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

p.1 Editorial: IBM AND ITS PCs

[author : Phil Lemmons]

INTRODUCTION

p.9 THE ARRAY OF IBM PERSONAL COMPUTERS

p.9 THE ARRAY OF IBM PERSONAL COMPUTERS

Matching Machines to Computing Requirements

p.10 IBM PERSONAL COMPUTERS AT A GLANCE

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

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

p.41 OPERATING SYSTEMS, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, AND APPLICATIONS

Machines Within the Machines: Operating Systems

p.42 A TALE OF TWO 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

p.266 WHAT'S NEW

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