Windows 1.x platforms...

From: Doug Yowza <>
Date: Mon May 18 23:21:10 1998

On Tue, 19 May 1998, Ward Donald Griffiths III wrote:

> Nope, nein, none. While (16-bit and under) Windows can be used with
> other processors _now_ courtesy of WABI, WINE and other independent
> projects, only NT has ever been officially supported by Microsoft on
> any non-Intel (or "clone" -- though MS's support is questionable in
> that case) CPU. And support for NT on non-Intel processors has been
> dropping and is not promised for the future. (Then again, support for
> any Microsoft product can't be counted upon a year after release or
> release of the the next version, whichever comes earlier).

I like to bash Microsoft as much as the next guy, but their CPU support on
Windows CE is pretty good: x86, MIPS, Hitachi, PPC, and ARM, at least.

Geowork's GEOS was an early (better-than-Microsoft-but-crushed-anyway)
Windowing system that ran on both x86 and 6502 (and maybe more).

-- Doug
Received on Mon May 18 1998 - 23:21:10 BST

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