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Re: Concerns about AMD64 port

* Tollef Fog Heen (tfheen@raw.no) wrote:
> * "Robert Cates" 
> | As I recall, the Intel/AMD/NEC 80386 CPUs were not only 32bit (in
> | architecture), but also ran 16bit apps (such as the very first Windows 95
> | OS) for backwards compatibility.
> Windows 95 was 32 bit, though it could still run 16 bit apps, iirc.
> Also, note that some of the biggest changes when switching from 16 to
> 32 bit mode on the x86 chips were such items as protected mode, which
> is needed if you want to do anything serious. ;)

Large parts of windows 95 were still really 16bit, as I understand it.


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