G5 Xbox2 Test bed

superbovine

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The Lamprey said:
hi can anyone post reviews of the Xbox Development box running Windows NT? how well does it function and is it fast on the G5? any quirks with the system? any comments?
first, the orignal verison of NT ran on the same family of processors as a G5. So, wasn't a big jump for microsoft to create a NT kernel that ran on a powerpc. You should just google around for information on it. The only reason the stuff got leaked is because news organization are protected. my guess is that if you are a developer you had to sign an NDA.
 

MisterMe

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superbovine said:
first, the orignal verison of NT ran on the same family of processors as a G5. So, wasn't a big jump for microsoft to create a NT kernel that ran on a powerpc....
Not quite. You ought to read this.
 

superbovine

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MisterMe said:
Not quite. You ought to read this.

The first release was given version number 3.1 to match the contemporary 16-bit Windows; magazines of that era claimed the number was also used to make that version seem more reliable than a ".0" release. Windows NT 3.1 ran on Intel IA-32, DEC Alpha, MIPS R4000, and PowerPC processors; Intergraph Corporation ported Windows NT to its Clipper architecture and later SPARC, but neither version was sold to the public. Windows NT 4.0 was the last major release to support Alpha, MIPS, or PowerPC, though development of Windows 2000 for Alpha continued until 1999, when Compaq stopped support for Windows NT on that architecture
 
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