: WinTel 2.0 emulator


Elemenopee
Jan 18th, 2006, 09:57 AM
Has anybody tried this Windows emulator on their mac (G4, G5, or IntelDuo)?

If so, how fast does it run for non-gaming apps, and how does it compare to Virtual PC?

http://openosx.com/wintel/index.html

Script Kiddie
Jan 18th, 2006, 10:16 AM
There is some pretty harsh words for this over on digg.com/apple
http://digg.com/apple/Run_Windows_%28x86%29_on_Intel_Macs_at_nearly_Nati ve_Speed_

mikef
Jan 18th, 2006, 11:22 AM
It's supposedly nothing more than a fancy GUI front-end on bochs. Bochs has never been known to be a 'good' emulator. It's slow and not 100% compatible.

mguertin
Jan 18th, 2006, 12:02 PM
exactly mikef

openosx has long run these so called 'scams' to get people to dish out their hard earned dollars for nothing more than pre-compiled open source software. Our VP here once purchased the office suite from them. He had trouble installing it, and although it comes with 'support' he couldn't get an answer on telephone, all emails were ignored, as well as subsequent requests for a refund.

Bochs is not fast by any stretch of the imagination and not a grea soution. If you do want to try it DON'T give them your hard earned money. Do yourself a favor and download MacBochs for yourself (and compile it). Better yet, get QEMU and compile it and you'll be much happier!