Bochs 1.4 is the latest release of Bochs, the popular x86 emulator. This version delivers features such as booting from a CDROM, VESA BIOS Extensions, improved networking, keyboard mapping for non-US keyboards, and a working serial port. You’ll notice several new buttons on the GUI, copy, paste, and snapshot, which let you copy text between the system clipboard and the Bochs screen. There is also a new cross-platform interface using the SDL library. In related news, VMWare has just released a beta of its upcoming VMWare 3.1 x86 runtime (VMWare is not an emulator like Bochs and VPC are, this is why it can’t be ported to any other architecture than x86 – however, by being a runtime, it is speedier than the emulators), while Connectix released its x86 emulator, Virtual PC 4.3, just 15 days ago.