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New open-source OS for Amiga computers.







100% OS 3.x compatible!

One of the most appealing aspects of AROS is its open nature that puts power in the hands of people who wish to contribute. Since releasing Apollo OS RC1 many users have joined our ApolloOS-Dev section or the Discord #ApolloTeam server and contributed code, performed recompiles, and testing.

To us this is perfection and exactly the type of community spirit we want to be connected to.

We found that AROS in its original state added extra layers of abstraction and confusion never before seen in the original AmigaOS.

This sort of uncontrolled bloat lowers compatibility with original Amiga 68K programs and slows down the OS. Such abstractions are fun with multi gigahertz PCs, but a headache when run on even the fastest 68K CPU. We're fixing this.


All our work on Apollo OS will be made available for the public |


By contrast, our focus is on 68K and Amiga hardware support to make the AROS kernel as compatible as possible.

Our forked AROS branch will focus on Amiga 68k to 100% and will not work on X86 or PPC. To attain the best speed possible, we will tune appropriated functions to take full advantage of AMMX and the 68080.

Of course all our work will be made available as per AROS license requirements and 68k coders are welcome to optimize Apollo OS for any of the 68k family CPU.

Using this combination, the power is in the hands of coders who can decide where to focus their time and effort.

We appreciate all the work that came before us from those who spent time, money, and effort to make AROS great.

Moving forward, our solemn commitment is to make as much 68K software as possible work with our Apollo OS distribution.





AROS users benefit from our work already

As you may know, we have already improved AROS in many ways.

Recently we fixed some bugs in BestModeId

We also improved the speed of some AROS graphics functions by 100%, as well as improved several exec functions on 68K.


Every AROS user can benefit from our work |


More recently we improved AROS IDE speed by 2 MB/sec. All these bug fixes we make go back to AROS. Every AROS user can benefit from our work.

That is how Apollo OS branch benefits Amiga community in general.






Apollo OS runs on all Vampires

ApolloOS runs on all Vampires (V500, V600, V1200, V4 and V4+).

While ApolloOS may run on older 68Ks, the CPU will not have good performance under AROS, nor the speed to play videos with Riva or play demanding games like Diablo.

Our focus is to improve the stability of AROS and compatibility with OS 3.x as well as to improve the performance on 68080.


To improve performance we will make use of AMMX acceleration |


AMMX is great for accelerating games, video, and graphic operations such as datatypes. In the future, we anticipate that ApolloOS will be more and more AMMX accelerated.










AROS and ApolloOS

Our team made decision to fork the existing AROS source-code in order to speed up the development of its 68k branch.

We made this choice because AROS contains a lot of code for different platforms (x86, ARM, 68k) which is not relevant in our case.


Removing all that unused code will ease development (shorter compile time, easier understanding of code), more quickly allow for improvements currently on the table, and possibly improve performance overall

Our goal is to improve AROS 68k support and improve its compatibility with AmigaOS3 as much as possible. Embracing that goal, some brave team volunteers started to maintain that fork. Current code is fully available on Apollo Team GitHub.


Now you too can take part in Amiga 68k OS development  |


If you are interested into digging in it, complete and easy compiling instructions are available here: GitHub AROS Building Wiki









Let's free the OS together!


We invite you to help us with developing and testing Apollo OS!

Please feel free to join our Betatest section on our Forum and apolloos-dev Discord channel.


Join betatest today to help test and polish the Apollo OS |


To show and demonstrate improvements made, the team also started to work on a complete distribution based on it called ApolloOS. This can be downloaded and tested here in its last build: ApolloOS distribiution






Minimum System Requirements:


  • CPU: 68080

  • Memory: 16 MB FastRAM

  • Graphics: RTG





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