Vol.9 n°9 fall 1984 - Special IBM issue

Vol.9 n°9 fall 1984 - Special IBM issue

p.1 Editorial: IBM AND ITS PCs

[author : Phil Lemmons]

INTRODUCTION

p.9 THE ARRAY OF IBM PERSONAL COMPUTERS

Matching Machines to Computing Requirements

p.10 IBM PERSONAL COMPUTERS AT A GLANCE

The Pc, PC XT, Jr, Portable, XT/370, 3270 Pc, and S9000.

p.30 FORECAST: MARKET DOMINANCE

A wide range of IBM products followed the PC's well-timed market entry.

[author : Michael Killen]

STALWARTS

p.41 OPERATING SYSTEMS, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, AND APPLICATIONS

Machines Within the Machines: Operating Systems

p.42 A TALE OF TWO OPERATING SYSTEMS

The virtual machine of the XT/370 at work with PC-DOS.

[author : Charles Daney and Tom Foth]

p.59 THE FUTURE OF UNIX ON THE IBM PC

UNIX is running on the PC XT, but how soon will it be available?

[author : Ralpn A Phraner]

p.65 FIVE WINDOW MANAGERS FOR THE IBM PC

You may be ready for window-management software, but is it ready for you?

[author : Jonn Markoff]

Manners of Speaking: Programming Languages

p.91 TWO LOGOS FOR THE IBM PC

IBM's Logo compared with a version from Digital Research

[author : Morton Goldberg]

p.125 THE LOGICAL RECORD KEEPER: PROLOG ON THE IBM

PROLOG uses the techniques of a database manager in a programming language.

[author : James L. Weiner]

p.134 AN INTRODUCTION TO PC ASSEMBLY LANGUAGE PROGRAMMING

High-level languages are easier to learn if you understand assembly language

[author : William J. Claff]

Ways of Working: Applications and Programming

p.155 TECHNICAL AND BUSINESS GRAPHICS ON THE IBM PC

Spreadsheet packages can improve the looks of any business presentation

[author : Jack Bishop]

p.165 WORD PROCESSING REVISITED

A review of five new versions of popular word processors for the IBM Pc.

[author : Janet Cameron]

p.187 SIX DATABASE-MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS FOR THE IBM PC

Six popular databases have been updated on the IBM Pc.

[author : David Kruglinski]

p.197 EVALUATING 8087 PERFORMANCE ON THE IBM PC

The 8087 coprocessor for your IBM can save you time and money.

[author : Stepnen S. Fried]

EXTRA POWER FOR SPECIAL NEEDS

p.209 IBM's XT/370, 3270 PC, AND S9000

The-Micro as Mainframe / The Mainframe as Micro

p.210 THE IBM XT/370 PERSONAL COMPUTER

IBM has put a virtual machine on everyone's desk.

[author : Ernest Sabine]

p.218 NUMBER CRUNCHING ON IBM's NEW S9000

The S9000, from IBM's instrument division, may be the first micro for the scientist.

[author : David J. States]

p.231 THE MAINFRAME CONNECTION: IBM's 3270 PC

Faster communications and windows make the 3270 a bridge to IBM's mainframes.

[author : Larry Augustin]

Maximizing the PC Family: Communications and Compatibility

p.238 MODEMS: THE NEXT GENERATION

Smart interfaces and new software are making modems easier to use.

[author : Mark Klein]

p.248 MOVING DATA BETWEEN PCs AND MAINFRAMES

Moving data between computers and terminal software can be a problem.

[author : Jay Siegel]

p.256 TESTING FOR IBM PC COMPATIBILITY

Trying to stretch your PC budget may mean searching for a compatible machine.

[author : Robert A. Stillman]

p.266 WHAT'S NEW

BYTE looks at some of the latest products to boost the productivity of your Pc.