Vol.12 n°8 july 1987

Vol.12 n°8 july 1987

p.2 Contents

FEATURES

p.101 The New Generation: High-Tech Horsepower

Our first benchmark comparisons of 80386 and 68020 microprocessors and the machines that use them.

[author : the BYTE Editorial Staff]

p.113 Ciarcia's Circuit Cellar: Using the Image Wise Video Digitizer, Part 1: Image Processing

How to use and process data created with Image Wise.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.121 Programming Insight: Complex Math in Pascal

These well-designed routines overcome Pascal's weaknesses in handling complex numbers.

[author : David Gedeon]

p.129 Map Storage on CD-ROM

The immense capacity and low duplication cost of CD-ROM promise a revolution in map publishing.

[author : Donald F. Cooke]

THEME: Local Area Networks

p.145 Introduction

p.147 A LAN Primer

Looking at the basics of linking computers into a network.

[author : Dick Lejkon]

p.159 Using the Macintosh on a Unix Network

A special interface board lets the Mac serve as a graphics front end to Unix machines.

[author : Hugh T. Smith, William J. Armitage, and R. James Duckworth]

p.169 An Inside Look at a LAN Data Archive System

A distributed archive system made from commercial products .

[author : Meg Woollen Perry]

p.177 Multiuser Programming

Useful examples of shared file access.

[author : Frederick D. Davis]

p.185 A Shared Network Spreadsheet

A transparent sharing of data between multiple users on a LAN.

[author : Patrick R. Horton and Michael D. Morris]

p.191 Views on a Network Analyzer

Diagnosis is invaluable for checking the health of your LAN.

[author : Scott Spangenberg and Raymond G. A. Cote]

REVIEWS

p.204 Reviewer's Notebook

[author : Cathryn Baskin]

p.207 Statistics on the Macintosh

An in-depth survey of 12 packages .

[author : Richard S. Lehman]

p.217 The IBM PS/2 Model 50

This redesign of the PC AT is equipped with a 10-MHz 80286, the new Micro Channel bus , and modular construction.

[author : Richard Grehan]

p.225 The IBM PS/2 Model 30

The smallest and most conservative member of the PS/2 family comes with a souped-up 8086, PC-compatible slots, and new MCGA graphics.

[author : Curtis Franklin Jr.]

p.231 The ISI WC 525 Optical Disk Drive

Storage for up to 115 megabytes of data.

[author : Rich Malloy]

p.233 The Konan KXP-230Z Drive Maximizer

Error-detection and -correction, file compaction, and more.

[author : Rick Cook and Paul Schauble]

p.239 Ada Moves to Micros

Offerings from Alsys, Artek, Meridian, and RR Software.

[author : Namir Clement Shammas]

p.244 PC Simscript II.5

Simulation software for the IBM PC and compatibles.

[author : Zaven A. Karian]

p.249 Deluxe Music Construction Set 1.1

A creativity-enhancement program for the Amiga.

[author : Gregg Williams]

p.251 Drawing, Drafting, and Design

A comparison of five popular Macintosh CAD programs.

[author : Phillip Robinson]

KERNEL

p.259 Computing at Chaos Manor: A Taxing Day

Attila the Honey conquers Chaos Manor.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.275 Focus on Algorithms: Sorting Out the Sorts

A primitive sort indexes a book faster than more sophisticated algorithms.

[author : Dick Fountain]

p.283 Applications Only: Useful Stuff

A speller for MS Works and two telecommunication packages for MCI Mail.

[author : Ezra Shapiro]

LISTINGS

p.306 From BIX

From BYTEnet (617) 861-9764

On disk or in print see card after 224

DEPARTMENTS

p.6 Editorial : The BYTE Subscriber Now

p.16 Letters and Review Feedback

p.32 Chaos Manor Mail

p.37 Microbytes

p.45 What's New

p.65 Events and Clubs

p.68 Ask BYTE

p.74 Circuit Cellar Feedback

p.83 Book Reviews

p.354 BOMB and Coming Up in BYTE

p.355 Editorial Index by Company

p.357 Reader Service

BEST OF BIX

p.291 Amiga

p.294 Atari ST

p.296 IBM PC and Compatibles

p.305 Apple

p.310 32-Bit Forum