View Poll Results: Have you switched to a 32bit OS?

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  • Yes, I'm running a 32 bit OS

    34 54.84%
  • No, I'm running a 16bit OS on a 32bit computer

    11 17.74%
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    17 27.42%
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Thread: 32 bit: is it worth it?

  1. #21
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    Re: 32 bit: is it worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ebere View Post
    Dear NotMyFirstTM,

    Do you have a copy of DOS2.2 that I can borrow ?

    Do you have a BB that I can access with my 18 baud modem and download it ?
    Oh how that takes me back
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  2. #22
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    Re: 32 bit: is it worth it?

    mmm. that makes me hungry for noodles.

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  3. #23
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    Re: 32 bit: is it worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by NMFTM View Post
    it's only really only beneficial if you have more than 16MB of memory.
    What kind of bloated system would use that much memory!!!

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    Re: 32 bit: is it worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by lisati View Post
    While we're at it, why not go back to 4-bit systems?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_4004
    On 15 November 2006, the 35th anniversary of the 4004, Intel celebrated by releasing the chip's schematics, mask works, and user manual.[5]

    Cool! It's an open-source CPU.
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    Re: 32 bit: is it worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paqman View Post
    What kind of bloated system would use that much memory!!!
    Yes, a smack for every KB over 640!

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    Re: 32 bit: is it worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ebere View Post
    Dear NotMyFirstTM,

    Do you have a copy of DOS2.2 that I can borrow ?

    Do you have a BB that I can access with my 18 baud modem and download it ?
    I think I have a backup of PC-DOS 2.01 somewhere on 5.25" disk.
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    Re: 32 bit: is it worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by lisati View Post
    I think I have a backup of PC-DOS 2.01 somewhere on 5.25" disk.
    Seems like only yesterday...
    Take it methodically and logically and ignore the replies from the pompous Linux geeks and Ubuntu poseurs who offer nothing but the "party line" and the "standard script". ~emarkay

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    Re: 32 bit: is it worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ebere View Post
    Seems like only yesterday...
    Sighs.... I must fire up my Commodore 128s one of these days, I have a CP/M disk for them but no CP/M applications.....
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  9. #29
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    Re: 32 bit: is it worth it?

    I suspect you have no CP/M disks either. All my imsai disks died long ago...
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    Re: 32 bit: is it worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaverkamp View Post
    I suspect you have no CP/M disks either. All my imsai disks died long ago...
    That's within the bounds of possibility: I haven't taken great pains to look after the 5.25" disks I have lurking around (both MS-DOS & C128)
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