16-bit version

16-bit version

A program that runs in a 16-bit environment. It typically referred to a program that was written for a DOS or Windows 3.1 PC in contrast with a 32-bit version that was written for Windows 95/98 or Windows NT. See 16-bit computing.
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It was nearly 10 years later when, in 1988, Microsoft joined forces with Ashton-Tate and Sybase to create the first Microsoft SQL Server release, a 16-bit version for the IBM OS/2 operating system.
In anticipation of the launch of the Borderlands 2, which hits store shelves on Sept 21, developer Gearbox has launched a free to play 16-bit version of the game.
Despite the fact that a growing number of PC users in the private and public sector are migrating - or have migrated onto - the Windows 7 platform, most SCADA-based systems use a robust and ruggedised version of Windows 98, a 16-bit version of Windows dating back to the late 1980s.
Still, I will look forward to being able to get a 16-bit version to compare to my download one of these days.
For users of the Books In Print CD-ROM who don't have an active Internet connection (16-bit version), the structure of the new Baker & Taylor format is exactly the same as the Ingram format, with one exception.
A 16-bit version for Windows 3.1 users is also available.
In fact, the application should be specifically written to run on the OS and not simply modified from a prior 16-bit version. Of course, the system must be Year 2000 compliant.
A 16-bit version (65,000 gray levels) is available at additional cost and may be preferred for some imaging applications such as measuring accurate star brightnesses.
The current Windows package is a 16-bit version that runs under Windows 3.x and Windows 95.
Version 3.x of HotDocs for Windows is available in a 16-bit version as this article is being written and probably in a 32-bit version around the time this article is published.
MICROSOFT chairman Bill Gates on whether the 16-bit version of OS/2 will be "squeezed out" by the arrival this year of Windows 3.0 and a 32-bit version of OS/2: "In terms of volume, DOS windows will be the highest during the next year.
However, I should note -- and this is very important -- that neither it nor a decoded version will be as absolutely accurate as a properly dithered, old-fashioned, 16-bit version.