modern serial terminal

Fred Cisin cisin at
Wed Nov 7 20:09:07 CST 2007

> Hi,
>   > How do we DEFINE "a 32 bit CPU"?
>   > Would we consider a 386SX to be a "32 bit CPU"?
> I don't see any reason why we shouldn't.
> You might as well ask whether the IBM PC is a 16-bit computer or an 8-bit
> system? ;-)

The choice and wording of the definition will determine whether the 8088
is 8 bit or 16 bit; 8086 meets stricter definitions of 16 bit,
and whether the 68000 and 3086SX are 16 bit or 32 bit; 3086DX and 68020
meet stricter definitions of 32 bit.

Grumpy Ol' Fred     		cisin at

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