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Why did "protected-mode MS-DOS" never happen?

When not using a memory manager, real-mode x86 programs can be viewed as having very fast access to 64K of data stored in RAM, and moderately fast access to another ~500K (depending upon program size)....
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Why did "protected-mode MS-DOS" never happen?

I'd think it was pretty obvious at the time that the real-mode limitations of both BIOS and MS-DOS Real-mode limitations are not of BIOS or MS-DOS. Real-mode uses a 16bit addressing + segmentation, ...
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