Vol.13 n°12 november 1988

Vol.13 n°12 november 1988

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

EXPERT ADVICE

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

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

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.127 Applications Plus: Portable Software

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

[author : Ezra Shapiro]

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

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

[author : Wayne Rash Jr.]

p.139 Macinations: Hot Stuff

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

[author : Don Crabb]

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

Some new tuning parameters are important in multitaskers.

[author : Mark Minasi]

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

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

[author : Brock N. Meeks]

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

p.158 The NeXT Computer

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

[author : Tom Thompson and Nick Baran]

REVIEWS

p.180 Product Focus: The Promise of Project Management

Project management software has both potential and pitfalls.

[author : Lamont Wood]

p.197 SX Appeal

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

[author : Jeff Holtzman]

p.205 ALR Improves on a Winner

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

[author : Mark L. Van Name]

p.213 Parallel Processing Comes to PCs

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

[author : Pete Wilson]

p.223 A C++ Toolkit

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

[author : Jon Udell]

p.229 Lint for the PC

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

[author : Alex Lane]

p.237 SpinRite

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

[author : Richard Grehan]

p.241 Features vs. Speed

FullWrite Professional combines word processing and desktop publishing capabilities.

[author : Diana Gabaldon]

p.249 Remote-Control Communications

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

[author : Rick Cook and Paul Schauble]

p.254 Review Update

IN DEPTH

p.272 Introduction: Parallel Processing

p.275 Side by Side

Parallel-processing capabilities for personal computers are slowly emerging.

[author : Klaus K. Obermeier]

p.287 T800 and Counting

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

[author : Richard M. Stein]

p.301 Getting the Job Done

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

[author : David Gelernter]

p.311 The Third Dimension

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

[author : Michael J. Little and Jan Grinberg]

p.320 Boards and Boxes

Currently available transputer boards and parallel-processing desktops.

FEATURES

p.340 Recursiv: An Object-Oriented CPU

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

[author : Dick Pountain]

p.353 PC Power, Part 2: Backup Power

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

[author : Mark Waller]

p.363 Multiple Regression with Excel

Microsoft Excel lets you do powerful regression analysis.

[author : Charles W. Kyd]

p.375 It's APT to Write

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

[author : Peter Wayner]

p.387 Parallelizing Prolog

Three approaches to running Prolog programs on multiprocessor machines.

[author : Dick Pountain]

HANDS ON

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

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.409 Some Assembly Required: Embedded Languages

ExTalk extends the capabilities of your application.

[author : David Betz]

p.419 Programming Insight: Adding Dimension

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

[author : Christopher J. Batory]

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