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posted by Rugxulo(R) Homepage, Usono, 06.01.2017, 16:36

> Why should be DOSEMU2 better than Win32?

Win32 is presumably going away, riding off into the sunset. Latest Win10 needs a late-model P4, which is (AFAIK) the last of the 32-bit only cpus.

Also, Windows is proprietary while DOSEMU is Free, which means it should (in theory) be easier to download, modify, redistribute, etc.

> BTW how DOSEMU2 performs on 64b Linux? Is it faster than DOSbox?

Like I said, I haven't tried it yet. But the very first bullet point mentioned in the latest prerelease (from last August) says: "KVM is now enabled by default on 64bit builds. A huge speed-up!".

EDIT: Anything is faster than DOSBox, it's a software-only emulator, intentionally portable (SDL-based), so AFAIK, there was no effort to add any x86-specific speedups there at all.

 

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