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Re: [Qemu-devel] What can qemu do that vmware/virtual pc can't...article

From: Kevin F. Quinn
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] What can qemu do that vmware/virtual pc can't...article idea
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 18:19:22 +0200

On Fri, 28 Jul 2006 15:58:06 +0200
Udo 'Robos' Puetz <address@hidden> wrote:

> Soo, do you have any more ideas what qemu can what the (free)
> alternatives from M$/VMWare can't?

Well, in addition to system emulation qemu that I'd guess most users
want qemu for, it has "user" emulation where you can run for xample an
ARM binary on an x86 host. It also emulates many targets, not just the
x86/x86_64 that VMware or VirtualPC support - bear in mind these are
virtualisation tools, not emulators, where as qemu is primarily an
emulator with virtualisation acceleration for native x86/x86_64 targets.
This makes qemu great for cross-target development. See
www.scratchbox.org for example.

Obviously qemu also has the advantage that (apart from the virualisation
module kqemu) it's open source, which means a lot to many people,
at least for me!

Kevin F. Quinn

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