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STORY
Hackers.once
1imply
computer
enthua
ia.eta,
are
now
taJTed
with the bru,
h
or illega
lity
.
However,
computer
corn·
municalion.
ia
a
n
eJVOyable
and
rewardine
putime
m
it.I
ONITOR
Dragonback with a
Flexof muscles
TheDragoni.tbackmtheUK-
but
It
hu
left
1t.,
Meuoy
toyt.Own
irnqe
far
behind
The
newexc.hunvedinr
ibulOrin
the
openiting ,ystem, a ind
o(
cut-downUnixfor8-b
ilmicro..
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n
a
6'
with
d11kJ.,US9,
and
account,
.of\..
watt,
will
cost
betwttn
£600
to
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the long
term,
we're here
to
keep Eurohard'• and
Ora·
~~i~h~tefi~rm~r~!
from
The
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Handbook,
:
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micro,
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a
nd
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phone.
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OUTPUT
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u an entry level Fies or 059
machine.
Sance
the
collapN
or Dragon
through
a
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called
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that
when new
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rt
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hu
put
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machmes blick
into
produellon
and
plal\t new
1y1terna.
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1
64--
QI.-
14
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n11pntffonyourCommodore64canbeachore
in
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program
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t
um1ng
machine thou
to
the
UK
it
going
to change
E
uroh.ard, whi ch bought the
wholesale.
right.I
to
the Dragon
1y1temt
'We11Lryto
eupport
the32u
(iu
ue
74)
lutautumn,abo
hu
far u
we can.'
uid
Tade
u1
a
networluna:
1yttem
oper,.ting
Opyrch.al
director or Com· in Sp,iin.
ltev
en
holdla.n
MSX
.
pu1en.1e.
But he
1treaaed
that
licence,
but
Opyn::hal
.eea
no
natural route for them
to
the
UK. A revamped 64, the 0200,
it
due
to
be
ahown at
th
e
!:ri~{!
QLMICRODRIVES
II
Get to the heart or M1crodnving with
the
first
1«1.1onof
PCN•
two-part
explanation or
how
to
get the
moet
rrom
QL
atorage.
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HARDWARE
24
Fl-om
the
rather
of
portable computing
come. a
new buaineu
machine. How doe.a
il
compare
m
a
fut-moving eect.or of
I.he
computing market?
:r
n~~:::Oraa;n~n:;n:ii
to
It.and ror
a
quite
d11Tere
type or
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nt
oome
1
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Flex machine
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heaa1d
'
Oneohhe
Opyrchal
areu
where the
6809
prooeuor
i1
particula
rly
atrong
i1
in
technical
and
ecie.ntific
UM-•
the
1ub,ect
or
the
1ystem.. He
abo
claim,
to
have
ground
oonce,ee.1ont
or EW'Ohard
out
on
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42
REGULARS
SMC
puts
mousein Commodore
wainscot
On
both
t
he
BBC
and Com·
modore64,the
(acilit
ie.1nclude
dilT
t
bruah
aiZM,ajr
bruah,
e.re.n
and
tcreen
dumps for
IDOll
cl!"b<>~~dw,,
..
tri=~--c;~
:
Centromct printert.
Other
pe.ckageeincludeaapriledM!f·
ner
and
a
characte
r
definer,
both
or
which can
be
incorpo-
rated
in
your own
program.a.
SMC
ea)'I
tha
t
the
mou.N
can
be U8ed
in1tead
of
a
joyatlck
with in mol
l
game.a,
but
1ince
the
1yate.m
ia
d1g1tal
(via
the
uaer
port),
an analogue
.oft.·
ware
driver
will
be
needed
for
LheBBC
Micro.
PCN MARC
H
2311185
OpusadoptsWren
in Prism break-up
..,_
Im
fllN
foul
ohhe Acom
wouldn
't
overatretc:h
ut.'
he
The break.up
of the
Prum
:trJ&~rero~.~!·:
the machine
,
but
the
company
wouldn't
confirm lhia beyond
commenting that 1t wu
a
good
timetobuy
Uaera
looking
to
Oput
for
contt
nu
ingaupportw
ill
have to
wail
until
the
company detidet
how it
will deal
wit h the
::J~~~~n~t!:~t!:f
plan for
Wren
Computen for
1985
and
1986.'theapokNman
aa
id.
The
Wren
(0Uow1
Prism
'•
com.municat.1on1
product.I
into
new ownenh1p
(iuue
103).
Launched onrinally
at •
64K
maclune, 1t
now forma a range
Wlth variout
memory
optiont
~%°,~-f!:'
~~~~y
.~tewm
cloee
down it.I
US a
nd
Cork
facto riN
for
a
wetk in the
,prina, and
analyltl predict.
that
it.I
aalN
will ,
how
a
35
per
~u&:~un:ib\~i~k;:
ping
into J:
handao(Opua
.
Opu.a.
which
launched
the
Di.te0vt. y
ditlt drive for
the
r
Spectrum
lut month.
apecial·
~
m penphereilt
for
home
0
Pi~lrow
:.,!a-:}th\u;;::i~~
macros. But the
Wren
1an't
to8h
may be
t.o
blam
e,
but Apple
expected
to
be
a
cuckoo
in
1tA1
nett
.
'We"re
moving
into
but
aay1
th•
t
the Apple
ll
line
hp
been
1luggiah u
well.
ne. 1ystem,
with
the
aoqui.ti·
d
tion of the
Wren,'
N
a
a
T1llt
"--1
~
c.trt
in 1pokeaman.
Florida will
be the cte.una
uon
'We've
got
ounelve.
into
a
for
the
winners of•
Microv1tec
good
po11tion
in
the
BBC
and
oompetiti on.
The
Cub
maker
it
Spectrum market.I.
and
buti
·
1pont0riRf the
firat priu of a
neN
there
it gomg along
quit
e
five.day
v11itto
the US,
includ.
nicely
-
we
felt
the
Wren
1ng
a space lhuttle
launch
(weather
permitti ng>.
Oet111J
Crom
Microvit.ec
on 0274·
390011
c..-a
ii ........
out
into
90ftware .
The diak
aupplier
h.aa
aigned
a
deal
wtlh
Microwave
Syttemtof the
US
t.odiatribu te
OS-9
68000,
th
evera
ion
of()$.9
for
machine.
bued
on
68000
Ci:;t~:};:~;.:::;
QL.
among othe
r maehinN.
Prilter/~
for
£400
are on
offer from
education
a
l
eoft.ware
apecialitt
Biu.el
Computen
Byte Drive maker
(095389
592)
.
The unit.I hav
e
follows Orieunder
built-in parallel
and
RS
232C
Dragged down by
the
fall of
interfa
on and are availab
le
Kathmill
hae
with
aa.mple
programs
featured gr~ITL
in
the
in1tn1ction booklet.
tTL
aupphed the
Byte Onve
600
disk
system for
the
One
[a'4
by
t
he
succeu
Cbuck.1e EQ, A&F
Soft.ware
u~r,:t
d11
for
1u
machines and
it
k.t
j~t~!::u~~C~Y
E
l:,i'!
time
for
ENter,
The
game
hu
:~=.buiiTt~..'~;:;:tl!
more
than 100
acreen1
from
to free
1t.ael(from dependency
which
you
hav
e
to
pick
up the on One
by adapting
the
Byte
ingredienu of
chocolate and
Drives(orothersyltema
,
component.I
for toys.
The Spee·
Earlierthi
tye
arlTLplanned
trum veraion
will
be fintoutat
flotation
on the
Stock
Ex·
£6.90,
to
be
followed
by Am·
at.rad and Commodore
64
ver-
!~tr!uty
~:
b:k~~kanoJ
1101\1..
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DNtil
5w
~
on
the
tion,
it
fell
through.
Spectrum wu
laun
ched
Jut
h~rd:
The program
ia
deaigned to
work
wit h
MacDraw, Mac-
ProJect.,Chartandolhera,u.amg
a range
of
plotters
on
A3
or A4
paper When
you
lo.d
Mac.Plot
you're
ulted
to
..
ign
pena
on
the plotter
fmuimum
30
pen,
)
to lines on the tcree
n
. The
procram wHJ alao
shrink,
en·
la~
or
rotate
the
artwork
ltcoell£99-contactM1crot,.
pot
for
deta
I
It or
1upphee
1
cau.ledbyOriceoingunde
r
The
Byte
Drive
500 wu
ITL',
only
ha~t:~ae~
~~Pl!~i~
S1ncla1r mtendt
to
produce •
7Mb ven1on or ill
Wa fer
Scale
Integra
t
ion
1ihoon
diak
liteue
103)
next
year
Thj1
year·,
model will
have
only 0.5Mb
of
1torage, and
produroon
will
be contracted
out to other
manufacturen
,
but
the
projed.ed
7Mb
daak
II
to
be
built
m
a
completely new
£50
m1lhon
factory
whoee
.:1{int!nt!
ra~
the
£50
million
in
the
City,
alto
i:.T~tn1~:~~~o~:~
or
:ror;:
·~:
;;~!
Microsoft givesMac
hr!:
1imilar
devicet
on
the
Spee·
trum,BBCandCommodore64
1
fi:i.°;!;b
~:ill:~r
~:.:a~':i!~
":!d;&R
~~•;r
hat ~amed upr7Ct
and holdt • numbtr of patent,
that will be crucial
to
the
Prr!h
ile
Smcla
ir'a
fina
ncial
commitment is minimal,
th
e
1
colour hard
copy
::!1to'1i:u!d;1dU:.io~S
,~
Colour on
the
Macintoah1
NOi.
CliYe
Thefact.that
a
wholenew
th1ayear
,uy
Applemandar1ns plant
it needed
to build
the
-
but
a 1mall
Kent
company .econdvenuonofthed1skt.end.t
to confirm 1peculation
that
the
hubeaten them
toil
M1
crotpot of
Ma1datone
0.5Mb venion asrelata,·ely low
:~:fZr~t.t:
=
°:~:
.
1
~":n~n
~rd
brightenedupalhade,MacPIOI.
v:1~-::.!
:C!ou~.':!U:,u~~a;
~~
p,:
Ws
1
M~~ca0ni:=~~t~!
18liaf'act1on,and
LS
on
ac:
edule
h
ir~
.b
1t.::ea::1~!k::
Commodore
veraion
a
lmo.t
embanuti
ng
,' N
ida
System 3
:Cke.'c!~=~
lreadywu.
wouJ:,..:!
i:!
llc:nNft ...
(.t
Ill
pricet by
30
per
cent
(o_r
uatrt in
education
.
Productl
hk.e
Word
,
Mu
ltap/an,
Buie
and
manyot
hen
will
COit
roughly
a
third
Ina
to uaen
in
ac:hooh1 collegea acroM
the
and
and
had
trouble with
ill
sup-
f
phera
u a reault of • severe
cuh-flow
cri111 Matte.rt
came
.
to
a
head with
a crash
on
February
20,
1985.
There will
beacreditorame,eti"fonMarch
18
to
appoint
a
liquula
tor
and
givenoti.ficationof 1e>meofficial
be,k-up
.
Astroayn
,
the
holding
com·
pany
of
ITL,
aays that any
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u are
helped Caarlytoon. Thebeck·up,
-
80
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heard
f!'::!
pe~: ahould'!:!be
not
a
nything
103)
1
11
bqobfrom
Micrwoft.Preu. The
!r:nt:5t:
:1
raoe to get equipment
into
[,
I~~·
e':~
ac: oola
it
hotting
up
,
with
ing
over
thit
tide of
a.train
for
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PCS MARCH231985
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.
ONITOR
Aces
low-
but
Boldfield
plays on
The
lut.
ttmainingJupit.er
Ace
m.icn>1
are on aale at
the
never-to-be-repeated price of
£3S
-
and
you11
get
a
16K
~pan.aion,
,oft.ware
and
a
year', guarantee
thrown
in.
But. that
won't
be
the
end
of
the
Ace ifBoldfield Computing,
the
BatterweaOop
Homeof
the
microbuaineM,
huanythingt.o
do
with
it.
Boldfield
took
the
Ace under
it.I
wing
when
Jupi
-
ter
Can
tab folded
(iNue50)and
ithubee
n
therallyingpointfo
r
garnet..
utilities
and
.busineut
.ot\ware;
16K
a
nd
'48K
RAM
-
pocko; ..
riphenla
including
an
add~n keyboard
,
a ZX adaptor
kit..
and
a
tound
box; and
int.erfacN
.
Thi.I
ii
only half the
ROry
-
therNtoflhecat.aloguei
agiven
over
to
BoldJield other
pro-
'1
d
uct,, bu.eineet
miq,oe;
from
eum:
offer9
f
9&
:!.':i~e
it
- the company
h.u
opened
a
apecial thowroom devoted to
it..
The
luhtocU will prob.bly
lut
two montha.
Boldfield'1
Pet.er
Downham
,aid
.
'
We've
got
fu.11
arvice
capability
and
atocu
that
will
la.at
for yean
-
we11 conti nue
u
Ion,
u
the
intertSt.
ii
there,' he
promi.etd.
He
atimat.N
that
there are
around
10,000 ACff
in the
U
K
.
'We
have
the
facilitiM
to
make
more
but it'a unlikely lNL we
ACT
its
sights
would.
At
the
price,
we're
the
chargi
ng
we'd
barely cover
UK
micro maltert are winning
component
coeta,
'
he
Mid.
~~r:!1~~!ui~~jd
sets
across channel
t.hedoldruma
.
British micro makers
mobilise against
IBM
The.re'•
a
Dav id
and
Goliath
confrontation looming ip the
UK
micro
buai.nees
u
the
Brit,.
iah
Micro
ManufactW't'rt
Group
(BMMG)
take.on IBM.
'ln
ayearortwo'1
time,
in
the
abeence or co-operat ion
in
our
induaU)',
we could
end
up
with
IBM
writing
the
rule
book,'uid
BMMG
director
general
David
~itt!:!°=~:~i~~
ACT
huemerged
u a
stro
ng
candidate
for
a
large education
deal
in
France,
and
Memot.ec.h
hu
caught the
eye
or micro
ra.nclers
In
the
Soviet
Union.
ACT, at.ill hopeJul or pertuad
-
ing
the
BBC
that
it
need.I
at
least
one UK micro
to
put
it.I
name
Lo
11
a
front-runner in
,
France
ror
a
contract
that
looked
certain
to
go
to
a
native
French
manufacture
r.
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