Also see: Emulator

Home Page: (sourceforge)

License: LGPL

Formerly known as Plex86. An emulator for x86. Highly portable. Thus it is able to run a great number of OSes as either guest or as host.

From homepage:

“Bochs is a highly portable open source IA-32 (x86) PC emulator written in C++, that runs on most popular platforms. It includes emulation of the Intel x86 CPU, common I/O devices, and a custom BIOS. Currently, Bochs can be compiled to emulate a 386, 486 or Pentium CPU. Bochs is capable of running most Operating Systems inside the emulation including Linux, Windows 95, DOS, and recently NT 4. Bochs was written by Kevin Lawton and is currently maintained by this project. […]”


  • Bochs-tools ( – Tools for Bochs.
  • Bochs-RFB ( – Allows one to connect to the guest OS via the RFB protocol. A procotol used by VNC.
  • Bochs-win32 ( – Windows port.

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