OpenOSX ships WinTel 2.0 for Mactels

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  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003


    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. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    Ummm, Bochs is still a full emulator rather than a virtual CPU handler, isn't it? "Near native" seems highly doubtful.
  3. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

    Aug 5, 2005
    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...
  4. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    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. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    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. alric macrumors member

    May 10, 2004
    2.0.1 came out today and is allegedly Universal. Both the App and the Bochs part.

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