MS Windows emulator or VM with USB support

youshi10 at youshi10 at
Sat Apr 21 03:16:43 UTC 2007

On Fri, 20 Apr 2007, Milan Knizek wrote:

> Hello,
> is there an emulator or virtual machine, which would run MS Windows on FreeBSD
> as a host system and support USB devices? (I do not mean USB Mass Storage,
> but e.g. Garmin GPS device with Garmin's MapSource.)
> Preferrably some free software.
> AFAIK wine cannot support usb devices, VMware Server 1.x does runs only on
> linux.
> Best regards,
> Milan
> --
> Milan Knížek
> e-mail knizek {na} volny {v} cz

Based on my experience VMware is the most complete VM that can deliver this. However, there are people working on porting Xen to FreeBSD (CURRENT I believe, not STABLE).

So stay tuned for Xen if you're interested..


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