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Typeemulator, hypervisor
Host platformWindows, macOS, Linux
Guest platformmultiple [note 1]
Latest version6.0.0
Released on29 April 2021

QEMU (which stands for Quick Emulator[2]) is an emulator that emulates many architectures of systems. It is mostly based around the Linux environment and runs via command line. However, several third-party graphical-based launchers are also available. Also QEMU can be accelerated with various ways, such as KVM (Linux only), HAXM, WHPX (Windows only) or HVF (macOS only), also KQEMU used to exist which also accelerated QEMU, but it is discontinued.

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]