On Mon, 2004-07-05 at 15:24 -0700, Daniel J.Guinan wrote:
I'm curious, how does the speed compare to Virtual PC?
Not terribly well yet - on my 1Ghz Tibook, it feels about the same
as on my 800Mhz PIII desktop PC at work, which is to say that the
emulated system seems somewhere around high-end-468/low-end-Pentium
speed. However, it's important to remember that Virtual PC:
* has been around for ages, and has seen lots of development and
* uses a hand-written and heavily optimised x86->PPC translator
* uses special PPC features like Altivec and little-endian mode to
* uses the host system's MMU to accelerate memory access
Qemu's still fast enough to be usable for a great many things though,
if you're debating whether or not to try it, by all means download it
and give it a go.
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