Vol.14 n°5 may 1989

Vol.14 n°5 may 1989

p.2 Contents

PRODUCTS IN PERSPECTIVE

p.65 What's New

p.97 Short Takes

Lotus Magellan, a DOS file management system

Virtual, Connectix offers more Mac RAM for less

Compaq Fixed Disk Drive Expansion Unit, 1.2 gigabytes of on-line storage

MultiBoot, Bolt's answer to OS/2's dual-boot problem

Disk Technician Advanced, Prime Solutions' program predicts hard disk drive problems

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

p.108 COVER STORY: Two Powerful Systems from Sun

The SPARCStation 1 and the Sun-3/80 offer workstation performance at PC prices.

[author : Nick Baran]

p.113 Intel's Cray-on-a-Chip

Intel's new high-speed 80860 RISC microprocessor features an on-chip FPU and a 3-D graphics processor.

[author : Frank Hayes]

EXPERT ADVICE

p.123 Computing at Chaos Manor: Springtime Renewal

What was once old is now new again.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.143 Applications Plus: Software Despotism: Truth and Fiction

The software you use at work could become a thorny professional issue.

[author : Ezra Shapiro]

p.151 Down to Business: Uncommon Commonality

Software that works on a number of different machines can save time, trouble, and money.

[author : Wayne Rash Jr.]

p.157 Macinations: A Perfect Word Processor At Last?

The search for the ideal writer's tool for the Mac might be over.

[author : Don Crabb]

p.163 OS/2 Notebook: Setting Up OS/2

Installing OS/2? Here are a few tricks, and some traps to avoid.

[author : Mark Minasi]

p.171 (p.178) COM1: The Mac Makes Connections

Mac-to-mainframe connectivity is about to become a reality.

[author : Brock N. Meeks]

REVIEWS

p.178 Product Focus: The Third Dimension

Three-dimensional modeling brings new excitement to microcomputer-based CAD.

[author : Brad Holtz and Jon Udell]

p.195 Computing in Hand

The Sharp Wizard and the Psion Organiser-two hand-held computers that pack a lot of functionality into a small size.

[author : Wayne Rash Jr.]

p.203 Easy Reading

[author : Phillip Robinson]

TrueScan and OmniPage add page-recognition capabilities to the Mac or PC.

p.208C Mac Goes Fax

With fax modems for the Mac, claims of speed are less important than price and flexibility.

[author : Don Crabb]

p.211 TopSpeed Modula-2

Produce efficient code in an integrated environment with JPI's compiler.

[author : Barry Nance]

p.217 A Different Kind of CASE Tool

Sterling Castle's Logic Gem is both a code generator and a logic interpreter.

[author : Andrew Schulman]

p.221 A Window on Word Processing

Samna's Ami is one of the first word processors to take advantage of Microsoft Windows.

[author : Lamont Wood]

IN DEPTH

p.225 Introduction: Unix

p.227 Future Imperfect

A view of recent developments in the Unix operating system and processors.

[author : David Fiedler]

p.237 One Man's Experience

Making the switch from DOS to Unix-a true story.

[author : John Unger]

p.245 The Unix Connection

Many small systems never take advantage of the UUCP tools, nor of the worldwide network that the tools connect.

[author : Ben Smith]

p.253 Safe and Secure?

Unix comes with a lot of security systems, but it's up to you to turn them on and use them.

[author : Patrick Wood]

p.261 Interrupts Aren't Always Best

The choice between interrupts and polling in a Unix device driver can significantly affect performance.

[author : George E. Pajari]

FEATURES

p.268 The Quest for the Molecular Computer

Can we make computers that are smaller than living cells and faster than light?

[author : Mark A. Clarkson]

p.275 The Quantum Transistor

The rules of semiconductor physics don't apply on the molecular level.

[author : Mark Reed]

HANDS ON

p.283 Under the Hood: Digital Video Interactive

Digital audio, video, still pictures, and computer graphics form a personal computer environment.

[author : L. Brett Glass]

p.291 Some Assembly Required: Directory Assistance, Part 1

The directory could be the single most important data structure in your computer.

[author : Rick Grehan]

DEPARTMENTS

p.6 Editorial : A Lot of Company

p.11 Microbytes

p.24 Letters and Ask BYTE

p.45 Chaos Manor Mail

p.51 Book Reviews

p.343 Coming Up in BYTE

READER SERVICE

p.342 Editorial Index by Company

p.344 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.346 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: after 348

PROGRAM LISTINGS

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From BYTEnet: call (617) 861-9764

On disk or in print: See card after 288