bruce at cran.org.uk
Thu Jan 24 12:45:52 PST 2008
Jack Barnett wrote:
> Robert Eckardt wrote:
>> It depends on what you want to do.
> To clarify, I would like to run Windows XP at least
> VMWare runs WinXP beautifully - but unfortunately VMWare doesn't well
> under FreeBSD.
> Last time I tried Qemu it was fairly slow.
> So Jail, Qemu and VMWare crossed off the list, any other options?
While Qemu is normally slow, there was a SoC project to add KVM
(Kernel-based Virtual Machine) support to FreeBSD - it uses the
virtualization features built in to modern Intel and AMD CPUs. It
speeds things up substantially. For more information go to
If that doesn't work then you could also try emulators/kqemu-kmod/ -
while it doesn't take advantage of the VT or SVM features in modern
CPUs, it allows Qemu to run a lot of code natively and so speeds things
up quite a bit.
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