Vol.14 n°7 july 1989

Vol.14 n°7 july 1989

COVER STORY

p.250 A Guide to GUIs

Your complete guide to 12 state-of-the-art graphical user interfaces.

[author : Frank Hayes and Nick Baran]

PRODUCTS IN PERSPECTIVE

p.57 What's New

p.89 Short Takes

DeskJet Plus, Hewlett-Packard improves a winner

PixelPaint 2.0, big improvements from SuperMac Technology

HyperPAD, Brightbill-Roberts' desktop manager with hypertext power

Mitsubishi Smart Mouse, useful for specialized applications

Counterpart, a security device from Fifth Generation Systems

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

p.99 Apple's 32-Bit QuickDraw Covers the Spectrum

Color imaging for the Mac II and SE/30 takes a leap forward with this new program.

[author : Tom Thompson]

p.104 Clash of the Object-Oriented Pascals

Quick Pascal and Turbo Pascal 5.5 are both friendly environments for object-oriented programming.

[author : Jon Udell]

EXPERT ADVICE

p.109 Computing at Chaos Manor: Computers vs. Taxes

Jerry wages his annual battle with taxes and breaks in a new Northgate computer.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.125 Applications Plus: Is Bigger Better?

Is the industry paying too much attention to bells and whistles and not enough to simplicity?

[author : Ezra Shapiro]

p.129 OS/2 Notebook: Figuring Out CONFIG.SYS

A discussion of how to set up a typical CONFIG.SYS file under OS/2.

[author : Mark Minasi]

p.137 Down to Business: Dawn of the Dead Disk

When your hard disk suddenly crashes, all is not necessarily lost.

[author : Wayne Rash Jr.]

p.143 Macinations: Learn on Me

The Mac is changing the face of computer-aided instruction.

[author : Don Crabb]

p.148 NetWorks: The LAN Road to OSI

The OSI reference model is the framework within which international communications standards are developed.

[author : Mark L. Van Name and Bill Catchings]

REVIEWS

p.154 Product Focus: Battle of the Network Stars

The BYTE Lab takes a look at five different PC-LAN operating systems.

[author : Steve Apiki, Stanford Diehl, and Rick Grehan]

p.173 IBM's New Speed King

The Model 70-A21 is the fastest of the PS/2s, but it's slower than its competition.

[author : Caroline Halliday]

p.177 Color by Numbers

The Tektronix Phaser CP slashes the cost of PostScript-compatible color output.

[author : Kent Quirk]

p.181 EMS with a Cache

The Elite 16 Plus HyperCache board from Profit Systems boosts EMS 4.0 performance.

[author : Jeff Holtzman]

p.187 Breaking the Memory Barrier with 386|VMM

This 80386-based virtual memory manager from Phar Lap lets you build large applications.

[author : Martin Heller]

p.193 Powerful Portable 3-D Graphics

Develop portable three-dimensional graphics with Ithaca Software's HOOPS.

[author : Bradley Dyck Kliewer]

p.201 Text Retrieval with a Twist

Folio Views advances text management technology with a new indexing scheme.

[author : Dennis Allen]

p.207 The Flying Spreadsheet

Informix Software's WingZ for the Mac is stiff competition for Excel.

[author : Don Crabb]

IN DEPTH

p.212 Introduction: Distributed Processing

p.215 Take Your Pick

From client/servers to parallel processing, distributed processing uses a variety of methods to share resources.

[author : Gilbert Wai]

p.225 A Transparent Environment

With transparency, you can have a distributed and heterogeneous environment without making big changes to your existing software.

[author : Bruce J. Walker and Gerald J. Popek]

p.235 Remote Control

Remote procedure calls offer a solution to the problem of distributed processing over a network.

[author : Carl Manson and Ken Thurber]

p.241 The Paperless Office

You no longer need a superminicomputer to use document image processing.

[author : Dean Hough]

p.248 Distributed Processing Roundup

Some products that distribute processing over different architectures, operating systems, or networks.

FEATURES

p.250 Cover Story: A Guide to GUIs

Your complete guide to 12 state-of-the-art graphical user interfaces.

[author : Frank Hayes and Nick Baran]

p.259 The Qsim Simulation Toolkit

Qsim lets you use your personal computer to model all kinds of systems, from banks to breweries.

[author : Roy E. Kitnbrell, Linda Correll, and Robert Bass]

HANDS ON

p.269 Under the Hood: The Light at the End of the LAN

The new FDDI standard lets optical LANs move more data more efficiently.

[author : L. Brett Glass]

p.277 Some Assembly Required: Object-Oriented Mac Windows

Software that protects you from some of the hassles of Macintosh windows programming.

[author : Jonathan Amsterdam]

DEPARTMENTS

p.8 Editorial: New Unix Benchmarks

p.17 Microbytes

p.34 Letters and Ask BYTE

p.55 Chaos Manor Mail

p.331 Coming Up in BYTE

p.340 NEW Print Queue

p.344 NEW Stop Bit

[author : READER SERVICE]

p.330 Editorial Index by Company

p.332 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.334 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: after 336

PROGRAM LISTINGS

From BIX: See 84

From BYTEnet: call (617) 861-9764

On disk or in print: See card after 240

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