if you hadn't already known this about the PDP-8

From: Ben Franchuk <bfranchuk_at_jetnet.ab.ca>
Date: Wed Dec 12 19:42:27 2001

Dave McGuire wrote:
> Oh yes, most definitely...I run NetBSD in production at a number of
> sites, and it's wonderful. I only mentioned Linux specifically
> because we were specifically discussing Linux. While I like Linux a
> LOT, I don't consider it production-ready enough to bet my dinner on
> it.
Windows/Linux both need several meg to run. 32 bit addressing is the
killer here. The 386+ is optimized for 8 bit or 32 bit addressing.
Guess what gets used the most.
Now Give me OS/9, that was easy on memory.
Ben Franchuk --- Pre-historic Cpu's -- 
Received on Wed Dec 12 2001 - 19:42:27 GMT

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