please have a look at their current solutions for imagery and animation.