david at gibson.dropbear.id.au
Wed May 29 12:21:18 EST 2002
On Wed, May 29, 2002 at 11:01:02AM +1000, Peter Barker wrote:
> On Wed, 29 May 2002, David Gibson wrote:
> > > i was wondering what the best windows emulator was for Linux? From my
> > Neither vmware nor wine will run on PPC since both rely on the
> > processor being able to run (most of) the x86 Windows code. The only
> > thing you could use for this is Bochs, which is a full PC emulator.
> > That will be *very* slow.
> He just said he wanted to run Windows - and you point out it's going to be
Yes, but this way you get the slowness of emulation and then the
slowness of Windows on top of that. Which doesn't really bear
> BTW, I'd suggest plex86 - which is the Open Source equivalent of Bochs -
> heavily contributed to by the author of Bochs.
Um, not quite. Bochs has actually been GPLed now, although it used to
be non-free. plex86 aims to be a vmware clone, and as such won't work
on PPC (actually I think it can do full emulation as well as
virtualization, but it will then be essentially equivalent to Bochs).
It also borrows a lot of code from Bochs for the device emulation.
David Gibson | For every complex problem there is a
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