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Re: Do I need 64Bit if RAM is more than 4 GB?

On Wed, 2004-09-08 at 08:45 -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
> Back when segments were 16 bits wide, yes it was a pain.  I'm old
> enough to have done assembly programming on the 8088.  (Now that I
> have the wisdom of time, I understand why Intel did what they did,
> even though the 68K was much cleaner.)

? Well, so why did they do it that way?

Let me guess... it's just so that you can get more than 16 bits of
address space for one program?

    Karl Hegbloom
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