Bochs: Monta Virtual PC x86 architecture based on GNU / Linux
Not merely a virtual machine but rather a genuine PC emulator type 386, 486, Pentium, Pentium Pro or AMD64, including options such as MMX, SSE, SSE2 and 3DNow up, able to emulate the CPU, the BIOS and load the image of any operating system, Windows XP is the latter or any GNU / Linux on the market.
As we run, for example, Windows XP system type from a window of our GNU / Linux Mandrake, for the purpose of testing programs to Windows XP without sacrificing comfort of our GNU / Linux. Are you a Windows user and want to try Linux without breaking the windows? Well, you create a virtual PC image and mount a GNU / Linux distro whatever. Supports 3DNow, SSE, SSE2, PNI (SSE3), disk images in the format VGA Vmware3 and emulation.
Based on Wintel, a project is fully open source and cross-platform, so you can try it for free and even enjoy a small image of Mandrake Linux. The program is ideal for programmers and developers utilities like Windows users who want to be the first dip with GNU / Linux, through a gentle artifice: Bochs