I pretty much agree.  I actually don't really need or even want access to even 
the full 4GB that a 32-bit CPU allows, but would like what's there to work 
correctly no matter how much memory there actually is.  My newest computer came 
with 6GB (64-bit Vista), which I multi-boot to DOS.  I had to take 4GB out of 
the computer (leaving it with 2GB) to get DOS to recognize any extended memory 
at all, thereby leaving Vista in a less-than-optimum configuration.  I should 
also point out that some of my programs require I/O virtualization, which is 
only available in MS EMM386 or Qualitas 386MAX -- none of the other memory 
managers are "complete" enough to work properly.

It should also be noted that a 32-bit Windows OS (including XP-32 and Vista-32) 
are limited to about 3.5 GB.  The absolute maximum for 32-bits is 4GB, but you 
have to leave room for things like video RAM and shadow RAM that don't use 
"real" memory.

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