Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 8th May 2002 16:41 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes The open source Bochs, VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. and VirtualPC from Connectix are applications that virtualize or emulate the x86 hardware, allowing you to run multiple operating systems on top of a "host" operating system that these three applications run upon. This means that you will be able to run Linux or FreeBSD or other supported "guest" OSes under Windows, Linux (or Macintosh), inside a window or fullscreen. But which one delivers the best performance for the money? And what about the free Bochs?
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RE: VirtualPC Sound Emulation
by Luke on Fri 10th May 2002 05:47 UTC

I have VirtualPC for Windows, and sound emulation is pretty good (but by no means perfect). First off, sound emulation under Linux has known problems and is very difficult to get working. I've been trying for a while and still can't get it to work. Under Windows it is good. Under DOS it is surprisingly good. All you need to do is add the SET BLASTER= line to your autoexec.bat and nearly everything works. For some reason, however, none of Creative Labs SB16 (the sound card VPC emulates) drivers detect the card. But this does not matter, as most (if not all) DOS programs/games do not require drivers to be loaded. There's this program called QVPRO (quickview pro?) or something. It runs under plain DOS and plays nearly all types of media (MPEG, AVI, DIVX, QUICKTIME, WAV, MP3, etc). Under VPC, every type of file I could find and test worked perfectly. You can download a 30 day free trial, if you didn't know.