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

On Wed, 2004-09-08 at 20:48 -0700, Karl Hegbloom wrote:
> 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?

They?  Motorola or Intel?

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

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA
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