QEMU (PC emulator)

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Pim Borst
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QEMU (PC emulator)

#1 Post by Pim Borst » Fri Mar 10, 2006 2:41 am

Hi,

I'd like to suggest QEMU for the collection.
The web-site is http://fabrice.bellard.free.fr/qemu/ and the windows executable can be obtained from http://www.h7.dion.ne.jp/~qemu-win/.

QEMU allows you to run many operating systems (e.g. Linux or XP) from a disk image in an emulated PC (x86 or ARM, Sparc, PowerPC or MIPS).
This way you can run your non-portable applications in a portable emulator!

Although it is certainly not as fast as VMware it has the advantage that it has user-mode network simulation built in. This makes portable network access possible (you don't have to install services or virtual network connectors on the host PC).

I personally think QEMU is a really cool piece of software!

Enjoy,

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#2 Post by Pim Borst » Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:46 am

Needless to say you need a USB harddisk with a couple of gigs free for the disk image...

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#3 Post by Andrew Lee » Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:45 am

Thanks for the suggestion! QEMU is essentially command-line driven and presents quite a challenge for beginners, but I played around with the various GUI options listed and liked Qemu Manager a lot, so I have added that to the database instead.

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Re: QEMU (PC emulator)

#4 Post by Midas » Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:09 pm

Very old topic update: QEMU v5.2.0 released 2021-02-08 (changelog and download at https://qemu.weilnetz.de/w64/2021/).

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