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Emulating x86: Microsoft builds granny flat into Windows 10

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Anybody remembers FX!32?

Microsoft was there once before with Windows NT, mostly through no fault or ingenuity of their own.

DEC was desperate enough to sell their Alpha-based workstations to develop FX!32. This was a binary translator rather than a pure emulator, and it did achieve some very impressive speeds - I distinctly remember my Alpha outperforming native x86 workstations running x86 code.

Nonetheless, that wasn't enough to save Alpha in the long run :(

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