1987 13.01 1989

Vol.13 n°1 january 1988


p.67 What's New

p.97 Short Takes

MultiSpeed HD


Translmage 1000

RuggedWriter 480


Book One



p.111 SQL Database Management Systems

A look at Informix-SQL, Ingres, Oracle, SQLBase, XDB II, and XQL.

[author : Richard Finkelstein and Fabian Pascal]

p.121 BIX Product Focus: SQL-based Database Managers

BIX users comment on the most popular packages.

[author : Curtis Franklin Jr.]

p.127 Cache in the Chips

The PC Designs GV-386 combines high performance with full IBM PC AT compatibility.

[author : Ed McNierney]

p.133 The Toshiba T3100/20

An AT-compatible laptop with impressive speed and portability.

[author : Curtis Franklin Jr.]

p.141 The Symmetric 375

A look at Symmetric's portable Berkeley Unix system.

[author : Patrick Wood]

p.151 High-Performance Graphics Boards

Two super-high-resolution PC graphics boards from Vermont Microsystems and Verticom.

[author : Bill Nicholls]

p.155 GCC's Personal Laserprinter

Low-cost laser printing for the Macintosh.

[author : Donald Evan Crabb]

p.163 Allegro CommonLISP

A complete Common LISP for the Macintosh.

[author : Ernest R. Tello]

p.167 Personal REXX

A powerful batch language for the IBM PC.

[author : Namir Clement Shammas]

p.173 @Liberty and the Baler

The first generation of spreadsheet compilers.

[author : Paul Schauble and Rick Cook]

p.176 Microsoft's Bookshelf

A powerful reference library on your PC.

[author : Rusel DeMaria]

p.178 MGMStation CAD

A CAD package for precision design work on the Macintosh.

[author : Rusel DeMaria]


p.185 Computing at Chaos Manor: A Writer's Tools

Editors, spelling checkers, and CD-ROMs: searching for the perfect package from Microsoft, Symantec, Oasis, and others.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.205 Applications Only: Real-World Answers

Reflex Plus, PhoneNET, and a TOPS network solve some practical dilemmas.

[author : Ezra Shapiro]

p.213 IN DEPTH: Managing Megabytes

p.214 Introduction

p.215 A Better Way to Compress Images

A new technique can achieve compression ratios in excess of 10,000 to 1.

[author : Michael F. Barnsley and Alan D. Sloan]

p.225 Managing Immense Storage

The "xanalogical" model provides a radical new approach to mass storage.

[author : Theodor H. Nelson]

p.243 Fast Data Access

Using query optimizers for efficient handling of large databases.

[author : Jonathan Robie]

p.255 Achieving Mainframe Performance

Expanded memory in personal computers opens the door to programming techniques that speed performance significantly.

[author : Wink Saville]

p.265 Managing Megabytes Resource Guide


p.271 Ciarcia's Circuit Cellar: The PCC180 Multitasking Controller Part 1: The Hardware

A small controller that is both fast and powerful.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.285 Focus on Algorithms: Changing Reverse Polish to Infix

Computers perform math using reverse Polish notation.

[author : Dick Pountain]

p.291 Using Financial Tools for Nonfinancial Simulations

Using spreadsheets as a fast way to simulate real-world problems.

[author : James L. Conger]


p.6 Editorial: Show Time

p.11 Microbytes

p.16 Letters and Review Feedback

p.33 Chaos Manor Mail

p.36 Ask BYTE

p.38 Circuit Cellar Feedback

p.51 Book Reviews

p.339 Coming Up in BYTE


p.338 Editorial Index by Company

p.341 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.343 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: after 344


From BIX: see 282

From BYTEnet: call (617) 861-9764

On disk or in print: see card after 32