Can I ask a humble question?
Out of curiousity...
I'd prefer not to get beaten up over it either.
Especially since Linuxquestions.org is "where Linux newbies come for help"
Is Linux a 32bit OS or an 64bit OS?
I think that the Amiga Workbench was 32bit.
Dos was 16bit.
Win 3.1 was 16bit.
Win95/98/ME are 16bit/32bit
Win NT/2000/XP are 32bit.
WinXP 64 is 64bit.
I think the Mac OS is 32bit too.
both... there is a 64 bit version running around somewhere ... not sure where though
Re: Can I ask a humble question?
Amigas used the 68000, and the highest
CPU ever available for Amiga was the 68040?
If this is right the Workbench can hardly
have been 32 bit since the 68000 is a
It was developed for the 8086, 8-bit,
and I can't recall any boxed version
of DOS saying "requires a 80286 or
better" ... the advanced memory
management <chuckle> would only
work on the newer CPU's, though.
There's i386 Linux, IA64, Alpha, S/390 ...
There are 64bit versions of Linux, since RHL support the new AMD 32-64 processors.
Thanks for the detailed info on the 68000 series and Dos Tinkster. That clears up a lot for me.
Much appreciated. :)
But doesn't 32 bit internal/external data paths mean that at least the 68020 and up were 32bit?
So speaking about the Amiga OS though was it a 16bit OS or a 32bit OS? May thats a question for an Amiga forum.
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