The first Intel 32-bit microprocessor (Intel 80386) was released in 1985.
But the first 32-bit Windows OSs were released in 1993 (NT) and in 1995 (Windows 95).
What took it so long? Why didnt MS release 32-bit OS in 1980s?
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