[rescue] OS/2 Warp - was Re: NeXTSTEP or OPENSTEP?
andrew at jones.ec
Wed Aug 6 11:05:02 CDT 2014
On 08/06/2014 10:57 AM, Peter Corlett wrote:
> 16MB wasn't*that* insane.
> In 1990 -- the same year that Windows 3.0 was released - 4x256k 70ns FPM DIPs
> cost something like #25, i.e. #50/MB. Come while 1993-4 when I actually had a
> machine that could take a whole 16MB of RAM, 4MB SIMMs were common and were
> around the #100 point.
> #400 was certainly a lot of money in 1994, but still a fraction of the cost of
> a half-decent PC.
This is basically how Windows won the market. You could technically
purchase and run most of 1994's UNIX desktops with 16 MB, but I
guarantee you would not enjoy it.
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