Originally Posted by Methanoid
Very true... sad but much as we'd probably all love to have AOS back, it cannot compare to Windows/OSX/Linux for software base.
AROS has a built in partial posix layer. If that was finished and there was, say, a GTK2 implementation, then AROS could share a lot of the standard apps like Firefox, OpenOffice etc.
Then the user's decisions would be based on the quality of the OS, and not the codebase.
(EDIT: Same applies to OS4, of course.)