* Bug Reports
Mouse, interrupt controller, timer, IDE controller, network card, keyboard, VGA... Most of our bug reports and feature requests are due to incomplete C++ models of the various PC devices. To improve this, we need PC Hardware Gurus who know where to find the specs for this stuff and improve the hardware models for Bochs. Working on models is a fun way to learn how things work, and unlike designing a real hard disk, you can test out your changes on a real operating system immediately! * Disk Images : Our collection of disk images is getting out of date. It would be great to have small or large images of a variety of

bochs alternatives

  • VirtualBox

  • VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.

    tags: Portable virtualization virtual-machine vmware
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Solaris
  • VMware Workstation Pro

  • Official description: VMware Workstation Pro Lets You Run Multiple Operating Systems as Virtual Machines (including Windows VMs) on a Single Windows or Linux PC. VMware Workstation Pro is the industry standard for running multiple operating systems as virtual machines (VMs) on a single Linux or Windows PC. IT professionals, developers and businesses who build, test or demo software for any device, platform or cloud rely on Workstation Pro.

    tags: virtual-machine virtualization vmware
    platform: Windows Linux
  • QEMU

  • QEMU (short for "Quick EMUlator") is a free and open-source hosted hypervisor that performs hardware virtualization.

    tags: Portable operating-system scriptable vdmk-player virtual-machine
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD
  • VMware Workstation Player

  • VMware Workstation Player builds on the industry leading foundation of Workstation Pro, and delivers a streamlined user interface for creating and running operating systems and applications in a virtual machine.

    tags: easy-to-use operating-system virtualization
    platform: Windows Linux
  • KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine)

  • KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V). It consists of a loadable kernel module, kvm.ko, that provides the core virtualization infrastructure and a processor specific module, kvm-intel.ko or kvm-amd.ko. KVM also requires a modified QEMU although work is underway to get the required changes upstream.

    tags: emulation extensible gnu-linux linux-based management-tools
    platform: Linux
  • Parallels Desktop

  • Parallels Desktop gives Mac users the ability to run Windows, Linux or any other operating system and their critical applications at the same time as Mac OS X on any Intel-powered Mac Pro, iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook or MacBook Pro.

    tags: operating-system virtualization
    platform: Mac OS X
  • Xen

  •, home of the Xen hypervisor, the powerful open source industry standard for virtualization. It is a native (bare-metal) hypervisor providing services that allow multiple computer operating systems to execute on the same computer hardware concurrently.

    tags: hypervisor virtualization xen-hypervisor
    platform: Linux
  • VMware Fusion

  • Seamlessly run your favorite Windows applications and devices, on any Intel-based Mac. Built from the ground up for the Mac, VMware Fusion is the easiest way to switch to Mac—letting you bring all of your Windows applications with you, making the most of your Windows software investment, while providing the perfect safety blanket for the switch.

    tags: virtualization virtual-machine vmware
    platform: Mac OS X
  • Portable Virtualbox

  • Portable-VirtualBox is a free and open source software tool that lets you run any operating system from a usb stick without separate installation. It unpacks and adjusts the paths and configuration of VirtualBox so it will run portably. It will not support bridged networking through the virtualbox network adapter as it is not installed.

    tags: Portable virtual-machine virtualization
    platform: Windows
  • VMware vSphere Hypervisor

  • VMware vSphere Hypervisor ( based on ESXi ) is a free bare-metal hypervisor that virtualizes servers so you can consolidate your applications on less hardware.

    tags: bare-metal virtual-machine virtual-pc virtual-server virtualization
    platform: Windows Linux
  • Citrix XenServer

  • XenServer is a turnkey open source virtualization solution that provides out-of-the box virtualization and cloud computing. XenServer includes the Xen Hypervisor, the enterprise ready XAPI toolstack and integrations for cloud, storage and networking solutions.

    tags: hypervisor hypervm virtual-hypervisor virtualization vmware
    platform: Windows Linux
  • OpenVZ

  • OpenVZ is container-based virtualization for Linux.

    tags: linux-based virtual-machine virtual-machine-manager virtualization virtualization-manager
    platform: Linux
  • WineBottler

  • WineBottler is an App to manage and wrap your Windows apps into convenient OS X apps. WineBottler helps you with running Windows programs on OS X.

    tags: wine compatibility-layer windows-on-mac
    platform: Mac OS X Wine
  • MobaLiveCD

  • MobaLiveCD is a freeware that will run your Linux LiveCD on Windows thanks to the excellent emulator called "Qemu".MobaLiveCD allows you to test your LiveCD with a single click : after downloading the ISO image file of your favorite LiveCD, you just have to start it in MobaLiveCD and here you are, without the need to burn a CD-Rom or to reboot your computer.

    tags: Portable live-cd mount-iso linux-on-windows livecd
    platform: Windows
  • Boot Camp

  • Boot Camp is a utility by that assists users in installing Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or GNU/Linux operating systems on Macs. Boot Camp guides users through non-destructive re-partitioning (including resizing of an existing HFS+ partition, if necessary) of their hard disk drive and using the Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard disc to install Windows drivers.

    tags: partitioning boot-manager partition-manager windows-on-mac partition-tool
    platform: Mac OS X