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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win4lin - the most _practical_ solution...?
by bob hall on Sun 12th May 2002 09:27 UTC

I'd like to reinforce the comment on win4lin - I've been using it for about 2 years now under slack 7.0 (with various kernels) to host a win95 system. It's much more lightweight than vmware (it'll run on a 24Mb 486-100), and on midrange machines, much faster. In comparison Bochs is technically intereting but glacial.

Bob