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ArcaOS 5.0

ArcaOS 5.0, the long-awaited modern OS/2 distribution from Arca Noae, was released for general availability May 15, 2017. A patch release, ArcaOS 5.0.1 was released on July 9, 2017.

ArcaOS 5.0 is available in personal and commercial editions, with the latter including prioritized support and a longer term of included maintenance and updates.

Personal edition licenses come with 6 months of support and maintenance and commercial licenses include a full year of support and maintenance.

The focus is on running a full OS/2 implementation on bare metal, not just in virtual machines, and towards that goal we have done a considerable amount of testing on popular, industry-standard hardware. Blonde Guy has been an active beta tester for Arca Noae. Look at Blonde Guy's ArcaOS 5.0 preloaded computers for supported hardware.


ArcaOS 5.0 preloaded computers

Blonde Guy computers are designed to run ArcaOS 5.0. People who run OS/2 and eComStation programs will be able to buy a working computer without worrying about hardware compatibility or installing fixes, updates or general applications.

Each computer will be preloaded with ArcaOS 5.0, Suntan Special, OpenOffice.org and many other useful programs. Suntan Special provides updates to keep your system and applications up to date.

eComStation preloaded Computers ArcaOS 5.0 preloaded computers
Desktop and laptop computers pre-loaded with ArcaOS 5.0, OpenOffice and more.

ArcaOS 5.0

ArcaOS is offered on DVD and download. Shipping is available worldwide. License and DVD are both part of the price.

ArcaOS Support & Maintenance subscription provides continued access to the bug tracker and any updates to 5.0.x which are released. In addition, any content available as part of the Drivers & Software subscription is also available as part of the ArcaOS Support & Maintenance subscription.

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ArcaOS 5.0 DVD
Comprehensive list of available ArcaOS DVD for the English language.
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ArcaOS Support & Maintenance subscription
Order form for a 12 month Support & Maintenance subscription. The following conditions apply:
  • If ordered before the current expiration of support, then a 10 % discount applies.
  • One day late, and no discount applies.
  • The ArcaOS license and the software and maintenance license must match. That is a commercial subscription must be applied to a commercial license.
  • If you have multiple licenses for ArcaOS, then you must order the same number of subscriptions.
eComStation preloaded Computers More information about ArcaOS
I've collected some information about ArcaOS to help prospective users.

System requirements

Here is a link to the Arca Noae system requirements.

ArcaOS 5.0 System Requirements ArcaOS 5.0 system requirements

Support Contract

Blonde Guy will offer a support contract for ArcaOS 5.0 that is intended for a small business. Consulting services are available now for large businesses.

Last Modified: 23 Oct 2017
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