Vol.13 n°4 april 1988

Vol.13 n°4 april 1988

p.2 Contents

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

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

[author : the BYTE Staff]

p.113 dBASE IV: A Paradox Killer?

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

[author : Nicholas Baran]

REVIEWS

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

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.

[author : George A. Stewart]

p.131 The WYSEpc 386

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

[author : Ed McNierney]

p.137 Commodore Opens the Amiga

The expandable Amiga 2000 can provide MS-DOS compatibility.

[author : Charlie Heath]

p.144 Laser Printing Without Lasers

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

[author : Rick Cook and Paul Schauble]

p.150 Getting the Bugs Out

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

[author : Ross M. Greenberg]

p.163 Two Fast C Compilers for PCs

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

[author : Namir Clement Shammas]

p.168 New Power for FORTRAN

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

[author : Carl Byington]

p.181 Interleaf Publisher for the Macintosh II

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

[author : Paul Kahn]

p.189 Review Update

COLUMNS

p.193 Computing at Chaos Manor: Memories, Memories

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

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.211 Applications Only: Two Big Winners

Ezra highly recommends both Decision Pad and QuicKeys.

[author : Ezra Shapiro]

p.217 IN DEPTH: Memory Management

p.218 Introduction

p.219 Overview of Memory Management

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

[author : Randall L. Hyde]

p.227 OS/2 Virtual Memory Management

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

[author : Vic Heller]

p.237 Marrying Unix and the 80386

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

[author : Carl Hensler and Ken Sarno]

p.249 Macintosh Memory Management

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

[author : Alan Anderson]

p.256 Resource Guide

p.261 FEATURES

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

SmartSpooler improves computing throughput with slow peripherals.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.273 Dynamic Linking in OS/2

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

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

p.285 When Facts Get Fuzzy

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

[author : Bradley L. Richards]

p.293 Faster Than Fast Fourier

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

[author : Mark A. O'Neill]

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

1987 13.04 1989