Anybody ever use Bochs?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MacManiac1224, Aug 27, 2003.

  1. MacManiac1224 macrumors regular

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    Anybody everuse Bochs? If any of you did, is it easy to install? Is it fast? Give me any info that will be helpful. Thanks for the help
     
  2. jimthorn macrumors 6502a

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    I'm curious about Bochs too.

    Is there an OS X app version of it, or does it need to be compiled?

    How well does it run on OS X? I don't mean speed, since I'm aware that it's emulation. I mean, how accurate is the emulation? I'm pretty impressed with Virtual PC, as it runs pretty much anything I throw at it.

    Anybody got a screenshot on OS X?
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    I have run MacBOCHS, the Classic version of the open source emulator. It is not nearly as nice the VPC, SoftPC, or SoftWindows. Just as an example, if you don't have a preconfigured disk image, you have to use DiskDup+ manually create your images. By that, I mean that you have to establish the proper number of cylinders and the proper number of sectors. The user experience is not a strong suit of MacBOCHS. Performance is poor compared to VPC and SoftWindows. As it stands now, BOCHS is really more of a curiosity than a legitimate threat to VPC. It can be found here.
     
  4. jimthorn macrumors 6502a

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    Well, though I enjoy a good challenge, it sounds like it's more work than it's worth right now. Thanks for the info.
     

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