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12-14-2005, 10:17 PM
check this out, Photoshop CS running on Windows XP Pro on Qemu on Freebsd 6.0 :D
http://www.imageuploading.com/ims/pic.p ... sN&i=49446 (http://www.imageuploading.com/ims/pic.php?u=4049oCCsN&i=49446)
Next, try and get samba/networking working. Any tips welcome....
That's a nice picture. How does QEMU integrate into FreeBSD? That is, can files be shared, are applications opened easily? Is it different than dual-booting?
I just got Samba running for a very simple network. If you would like my (very simple) set-up files, contact me off-group.
12-15-2005, 07:15 AM
I couldn't get the QEMU accelerater to work - I ewven tried manually kldload ing it and it loaded - but there was zero discernable difference in speed. Did you get the accellerator to load, and if so, I'd LOVE to know what you did : )
ps - I still installed PC-BSD into it though : )
12-15-2005, 11:18 AM
My goals for 2006: Port Photoshop CS2, Dreamweaver, Flash, IE and Shareaza to PC-BSD using WINE or another magic :)
12-15-2005, 11:21 AM
12-15-2005, 11:32 AM
I would like to see a Mac OS X emulator :D This might be easier too :?:
12-15-2005, 06:54 PM
Frank - Qemu shares files via the standard networking protocols, or will when I figure out how to do it. I'm looking at this as an alternative to wine, having apps running on a full install of xp means they all work 100% and within freebsd which, for me, is more convenient than dual booting.
sblevin - The kernel module can be loaded with /boot/loader.conf or manually although, same as you, it makes no difference to the speed. A quick visit to the qemu forums seems to suggest that very few people see any speed increase, even in linux.
The first thing I installed on qemu was PCBSD :wink:
12-15-2005, 07:23 PM
I was trying it as well, so a Dos Game engine, but the performance is still too slow atm. Thats why I was so interested in the accellerator. I assume it "works" but there may be more than a few problems with it atm - perhaps soon. I think QEMU would be a superb virtual computer should the speed increases promised by the accelleration module be realised.
Dreams (besides a working accellerator)
A GUI for creating/managing machines, dealing with all the common (at least) options such as disk selection/creation, boot order, cd/iso mounter, memory size ... that sort of thing. Really low level options could be done by hand. A graphical launcher that allows you to decide if you will be working with the actual disk img file or a differential one, and a way to merge them would be superb.
The ULTIMATE test? Playing System Shock 1 (ultimate DOS game) in it. Thats what I'm looking for : )
Good luck with it. Keep us informed - it's too cool : )
12-17-2005, 02:47 PM
This took a while but here you are, Internet Explorer on XP pro on vmware3 on Freebsd 6.0 :lol:
http://www.imageuploading.com/ims/pic.p ... sN&i=49580 (http://www.imageuploading.com/ims/pic.php?u=4049oCCsN&i=49580)
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