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bochs Reviews

Bochs IA-32 Emulator provides a virtual PC that can run operating systems such as Windows, Linux, and BSD.

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  • Ask HN: Where can I find a primer on how computers boot?
    The following is a pretty decent historical page about the pre-(U)EFI MBR (Master Boot Record) boot process: Note that EFI/UEFI -- occurred much later in time than MBR... Related: You might also wish to check out some emulators, most notably Bochs ( and QEMU ( - Source: Hacker News / 7 days ago
  • Can anyone recommend some good free tools for programming, debugging, and virtualization on Ubuntu?
    With both of those you can make some really nice DOS programs. Which you can then run in bochs (not virtualized, but an emulator. Close enough :) ). - Source: Reddit / 23 days ago
  • Should I disable any modules for security reasons?
    Are you sure that module isn't just called bochs? It is a DRM driver for a graphics device provided by the Bochs emulator. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • is vmware 16 workstation player real? (
    There are other projects out there that can do that kind of emulation though. You might look into QEMU and Bochs. Https:// - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Where can I start with os development?
    However, most of these are rather old since they mention floppy drives and the legacy BIOS. If your machine is very recent, it's possible the code won't even work. Ou can still use Bochs, qemu, or VirtualBox to run it, if you insist. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • A virtual Apple Macintosh with System 8, running in Electron
    Back in the late 90s and early 00s we used to do things like running Bochs[0] instances inside of OSs running on Bochs instances recursively. Back then we thought it was funny, but these days that just seems to be how software works. [0] Hey guys, remember Bochs? - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago

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