AROS Leaflet for SCALE 2009

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Published on December 16, 2017

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slide 1: What’s AROS What’s AROS The AROS Research Operating System is a The AROS Research Operating System is a lightweight efficient and flexible desktop lightweight efficient and flexible desktop operating system designed to help you operating system designed to help you make the most of your computer. Its an make the most of your computer. Its an independent portable and free project independent portable and free project aiming at being compatible with AmigaOS aiming at being compatible with AmigaOS 3.1 at the API level like Wine unlike 3.1 at the API level like Wine unlike UAE while improving on it in many areas. UAE while improving on it in many areas. The source code is available under an The source code is available under an open source license which allows anyone open source license which allows anyone to freely improve upon it. to freely improve upon it. Goals Goals The goals of the AROS project is it to The goals of the AROS project is it to create an OS which: create an OS which: 1. Is as compatible as possible with 1. Is as compatible as possible with AmigaOS 3.1. AmigaOS 3.1. 2. Can be ported to different kinds of 2. Can be ported to different kinds of hardware architectures and processors hardware architectures and processors such as x86 PowerPC Alpha Sparc HPPA such as x86 PowerPC Alpha Sparc HPPA and other. and other. 3. Should be binary compatible on 3. Should be binary compatible on Amiga and source compatible on any other Amiga and source compatible on any other hardware. hardware. 4. Can run as a standalone version 4. Can run as a standalone version which boots directly from hard disk and as which boots directly from hard disk and as an emulation which opens a window on an an emulation which opens a window on an existing OS to develop software and run existing OS to develop software and run Amiga and native applications at the same Amiga and native applications at the same time. time. 5. Improves upon the functionality of 5. Improves upon the functionality of AmigaOS. AmigaOS. Features Features At present AROS is alpha quality software. At present AROS is alpha quality software. It’s usable in its current form although still It’s usable in its current form although still lacking in some areas. Still it has some lacking in some areas. Still it has some significant features exposed here: significant features exposed here: Hardware independence Hardware independence AROS is 99.9 written in GNU C for portability AROS is 99.9 written in GNU C for portability between processors. Also it was the first of the between processors. Also it was the first of the AmigaOS family to introduce HIDD Hardware AmigaOS family to introduce HIDD Hardware Independent Device Drivers which allow a Independent Device Drivers which allow a total abstraction layer regarding hardware it’s total abstraction layer regarding hardware it’s running allowing more compatibility with running allowing more compatibility with different apps as well as caring for the future different apps as well as caring for the future development of AROS. development of AROS. User interface User interface The AROS desktop file manager is known as The AROS desktop file manager is known as wanderer the equivalent to AmigaOS wanderer the equivalent to AmigaOS Workbench. Workbench. While maintaining full legacy with AmigaOS While maintaining full legacy with AmigaOS GUI style it AROS improve on this area GUI style it AROS improve on this area providing full skinable theme window layout as providing full skinable theme window layout as well as adding new options in navigation and well as adding new options in navigation and handling of the gui components Screen handling of the gui components Screen windows menus and gadgets. For maximum windows menus and gadgets. For maximum customisation of the GUI AROS introduced customisation of the GUI AROS introduced Zune. Zune is GUI toolkit developed in Zune. Zune is GUI toolkit developed in replacement and on the best traditions of MUI replacement and on the best traditions of MUI Magic User Interface. This means that all Magic User Interface. This means that all aspects of AROS GUI are fully customisable by the aspects of AROS GUI are fully customisable by the user. user. Graphic board support Graphic board support AROS provides support for native graphics drivers AROS provides support for native graphics drivers for video cards such as the GeForce range made by for video cards such as the GeForce range made by NVIDIA and Radeon by ATI 2d acceleration only at NVIDIA and Radeon by ATI 2d acceleration only at this time. this time. Other Graphic boards are usable through the use of Other Graphic boards are usable through the use of AROS Vesa VGA support. AROS Vesa VGA support. Network Support Network Support AROS has TCP/IP networking support and a few AROS has TCP/IP networking support and a few number of common Internet-related applications number of common Internet-related applications are available such as email irc instant messenger are available such as email irc instant messenger clients... clients... There’s support for different network drivers such There’s support for different network drivers such as i8255x Intel Pro/100 chipset NIC VIA Rhine as i8255x Intel Pro/100 chipset NIC VIA Rhine RTL8139 PCNet32 3com 3c905 nForce. RTL8139 PCNet32 3com 3c905 nForce. Extended I/O support Extended I/O support While IDE/ATA internal devices are 99 supported While IDE/ATA internal devices are 99 supported AROS is introducing support for SATA ones. The AROS is introducing support for SATA ones. The AROS USB stack for different devices are still in AROS USB stack for different devices are still in development. Presently USB keyboards and mice development. Presently USB keyboards and mice are supported while mass storage will be are supported while mass storage will be introduced shortly. introduced shortly. slide 2: International Support International Support Locale is the AmigaOS Family name given Locale is the AmigaOS Family name given for the international software support for the international software support such as language currency decimal such as language currency decimal symbols and so on. symbols and so on. In its current form AROS supports the In its current form AROS supports the following Language sets: Czech Dansk following Language sets: Czech Dansk Deutsch English Español Français Deutsch English Español Français Italiano Magyar Nederlands Norsk Italiano Magyar Nederlands Norsk Piglatin Português Russian Suomi Piglatin Português Russian Suomi Svenska. Svenska. AmigaOS 3.1 features AmigaOS 3.1 features integrated integrated Several features which made AmigaOS Several features which made AmigaOS unique are present such as dataype unique are present such as dataype support including amigaguide iff- support including amigaguide iff- standard files… AREXX compatibility… standard files… AREXX compatibility… Compatibility at source Compatibility at source level level The AROS-EXEC and all of its core libraries The AROS-EXEC and all of its core libraries and devices are aimed at providing the and devices are aimed at providing the maximum compatibility with AmigaOS3.1. maximum compatibility with AmigaOS3.1. So in most cases your source code will So in most cases your source code will compile in AROS with almost no changes. compile in AROS with almost no changes. For binary compatibility AROS relies on E- For binary compatibility AROS relies on E- UAE an emulation program that allows UAE an emulation program that allows 68k-native AmigaOS applications. 68k-native AmigaOS applications. Extended development Extended development library support library support Numerous ports of graphical layers and Numerous ports of graphical layers and language support is introduced in AROS language support is introduced in AROS python Lua mySQL Mesa SDL… python Lua mySQL Mesa SDL… Also a port of Cairo exists for AROS. Also a port of Cairo exists for AROS. Growing software base Growing software base Although limited the software base for AROS Although limited the software base for AROS is growing with a number of ports from is growing with a number of ports from different platforms amigaos/morphos/linux/… different platforms amigaos/morphos/linux/… and self written software. These range from and self written software. These range from misc utilities productivity to entertainment. misc utilities productivity to entertainment. Requirements Requirements The requirements depend on the type of The requirements depend on the type of platform used. For x86 CPU native usage the platform used. For x86 CPU native usage the AROS requires a PC with at least 32 Mb of AROS requires a PC with at least 32 Mb of memory and 80 Mb hd. A VESA compliant GFX memory and 80 Mb hd. A VESA compliant GFX board and PS2 mouse and keyboard is board and PS2 mouse and keyboard is recommended. It can currently be installed on recommended. It can currently be installed on most IBM PC compatibles. most IBM PC compatibles. PPC requirements are the same regarding PPC requirements are the same regarding memory and HD disk space. Currently Sam440 memory and HD disk space. Currently Sam440 boards are supported with EFIKA in boards are supported with EFIKA in development. development. Different distributions requirements may vary Different distributions requirements may vary http://www.aros.org/ http://www.aros.org/ Research Operating System Small Guide to Small Guide to Or what are you missing Or what are you missing from this wonderful Open from this wonderful Open Source OS based on AmigaOS Source OS based on AmigaOS philosophy philosophy COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARKS. COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARKS. Copyright © 1995-2008 The AROS Development Team. All Copyright © 1995-2008 The AROS Development Team. All rights reserved. rights reserved. Amiga® is a trademark of Amiga Inc. All other trademarks Amiga® is a trademark of Amiga Inc. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners. belong to their respective owners. The AROS Kitty mascot is © 2003 by Eric Schwartz The AROS Kitty mascot is © 2003 by Eric Schwartz The image used in the cover is © 2005 by Damir Sijakovic. The image used in the cover is © 2005 by Damir Sijakovic.

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