Legacy emulator


Article from Issue 83/2007

Bochs, the granddaddy of all emulators, is alive and kicking; thanks to regular vitamin jabs, the lively old pretender can even handle Windows XP.

The PC emulator Bochs first saw the light of day in 1994. Bochs’ inventor, Kevin Lawton, distributed the emulator under a commercial license before selling to French Linux vendor Mandriva (which was then known as MandrakeSoft). Mandriva freed the emulator from its commercial chains, releasing Bochs under the LGPL license.

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