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Typeemulator, hypervisor
Host platformWindows, macOS, Linux
Guest platformmultiple [note 1]
Latest version6.1.0
Released on24 August 2021

QEMU (which stands for Quick Emulator[2]) is an emulator that replicates the functionality of various hardware devices. It is mostly based around the Linux environment and runs via command line, although several third-party GUI launchers are also available. QEMU provides support for hardware/software-based acceleration, which includes (but is not limited to) KVM, HAXM, WHPX and HVF, and formerly KQEMU.

On Linux, it offers a graphical user interface as a separate package called virt-manager.

Supported guest operating systems[edit | edit source]

Mac OS versions[edit | edit source]

QEMU can also emulate several Mac OS versions.

  • Mac OS 9.0.4 (Requires ROM version 5.2.1 and above[3])
  • Mac OS 9.1.x
  • Mac OS 9.2.x
  • Mac OS X Server 1.2v3 (No networking due to lack of gigabit ethernet support[3])
  • Mac OS X 10.0
  • Mac OS X 10.1
  • Mac OS X 10.2
  • Mac OS X 10.3
  • Mac OS X 10.4
  • Mac OS X 10.5 (Requires -M mac99,via=pmu to run[3])

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. See the QEMU documentation for the full list

References[edit | edit source]