First Virtualization Aquisition Ever ? </li><ul><li>1994 Kevin Lawton starts Bochs development </li><ul><li>Full x86 emulator </li></ul><li>1999 Work on Plex86 starts (aka FreeMWare) </li><ul><li>Lightweight Linux Virtualization </li></ul><li>1999 Mandrake Software buys Bochs </li></ul></ul>Looking back at a decade of Virtualization
For those unfamiliar with my background, I authored a full x86 PC emulation project in the 1990's, called bochs. It was used in one form or another, by a number of virtualization players, including an R&D project at Stanford which became Vmware. Kevin Lawton on his blog march 2009 Looking back at a decade of Virtualization
Not just x86 </li><ul><ul><li>qemu-arm qemu-mips qemu-i386 qemu-ppc qemu-sparc qemu-m68k </li></ul></ul><li>“ Slow” </li><ul><li>Patch , first non free, later free </li></ul><li>Components Used in A LOT of projects ! </li></ul>Do I really need VMWare ?