What is AROS ? - a portable, improved open source reimplementation of Amiga OS 3.1. Currently available for: i386, x86_64bit, Amiga m68k, ARM (RaspberryPi) and Efika CHRP / SAM440 PPC hardware, running natively, and/or hosted inside Linux (i386, x86_64bit, PPC), Windows (i386), MacOS (i386), Android (ARM). (Nice, eh?)

What is AROS alive ? - a series of videos exploring various aspects of AROS, and this website with articles about AROS related subjects.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

AROS / Amiga Workshops at Duisburg, Germany!

Pascal Papara of ARES-Computer-, AEROS-, AmiCloud-, and more fame, is starting a series of AROS workshops in his hometown of Duisburg, Germany.

Some of the planned subjects include:

- different flavours or AROS, and how to install them
- AROS hardware support
- software-"gems": what's possible, and how
- AmiCloud tutorial
- JanusUAE and Classic Amiga software

Additionally, Mr. Papara plans to present his new ARESOne computer, indieGO machines, latest previews of AROS Broadway and AEROS, some more projects and games, and there might be a gaming tournament.

Ticket prices range from 0EUR (free) to different "flatrate" prices including food, beverage, and a copy of AmiCloud. Parking and toilets are available, and the place is barrier-free. Visitors may also present their own material, for which they may purchase a "flat 1" ticket, which includes half of an exhibition table (or more, if required - please ask).

The first workshop is scheduled for Sat., March 17th, at 11:00 (doors), with follow-ups on April 21st, May 19th, and many more dates (see link below).

The location is:

ARES Computer
Baldusstr. 13
47138 Duisburg

Read more (in German) about his workshops and get tickets at:


(See also "Sources", below) 

Great stuff!

Make sure you also visit ARES Computer online shop at:


ARES ONE / ARES Computer


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Distro: AspireOS - alive!

Nikolaos Tomatsidis' AROS distribution "AspireOS" V2.0 "Titan" is out!

After years of silence, AspireOS got another update. Nikolaos says that AspireOS "...feels much like the legacy AmigaOS in the way it opens windows etc. I want Amiga people to feel at home once they try it." The latest release is based on AROS nightly build of Feb. 5th 2018.

Some of the new applications included in the release are:

- 4klive (software synthesizer)
- ArModPlugPlayer (modplayer)
- Protracker, Protrekkr (tracker programs)
- Directory Opus 5.91 Magellan II (filemanager)
- GianasReturn, LBreakout2, Sqrxz4, Voxel Bird (games)
- ZunePaint (painting / image manipulation)


Also included, just like in the previous release, are Odyssey (webbrower), Audio Evolution (DAW), Janus-UAE (Amiga 68k emulation), MAME (arcade emulation), GrafX2 (pixel painting), AROSPDF (PDF viewer), mplayer (audio/video player), and many more.

(full list: https://sites.google.com/site/arosaspireone/AspireOS )

Head over to...


...and grab your copy!