some bees nest stirring, was just how much can you do with?

Jason White jason at
Tue Mar 5 23:00:59 UTC 2013

Tim Chase  <blinux-list at> wrote:

>Just for the record, DOS has loadable drivers to make that memory
>above 1 meg accessible to other programs.  Blowing the cobwebs off
>those corners of my mind, I seem to recall loading the EMM386.SYS
>driver to do as much.

That's right, and as I remember, you could buy and install Qemm to squeeze the
most out of your lower 640KB of memory. There were problems with memory
management, especially in loading device drivers, and it was all rather messy.

I'm glad that DOS is a distant memory for me now. If there are people who
still find it useful, that's fine, but Linux is just so much better.

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