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Software News   Software News : Icaros Desktop 1.2.1 update has been released
   posted by paolone on 7-Mar-2010 23:46:13 (3807 reads)
The first update for Icaros Desktop 1.2 has been released. This update CD includes the most updated system files (up to march 6, 2010 nightly build) and some interesting new features like (still work in progress) 3D hardware acceleration on GeForce 5, 6 and 7 cards (both AGP and PCI Express versions supported), changeable pointers, .backdrop file support for placing icons on the desktop and many, many others.

Please notice that this release won't include new 3rd party software (with the only exception of YAM and some games to test hardware 3D), but will only bring the current ones to their latest versions. So you will enjoy OWB 1.0 RC2, SabreMSN 0.67 and the latest beta of WookieChat. Developers will also find the latest version of AROS development files. This release should fix also some annoying bugs like the Theme prefs wrongly handled on 1.2, while system stability and hardware compatibility has noticeably improved.

http://www.icarosdesktop.org
    

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Re: Icaros Desktop 1.2.1 update has been released
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Hey my name is up there twice!

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Thanks for the update Paolone !


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jahc is #1 AMIGA developer!!!

SabreMSN and Wookie chat, supported across all platforms!

Awesome work!! (nice update paolone)

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i am very happy to see and try it but where is the sam update of aros??


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Excelent, thanks!

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version 1.2 didn't work in my pc. i would prefer to test a full 1.2.1 cd/dvd...


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Quote:
version 1.2 didn't work in my pc. i would prefer to test a full 1.2.1 cd/dvd...


I had not planned a full 1.2.1 release, however if you need that I can look for some spare time to make it. Just to be sure not to waste time, would you just download the update ISO, burn it to a CD-RW and tell me if it boots?

Ah, had I mentioned that Icaros Update Disc 1.2.1 can be seen also as a "nightly build on steroids"?

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@paolone: of course i will do it! and btw, is there an option to write the iso in to a usb stick to try it to my acer aspire one too?


-edit-
ok, here what we've got:

amd athlon xp 3200+, 1.5gb ram, vga nvidia 7600gs/256, monitor samsung 2043nw.

in vesa best fit true color no floppy, it boots but in a wrong 1600x1200 screen mode.
when i run anything the system freezes and there is a strange behavior of open windows.

in vesa 1280x1024 it boots ok but after a while same behavior.

in nvidia 7800 mode it's not booting, message:
could not init gfx hidd hidd.gfx.nv
cannot open boot console

in nvidia graphics mode it's not booting, message:
Nvidia nvBase=11d12a0 FAILURE!


with v1.2 it wasn't booting in any mode at all, so at least we have some positive progress!
i hope aros soon it will be better.

Last edited by amije on 08-Mar-2010 at 06:01 PM.


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Nice to see Aros evolving.


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On pc works without problems if i use the vesa resolution, unfortunatly it doesn't support my ati radeon card.. it is an ati hd radeon 3450 pci-express.. btw i am very happy to see aros evolving.. hope to see it soon on my sam


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is there an option to write the iso in to a usb stick to try it to my acer aspire one too?


This is possible with the latest nightly builds, so it will probably be added to the next version of Icaros.

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I generally prefer waiting some time before adding things to Icaros. Just to see if they work as expected and are easy to set up. So yes, it will be added soon.

Last edited by paolone on 09-Mar-2010 at 11:01 PM.

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these are good news


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So this might be the latest OS of the world?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_operating_systems


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I like to download my updates on a CD and update AROS through CD Icaros is officially my only AROS flavor OS :)

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@ KimmoK

Latest... according to your link, AROS was first booted standalone in 1999!

It predates both OS4 and MorphOS!

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