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.

Feature Live! Live! LKE Light
Qemu virtual machine for Windows yes no no
Backported kernel from ABIv1 yes no yes
AmiBridge 68K environment yes yes yes
Base applications (Mplayer, OWB, ArosPDF etc) yes yes yes
Extra applications yes yes no
Development chain yes yes no
68K applications yes yes yes
Network support yes yes yes
Upgradable kernel yes no yes
LiveUpdater yes yes yes