OpenOSX ships WinTel 2.0 for Mactels

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  1. macrumors bot

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    Category: Mac OS X
    Link: OpenOSX ships WinTel 2.0 for Mactels
    Description:: OpenOSX today began shipping its WinTel 2.0 emulator software with Universal binaries, bringing nearly native emulated x86 performance to Apple's new Intel-based Macs and allowing Mac users to run Microsoft Windows with increased speed.

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  2. macrumors G3

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    Ummm, Bochs is still a full emulator rather than a virtual CPU handler, isn't it? "Near native" seems highly doubtful.
     
  3. macrumors 68000

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    I'd rather they used QEMU, as that can be either an x86 emulator (on PPC, SPARC, etc) or just a virtual box (on x86). Meh. I shall just have to use QEMU myself, then...
     
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    It is a universal binary optimized for both PPC and Intel..? :confused:

    So, near native running on Intel, and still awfully cr@p running on PPC?

    Let's put it this way: I hope so....
     
  5. macrumors G3

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    That's what these OpenOSX people claim, though the Bochs project itself is aimed at portability.
    If it's still really Bochs inside, it will be fully emulated Intel on Intel! Having all the data in its natural size and order helps, but instructions are all still being cranked through a C program.

    It does include its own emulated BIOS, so that would at least get the stuff up and running, but those speed claims are a little odd.

    Macintel ports of QEMU (as greatdevourer mentioned above), plex86, VMware or VPC would be more on the right track for decent performance.
     
  6. macrumors member

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    2.0.1 came out today and is allegedly Universal. Both the App and the Bochs part.
     

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