Monthly Archives: August 2010

Why OS/2 is Hard to Virtualize

For a number of reasons, OS/2 is surprisingly difficult to virtualize, much more so than DOS, Windows 3.x, Windows NT, Windows 95, or many variants of UNIX. Most of these reasons have to do with OS/2’s architecture and history. To … Continue reading

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The Importance of EMM386

It is fairly obvious that Compaq’s Deskpro 386 changed the PC hardware and was probably one of the major reasons why we aren’t using PS/2 compatibles today. It may be less obvious that CEMM, an offshoot of the Deskpro 386 … Continue reading

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