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

On Thu, 2004-09-09 at 17:46 -0400, Raul Miller wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 09, 2004 at 03:44:32PM -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
> > Segmentation allowed a smoother software upgrade for existing
> > 8080 programs, whereas the 68000 is forward-thinking, a clean break
> > with the 6809.
> > 
> > From rom a business perspective, Intel's segmented method is better, 
> > but from a technical point, the 68K-way is better.
> The business advantage of the 8086/8088 had little to do with the
> segmented architecture and everything to do with being able to run
> programs written for the 8080.
> If the 68000 was able to run 6809 programs, it would have had a similar
> business advantage -- even if it achieved this without "segments".

I think that's what I said.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA
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484,246 sq mi (1,254,197 sq km) are needed for 6 billion people
to live, 4 persons per lot, in lots that are 60'x150' (a nice
suburban US plot).
That is ~ California, Texas and Missouri.
Alternatively, France, Spain and The United Kingdom.

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