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Issue 39 - December 1st to 7th 1983
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Micropaedia
Christmas Buyer's Guide
PCN's handy reference to the best of the micros in the shops.
REGULARS
Monitor 2

Osborne prepares to go it alone - page 2; Rogue BBC Basic on the Christmas market - page 3; Better year ahead for business users - page 4; Double glazing: two windows arrive - page 5; ITT takes on IBM PC - page 6.

PCN Charts 8
The best-sellers slug it out in the run-up to Christmas.
Random Access 10
A tenner could be yours if you drop us a line.
Routine Inquiries 11
Your problems solved by our panel of experts.
Microwaves 18
 
ProgramCards 78
A machine code utility for the Spectrum, a handy routine for the BBC, and the final cards of our game for the Spectrum and the machine code monitor on the Commodore 64.
Readout 76
PCN's look at the new books.
Billboard 90
 
Quit/Datelines 96
Make a date for the pre-Christmas computer fairs.
PCN PRO-TEST:
HARDWARE
Dragon doubles up 22
The Dragon 64 - big brother of the 32 - is with us now. Mike Gerrard puts it through the hoop.
PCN SPECIALS
Newbrain programming 26
Part 2 of Chris Rust's word processing program.
Dragon in flight 31
Machine code arcade action on the Welsh micro as Darren Eteo continues his version of Scramble.
PCN PRO-TEST:
SOFTWARE
BBC in check 59
David Janda tries a few openings against the BBC and a program named White Knight.
An aid to IBM 63
Bryan Skinner looks at CRF - a helpful package for PC programmers.
PCN PRO-TEST:
PERIPHERALS
Tandy colour prints 35
Bill Davies looks at a seven-colour printer at a competitive price.
GAMEPLAY
A handful of the new games for Oric owners. 65
Spectrum in the third dimension. 67
Bacteriological warfare with a BBC. 71
A quick-fire quintet on the Atari. 72
 
 
 
 
 
 
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