WX86 rediscovered

created 20180902, updated 20200411

Such topic is probably worth more technical writing, but right now it's for pure fun. WX86 is a technology preview component for Windows NT4 back from 1996.

Some Q&A's:

The thing at work!

Showing side by side different builds of PuTTY: MIPS (by Neozeed) and some regular x86 one. Also nice cmd shell replacement by malxau - Yori x86 - is in the screen

Other articles on wx86:

I would like to run this stuff on:

ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/msdownload/x86/index.txt 19960808

Wx86  is a new component under development for Windows NT 
which runs most x86 Win32 applications seamlessly and 
unmodified on RISC platforms.  This Technology Preview has not
been fully tested and should not be deployed in production
environments.

Directory		Contents
---------		--------

\alpha                  Wx86 self-extracting exe
                        files for alpha machines

\mips                   Wx86 self-extracting exe
                        files for PPC machines

\alpha                  Wx86 self-extracting exe
                        files for MIPS machines

ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/msdownload/x86/alpha/index.txt 19960808

File			Contents
-------			----------
wx86.exe		Wx86 self-extracting exe 
			file for Alpha machines,
			supports running x86 Win 32
			binaries on alpha machines

ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/msdownload/x86/mips/index.txt 19960808

File			Contents
-------			--------
wx86.exe		Wx86 self-extracting exe 
			file for MIPS machines,
			supports running x86 Win 32
			binaries on alpha1 machines

ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/msdownload/x86/ppc/index.txt 19960808

File			Contents
-------			--------
wx86.exe		Wx86 self-extracting exe 
			file for PPC machines,
			supports running x86 Win 32
			binaries on alpha1 machines

<wyleniauy> Good luck, have fun!

1 - that's an original c&p typo