Subject: Re: tangent: bounce buffers.
To: John Nemeth <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/17/1996 10:13:46
> Aren't you neglecting a little detail? Namely, that the 386SX
> only has 24 address lines and therefore is only capable of physically
> addressing 16 MB of memory. You might want to change the above to a
> 386DX. Then you might want to ask how this poor college student can
> afford to buy more then 16 MB of RAM (note that 30 pin SIMM, which is
> what a 386 will most likely use, assuming it doesn't use DIP or SIPP,
> costs more then 72 pin SIMM). You might ask how this college student
> can afford SCSI hard drives, which are more expensive then IDE drives.
> Needless to say, if you can afford the RAM and SCSI HD's, you can
> probably afford a new motherboard and/or SCSI controller. I don't see
> it as that big of a problem.
In which case why support something like the sun3 at all?
Probably because there are enough out there and people _want_
to use them. Similarly there are a lot of aha154X cards out
there - we have one in a 486dx2/66 which sits on the desk of
one of our web designers. He used to have win95, but now he's
much happier running NetBSD. I have an extra 16mb simm sitting
in front of me now, but I can't justify the 120 pounds needed to
add a VESA scsi card - if I did get approval for money on the
machine I'm more liable to buy XInside & add an extra svga card
& monitor we have lying around, then there's that copy of
stronghold we need...
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