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Issue 38 - November 24th to 30th 1983
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Micropaedia
Your guide to monitors: which ones work with your machine, how to measure the specifications, why you should think about buying one.
REGULARS
Monitor 2

Acorn prices shock on second processors - page 2; Compec - a complete report - page 3; a window on the world - page 4; Goodbye Mr Chips: educational computing appraised - page 5; Microsoft glazes MSDOS - page 6; Hitachi moves into PC fray - page 7.

Random Access 8
Get it off your chest! Send your letters here and we might even pay you for it.
Routine Inquiries 9
Your questions answered: this week Spectrum, ZX81 and Oric owners get a helping hand.
Microwaves 18
Your hints and tips for the popular machines.
ProgramCards 62
Free listings with full explanatory notes for the Spectrum, Oric and Commodore 64.
Readout 72
 
PCN Binders 74
Keep your collection in perfect order.
Databasics 75
Your guide to hardware from the cheapest of home computers to powerful business machines.
Billboard 81
Pick up a computing bargain in our buy-and-sell page.
Quit 88
 
PCN PRO-TEST:
HARDWARE
The first Adam 20
A micro offering built-in high speed storage, printer, 80K of RAM and word processing software as well sounds too good to be true. But that's what Coleco's Adam promises. Brian Power gets his hands on one.
PCN SPECIALS
Apple soft-security 24
John Noad reveals his method of making your Apple programs safe from prying eyes.
Words on the brain 26
Until software support for the recently rescued Newbrain gets cranked up, how about a free word processor? Chris Rust presents a complete program.
Dragon Scramble 37
Let your Dragon take flight in Darren Eteo's all machine code game.
PCN PRO-TEST:
SOFTWARE
Accountable Spectrum 39
Can your humble Spectrum compete with the bigger machines in aiding your business? Bill Quentin looks at one application.
BBC files 42
Data filing is one of the most useful applications for a home micro, and Simon Williams finds a package for the Model B that might handle most smaller applications.
PCN PRO-TEST:
PERIPHERALS
Stars of the small screen 46
In conjunction with Micropaedia, PCN Pro-Tests brings you the low-down on some of the best-selling monitors.
GAMEPLAY
Another bumper bundle of the new games for Dragon owners. 51
Aerial combat on the Atari in zeppelins and biplanes. 53
More aerobatic antics - this time on a BBC Micro. 58
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