Home > OS News > QEMU Ported to Mac OS X QEMU Ported to Mac OS X Submitted by Jaime Ieong 2004-07-08 OS News 8 Comments QEMU is now working on Mac OS X. Download ready-to-run images of QEMU virtual computers, pre-installed with a Free Operating System and a set of popular free software. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 8 Comments 2004-07-08 9:02 pm This sounds great. 2004-07-08 9:15 pm now if only they can optimize the x86 -> PPC library so that it takes advantage of Altivec or G5 64bitness maybe it will be a great Wine variant! 2004-07-08 9:38 pm So how does the emulation speed compare to say bochs or VPC? 2004-07-08 10:13 pm in comparision to bochs: http://fabrice.bellard.free.fr/qemu/benchmarks.html so very good 2004-07-09 2:21 am wow! it’s about as fast as using vlc, a bit slower than virtual pc, it’s really good to use something open-source that is nearly as fast as something commercial, wish i knew how to make a windows image, will have to look that up. 2004-07-09 2:22 am vnc rather. 2004-07-09 5:35 am just some days ago i googled about qemu on OSX – and now there it is. great work, many thanks 🙂 – can’t wait getting home and trying it. 2004-07-09 6:02 pm I tried FreeDOS (OK in terms of speed, did not try a GUI, does it come with a GUI?) I also tried ReactOS — this one was SUPER slow How does one go about making his own images?