Subject: plex86 working on NetBSD/i386
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Date: 12/14/2000 03:42:51
	* plex86 working on NetBSD/i386

	The virtual x86 machine emulator 'plex86' now works on a
	second Open Source operating system.  So far plex86 did only
	support Linux as host platform, and thanks to Frank van der
	Linden of Wasabi Systems (, it
	now also works on the i386 port of the NetBSD multi-platform
	operating system.

	Tested operating systems include FreeDOS beta 4, MS-DOS 6.22,
	Red Hat 6 Linux and NetBSD 1.5, stay tuned for more to come.

	Instead of doing full CPU instruction emulation, Plex86 runs
	native i386 code at full CPU speed, and only intercepts the
	code for system calls into the host platform as well as
	instructions that modify the machine state like trap or IO
	operations. Simply speaking, it is an open source version

	Plex86 is currently still in early stages, so speed and device
	support are items that need improvement. However, they are
	being worked on by its creator, Kevin Lawton.

	The changes for NetBSD have been sent to him, and will
	hopefully be integrated soon. If you want to try them out,
	they can be found at

	To learn more about plex86, visit it's homepage:

	For more information about NetBSD, see:

	 - Hubert Feyrer,
	   The NetBSD Project

NetBSD - because Unix isn't just #include <linux.h>, i386, ILP32, ELF, ...!