Re: Prisoner of cyberspace

Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Wed, 13 May 1998 08:50:54 -0700

> When the 286 first came out, an expanded memory manager was written to
> present the physical memory beyond 1MB as expanded memory. Later, Windows
> 2.x was written to use "extended memory" on the 286, allowing any portion of
> physical memory (even beyond the 1MB limit) to be mapped directly into a
> process address space. At this point, you're no longer swapping; you're just
> fiddling with segment registers.

This doesn't add anything, but my friend at the time had the bitchin'est
286 that had 4Meg of RAM with 256k chips sewn onto the motherboard. It
was hilarious, but brilliant.