OpenOSX Releases G5 Optimized Update For WinTel

OpenOSX has released an update for WinTel, bringing it to version1.2. WinTel is an application designed for controlling Bochs, a Windows OS emulator for Macs. The update features G5 optimizations and speed enhancements. According to OpenOSX:

OpenOSX today announced the immediate availability of WinTel 1.2 for Mac OS X, which is an easy-to-use solution for configuring and utilizing the included proven open source “Bochs” software, allowing operation of x86/Pentium(R)-based operating systems on Macintosh computers running Mac OS X 10.2 or later.

This newest edition delivers increased performance on the PowerMac G4 and G5, updated software, additional features along with enhanced performance and stability.

To maximize operation on the PowerMac G5, OpenOSX "hand-built" Bochs with IBMis advanced "XL C++" compiler, delivering about 25% increased performance over the official Bochs 2.1.1 binaries and executing about 30% faster than previous versions of the OpenOSX WinTel product. WinTel will automatically utilize the optimal version on the PowerMac G4 or G5. This is also the first version of WinTel to offer limited support for the following technologies: a virtual Network Interface Card (NIC), "Sound Blaster"(R) compatible card, USB, and 32-bit color SVGA Video.

You can find more information about the WinTel update at the OpenOSX Web site. The update is available for US$10.00 for registered users, while the full version is available for US$25.00.