Bochs

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 2 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.2.1
File Size:
3.03MB
Date Added:
August 11, 2005
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
12,470
Downloads Last Week:
9
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' review

Suppose you're programming on a Pentium PC but need to test your software on an AMD Athlon. You could use a different workstation, or you could run Bochs, an open-source program for emulating x86 CPUs. Bochs communicates with floppy disks, network cards, COM ports, CD-ROMs, and even the sound devices of the computer it's hosted on. Despite Bochs's very detailed manual, setting up an operating system for a virtual CPU isn't as easy as it is with Virtual PC or VMware. You need to edit the configuration file manually. The good news is you can find ready-made disk images for FreeDOS, several Linux systems, FreeBSD, and Minix. Script kiddies should look elsewhere, but we wholeheartedly recommend Bochs to developers, ultrageeks, and computer-science students.

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