There was also EMS memory (and the EMS memory emulator "emm386.exe" that came packaged with MS-DOS later on). Now those were the days. What a fscking circus that was :-P
Last edited by RealNC; 06-07-2012 at 11:38 PM.
Oh how I loved (as in loved to hate) the near and far pointer rubbish :P
And EMS was truly awful! You had to raise an interrupt saying you want this 64k block allocated in this highmem block...
the Flat 32-bit model was just so much easier to work with!
But seriously x32 is what ia32 _SHOULD_ have been. 8 registers where 2 of them are "special purpose' -> so only 6 registers...
omg, someone mentioned main mem and EMS. I had just sealed these old wounds.
EMS was so horrible. Some progs needed it, some hated it so you always had to reboot when you wanted to use a different program.
Stop TCPA, stupid software patents and corrupt politicians!