Vol.13 n°9 september 1988

Vol.13 n°9 september 1988

p.2 Contents

FIRST IMPRESSIONS / COVER STORY

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

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

[author : Rich Malloy and Tom Thompson]

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

EXPERT ADVICE

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

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

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

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

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

[author : Ezra Shapiro]

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

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

[author : Wayne Rash Jr.]

p.135 Macinations: Comebacks, Backups, and Updates

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

[author : Don Crabb]

p.143 OS/2 Notebook: All Together Now

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

[author : Mark Minasi]

p.147 COM1: Computer Conferencing Homecoming

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

[author : Brock N. Meeks]

REVIEWS

p.164 Product Focus: PostScript Printers Come of Age

New printers that are tops in quality and versatility.

[author : Steve Apiki and Stan Diehl]

p.183 Two for the Road

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

[author : Mark L. Van Name]

p.195 An 80386 with a Twist

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

[author : Jeff Holtzman]

p.203 Fax Board Faire

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

[author : Brock N. Meeks]

p.213 Ada Comes to the Mac

Does the Mac make a reasonable development system ?

[author : Namir Clement Shammas]

p.219 Software for Hardware-Style Debugging

Soft-ICE extends breakpoint capabilities and protects against reentrancy.

[author : Namir Clement Shammas]

p.225 Total Word

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

[author : Lamont Wood]

p.231 Data Entry Goes High-Tech

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

[author : Lamont Wood]

p.237 Review Update

[author : IN DEPTH]

p.240 Introduction: Display Technology

p.243 Face to Face

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

[author : Gene Smarte and Nicholas M. Baran]

p.257 Taking the Wraps off the 34020

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

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

p.275 Lighting the Way

Electroluminescence is becoming a heavyweight contender among display technologies.

[author : Rolland Von Stroh and Brian Dolinar]

p.282 Monitor Makers

A guide to manufacturers

FEATURES

p.288 Between Man and Machine

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

[author : Ernest R. Tello]

p.295 The BASIC Revival

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

[author : Namir Clement Shammas]

HANDS ON

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

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

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

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

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

[author : Rick Grehan]

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

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