Vol.14 n°9 september 1989

Vol.14 n°9 september 1989

PRODUCTS IN PERSPECTIVE

p.49 What's New

p.49 What's New

p.81 Short Takes

p.81 Short Takes

Studio/1, Electronic Arts' decolorized version of Studio/8

DeScribe Word Publisher, an OS/2 word processor from Lennane Advanced Products

SuperGlueII, Solutions International's Macintosh utility

Ami Professional, Samna combines word processing and desktop publishing

POSTcard, an add-in card from Award Software that monitors your PC

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

p.90 Not Quite As Simple As 1-2-3

p.90 Not Quite As Simple As 1-2-3

Release 3.0 of Lotus 1-2-3 has many new features and functions, but these improvements come with a price in performance.

[author : Andrew Reinhardt]

p.95 COVER STORY: The 486s Are Here!

p.95 COVER STORY: The 486s Are Here!

Britain's Apricot is the first to announce a complete 80486-based system.

[author : Paul Lavin and Michael E. Nadeau]

EXPERT ADVICE

p.103 Computing at Chaos Manor: The World on CD-ROMs

p.103 Computing at Chaos Manor: The World on CD-ROMs

Jerry also looks at WORM drives and uninterruptible power supplies.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.117 The Unix /bin: Unix on Personal Computers: Why and How

p.117 The Unix /bin: Unix on Personal Computers: Why and How

There are some good reasons to install Unix on a personal computer.

[author : David Fiedler]

p.123 Down to Business: On the Road Again

p.123 Down to Business: On the Road Again

Who says portables have limited capabilities?

[author : Wayne Rash Jr.]

p.127 Macinations: Disaster Recovery

p.127 Macinations: Disaster Recovery

Don's hard disk drive goes down, and getting back to work takes some doing.

[author : Don Crabb]

p.131 OS/2 Notebook: Talking to OS/2 Developers

p.131 OS/2 Notebook: Talking to OS/2 Developers

Views on OS/2 from Dave Nanian, Doug Hamilton, and Martin Heller.

[author : Mark J. Minasi]

p.143 NetWorks: The Mailman Cometh

p.143 NetWorks: The Mailman Cometh

Like traditional mail, E-mail involves the delivery, storage, and security of messages.

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

REVIEWS

p.148 Product Focus: The Multiuser Solution

p.148 Product Focus: The Multiuser Solution

Multiuser operating systems have mainframe-style connectivity.

[author : Howard Eglowstein and Stanford Diehl]

p.165 ALR Revs Up MCA

p.165 ALR Revs Up MCA

The MicroFlex 7000 is the fastest MCA clone that we've tested to date.

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

p.173 Long Live the Low End

p.173 Long Live the Low End

AST's 8-MHz Bravo/286 has both a small footprint and a small price.

[author : Roger C. Alford]

p.177 Data to Go

p.177 Data to Go

Sysgen's removable hard disk platter works on both the Mac and the PC.

[author : Don Crabb]

p.183 Mastering the PCX Format

p.183 Mastering the PCX Format

PCX Toolkit from Genus lets you add PCX features to your graphics program.

[author : Bert Tyler]

p.189 A HyperCard for the PC

p.189 A HyperCard for the PC

Brightbill-Roberts's HyperPAD brings Mac-like programming to DOS.

[author : Bob Stepno]

p.197 Arriba: The Painless PIM

p.197 Arriba: The Painless PIM

Good Software's personal information manager is easy to use.

[author : Lamont Wood]

p.202 Reviewer's Notebook

p.202 Reviewer's Notebook

A compilation of brief reviews and updates to previously published evaluations.

LAN SUPPLEMENT

p.212 LAN Standards: Do You Need Them?

p.212 LAN Standards: Do You Need Them?

[author : Jonathan Schmidt]

p.221 The Glue for Internetworking

p.221 The Glue for Internetworking

[author : William Stallings]

p.227 LAN-Aware DOS Programs

p.227 LAN-Aware DOS Programs

[author : Barry Nance]

p.235 Building Heterogeneous Networks

p.235 Building Heterogeneous Networks

[author : L. Brett Glass]

IN DEPTH

p.244 Introduction: Database Trends

p.244 Introduction: Database Trends

p.247 A Brave New World?

p.247 A Brave New World?

Fundamental changes are now occurring in database management. Where are we headed?

[author : Fabian Pascal]

p.259 Serving Up Data

p.259 Serving Up Data

Database servers provide centralized data management while preserving the individual user's independence.

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

p.267 Sharing the Wealth

p.267 Sharing the Wealth

Give your applications a global reach with a distributed DBMS.

[author : Ralph Davis]

p.277 A Family of Models

p.277 A Family of Models

Are the days of the relational database numbered?

[author : Joseph Dawson]

p.291 The Data File. A guide to personal computer database systems.

p.291 The Data File. A guide to personal computer database systems.

FEATURES

p.296 A Bus Tour

p.296 A Bus Tour

EISA, ISA, MCA, NuBus ...here's what you need to know about what bus your next machine will use and why.

[author : George White]

p.305 Graphics Formats

p.305 Graphics Formats

A universal image format is much needed, but will it ever come about?

[author : Gerald L. Graef]

p.315 The Unix Shell

p.315 The Unix Shell

More than just a collection of commands, the Unix shell is often used to build applications.

[author : Greg Comeau]

HANDS ON

p.323 Under the Hood: Laptop Technology Redux

p.323 Under the Hood: Laptop Technology Redux

Major innovations in small peripheral devices increase the laptop's utility.

[author : L. Brett Glass]

p.333 Some Assembly Required: Stalking the 8-bit Spectrum

p.333 Some Assembly Required: Stalking the 8-bit Spectrum

How to circumvent a prickly problem when using the Mac's color palettes.

[author : Tom Thompson]

DEPARTMENTS

p.8 Editorial: A Billion Bits of BYTE

p.8 Editorial: A Billion Bits of BYTE

p.17 Microbytes

p.17 Microbytes

p.34 Letters, Ask BYTE, and Fixes

p.34 Letters, Ask BYTE, and Fixes

p.47 Chaos Manor Mail

p.47 Chaos Manor Mail

p.391 Coming Up in BYTE

p.391 Coming Up in BYTE

p.397 NEW Setting the Standards: 15 Years

p.397 NEW Setting the Standards: 15 Years

p.400 Print Queue

p.400 Print Queue

p.404 Stop Bit

p.404 Stop Bit

READER SERVICE

p.390 Editorial Index by Company

p.390 Editorial Index by Company

p.392 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.392 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.394 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

p.394 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: after 396

PROGRAM LISTINGS

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