Reply 200 of 386, by ruthan
Otherwise Qemu is one of the most ambitious software projects.
In theory you could do great things with it emulate and run any major architecture sw on any architecture hw, but it reality its very problematic. One of my dreams is for example run emulated Windows and Crysis on very powerfull Power IBM server.. but i far i know nobody did it, its niche.
For example there is Limbo which is able to run Windows on android, i have some Android x86 machine, which is ideal for that, i can install Windows 98 or XP into run, its runns, but otherwise control it etc, its every akward.. Same on ARM phone, its running but its slow even for 2D stuff.
QEMU was used for some Raspberry PI machine emulation, for developement, but i dont thing its was enough for gaming.
There was some try to make Xbox 360 (PPC) based on QEMU, but it failed.
There is not good QEMU windows GUI - Frontend for machine settings for years.
Networking is realised though some strange TAP bridge, which was always awkward on WIndows when i tried it.
At the start there some Android virtual machines based on QEMU, but Bluestacks and similar are now much better than made them obsolete.
So far i know only about 1 sucessfull project using some QEMU stuff that its Unraid, which is using some its technology beside KVM, but i never undestood low level details.
QEMU really sucks a lot in comparision with classic user friendly stuff as Virtual Box,Vmware, Paralells and when you try to run x86 virtual machine on x86 machine, its even much slower that these.
Im old goal oriented goatman, i care about facts and freedom, not about egos+prejudices. Hoarding=sickness. If you want respect, gain it by your behavior. I hate stupid SW limits, SW=virtual world, everything should be possible if you have enough raw HW.