Snap quiz: desk stuff
andy at hexten.net
Thu Nov 23 21:51:32 GMT 2006
On 23 Nov 2006, at 20:16, David Cantrell wrote:
> 4M is *lots*. Unless you're using badly written bloatware.
> There's no
> reason you can't fit a basic browser into just a few K, and a
> stack doesn't need more than a few K either.
> FFS, I could fit a basic browser, with nyetwork stack, in 64K if I
Dude - I know - I wrote a TCP/IP stack for Acorn machines that fit in
a 64K EPROM on a network card. I think the firmware I wrote for the
SCSI card he was asking about was in < 8k.
So I'm not advocating either bloatware or ditching old machines -
just amazed / impressed at the fact that he was so intent on surfing
the net on such an old machine.
Andy Armstrong, hexten.net
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