Vol.15 n°4 april 1990

Vol.15 n°4 april 1990

COVER STORY

p.111 Apple's Special fx

p.111 Apple's Special fx

Apple redefines top-of-the-line with the speedy IIfx.

NEWS

p.19 MICROBYTES

p.19 MICROBYTES

p.36 WHAT'S NEW

p.36 WHAT'S NEW

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

p.102 SHORT TAKES

p.102 SHORT TAKES

LaserJet III HP's trailblazing printer

Photoshop, Adobe eases image manipulation

Toshiba T1200XE, impressive notebook computing

R:base 3.0, many new features from Microrim

Lotus 1-2-3/G, three dimensions for PM

p.119 FIRST IMPRESSIONS OS/2 2.0: It's a Family Affair

p.119 FIRST IMPRESSIONS OS/2 2.0: It's a Family Affair

Microsoft's long-awaited 32-bit OS/2 forges ahead, with DOS and windows in tow.

p.124 FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Sizzling RISC Systems from IBM

p.124 FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Sizzling RISC Systems from IBM

IBM's RISC System/6000 family sets a new standard of performance.

EXPERT ADVICE

p.53 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR: Chaos Manor Awards

p.53 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR: Chaos Manor Awards

Find out if your favorite product has been honored.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.71 THE UNIX /bin: Getting UUCP Running, and Other Stories

p.71 THE UNIX /bin: Getting UUCP Running, and Other Stories

Our columnist details how to set up UUCP communications.

[author : David Fiedler]

p.77 DOWN TO BUSINESS: CD-ROM to the Rescue

p.77 DOWN TO BUSINESS: CD-ROM to the Rescue

CD-ROM databases can provide your business with valuable information in a hurry.

[author : Wayne Rash Jr.]

p.81 MACINATIONS: Two Sides of the Same Coin

p.81 MACINATIONS: Two Sides of the Same Coin

A bright side with education, a darker side with software development.

[author : Don Crabb]

p.85 OS/2 NOTEBOOK: Living with OS/2 1.2

p.85 OS/2 NOTEBOOK: Living with OS/2 1.2

Life with OS/2 1.2 is a lot like life with version 1.1, with some welcome changes.

[author : Mark J. Minasi]

p.97 NETWORKS: Faraway LANs

p.97 NETWORKS: Faraway LANs

You don't have to be in the office to take advantage of the office LAN.

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

REVIEWS

p.130 PRODUCT FOCUS: The Heart and Soul of a PC Compatible

p.130 PRODUCT FOCUS: The Heart and Soul of a PC Compatible

The BYTE Lab examines 23 25-MHz 80386 motherboards.

p.145 Color Hits the Streets

p.145 Color Hits the Streets

NEC brings color to a laptop, but is it worth it?

p.151 Svelte Scanner Is No Fistful of Dollars

p.151 Svelte Scanner Is No Fistful of Dollars

Sharp's low-cost scanner delivers high-quality color images to those who can afford to wait.

p.157 Word Processing in Windows

p.157 Word Processing in Windows

Ami Professional, Legend, and Word for Windows are the first WYSIWYG word processors for Microsoft Windows, but are they fast enough?

p.163 A Better dBASE

p.163 A Better dBASE

FoxPro may have outdone all other dBASE systems, including dBASE IV.

p.171 Windows Rides a New Wave

p.171 Windows Rides a New Wave

With NewWave, Hewlett-Packard expands Windows, but it's not easy.

p.179 C Compilers Have Different Strengths

p.179 C Compilers Have Different Strengths

Apple and Symantec bring object-oriented C compilers to the Mac.

p.193 Reviewer's Notebook

p.193 Reviewer's Notebook

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

STATE OF THE ART

p.196 APPLICATIONS ARCHITECTURES Introduction

p.196 APPLICATIONS ARCHITECTURES Introduction

p.199 Transparent and Portable

p.199 Transparent and Portable

By providing a consistent framework, applications architectures let software run on different machines and operating systems.

p.205 From TTY to VUI

p.205 From TTY to VUI

Frank Hayes discusses the past, present, and future of user-interface design.

p.215 Behind the Scenes

p.215 Behind the Scenes

Understanding your programming interface can help you decide which user interface to support in a heterogeneous environment.

p.225 Bridging Troubled Waters

p.225 Bridging Troubled Waters

Thriving in a diverse computing environment is a lot easier if you have the right tools.

p.237 Blueprints for the 1990s

p.237 Blueprints for the 1990s

IBM's SAA versus DEC's NAS how do they compare?

p.246 An Open Approach

p.246 An Open Approach

With its new Distributed Applications Architecture, Data General challenges IBM and DEC.

p.248 Building Blocks

p.248 Building Blocks

A sampling of products and organizations involved in applications architectures.

FEATURES

p.252 Time and Money

p.252 Time and Money

A program called Spawn uses auctions to fairly allocate precious computer time.

p.261 New Objects for Old Structures

p.261 New Objects for Old Structures

Using object-oriented techniques to convert existing applications has its advantages.

p.269 Who Owns the Copyrights?

p.269 Who Owns the Copyrights?

Who owns the copyrights on independently developed programs? An attorney discusses recent developments.

p.275 Managing the Well-Tempered LAN

p.275 Managing the Well-Tempered LAN

ISO standards signal that network management help is on the way.

HANDS ON

p.287 UNDER THE HOOD: Gateways to Protected Mode

p.287 UNDER THE HOOD: Gateways to Protected Mode

DOS extenders deliver 16-bit compatibility and 32-bit performance.

p.297 SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED: Flirting with Assembly

p.297 SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED: Flirting with Assembly

Armed with a few general concepts, you can make assembly language improvements without knowing assembly.

DEPARTMENTS

p.6 Spotlight : From Math Chip to Tie Clip

p.6 Spotlight : From Math Chip to Tie Clip

p.10 Editorial: Mylex Struts EISA's Stuff

p.10 Editorial: Mylex Struts EISA's Stuff

p.32 Letters, Ask BYTE, and Fixes

p.32 Letters, Ask BYTE, and Fixes

A 286/386SX/386 debate goes on.

PERSPECTIVES

p.349 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

p.349 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

p.350 1.5 Decades of April Fools

p.350 1.5 Decades of April Fools

This is a serious business, but it has had its funny side.

p.352 PRINT QUEUE: Advise and Compute

p.352 PRINT QUEUE: Advise and Compute

The tortuous evolution of copyright law in the computer world.

p.356 STOP BIT

p.356 STOP BIT

To Boldly Benchmark New meaning for the term "high-level benchmarks."

READER SERVICE

p.343 Editorial Index by Company

p.343 Editorial Index by Company

p.344 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.344 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.346 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

p.346 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: after 348

PROGRAM LISTINGS

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