Bochs Publisher's description
from Volker Ruppert
Bochs is a highly portable open source IA-32 (x86) PC emulator written in C++, that runs on most popular platforms
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. Currently, Bochs can be compiled to emulate a 386, 486, Pentium/PentiumII/PentiumIII/Pentium4 or x86-64 CPU including optional MMX, SSEx and 3DNow! instructions.
Bochs is capable of running most Operating Systems inside the emulation including Linux, DOS, WindowsВ® 95/98 and WindowsВ® NT/2000/XP or Windows Vista. Bochs was written by Kevin Lawton and is currently maintained by this project.
Bochs can be compiled and used in a variety of modes, some which are still in development. The 'typical' use of bochs is to provide complete x86 PC emulation, including the x86 processor, hardware devices, and memory. This allows you to run OS's and software within the emulator on your workstation, much like you have a machine inside of a machine. For instance, let's say your workstation is a Unix/X11 workstation, but you want to run Win'95 applications. Bochs will allow you to run Win 95 and associated software on your Unix/X11 workstation, displaying a window on your workstation, simulating a monitor on a PC.
What's New in This Release:Version 2.4.6 is a bugfix+ release. Here is the summary of changes :
Support more host OS to run on:
Include win64 native binary in the release.
Fixed failures on big endian hosts.
BIOS: Support for up to 2M ROM BIOS images.
GUI: select mouse capture toggle method in .bochsrc.
Ported most of Qemu's 'virtual VFAT' block driver
(except runtime write support, but plus FAT32 suppport)
Added write protect option for floppy drives.
Bugfixes / improved internal debugger + instrumentation.
The binary packages for Linux and Windows are built with these featues :
x86-64 emulation with all optimizations enabled
chipset: PCI, ACPI
video: Bochs VBE and Cirrus SVGA
network: NE2000 (ISA/PCI)
USB: OHCI, UHCI and 6 device types
Linux: nogui, rfb, sdl, term, wx, x
Windows: nogui, rfb, win32
System Requirements:No special requirements.
Program Release Status: Major Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall