Vol.13 n°1 january 1988

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p.65 PRODUCTS IN PERSPECTIVE

p.67 What's New

p.97 Short Takes

MultiSpeed HD

GOfer

Translmage 1000

RuggedWriter 480

Velan-2V

Book One

Surpass

Reviews

p.111 SQL Database Management Systems

[author Richard Finkelstein and Fabian Pascal]

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

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

[author Curtis Franklin Jr.]

BIX users comment on the most popular packages.

p.127 Cache in the Chips

[author Ed McNierney]

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

p.133 The Toshiba T3100/20

[author Curtis Franklin Jr.]

An AT-compatible laptop with impressive speed and portability.

p.141 The Symmetric 375

[author Patrick Wood]

A look at Symmetric's portable Berkeley Unix system.

p.151 High-Performance Graphics Boards

[author Bill Nicholls]

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

p.155 GCC's Personal Laserprinter

[author Donald Evan Crabb]

Low-cost laser printing for the Macintosh.

p.163 Allegro CommonLISP

[author Ernest R. Tello]

A complete Common LISP for the Macintosh.

p.167 Personal REXX

[author Namir Clement Shammas]

A powerful batch language for the IBM PC.

p.173 @Liberty and the Baler

[author Paul Schauble and Rick Cook]

The first generation of spreadsheet compilers.

p.176 Microsoft's Bookshelf

[author Rusel DeMaria]

A powerful reference library on your PC.

p.178 MGMStation CAD

[author Rusel DeMaria]

A CAD package for precision design work on the Macintosh.

Columns

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

[author Jerry Pournelle]

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

p.205 Applications Only: Real-World Answers

[author Ezra Shapiro]

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

p.213 IN DEPTH: Managing Megabytes

p.214 Introduction

p.215 A Better Way to Compress Images

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

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

p.225 Managing Immense Storage

[author Theodor H. Nelson]

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

p.243 Fast Data Access

[author Jonathan Robie]

Using query optimizers for efficient handling of large databases.

p.255 Achieving Mainframe Performance

[author Wink Saville]

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

p.265 Managing Megabytes Resource Guide

p.269 FEATURES

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

[author Steve Ciarcia]

A small controller that is both fast and powerful.

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

[author Dick Pountain]

Computers perform math using reverse Polish notation.

p.291 Using Financial Tools for Nonfinancial Simulations

[author James L. Conger]

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

DEPARTMENTS

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

READER SERVICE

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

PROGRAM LISTINGS

From BIX: see 282

From BYTEnet: call (617) 861-9764

On disk or in print: see card after 32


Vol.13 n°2 february 1988

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p.65 PRODUCTS IN PERSPECTIVE

p.67 What's New

p.89 Short Takes

QuickShare

Agenda

Word 4.0

Portable Vectra

Coldblue

Ask Dan About Taxes & Tax Preparer

VOPEX-2M

Cover Story

p.100 Multiscan Color Monitors

[author George A. Stewart]

These versatile displays let you use today's wide range of graphics adapters.

Reviews

p.117 Compaq Flexes Its Muscles

[author Mark L. Van Name]

The Compaq Deskpro 386/20 offers the highest level of PC performance yet.

p.129 The Tandy 4000

[author Mark L. Van Name]

A solid AT-compatible 80386-based system.

p.135 Datavue's Spark and Snap 1+1

[author Alex Lane]

Two laptops that attempt to break away from the crowd.

p.142 Micro Channel Memory Boards

[author Jonathan Shiell, Bud Smith, and Curtis Franklin Jr.]

A look at seven memory boards for the IBM PS/2 Models 50 and 60.

p.146 A Quintet of WORMS

[author Wayne Rash Jr.]

Five write-once optical disks for the IBM PC and compatibles.

p.153 Turbo Pascal 4.0

[author Walter Banks]

A new modular design disintegrates the 64K-byte barrier of earlier versions.

p.156 MPW C for the Mac

[author Mike Wilson]

A software development environment for the 68020/68881.

p.165 dBASE Mac vs. McMax

[author Namir Clement Shammas]

Ashton-Tate and Nantucket Corp. move into Macintosh software with database packages.

p.168 MathCAD 2.0

[author George A. Stewart]

A mathematical scratchpad for MS-DOS computers.

p.172 RS/1 Research System

[author Harley P. Macon]

A powerful and easy-to-use data-analysis package.

Columns

p.179 Computing at Chaos Manor: Life after Las Vegas

[author Jerry Pournelle]

Jerry tries out new products for the 386, a Mega ST, and a huge COMDEX.

p.199 Applications Only: Shortcuts for Simplicity

[author Ezra Shapiro]

MacInTax and TaxView, a brainy printer cable, TopDOS, and PowerStation.

p.205 IN DEPTH: Lisp

p.206 Introduction

p.207 Lisp: A language for Stratified Design

[author Harold Abelson and Gerald Jay Sussman]

Lisp's power to express abstractions is illustrated in several programs written in the Scheme dialect.

p.221 Semantics of Scheme

[author William Clinger]

This modern dialect of Lisp is an excellent medium for learning about semantics.

p.229 How Lisp Has Changed

[author David S. Touretzky]

An orphan for many years, Lisp now enjoys widespread support.

p.236 Lisp Resource Guide

p.241 FEATURES

p.243 The New LIM/EMS

[author Peter Immarco]

The major players in the microcomputer industry get together again to improve the Expanded Memory Specification.

p.249 The DSI Transputer Development System

[author John Poplett and Rob Kurver]

DSI's new Transputer coprocessor board puts concurrency in your IBM PC.

p.259 Ciarcia's Circuit Cellar: The BCC180 Multitasking Controller Part 2: EPROMs and Compilers

[author Steve Ciarcia]

A further discussion of the hardware, and a look at BASIC-180.

DEPARTMENTS

p.6 Editorial: News and Technology

p.11 Microbytes

p.22 Letters

p.34 Chaos Manor Mail

p.38 Ask BYTE

p.40 Circuit Cellar Feedback

p.51 Book Reviews

307 Coming Up in BYTE

READER SERVICE

p.306 Editorial Index by Company

p.309 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.310 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: after 312

PROGRAM LISTINGS

From BIX: see 238

From BYTEnet: call (617) 861-9764

On disk or in print: see card after 288


Vol.13 n°3 march 1988

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p.65 PRODUCTS IN PERSPECTIVE

p.67 What's New

p.89 Short Takes

SideKick Plus, a major upgrade of Borland's TSR

Manuscript 2.0, Lotus 's word processor enhanced

Friendly Finder, a dBASE file-retrieval program

Focal Point, a Mac HyperCard application

PC WeatherPro, a weather monitor for your PC

Tech*Graph*Pad 2.1, a technical graphing program

REVIEWS

p.102 Product Focus: Enhanced EGA and VGA Boards

[author Curtis Franklin Jr.]

Should you buy a VGA or will an enhanced EGA suffice for less money?

p.115 The Zenith Z-386

[author Ed McNierney]

Zenith's powerful desktop provides outstanding performance and flawless compatibility.

p.121 NEC PowerMate 2 and HP Vectra ES/12

[author John Unger]

Two 80286-based AT compatibles that offer high performance and excellent expansion capability.

p.127 The Tandy 1400 LT

[author David Satz]

A low-cost, lightweight laptop with good performance.

p.134 Screening Macintosh II Color Monitors

[author Joel West and Neil Rhodes]

Three monitors that take advantage of the Mac II's flexible display capabilities .

p.139 Pushing the Mac SE

[author Laurence H. Loeb]

A look at two accelerator boards: Do they really double the Mac SE's processing power?

p.145 Trilogy: A New Approach to Logic Programming

[author Alex Lane]

An alternative to Prolog with windows and other interesting twists.

p.155 Excel Extraordinaire

[author Rich Malloy]

Microsoft's successful Macintosh spreadsheet shines on the IBM PC AT.

p.157 Microsoft Works

[author Nicholas M. Baran]

The flexible exchange of data is this package's real strength.

p.162 Reflex Plus for the Macintosh

[author Charles Spezzano]

Reflex has evolved into this faster and easier relational database manager.

COLUMNS

p.169 Computing at Chaos Manor: Transparent Conversions? Hah!

[author Jerry Pournelle]

A look at QuickBASIC 4.0 and Turbo BASIC, and Jerry presents his awards for 1987.

p.187 Applications Only: Annual Revelations

[author Ezra Shapiro]

Ezra's yearly look at the products he uses.

p.195 IN DEPTH: Floating-Point Processing

p.196 Introduction

p.197 Avoiding Coprocessor Bottlenecks

[author by Mauro Bonomi]

Memory mapping helps overcome bandwidth problems between the CPU and floating-point coprocessor.

p.205 The Intel 80387 vs. The Weitek 1167

[author Tom Thompson]

p.207 Programming the 80387 Coprocessor

[author Prakash Chandra]

A look at the key differences between this floating-point unit and the earlier 8087 and 80287.

p.217 Floating-Point Survival Kit

[author Pete Wilson]

An overview of floating-point arithmetic, standards, benchmarks, and high-performance designs.

p.229 How to Get Better Floating-Point Results

[author Carl Byington]

A look at the trade-offs involved in emulating floating-point hardware, and the implications for programmers.

p.238 Resource Guide

p.241 FEATURES

p.243 Ciarcia's Circuit Cellar: The BCC180 Multitasking Controller Part 3: Memory Management and Windowing

[author Steve Ciarcia]

The BCC 180's multitasking BASIC compiler can operate on a variety of hardware.

p.249 Better Bit-Mapped Lines

[author Jerry R. Van Aken and Carrell R. Killebrew Jr.]

Bresenham's line algorithm provides a quick way for your computer to draw a straight line.

p.255 Focus on Algorithms: Multicolumn Paged Text

[author Dick Pountain]

This program will help you to explore desktop-publishing software technology.

p.265 It's All in the Symbols

[author Merrill Cornish]

We are beginning to suspect that the "things" that can be represented by numbers might be in the minority.

p.273 System Calls in Modula-2

[author Richard Rankin]

Pascal's successor gives you easy control over your PC's BIOS and DOS functions.

DEPARTMENTS

p.6 Editorial: Not Just for the Macfaithful

p.11 Micro bytes

p.22 Letters

p.34 Chaos Manor Mail

p.38 Ask BYTE

p.42 Circuit Cellar Feedback

p.51 Book Reviews

p.323 Coming Up in BYTE

READER SERVICE

p.322 Editorial Index by Company

p.325 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.327 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: after 328

PROGRAM LISTINGS

From BIX: see 278

From BYTEnet: call (617) 861-9764

On disk or in print: see card after 296


Vol.13 n°4 april 1988

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p.65 PRODUCTS IN PERSPECTIVE

p.67 What's New

p.89 Short Takes

Sharp PC-4521, a laptop with a hard disk drive

Sprint 1.0, Borland's third-generation word processor

Quad386XT, Quadram's booster board for the PC

Desk Jet, a quiet ink-jet printer from HP

WordStar 2000 3.0, an upgrade with 662 features

ZCM-1490, Zenith's high-resolution color monitor

Microsoft Windows 2.0, a step toward OS/2

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

p.103 Microsoft Languages Update

[author the BYTE Staff]

These new versions of five language products offer a bridge to OS/2.

p.113 dBASE IV: A Paradox Killer?

[author Nicholas Baran]

The new version of Ashton-Tate's package is going to make life tougher for competitors like Paradox and R:base.

REVIEWS

p.118 Product Focus: The Best of the 24-pin Printers

[author George A. Stewart]

Dot-matrix printers are now good enough that you don't have to apologize for using one. BYTE Labs looks at 37 of the finest.

p.131 The WYSEpc 386

[author Ed McNierney]

Price, performance, and ciesign highlight this 80386-based system.

p.137 Commodore Opens the Amiga

[author Charlie Heath]

The expandable Amiga 2000 can provide MS-DOS compatibility.

p.144 Laser Printing Without Lasers

[author Rick Cook and Paul Schauble]

The Taxan Crystal Jet and the Data Technology CrystalPrint VIII demonstrate the potential of liquid-crystal-shutter printers.

p.150 Getting the Bugs Out

[author Ross M. Greenberg]

AT Probe and Periscope III-two hardware-assisted debuggers with some unique features.

p.163 Two Fast C Compilers for PCs

[author Namir Clement Shammas]

Microsoft introduces an improved version of its C Compiler and QuickC.

p.168 New Power for FORTRAN

[author Carl Byington]

SVS FORTRAN from SAIC and Micro Way's NDP FORTRAN take advantage of the 80386 and its coprocessors.

p.181 Interleaf Publisher for the Macintosh II

[author Paul Kahn]

This publishing system includes good and bad features from the personal-computer and workstation worlds.

p.189 Review Update

COLUMNS

p.193 Computing at Chaos Manor: Memories, Memories

[author Jerry Pournelle]

Jerry looks at Fastback Plus, Golden Bow products, extended versus expanded memory, and new items from Logitech.

p.211 Applications Only: Two Big Winners

[author Ezra Shapiro]

Ezra highly recommends both Decision Pad and QuicKeys.

p.217 IN DEPTH: Memory Management

p.218 Introduction

p.219 Overview of Memory Management

[author Randall L. Hyde]

Many of the memory management techniques for mainframes are migrating to the world of microcomputers.

p.227 OS/2 Virtual Memory Management

[author Vic Heller]

A look at how OS/2's hardware and software data structures work together to provide virtual memory, dynamic linking, and sharing of code.

p.237 Marrying Unix and the 80386

[author Carl Hensler and Ken Sarno]

How a Unix kernel design takes advantage of the 80386's memory management hardware.

p.249 Macintosh Memory Management

[author Alan Anderson]

With the Mac's generalized design, you can use the same software on a Mac 512KE or on a Mac II.

p.256 Resource Guide

p.261 FEATURES

p.263 Ciarcia's Circuit Cellar: The SmartSpooler Part 1: The Spooler Hardware

[author Steve Ciarcia]

SmartSpooler improves computing throughput with slow peripherals.

p.273 Dynamic Linking in OS/2

[author Gordon Letwin, Chief Architect, Systems Software, Microsoft Corp]

Dynlinks make OS/2 programs smaller, more efficient, and easier to upgrade.

p.285 When Facts Get Fuzzy

[author Bradley L. Richards]

Add fuzzy logic to your Turbo Prolog programs and they'll be able to cope with the uncertainties of real-world situations.

p.293 Faster Than Fast Fourier

[author Mark A. O'Neill]

The fast Hartley transform is twice as fast as the fast Fourier and uses only half the computer resources.

DEPARTMENTS

p.6 Editorial: The New BYTE Lab

p.11 Microbytes

p.22 Letters

p.32 Chaos Manor Mail

p.36 Ask BYTE

p.51 Book Reviews

p.339 Coming Up in BYTE

READER SERVICE

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

PROGRAM LISTINGS

From BIX: see 282

From BYTEnet: call (617) 861-9764

On disk or in print: see card after 320


Vol.13 n°5 may 1988

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p.65 PRODUCTS IN PERSPECTIVE

p.67 What's New

p.89 Short Takes

TurbosPort 386 Model 40, Zenith's new portable

Bridge-File, a safety net for the PS/2 user

ELM2 version 2.07, Fujitsu 's finite-element program

HP-19B and HP-28S, Hewlett-Packard 's calculators

WordPerfect for the Macintosh, with dozens of features

Optasm, a new IBM PC assembler

Think'n Time, a Macintosh desk accessory

REVIEWS

p.102 Product Focus: Word Processors for Desktop Publishing

[author Lamont Wood]

Advanced packages can perform some desktop-publishing functions, but a gap still exists.

p.121 Upscaled Power in a Downscaled Box

[author John Unger]

The Amdek System/386 provides high-speed performance and a well-thought-out design.

p.127 Dynamac's Portable Mac

[author Peter Wayner]

The Dynamac EL: the first truly portable Macintosh.

p.134 Remaking a Classic

[author Curtis Franklin Jr.]

Apple's new series of Laser Writer IT printers: powerful, fast, and easy to upgrade.

p.143 PCs and Macs Working Together

[author Emil Flock]

QuickShare, DaynaFile, and MatchMaker bring harmony to a two-computer desktop.

p.153 Microsoft Windows 2.03 and Windows/386

[author Namir Clement Shammas]

An improvement in an old version and a new multitasking environment designed for 80386-based systems.

p.157 Improved Command Processor

[author Alex Lane]

Get more versatility out of MS-DOS with Command Plus.

p.160 So Many Options-So Little Room

[author John McCormick and Jane Morrill Tazelaar]

Wendin-DOS promises a lot for $99.

p.171 Database Management via 1-2-3

[author Diana Gabaldon]

Two new add-in products, Silverado and @BASE, add the capabilities of a good database manager to Lotus 1-2-3.

p.176 Byline

[author Diana Gabaldon]

Desktop-publishing software for the PC that doesn't need extensive hardware.

p.180 A New-Wave Spreadsheet

[author Keith Weiskamp]

NexView combines spreadsheet practicality and relational power.

COLUMNS

p.191 Computing at Chaos Manor: Shifting into High Gear

[author Jerry Pournelle]

Realizing that 9600 bits per second is the wave of the future, Jerry switches to a USRobotics Courier HST modem.

p.207 Applications Only: Pin-Money Programs

[author Ezra Shapiro]

A grab bag of inexpensive programs: Electronic Call Screening, The Worksheet Utilities, LaserSpeed, and Celebrity.

p.211 IN DEPTH: CPU Architectures

p.212 Introduction

p.213 The CPU Wars

[author Pete Wilson]

An overview of the fundamental design decisions inherent in processor architectures.

p.239 What They Did Wrong

[author Richard Grehan and Jane Morrill Tazelaar]

We conducted an informal poll on BIX to find out what peeves people about specific microprocessors.

p.253 Modeling Chaos

[author Peter Wayner]

Such complex mathematical problems as fluid-flow simulations are tailor-made for parallel-architecture machines.

p.263 Real-World RISCs

[author Trevor Marshall]

Today's RISC microprocessors are pushing operational speeds beyond the capabilities of current system designs.

p.273 FEATURES

p.275 Ciarcia's Circuit Cellar: The SmartSpooler Part 2: Software and Operation

[author Steve Ciarcia]

SmartSpooler can function as a complete remote data-processing computer to analyze data.

p.285 POP Goes the Macintosh

[author Dick Pountain]

POP-11, a powerful AI programming language, is finally available on a microcomputer.

p.297 Searching for Text? Send an N-Gram!

[author Roy E. Kimbrell]

Short character strings called n-grams give every document a unique signature.

p.315 Juggling Multiple Processes

[author Gary Bricault]

With Pascal-S, you can experiment with the fundamentals of concurrent programming.

DEPARTMENTS

p.6 Editorial: Graphics, DTP, and Price Wars

p.11 Micro bytes

p.22 Letters

p.32 Chaos Manor Mail

p.36 Ask BYTE

p.51 Book Reviews

p.362 Coming Up in BYTE

READER SERVICE

p.362 Editorial Index by Company

p.364 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.366 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: after 368

PROGRAM LISTINGS

From BIX: see 294

From BYTEnet: call (617) 861-9764

On disk or in print: see card after 336


Vol.13 n°6 june 1988

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p.65 PRODUCTS IN PERSPECTIVE

p.67 What's New

p.89 Short Takes

PixelPaint 1.0, color painting for the Mac II

The Norton On Line Programmer's Guides : OS/2 API, for OS/2 functions

FreeHand 1.0, a Mac drawing package

Datacomputer DC 3.0, a hand-held PC compatible

PopDrop and RAM Lord, help for managing TSRs

Delta Voyager, a $99 powerhouse modem

REVIEWS

p.102 Product Focus: High-Speed Modems

[author John H. Humphrey and Gary S. Smock]

These modems take transmission rates to a blazing 9600 bps and beyond .

p.117 ALR's FlexCache 20386 Catches Compaq

[author Mark L. Van Name]

With a 20-MHz processor and FlexCache architecture, the FlexCache 20386 has power to spare.

p.127 A Tale of Two Laptops

[author Wayne Rash Jr.]

The NEC MultiSpeed HD and the HP Vectra CS Model 20 emphasize different aspects of portability.

p.128F Revitalize Your Old AT

[author Don Crabb]

Four 80386 replacement motherboards bring new life to tired ATs.

p.137 An AT in a Mac II?

[author Naor Wallach]

AST Research's Mac286, essentially a complete AT motherboard, brings PC processing capability to the Mac II.

p.145 IBM OS/2 Standard Edition

[author Eva M. White]

PC-DOS compatibility and a robust environment for new multitasking applications.

p.159 Two Mac Databases Go Toe-to-Toe

[author Charles Spezzano]

Double Helix II and 4th Dimension are two relational database systems with very different personalities.

p.167 Double Threats to Lotus 1-2-3

[author Diana Gabaldon]

Quattro and Surpass are 1-2-3-compatible and offer even more features.

p.173 A Spreadsheet for Unix

[author Paul Schauble]

Q-Calc Standard promises Lotus 1-2-3 compatibility.

COLUMNS

p.181 Computing at Chaos Manor: A New Member of the Family

[author Jerry Pournelle]

Zanna Lee, a Zenith Z-386, joins the Chaos Manor household.

p.197 Applications Only: Planning and Publishing

[author Ezra Shapiro]

Ezra likes InstaPlan but has a few reservations about RagTime 2.

p.205 IN DEPTH: Benchmarks

p.206 Introduction

p.207 That "B" Word!

[author Bill Nicholls]

Designing a good benchmark test is a lot more difficult than it appears. Here's a look at the complications involved.

p.217 Problems and Pitfalls

[author Alfred A. Aburto Jr.]

Casting a critical eye on the current crop of computer benchmarks.

p.225 Why MIPS Are Meaningless

[author Ron Fox]

A typical computer system consists of several component systems; micro benchmarks are designed to measure the performance of these subsystems.

p.239 Introducing the New BYTE Benchmarks

[author Richard Grehan, Tom Thompson, Curtis Franklin Jr., and George A. Stewart]

A suite of low-and high-level tests that gauge total system performance.

p.271 FEATURES

p.273 Ciarcia's Circuit Cellar: Computers on the Brain, Part 1

[author Steve Ciarcia]

Steve presents HAL, an EEG device utilizing a cleverly crafted amplifier and AID converter circuitry.

p.289 Error-Free Fractions

[author Peter Wayner]

Computers can store rational numbers exactly by using factorial-base format.

p.303 A Personal Transputer

[author Dick Pountain]

Atari is developing a small system around the Transputer, with a new operating system to match.

p.313 Dynamic Memory Management inC

[author David L. Fox]

Use C and its built-in memory functions to produce better programs, plus some debugging code to help use them.

DEPARTMENTS

p.6 Editorial: Our New Benchmarks

p.11 Microbytes

p.22 Letters

p.33 Chaos Manor Mail

p.38 Ask BYTE

p.51 Book Reviews

p.363 Coming Up in BYTE

READER SERVICE

p.362 Editorial Index by Company

p.365 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.367 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: after 368

PROGRAM LISTINGS

From BIX: see 310

From BYTEnet : call (617) 861-9764

On disk or in print: see card after 224


Vol.13 n°7 july 1988

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PRODUCTS IN PERSPECTfVE

p.67 What's New

p.89 Short Takes

Dell System 310, a fast 80386 machine

UR/Forth 1.10, Forth under OS/2

SoftPC, emulates an IBM PC XT in software

EasyTalk, souping up the Toshiba laptop

GrandView, for planning and project managing

Forget-Me-Not, a calendar/timer TSR program

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

p.103 Sun's Newest Workstation: the Sun386i

[author Tom Thompson]

A microcomputer workstation that has Unix multitasking with a window-based interface, and can run several virtual MS-DOS PCs.

p.111 IBM's OS/2 Extended Edition

[author Rich Malloy]

All the features of the Standard Edition, plus its own database manager and an array of communications interfaces.

REVIEWS

p.118 Product Focus: Fast Drives for Modern Times

[author Stan Miastkowski]

40-megabyte hard disks are becoming standard equipment.

p.134 Outclassing the AT

[author John Unger and Stan Miastkowski]

A look at the strengths and weaknesses of systems from Amdek, Arche Technologies, Epson, Leading Edge, and PC's Limited.

p.147 Seeing Colors on the Mac SE

[author Don Crabb]

With the ColorVue SE, the Mac SE shows its true colors.

p.155 VM/386: A Virtual Solution

[author Namir Clement Shammas]

A multitasking program manager for 80386-based machines.

p.163 Concurrent DOS 386

[author Alex Lane]

This multitasking operatingsystem also supports additional terminals.

p.173 A Supercharger for BASIC Compilers

[author Namir Clement Shammas]

ProBas subroutines add speed and power to Microsoft BASIC.

p.181 Graphic Design for the PC AT

[author Lamont Wood]

Designer bridges the worlds of drawing and bit-mapped images.

p.189 Need Some Space?

[author Diana Gabaldon]

Increase the capacity of your hard disk with NewSpace.

COLUMNS

p.197 Computing at Chaos Manor: Dr. Pournelle vs. the Virus

[author Jerry Pournelle]

Jerry observes the West Coast Computer Faire and gives a prescription.

p.211 Applications Only: From Shareware to Hyperware

[author Ezra Shapiro]

Ezra looks at MindReader, PC-Write, the Pointing Device Adapter, XHELP, and HyperDA.

p.217 Some Assembly Required: The Pitfalls of Porting, Part 1

[author Rick Grehan]

Our newest column illustrates the programming techniques that underlie today's and tomorrow's software, and gives you lots of useful, hands-on code besides.

IN DEPTH

p.226 Introduction: Multitasking

p.229 Fair Share

[author Jonathan Robie]

However you choose to implement it, resource sharing provides more efficient use of your system.

p.239 It's a Natural

[author Bud E. Smith]

From virtual memory to virtual machines, the 80386 is designed for the multitasking world.

p.251 Weighing the Options

[author Brett Glass]

A look at the inner workings of multitasking systems, and a comparison of products currently available.

p.259 First Come, First Served

[author Michael Benjamin Parker]

With Mailbox, you can write multitasking programs that you can port to many different machines and operating systems.

p.274 Resource Guide

FEATURES

p.278 The Ultimate Link?

[author Jay Duncanson and Joe Chew]

ISDN-a new technology that could change the way we use computers and telephones.

p.289 Ciarcia's Circuit Cellar: Computers on the Brain, Part 2

[author Steve Ciarcia]

A look at the system software and some directions for HAL's use.

p.301 A Turbo TSR

[author Scott Robert Ladd]

Turbo Pascal has everything you need to craft your own TSRs.

p.305 Fast Track vs. Failsafe

[author Dick Pountain]

It may not be as fast as other RISC chips, but VIPER's error-free design could be a life-and-death matter at Mach 3.

DEPARTMENTS

p.6 Editorial: Dribbleware

p.11 Microbytes

p.22 Letters

p.35 Chaos Manor Mail

p.38 Ask BYTE

p.51 Book Reviews

p.351 Coming Up in BYTE

READER SERVICE

p.350 Editorial Index by Company

p.352 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.354 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: after 356

PROGRAM LISTINGS

From BIX: see 298

From BYTEnet: call (617) 861-9764

On disk or in print: see card after 324


Vol.13 n°8 august 1988

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PRODUCTS IN PERSPECTIVE

p.67 What's New

p.89 Short Takes

Dell System 220, a small but powerful desktop system

T-DebugPLUS 4.0, symbolic debugging for Turbo Pascal 4.0

Cambridge Computer Z88, small is beautiful

Grammatik III, comprehensive grammar checking

Watcom C 6.0, a class act

Paradox OS/2, a solid entrée into OS/2 applications

EXPERT ADVICE

p.101 Computing at Chaos Manor: A Fond Farewell

[author Jerry Pournelle]

Is Jerry's old friend Zeke II retiring to greener pastures?

p.115 Applications Plus: New Directions

[author Ezra Shapiro]

The column's horizons are expanded, and GrandView defines a new class of software.

p.121 Down to Business: Staking Out the Territory

[author Wayne Rash Jr.]

What trends are most important to business users? This new column starts with some thoughts on networking and database servers.

p.125 Macinations: What's Up with Apple?

[author Don Crabb]

New columnist Don Crabb discusses Macintosh products and issues.

p.131 OS/2 and You: Why OS/2?

[author Mark Minasi]

The debut of this column covers some of OS/2's attractive features.

p.135 COM1: The Wired Society

[author Brock N . Meeks]

Noted telecommunicator Brock N. Meeks surveys the communications landscape.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

p.140 25-MHz Computing Buzzsaws

[author Rick Grehan]

From Compaq, Everex, Intel, and SimpleNet, here they come: the first of the 25-MHz 80386-based AT clones.

REVIEWS

p.148 Product Focus: Communications According to Script

[author Steve Apiki and Stan Diehl]

Stand-alone communications packages that can handle a communications session unattended.

p.162 Variations on the 20-MHz Theme

[author Ed McNierney]

The Tatung TCS-8000, Proteus 386A, and Everex Step 386/20 offer a range of performance and capabilities.

p.173 Four Surrogate Mice

[author Jeff Holtzman]

PC-Trac, FastTRAP, Trackball Plus, and Felix offer the functionality of a mouse without the hassle.

p.185 Unix for the Mac II

[author David Betz and Eva M. White]

Transform the Mac II into a Unix workstation with A/UX.

p.195 VersaCAD on a Mac

[author Paul Tuten]

The MS-DOS-based drafting tool is now available in a Macintosh edition.

p.200 Review Update

IN DEPTH

p.202 Introduction: The C Language

p.205 The State of C

[author Brian W. Kernighan and Dennis M. Ritchie]

Originally designed for systems programming, C has become one of the most widely used languages in the world.

p.215 A Better C?

[author Bjarne Stroustrup]

The C++ language is a superset of C that supports data abstraction and object-oriented programming.

p.219 It's an Attitude

[author Jonathan S. Linowes]

A mechanism for doing object-oriented programming in conventional C.

p.226 Resource Guide

FEATURES

p.229 Making the Move to OS/2

[author Robert E. Shostak, John Socha, Linda Dudinyak, and David P. Reed]

Top programmers from Borland, Norton, and Lotus talk about what it took to port their programs to OS/2.

HANDS ON

p.239 Ciarcia's Circuit Cellar: Why Microcontrollers?, Part 1

[author Steve Ciarcia]

A tutorial perspective of the Intel 8031/8051 microcontroller family.

p.249 Some Assembly Required: The Pitfalls of Porting, Part 2

[author Rick Grehan]

Porting an MS-DOS application to the Mac is discussed.

DEPARTMENTS

p.6 Editorial: Touching All the Bases

p.11 Microbytes

p.22 Letters

p.33 Chaos Manor Mail

p.38 Ask BYTE

p.51 Book Reviews

p.291 Coming Up in BYTE

READER SERVICE

p.290 Editorial Index by Company

p.292 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.294 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: after 296

PROGRAM LISTINGS

From BIX : see 182

From BYTEnet: call (617) 861-9764

On disk or in print: see card after 248


Vol.13 n°9 september 1988

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PRODUCTS IN PERSPECTIVE

p.67 What's New

p.89 Short Takes

TSI-020MX and Radius Accelerator 25, two 25-MHz Mac SE accelerator boards

Turbo Prolog 2.0, adding a number of features

SOTA MotherCard 5.0 and Microsoft Mach 20, running OS/2 on an IBM PC

Choice Words, Webster's dictionary on a hard disk drive

Tentime, Konan's new hard disk drive controller

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

p.154 Cover Story: IBM and Tandy-Same Channel, Same Plan for Growth

[author Rich Malloy and Tom Thompson]

IBM's PS/2 Model 70-A21 and Tandy's 5000 MC provide extra computing power in an open design.

REVIEWS

p.164 Product Focus: PostScript Printers Come of Age

[author Steve Apiki and Stan Diehl]

New printers that are tops in quality and versatility.

p.183 Two for the Road

[author Mark L. Van Name]

The Toshiba T5100 and GRiDCase 1530 prove that portable computers have come a long way.

p.195 An 80386 with a Twist

[author Jeff Holtzman]

The AST Premium/386 approaches the Compaq 386/20 in power but not in price.

p.203 Fax Board Faire

[author Brock N. Meeks]

A look at the strengths and weaknesses of 10 microcomputer fax cards.

p.213 Ada Comes to the Mac

[author Namir Clement Shammas]

Does the Mac make a reasonable development system ?

p.219 Software for Hardware-Style Debugging

[author Namir Clement Shammas]

Soft-ICE extends breakpoint capabilities and protects against reentrancy.

p.225 Total Word

[author Lamont Wood]

Does it offer the total solution for word processing and desktop publishing ?

p.231 Data Entry Goes High-Tech

[author Lamont Wood]

DataPlex provides data conversion and a "universal front end" for data entry.

p.237 Review Update

[author IN DEPTH]

p.240 Introduction: Display Technology

p.243 Face to Face

[author Gene Smarte and Nicholas M. Baran]

A look at the four major display technologies-where they are now and where they're going.

p.257 Taking the Wraps off the 34020

[author Ron Peterson, Carrel R. Killebrew Jr., Tom Albers, and Karl Guttag]

A new 32-bit graphics microprocessor from Texas Instruments lets you build a powerful workstation on a small board.

p.275 Lighting the Way

[author Rolland Von Stroh and Brian Dolinar]

Electroluminescence is becoming a heavyweight contender among display technologies.

p.282 Monitor Makers

A guide to manufacturers

FEATURES

p.288 Between Man and Machine

[author Ernest R. Tello]

New advances in user-interface technology could change the way we interact with our computers.

p.295 The BASIC Revival

[author Namir Clement Shammas]

The "beginner's" language has significant new features and a structured approach.

HANDS ON

p.303 Ciarcia's Circuit Cellar: Why Microcontrollers?, Part 2

[author Steve Ciarcia]

The DDT-51 is a low-cost software development system with many features of more expensive systems.

p.313 Some Assembly Required: Floating-Point without a Coprocessor

[author Rick Grehan]

High-precision floating-point emulation for your personal computer.

EXPERT ADVICE

p.103 Computing at Chaos Manor: The Edge of the Envelope

[author Jerry Pournelle]

Jerry combines his right stuff with the right hardware and the right software.

p.123 Applications Plus: A Wolf and a Killer Shark

[author Ezra Shapiro]

The wolf is Word 3.01; the killer shark is FullWrite Professional.

p.129 Down to Business: Is More Always Better?

[author Wayne Rash Jr.]

Too often, companies make installations on the basis of comfort rather than functionality.

p.135 Macinations: Comebacks, Backups, and Updates

[author Don Crabb]

Some Mac software is born great, some is made great, and some is merely updated.

p.143 OS/2 Notebook: All Together Now

[author Mark Minasi]

Under OS/2, your programs don't step all over each other.

p.147 COMl: Computer Conferencing Homecoming

[author Brock N. Meeks]

Although computer conferencing is still in its infancy, it's locked into a niche market.

DEPARTMENTS

p.6 Editorial: Mac Clones and OS/2 Trends

p.11 Microbytes

p.24 Letters

p.33 Chaos Manor Mail

p.38 Ask BYTE

p.51 Book Reviews

p.359 Coming Up in BYTE

READER SERVICE

p.358 Editorial Index by Company

p.360 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.362 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: after 364

PROGRAM LISTINGS

From BIX: see 286

From BYTEnet: call (617) 861-9764

On disk or in print: see card after 320


Vol.13 n°10 october 1988

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PRODUCTS IN PERSPECTIVE

p.67 What's New

p.89 Short Takes

Toshiba 3-in-One P321SLC, a color dot-matrix printer.

Illustrator 88, PostScript drawing gets better

AppleCD SC, a new CD-ROM drive

Super PC-Kwik and Poly Boost II, two great caching programs

Tickler/2, a powerful personal scheduler

Zortech Comm Toolkit, some eye-opening programs

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

p.151 Borland Beefs Up Its Languages

[author Rick Grehan and Tom Thompson]

Turbo C and Turbo Pascal get upgrades, but the big news is an assembler and a debugger.

p.157 Presentation Manager and LAN Manager

[author Steve Apiki and Stanford Diehl]

A graphical interface and network support carry OS/2 well beyond the traditional DOS environment.

REVIEWS

p.164 Product Focus: 80386s for the Masses

[author Steve Apiki and Stanford Diehl]

Twenty 80386-based clones offering a revolutionary feature-affordability.

EXPERT ADVICE

p.101 Computing at Chaos Manor: Stick Shift or Automatic?

[author Jerry Pournelle]

Jerry takes a look at Windows and Sprint.

p.119 Applications Plus: Sprint with Caution

[author Ezra Shapiro]

Ezra tests Borland's new word processor.

p.129 Down to Business: Be Secure, Not Sorry

[author Wayne Rash Jr.]

Your computers and data need protection from accidents and malice.

p.133 Macinations: MS-DOS, MiniFans, Math, and Mice

[author Don Crabb]

These tools make the Mac a multifaceted machine.

p.137 OS/2 Notebook: The Good News and the Bad News

[author Mark Minasi]

There's a price to pay for all OS/2's features.

p.143 COM1: Back to the Future Again

[author Brock N. Meeks]

Prodigy may be the breakthrough computer conferencing system.

p.179 Bucking the System

[author John Unger]

Dell's System 310 provides optimized performance at a minimized price.

p.185 The Odd Couple

[author Wayne Rash Jr.]

The Amstrad PPC640 and the Epson Equity LT have little in common beyond portability.

p.194 Bringing the Outside World into a Macintosh

[author Laurence H. Loeb]

A look at five low-end scanners that bring text and graphics to the Mac.

p.201 Smalltalk à la C

[author Namir Clement Shammas]

C_Talk provides powerful object extensions to C in a Smalltalk-like environment.

p.209 Turbo Prolog Revisited

[author Alex Lane]

Version 2.0 is a cut above the original version with enhanced database and graphics features.

p.215 D the Data Language

[author Pam Oppenheim]

An alternative to dBASE for developing custom applications.

p.223 Suit Yourself with Sprint

[author Lamont Wood]

A high-end word processor that you can customize.

p.230 Review Update

IN DEPTH

p.234 Introduction: Hypertext

p.237 A Grand Vision

[author Janet Fiderio]

After 43 years, hypertext applications are coming out of research labs and into the market.

p.247 From Text to Hypertext

[author Mark Frisse]

Convert on-line printed documents into hierarchically structured hypertext.

p.255 The Right Tool for the Job

[author Michael L. Begeman and Jeff Conklin]

Hypertext offers an ideal model for the systems design process.

p.268 Hyper Activity Hypertext products, services, and information.

FEATURES

p.270 PC Power, Part 1: Power Protection

[author Mark Waller]

Just what do those power protection devices do, and how well do they do it?

HANDS ON

p.283 Ciarcia's Circuit Cellar: A Supercomputer, Part 1

[author Steve Ciarcia]

Steve discusses the basics of multiprocessing.

p.293 Some Assembly Required: Floating-Point without a Coprocessor, Part 2

[author Rick Grehan]

Getting numbers to and from a binary floating-point mathematics package.

DEPARTMENTS

p.6 Editorial: The Russians Are Coming

p.11 Microbytes

p.22 Letters

p.33 Chaos Manor Mail

p.38 Ask BYTE

p.50 Book Reviews

p.339 Coming Up in BYTE

READER SERVICE

p.338 Editorial Index by Company

p.340 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.342 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: after 344

PROGRAM LISTINGS

From BIX: see 232

From BYTEnet: call (617) 861-9764

On disk or in print: see card after 312


Vol.13 n°11 fall 1988

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TRENDS

p.10 Editorial: Two Roads

[author Kenneth M. Sheldon]

p.14 Probing the State of the Art

[author Jerry Pournelle]

p.33 Mapping the Software World

[author Ezra Shapiro]

p.45 Beefed-up Bulletin Boards

[author Brock N. Meeks]

p.53 Migrating: Up or Down?

[author Wayne Rash Jr.]

p.59 OS/2 Dreams

[author Mark Minasi]

p.67 To Mac and Back

[author Don Crabb]

p.75 DOS 4.0

[author Rich Malloy]

p.81 Memory Board Roundup

[author Rich Malloy]

TECHNOLOGY

p.90 The Micro Channel versus the AT Bus

[author Kerry Newcom]

p.101 Keeping Up with the CPU

[author M. L. Van Name]

p.109 Whither IBM and Unix?

[author Jason Levitt]

p.117 DOS Meets Unix

[author Dale Dougherty and Tim O'Reilly]

p.129 Graphics: The Big Picture

[author Bill Nicholls]

p.142 Life After DOS

[author Namir Clement Shammas]

TECHNIQUES

p.153 OS/2 Communications

[author Jim Gilliland]

p.169 Keep Your PC Healthy

[author Gene B. Williams]

p.177 Writing OS/2 Graphics Programs

[author Mitchell M. McLain and Timothy E. Stevenson]

p.187 VGA Video Modes

[author Richard Wilton]

p.201 Exploring OS/2 with a Lisp Interpreter

[author Andrew Schulman]

PLUS:

p.209 Best of BIX

p.245 Editorial Index by Company


Vol.13 n°12 november 1988

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PRODUCTS IN PERSPECTIVE

p.67 What's New

p.89 Short Takes

NEC Ultralite, an incredible shrinking machine

NEC ProSpeed 386, a 386 portable

The Norton Commander, a useful product is now nearly indispensable

Compaq Deskpro 386/20E, going head-to-head with the PS/2

Personal Measure, performance analysis from a real-world perspective

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

p.158 The NeXT Computer

[author Tom Thompson and Nick Baran]

This power user's dream includes a 25-MHz 68030, 8 megabytes of RAM, Unix, and more.

REVIEWS

p.180 Product Focus: The Promise of Project Management

[author Lamont Wood]

Project management software has both potential and pitfalls.

p.197 SX Appeal

[author Jeff Holtzman]

The Compaq 386s-the first system based on Intel's new 80386SX microprocessor.

p.205 ALR Improves on a Winner

[author Mark L. Van Name]

ALR's FlexCache 25386 sets a new speed record for 80386 systems.

p.213 Parallel Processing Comes to PCs

[author Pete Wilson]

The Levco TransLink and CSA PART boards can provide parallel processing and boost the power of your system.

EXPERT ADVICE

p.105 Computing at Chaos Manor: The Revenge of the File Formats

[author Jerry Pournelle]

It was a frantic month of unfinished business at Chaos Manor.

p.127 Applications Plus: Portable Software

[author Ezra Shapiro]

Ezra looks at programs packed in ROM and compares OS/2 and Spuds MacKenzie.

p.135 Down to Business: Do Productivity Tools Help Productivity?

[author Wayne Rash Jr.]

Buying software productivity tools may be pointless if you haven't analyzed your needs.

p.139 Macinations: Hot Stuff

[author Don Crabb]

The products thit outshined the rest at the recent MacWorld Expo.

p.147 OS/2 Notebook: OS/2's Multitasking Dashboard

[author Mark Minasi]

Some new tuning parameters are important in multitaskers.

p.153 COM1: You Can't Get There from Here-Or Can You?

[author Brock N. Meeks]

Today's gateway experiments could pave the way for a nationwide network.

p.223 A C++ Toolkit

[author Jon Udell]

Zortech's C++ 1.0-everything you need to get started with C++.

p.229 Lint for the PC

[author Alex Lane]

PC-Lint 2.15 is an MS-DOS version of the Unix tool.

p.237 SpinRite

[author Richard Grehan]

Recover bad sectors and tracks of data on your hard disk drive.

p.241 Features vs. Speed

[author Diana Gabaldon]

FullWrite Professional combines word processing and desktop publishing capabilities.

p.249 Remote-Control Communications

[author Rick Cook and Paul Schauble]

Remote2's R2Cal1/R2Host let you control another computer via your modem.

p.254 Review Update

IN DEPTH

p.272 Introduction: Parallel Processing

p.275 Side by Side

[author Klaus K. Obermeier]

Parallel-processing capabilities for personal computers are slowly emerging.

p.287 T800 and Counting

[author Richard M. Stein]

The T800 transputer and the Occam language are a hardware/software team designed to work together.

p.301 Getting the Job Done

[author David Gelernter]

The Linda language can help parallelize existing software and develop new program structures.

p.311 The Third Dimension

[author Michael J. Little and Jan Grinberg]

The massively parallel architecture of the 3-D Computer ensures high throughput.

p.320 Boards and Boxes

Currently available transputer boards and parallel-processing desktops.

FEATURES

p.340 Recursiv: An Object-Oriented CPU

[author Dick Pountain]

The Linn Rekursiv CPU is designed to run object-oriented languages faster than conventional machines.

p.353 PC Power, Part 2: Backup Power

[author Mark Waller]

How to provide reliable backup power for your computer without creating new electrical problems.

p.363 Multiple Regression with Excel

[author Charles W. Kyd]

Microsoft Excel lets you do powerful regression analysis.

p.375 It's APT to Write

[author Peter Wayner]

The Abstract Planning Tool makes logical connections from your thoughts and ideas.

p.387 Parallelizing Prolog

[author Dick Pountain]

Three approaches to running Prolog programs on multiprocessor machines.

HANDS ON

p.399 Ciarcia's Circuit Cellar: A supercomputer, part 2

[author Steve Ciarcia]

p.409 Some Assembly Required: Embedded Languages

[author David Betz]

ExTalk extends the capabilities of your application.

p.419 Programming Insight: Adding Dimension

[author Christopher J. Batory]

A technique that provides the fastest possible access to an array element in C.

DEPARTMENTS

p.6 Editorial: BYTEweek, BYTE on Disk, and Best of BIX

p.11 Microbytes

p.24 Letters

p.33 Chaos Manor Mail

p.38 Ask BYTE

p.51 Book Reviews

p.467 Corning Up in BYTE

READER SERVICE

p.466 Editorial Index by Company

p.468 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.470 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: after 472

PROGRAM LISTINGS

From BIX: see 396

From BYTEnet: call (617) 861-9764

On disk or in print: see card after 288


Vol.13 n°13 december 1988

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PRODUCTS IN PERSPECTIVE

p.67 What's New

p.97 Short Takes

Boomerang, bounces your system back from power failures

Think C, an improved version of Symantec's Lightspeed C

SOTA 286i, a new accelerator card

ALPS Allegro 24, a low-cost dot-matrix printer

FamilyCare Software, helps diagnose children's medical problems

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

p.107 At Long Last, Laptop

[author Frank Hayes]

The Compaq 286 SLT advances the art of the laptop with a high-resolution display and battery-boosting technology.

REVIEWS

p.162 Product Focus: Plotters in Perspective

[author Stanford Diehl and Steve Apiki]

For many applications, the pen plotter can't be beat.

p.183 The Sun386i

[author John Unger]

This Unix/DOS hybrid behaves like a multitasking personal computer.

p.193 A Nimble AT

[author Jeff Holtzman]

Dell's System 220 marks the high end of AT compatibles.

p.199 A Quick Look at QuickCapture

[author Joel West and Dwight Newton]

A convenient way to create and manipulate gray-scale images on the Mac.

EXPERT ADVICE

p.113 Computing at Chaos Manor: Seeing Red

[author Jerry Pournelle]

Reminiscent of an episode of Lost in Space, Jerry's machines turn on him.

p.137 Applications Plus: Crash!

[author Ezra Shapiro]

A hard disk wipeout points up the Mac's fragility.

p.141 Down to Business: Do You Really Need a LAN?

[author Wayne Rash Jr.]

Not every office needs a LAN. A printer server might be a less expensive alternate.

p.145 Macinations: VLSIDesign and Network Help

[author Don Crabb]

A CAD package and a network management utility could be just the tools you're looking for.

p.149 COM1: X.400 Grows Up

[author Brock N. Meeks]

The final version of this international standard should advance global E-mail interconnectivity.

p.155 OS/2 Notebook: OS/2 Consumerism

[author Mark Minasi]

Fake software, fake hardware, and virtual memory revisited.

p.207 Merge 386

[author Jeff Holtzman]

Run Unix and DOS simultaneously on an 80386-based PC.

p.215 Slick

[author Namir Clement Shammas]

A sophisticated text-editing environment for programmers.

p.223 The Database Redefined

[author Lamont Wood]

Lotus' Agenda takes a flexible approach to database construction.

p.231 MacDraw II

[author Rusel DeMaria]

This graphics tool offers new drawing features and an improved user interface.

p.236 Review Update: Benchmarks at a Glance

Six months' worth of system tests.

IN DEPTH

p.242 Introduction: Groupware

p.245 Working Together

[author Douglas Engelhart and Harvey Lehtman]

New technologies necessitate evolution in the way we work in local and geographically distributed groups.

p.256A Where the Action Is

[author Terry Winograd]

A theory of human language facilitates the design of computer-supported cooperative work.

p.261 Perils and Pitfalls

[author Jonathan Grudin]

You can implement useful groupware applications if you can clear these hurdles.

p.267 Intelligent Software Agents

[author Kevin Crowston and Thomas W. Malone]

Applying artificial-intelligence techniques to groupware promises to alter the way we organize our work.

p.275 A Groupware Toolbox

[author Susanna Opper]

A sampling of the more popular and promising groupware programs now available.

FEATURES

p.286 Face to Face with Open Look

[author Tony Roeber]

Can a new graphical interface make Unix friendly after all these years?

p.299 Lies, Damned Lies, and Spreadsheets

[author Ronald Pearson]

In software, as in statistics, all that computes is not the truth.

p.307 Untangling Pascal Strings

[author Dick Pountain]

Here's a set of functions that provides Pascal with neat, efficient string handling.

p.315 The CD-ROM Connection

[author Tim Oren]

Read-only optical disks may be the ideal medium for large hypertext databases.

p.321 Light, Bright, and White

[author Wayne Rash Jr.]

Backlit, supertwist LCD technology gives computer displays a bright new look.

COVER STORY AND MACINTOSH SUPPLEMENT

p.240 begins after page 240

HANDS ON

p.327 Ciarcia's Circuit Cellar: A Supercomputer, Part 3

[author Steve Ciarcia]

A look at the hardware's nuts and bolts and also at the driver program.

p.341 Some Assembly Required: An Overview of Overlays

[author Rick Grehan]

When programs are bigger than memory allows, overlays provide breathing room.

DEPARTMENTS

p.6 Editorial: Lisa Lives

p.11 Microbytes

p.24 Letters

p.33 Chaos Manor Mail

p.40 Ask BYTE

p.51 Book Reviews

p.387 Coming Up in BYTE

READER SERVICE

p.386 Editorial Index by Company

p.388 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.390 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: after 392

PROGRAM LISTINGS

From BIX: see 284

From BYTEnet: call (617) 861-9764

On disk or in print: see card after 320