Development, round II

From: Ward Donald Griffiths III <>
Date: Fri Jan 30 16:10:38 1998

Tim Shoppa wrote:
> > At 12:34 1/30/98 GMT, you wrote:
> > >BTW What is Warp? Is it the OS/2 windowing system? If so, why would I
> > >want to use it at all, let alone on a 286? ;-)
> >
> > Warp is OS/2v3. You couldn't use it on a 286, but if you had, say, a
> > 486/33 -- do pardon me for mentioning a nine-year-old part -- it would
> > begin to be worth playing with.
> And you'll have to pardon my ignorance of the Intel parts after the 8085,
> but why wouldn't a 386 work if the 486 works? (Other than the speed
> difference.) It has always been my impression that few OS's/applications
> need whatever extra software features that differentiate the 486 from the 386.
> (Of course, I also have no idea what these features might be. Ask
> me about the difference between the 8080 and 8085 and I could go on
> for pages...)

If it will run on a 486, it will work (hard and slow) on a 386, except
for some things like sound playback and such that absotively require a
fast clock and cpu. This is assuming that the 386 has lots of RAM.

I thought the main difference between the 8080 and 8085 was a matter of
only a few added instructions, far less than the Z-80 added. The only
8085 machines I've directly dealt with were TRS-80 Mod 100s, so I've
not examined the instruction set closely. (Well, this was the 80C85,
and I don't think there was ever an 80C80, though that would be fun to
work with).
Ward Griffiths
Dylan:  How many years must some people exist, 
			before they're allowed to be free?
WDG3rd:  If they "must" exist until they're "allowed",
			they'll never be free.
Received on Fri Jan 30 1998 - 16:10:38 GMT

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