Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Boch Xperience: anyone ? - Mac Software Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Boch Xperience: anyone ? aquafire Posted: October 16, 2003 8:05AM in Mac Software edited January 2014 Has anyone tried mounting windows with it?I have both windows 2000 and windows 98 to fool around with.Allegedly Boch software will run them on mac...Or so I gather...Any experiences...?Ps I am using 9.2 classic..not carbonite.... Comments Reply 1 of 4 ghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member October 16, 2003 9:04AM I haven't used it myself, but everything I've read says it is significantly slower than VirtualPC. Reply 2 of 4 staphbaby Posts: 353member October 16, 2003 11:59AM Quote:Originally posted by Brad I haven't used it myself, but everything I've read says it is significantly slower than VirtualPC. I've used both, and I can confirm that it is much slower than VPC (but hey, it's complete lack of optimisation means that it will run on a G5). It's also a bit of a pain in the bottom to set up - installing Win98SE on by DP867 took overnight (although it might have taken less time if I hadn't fallen asleep), and what's more, you'll have to fiddle a bit with the configuration file to get it to work at all ? fun fun fun.For OS X, you can, however, get a precompiled package from OSXGNU. There's also a non-free version sold by openosx as "wintel", who, by most accounts, are a bunch of scumbags (stealing IP from fink, for one).For OS 9, there definitely was a port done and maintained since the early nineties, but I haven't the faintest idea where you would find it these days. Reply 3 of 4 1337_5l4xx0r Posts: 1,558member October 16, 2003 3:18PM I used it two years ago on Linux on my wallstreet powerbook, and it was unbelievably slow. And I had used VPC on that same 292mhz powerbook, and it was decent.A lot can happen in two years, but I think optimizing for speed is not and never has been a priority for ppc bochs developers. Reply 4 of 4 stoo Posts: 1,490member October 19, 2003 9:40AM On my 867MHz PowerBook, it runs slower than a 20MHz Pentium would. If I Remember Correctly, Bochs is written for portability rather than speed (so there aren't CPU specific optimisations as there are in Virtual PC). I have heard rumors of a version of Bochs that has faster CPU emulation: anyone else know anything of this? Sign In or Register to comment.