A bit OT - Urban Myths?

Jonathan Belson jon at witchspace.com
Sun Jul 6 14:39:05 BST 2003


Michael Abbott wrote:
> "DOS addresses only 1 Megabyte of RAM because we cannot imagine any
> applications needing more." --Microsoft, 1980, on the development of DOS.

DOS could only access 1MB of RAM because the 8086 only had a 20 bit address
bus.


--Jon

http://www.witchspace.com





More information about the Ukfreebsd mailing list