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Re: bochs v. vmware

On Wed, Sep 25, 2002 at 09:10:51AM -0700, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> 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:
> > > 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.

That's incorrect; I think you're a couple of years out of date here.
Bochs is LGPLed and is an emulator, Plex86 is a virtualizer. Google
should confirm this.

Note that bochs is in Debian main.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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