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Re: bochs v. vmware



on Wed, Sep 25, 2002, Leandro Guimar (lgcdutra@terra.com.br) wrote:
> Em Sat, 21 Sep 2002 17:40:23 +0100,
> Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> escreveu:
> 
> > On Sat, Sep 21, 2002 at 12:29:57PM -0400, Andy Saxena wrote:
> > > On Sat, Sep 21, 2002 at 03:21:36AM -0700, Paul Johnson wrote:
> > > > On Fri, Sep 20, 2002 at 11:07:27PM -0700, nate wrote:
> > > > > some may even require use of vmware/bochs/etc to run ..
> > > > 
> > > > Is bochs anywhere near as user-friendly as vmware yet?
> > > 
> > > Bochs is described as a PC emulator, while vmware is virtual
> > > machine software. I don't know the difference at a technical level.
> > 
> > Bochs emulates individual machine instructions in software. VMware lets
> > the processor handle those as normal, but traps accesses to hardware
> > devices and emulates just those in software.
> 
> 	The free software equivalent of VMWare would be Plex86.

No, last I recall, that's the FS equivalent of bochs, which is source
distributed, but not free.

See the above comments on machine emulation vs. virtualization.

Peace.

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