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46 minutes ago, Heaven/TQA said:

don't tell me that this was not a fuckery... compared to Atari ST or Amiga....

lol  I don't know what the Atari ST or Amiga did.  But, yeah, getting access to Extended and Expanded memory was a mess.  Then, depending what application or game you were running depended upon what config.sys or autoexec.bat settings worked best.  So you may have a config.sys menu to allow you to select your configuration at boot-up.  

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11 minutes ago, reifsnyderb said:

lol  I don't know what the Atari ST or Amiga did.  

The 68000 CPU had a flat memory model so you access the entire memory of the system without needing to worry about bank switching, near/far memory segmentation or hi-memory TSRs

 

PC got this ability in a workable form with the 386, but legacy DOS applications lingered around for years after that.

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23 minutes ago, zzip said:

PC got this ability in a workable form with the 386, but legacy DOS applications lingered around for years after that.

And still do if you fart around with stuff inside DOSbox … :)

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12 minutes ago, DrVenkman said:

And still do if you fart around with stuff inside DOSbox … :)

Yeah, but at least DOSbox takes some of the pain out of it.  It has a bunch of built-in stuff that you would normally need to install TSR's for, so that saves memory and I rarely need to worry about 640K memory management in DOSbox 

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On my Atari PC4 (12MHz 286) I was attempting to get enough of the 640kB of ram left over to get Falcon AT to run... yeah, that was a lost cause!

 

My next task at hand is to get my [email protected] to run Wing Commander games via ArcaOS!

 

DOS memory management is a nightmare, and without being able to use emm386.sys... I don't think emm.sys supports all of the same things?  At least I couldn't find a proper replacement when I looked last.

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Marketing....

 

Like with TV screen sizes.  Now they are size "classes".  🙄

 

Here's a Samsung " 75" " TV that is actually a 74.5" TV.

Samsung - 75" Class QN90A Neo QLED 4K UHD Smart Tizen TV

Model:QN75QN90AAFXZA
SKU:6451487

 

 

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1 hour ago, StickJock said:

Marketing....

 

Like with TV screen sizes.  Now they are size "classes".  🙄

 

Here's a Samsung " 75" " TV that is actually a 74.5" TV.

Samsung - 75" Class QN90A Neo QLED 4K UHD Smart Tizen TV

Model:QN75QN90AAFXZA
SKU:6451487

 

 

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Still think they should have kept Tizen for their watches... Android is crap.  😜

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Not marketing when you say the 800xl has 64k, its fact. This topic is foolish

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