On Tue, 06 Jan 2004 15:14:39 +0100 firstname.lastname@example.org (wlindenbauer) wrote:
is the emulator BOCHS a good alternative for VMWare ?
No. Bochs is far too slow for that (it's more useful for debugging systems because it is more accurate). There is a project called plex86 which aimed to speed it up by adding a JIT, but I don't think that's anywhere near usable There is also the commercial Virtutech Simics simulator which was used for the porting of the x86-64 kernel, but even that is far slower than vmware and not really useful for non debugging use. Your best bet currently is probably qemu which seems to have acceptable performance. -Andi