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Linus Torvalds says ARM just doesn't look like beating Intel

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Re: Almost bought a QL

"32 bit CPU... with an 8 bit data bus?!"

This was 1983! Producing any kind of affordable machine with a 32 bit CPU was a pretty impressive feat back then. Also IIRC sinclair used the 8 bit bus not only because of price but because their engineers were familiar with the 8 bit support components which were available in bulk. If you wanted true 32 bit machine you would be looking at paying a 5 or 6 figure sum for a unix workstation.

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