QEMU: a Multihost, Multitarget Emulator

QEMU comes to the rescue for those times when VMware is overkill.
Conclusion

QEMU may lack the graphical configuration and VM setup tools of commercial programs like VMware, but I have found it to be an excellent solution to the I-need-to-run-just-one-Windows-application problem. Judging from the comments I've read on the QEMU forum and on the #qemu channel on the Freenode IRC network, QEMU is well suited to solving many other problems. Give it a try, I think you'll like it.

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Daniel Bartholomew has been using computers since the early 1980s when his parents brought home an Apple IIe (with an 80-column card!). After stints on Mac and Windows machines, he discovered Linux (Slackware) in 1996 and has been using various distributions ever since. He lives with his wife and children in North Carolina.

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qvm86 is officially (?) obsolete

Geraldo's picture

From qvm86's project site on Savannah a post from the admin:

-- BEING POST --
qvm86 is obsolete
posted by pbrook, Sunday 01/21/07 at 16:16 UTC - 4 replies

InnoTek have released their VirtualBox code under the GPL.
As far as I'm concerned this obsoletes qvm86, and I see no point continuing development. I recommend anyone interested in qvm86 use VirtualBox ...
-- END POST --

QEMU is alive

Gabriel Menini's picture

Actually, QEMU and VirtualBox are different products.

VirtualBox has a very nice GUI and is available both for Linux and Windows.

On the other hande, I find using QEMU very simple ;-)

BTW, great magazine article.

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