Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope
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AROS, also known as AROS research operating system, is an operating system first released in 1996. It is similar to the Amiga operating system, and runs on a variety of platforms including IA-32, x86-64, PowerPC, m68k, and ARM. It is compatible with any program written for the AmigaOS.


AROS is hosted on SourceForge at

Available AROS distributions

  • Icaros Desktop, whose features include Amiga 68 K emulation and 3D acceleration for NVIDIA GPUs
  • Broadway, a newer distribution aimed at being an introduction to AROS
  • AspireOS, a distribution for Acer Aspire One netbooks
  • AROS Vision, a native m86 k distribution

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