Source Code for Windows NT 3.5 and Original Xbox Has Leaked

The source code for Microsoft Windows NT 3.5, and the original Xbox console has leaked, reports The Verge. The website was able to confirm that at least the Xbox data is genuine, and includes extra stuff like Xbox Development Kit, emulators, kernels, and even internal documents.

Both leaked products expose the legacy operating systems. Xbox is based on Windows 2000, also known as NT 5.0. The included emulators can be used to launch a limited number of games, as most of the Xbox games require the real hardware.

Windows NT 3.5 was the first major upgrade to Windows NT 3.1, the first Windows NT version ever released by Microsoft. It doesn't feature the taskbar and the start menu, instead having the Program Manager user interface, Winfile.exe instead of Explorer, and overall shares the GUI with the DOS-based Windows 3.1.

Windows NT 3.5 1
Image credits: https://www.thecollectionbook.info/gallery/?f=/windows/nt%20kernel/windows%20nt%203.5/3.5.807.1/english/workstation
Windows NT 3.5 2
Image credits: https://www.thecollectionbook.info/gallery/?f=/windows/nt%20kernel/windows%20nt%203.5/3.5.807.1/english/workstation

Windows NT 3.5 was first released in 1994, with the RTM build 3.5.807.1.

Microsoft is aware about these leaks, and is investigating the incident.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer from Russia who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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