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Issue 40 : November 1985

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Talks on European micro standard, Acorn announces 128k BBC B+ for Christmas; Cumana's 16-bit processor launched; Opus' easy disc upgrade package.
Hints and tips - Martin Phillips
Martin explains what a printer driver is and why you need one; how to choose a disc drive; and tricks to create 'front pages' for software.
Maths in motion - Michael St Aubyn
Lissajous patterns - the loops formed on an oscilloscope - are easy to produce on the BBC micro.
Video show - Malcolm Banthorpe
Malcolm shows you how to manipulate video pictures and reviews a digitiser for the Beeb.
Tempting tesselations - Jim McGregor and Alan Watt
Produce these jigsaw like patterns with our expert help and advice.
Artful Freehand - Chris Steele
Chris extends his Freehand painting program to allow you to manipulate the images you've created on screen.
Musical Mule - Joe Telford
How to build an interpreter and compiler for music, plus details of how the technique works.
View to a program - Ashley Oliver
Ashley's listing allows you to write machine code programs in View to make editing easy.
Business news
CP/M corner - Edward Brown and Richard Clements
More of your and their ideas for making the most of the Z80.
Education news
Graphic examples - Chris Drage and Nick Evans
Chris and Nick look at some of the graphics software that's about for use in schools.
Education reviews
Trouble free timetabling - Nick Evans
Options and Blockfit could be a boon to teachers who have to fit pupils choices of subject into a workable timetable.
Shanghai from Software Express; Knight Lore by Ultimate; Icon's Contraption; Boffin from Addictive; Chicane by Kempston; and Consilidated's SIM are put to the test by our team of quick-fingered reviewers.
Compiler comparison - Bruce Smith
Bruce helps you choose between Pineapple Software's Compiler, Accelerator from Computer Concepts and Logik Engineer's BCOMP.
Monitored - Chris Drage
Chris gives nine monitors a screen test and George Hill takes a look at the Microvitec Cub 653.
More for mice
Utilities and Desk software for the AMX mouse are tested.
EPROMERs on parade - Simon Williams
Three EPROM programmers are put through their paces.
Acornsoft's Basic Editor
Hardware round-up
Our guide to where to find hardware reviews in back issues.
Notice and blunderbox
Dear Kitty
User RAM offer
Graphics cassette offer
UserDUMP offer
Monthly listings cassette and disc
Bar code reader offer
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Software chart
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