Bochs (system virtualization software)

Share interesting information or links related to portable apps here.
Post Reply
User avatar
Posts: 4465
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:09 am
Location: Sol3

Bochs (system virtualization software)

#1 Post by Midas » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:12 am

Bochs IA-32 Emulator Project ( is a FOSS I came across in my online wanderings, which might be of interest to users of VirtualBox, VirtualPC or Qemu -- it seems virtualization is the preferred method of testing software portability, if you consider the discussion at ... php?t=5805 (see also ... hp?t=21885 and ... php?t=5943).

Although it claims portability, I don't think that term is used in a sense remotely similar to TPFC custom.
  • [url][/url] author wrote:Bochs is a highly portable open source IA-32 (x86) PC emulator written in C++, that runs on most popular platforms. It includes emulation of the Intel x86 CPU, common I/O devices, and a custom BIOS. Bochs can be compiled to emulate many different x86 CPUs, from early 386 to the most recent x86-64 Intel and AMD processors which may even not reached the market yet. Bochs is capable of running most Operating Systems inside the emulation including Linux, DOS or Microsoft Windows.
    • Image
Bochs latest version (currently v2.6.9) can be downloaded from

Post Reply