PearPC Alternatives

    PearPC is described as 'architecture-independent PowerPC platform emulator capable of running most PowerPC operating systems, like Mac OS X'. There are three alternatives to PearPC for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, MorphOS and AmigaOS. The best alternative is QEMU, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PearPC are bochs (Free, Open Source) and xhypervisor (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 29, 2021

    1. QEMU (short for "Quick EMUlator") is a free and open-source hosted hypervisor that performs hardware virtualization.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • AmigaOS
      • MorphOS
      Bochs is a highly portable open source IA-32 (x86) PC emulator written in C++, that runs on most popular platforms. It includes emulation of the Intel x86 CPU, common I/O devices, and a custom BIOS.
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    2. Xvisor® is an open-source type-1 hypervisor, which aims at providing a monolithic, light-weight, portable, and flexible virtualization solution.
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