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With all the talk of "hey, you can finally run Windows on a Mac!" I have to wonder why there's never been talk of running NT 4.0 on one. Can it not be done? If so, why?

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Windows NT 4.0 is powerpc native?

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x86, Alpha, PowerPC, and some others.

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Windows NT 4.0 (and 3.5ish) was briefly available for PowerPC, about ten years ago. There was also very little software for it; it couldn't run ordinary (x86) Windows apps, so it wasn't of much use to ordinary users.

It was faster than NT on the Intel systems of the time. :mac:

Microsoft dropped support a long time ago; NT/PPC never got the later service packs. The Alpha version lasted longer (probably because the Alpha was fast enough to run x86 apps in emulation.) Today, the closest think is the Xbox360, which uses an NT-based kernel on a PowerPC-based chip.
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