Vol.13 n°7 july 1988

Vol.13 n°7 july 1988

p.2 Contents

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

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

[author : Tom Thompson]

p.111 IBM's OS/2 Extended Edition

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

[author : Rich Malloy]

REVIEWS

p.118 Product Focus: Fast Drives for Modern Times

40-megabyte hard disks are becoming standard equipment.

[author : Stan Miastkowski]

p.134 Outclassing the AT

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

[author : John Unger and Stan Miastkowski]

p.147 Seeing Colors on the Mac SE

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

[author : Don Crabb]

p.155 VM/386: A Virtual Solution

A multitasking program manager for 80386-based machines.

[author : Namir Clement Shammas]

p.163 Concurrent DOS 386

This multitasking operatingsystem also supports additional terminals.

[author : Alex Lane]

p.173 A Supercharger for BASIC Compilers

ProBas subroutines add speed and power to Microsoft BASIC.

[author : Namir Clement Shammas]

p.181 Graphic Design for the PC AT

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

[author : Lamont Wood]

p.189 Need Some Space?

Increase the capacity of your hard disk with NewSpace.

[author : Diana Gabaldon]

COLUMNS

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

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

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.211 Applications Only: From Shareware to Hyperware

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

[author : Ezra Shapiro]

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

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.

[author : Rick Grehan]

IN DEPTH

p.226 Introduction: Multitasking

p.229 Fair Share

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

[author : Jonathan Robie]

p.239 It's a Natural

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

[author : Bud E. Smith]

p.251 Weighing the Options

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

[author : Brett Glass]

p.259 First Come, First Served

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

[author : Michael Benjamin Parker]

p.274 Resource Guide

FEATURES

p.278 The Ultimate Link?

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

[author : Jay Duncanson and Joe Chew]

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

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

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.301 A Turbo TSR

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

[author : Scott Robert Ladd]

p.305 Fast Track vs. Failsafe

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.

[author : Dick Pountain]

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