ARAnyM/AFROS Live CD8.12

GPL (GNU General Public License)    
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A Live Linux distribution that transforms your PC into an Atari software compatible machine

editor's review




ARAnyM/AFROS Live CD is an open source, bootable and freely distributed operating system derived from Slax, which in turn is based on the geek-friendly Slackware Linux distribution. It is built around the ARAnyM and AFROS software projects, and helps you to transform a regular computer into an Atari compatible machine.

Features at a glance

Key features include support for MC68040 compatible CPUs, including MMU, support for MC68881 compatible FPUs, JIT compiler for both FPU and CPU, ST-RAM 14 MB, Fast-RAM configurable from 0 to 3824 MB, host accelerated fVDI graphics, as well as parallel port support (bidirectional).

In addition, the distribution provides users with access to the filesystem of the host operating system using the BetaDOS or MiNT native XFS driver, Ethernet networking via host using MiNT-Net XIF driver, TOS 4.x XBIOS, DMA compatible sound, and support for MFP, ACIA, IKBD, VIDEL, FDC, BLITTER, IDE, MC56001 and DSP technologies.

Distributed as a Live CD image

The distribution is available for download as a Live CD ISO image that will boot on computers supporting the 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x86_64) hardware platforms. Being distributed as a Live CD, you will be able to run the operating system completely from a CD disc or a USB thumb drive, without interfering with the currently installed OS.

Offers advanced boot options

From the Live CD boot menu, the user will be able to start the live system with normal configuration, with the JIT CPU compiler, in safe graphics mode using the VESA display server, or in safe graphics mode with JIT.

Come pre-loaded with various software projects

ARAnyM/AFROS Live CD comes pre-loaded with various software projects. It includes an image viewer, multimedia player, text editor, web browser, file manager, file transfer client, VNC viewer, email client, and a couple of other tools.

ARAnyM/AFROS Live CD was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on September 4th, 2014
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