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! Light
Backported AROS files from ABIv1 yes yes
AmiBridge 68K environment yes yes
Base applications (Mplayer, OWB, ArosPDF etc) yes yes
Extra applications yes no
Development chain yes no
68K applications yes yes
Network support yes yes
Upgradable kernel yes yes
LiveUpdater yes yes
Runs natively on PC hardware or virtual machine yes yes
Runs hosted on Linux (Ubuntu/Mint & similar) yes yes
Runs hosted on Windows yes yes
Provides Qemu virtual machine for Windows no* no*

(*) The QEMU virtual machine for Windows provided with old Icaros Desktop Live! releases must now be downloaded as optional component from the Downloads page. Please look for Icaros-VM to get it.