History of NT (cont.)
Initial effort targeted at Intel i860 code-named N10, hence the name NT which doubled as N-Ten and New Technology
Most development done on i860 simulator running on OS/2 1.2 (took about 30 minutes)
Microsoft built a single board i860 computer code named Dazzle including the supporting chipset and actually ran a full kernel, memory management, etc on the machine.
Compiler came from Metaware with weekly UUCP updates sent to my Sun-4/200.
Microsoft wrote a PE/Coff linker as well as a graphical cross debugger