Vol.16 n°1 january 1991

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COVER STORY

p.147 The BYTE Awards

BYTE editors choose 67 of the most significant products from the past year.

NEWS

p.19 MICROBYTES

AMD shows its 386 clone, and Bellcore researchers make a breakthrough in holographic memory technology.

p.44 W-HAT'S NEW

EISA and SPARC systems, along with a trio of mouse substitutes, take the hardware spotlight. On the software side, dBASE takes to the Sun, and EZCosmos watches the stars.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

p.126 SHORT TAKES

Turbo Pascal 6.0, Borland almost adds Windows

Volante AT1000, inexpensive high-end graphics from National Design

Toshiba T1000LE, a slimmer T1000

Word 5.5 and Word for OS/2, updated versions from Microsoft

Taste, Delta Point's composite package for the Mac

p.134 Citrix's New Multiuser OS/2

OS/2-based workgroup computing without a LAN.

REVIEWS

p.168 PRODUCT FOCUS Caching Cards Speed Data Access

The BYTE Lab evaluates eight caching controller cards that help relieve hard disk drive bottlenecks.

p.186 LAN Remote-Control Software: Better Than Being There

The BYTE Lab examines eight communications programs that let you use workstations on a LAN via remote control.

p.201 "Ultra" VGA Debuts on the MicroPaq

Monolithic's MicroPaq 452 Ultra uses the new Edsun chip to make VGA screens shine.

p.204 TARGA + Lowers Cost of High-End Graphics

Truevision's new 32-bit TARGA + board makes raster graphics more affordable.

p.210 The Compaq SLT: A Laptop Fit for the Desktop

The BYTE Lab tests how well the Compaq SLT laptop performs with its new 386SX engine and other enhancements.

p.213 A Workstation in a Mac's Clothing

A/UX and the X Window System turn a Macintosh into a workstation in a near-seamless way.

p.218 User Interfaces, C++ Style

Zinc's class library brings text and graphical interfaces to your C++ applications.

p.223 Photo-Realism for Those with Time (and RAM) to Spare

Pixar's MacRenderMan brings photorealistic rendering to the Mac.

p.227 A New Angle on OS/2 and Windows

Wide Angle makes the virtual desktop a physical reality.

p.228 Two Bumbling Detectives

Dariana Technology Group's WinSleuth and MacSleuth miss the mark.

p.230 Reviewer's Notebook

New versions of Lotus Agenda and Folio Views make much-needed improvements that address user concerns.

STATE OF THE ART

p.236 AI: METAMORPHOSIS OR DEATH? Introduction

p.239 AI's Identity Crisis

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Can AI provide the kind of intelligent systems that will make all the work, and all the introspection, worthwhile?

p.249 Overturning the Category Bucket

Categorizing knowledge is one of the primary ways that an AI system can acquire "understanding."

p.259 The Real-Time Expert

Expert systems designed to work in real-time environments can make complex systems easier to handle.

p.267 AI in Practice

A real company's real-world use of AI techniques and methods.

p.281 Putting the Experts to Work

The 1990s will see the walls between intelligent applications and conventional applications crumble.

p.289 Real Artificial Life

Nature's skill and craftsmanship, when harnessed toward the creation of artificial life, presents a virtually unlimited reservoir of possibilities for engineering solutions.

p.300 Resource Guide: Intelligent Software

A guide to expert systems and neural-network simulators.

FEATURES

304 Micro, Micro: Who Made the Micro? Is Gilbert Hyatt the father of the microprocessor, or just the most tenacious inventor in the U.S.?

p.315 Ethernet: Ten Years After

Rich Seifert, one of Ethernet's designers, talks about its first 10 years.

p.323 Alternative Operating Systems, Part 6: FIexOS's Muscle

Digital Research's FlexOS closes out our series.

p.329 The Object-Oriented Amiga Exec

The design of the Amiga operating-system kernel follows the rules of object-oriented programming.

p.339 Putting Waveforms to Paper

Here's how to get data from a Mac screen into a file or printout.

HANDS ON

p.347 UNDER THE HOOD Personal Supercomputing with the Intel i860

Crunching numbers with the i860.

p.361 SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED Genetic Algorithms

A novel technique crossbreeds algorithms to find the best programming solution.

DEPARTMENTS

p.6 Spotlight

Inventors and developers highlight this month's feature articles.

p.10 Editorial

The End of Intel's Monopoly?

p.33 Letters, Ask BYTE, and Fixes

Some object lessons learned.

PERSPECTIVES

p.412 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

p.414 PRINT QUEUE Math Reconstructed

Stealing glimpses at the numbers upon which the universe is built.

p.416 STOP BIT Amateur Systems

Senior editor Ken Sheldon discusses the next step in AI.

READER SERVICE

p.402 Editorial Index by Company

p.404 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.406 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: after 408

PROGRAM LISTINGS

From BIX: Call (800) 227-2985

From BYTEnet: Call (617) 861-9764

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REGIONAL SECTION

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EXPERT ADVICE

p.73 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR Jukebox Computing

[author Jerry Pournelle]

Jerry looks at new CD-ROMs and a CD-ROM drive, a brick of a computer, and a new trackball.

p.89 DOWN TO BUSINESS The Power Man Cometh

[author Wayne Rash Jr.]

The big orange power truck pulls up again, but this time Wayne's ready.

p.95 BEYOND DOS: WINDOWS AND OS/2 Embarrassment of Riches

[author Mark J. Minasi]

A report from the future: living with OS/2 2.0 and Windows 3.0.

p.101 THE UNIX /bin SCO Hot

[author David Fiedler]

A brief look at the new SCO Unix and using PCs as X terminals.

p.105 MACINAT1ONS The Mac and Personal Programming

[author Don Crabb]

Don shows how the Mac's oldest true personal programming system gets even better.

p.119 NETWORKS NetWare Troubles

[author Barry Nance]

Whom do you call when NetWare acts up? With the right tools, you can do the job yourself.


Vol.16 n°2 february 1991

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COVER STORY

p.211 The Point of the Pen

GO's new PenPoint operating system brings handwriting recognition to the laptop.

NEWS

p.19 MICROBYTES

The new MS-DOS 5.0 is almost ready, and fractal compression technology comes to market.

p.44 WHAT'S NEW

Kodak prints computer color, a look at the most miniature modem, Smalltalk does Windows, and more.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

p.127 SHORT TAKES

Fax-O-Matic and FaxConnection, fax machines that use a laser printer for output from Tall Tree Systems and Extended Systems

Mathematica for Windows 3.0, Wolfram Research's great addition

Storyboard Live!, IBM's multimedia software

FileMaker Pro, Claris gives a face-lift ro its darabase

Stacker, Stac Electronics lets you double your hard disk space instantly

p.136 New Extras for Excel

Microsoft's new version can do spreadsheet outlining.

p.143 OS/2 Goes on a Diet

OS/2 1.3 : leaner, meaner, faster.

REVIEWS

p.148 PRODUCT FOCUS Perfectly Portable

These 15 notebook-size computers mix PC power with state-of-the-art portability.

p.164 Libraries with Class

A handful of C++ libraries.

p.169 The Littlest SPARC

Sun's Sparcstation IPC squeezes RISC power onto even the smallest desk.

p.176 PS/2 Blues Disappear with First 16.7-Million-Color MCA Adapter

RasterOps releases the first true-color, 24-bit display adapter for PS/2s.

p.178 An Artist's Old Tool Learns New Tricks

Adobe's Illustrator 3.0 offers improved text handling and a new graphing capability.

p.183 Statistical Analysis for the Executive

KnowledgeSeeker provides an analytical statistical tool for executive decision making that nearly works like magic.

p.186 Concern for the Editing Environment

The Iliad Group's PIEdit creates an integrated development environment for cross-platform programmers.

p.190 Reviewer's Notebook

Arche and Club 386s performed admirably during a six-month stint in the BYTE lab.

STATE OF THE ART

p.200 LAPTOP TECHNOLOGIES Introduction

p.203 Dynabook Revisited with Alan Kay

From Xerox PARC to Apple, Alan Kay's most enduring contribution may be a machine that has not yet been built.

p.223 Touch-and-Feel Interfaces

Laptops of the near future will have to include built-in pointing devices to support GUIs.

p.229 LCDs and Beyond

Nick Baran reviews the state of the art of display technologies and describes some fascinating alternatives.

p.239 Destination Laptop

Squeezing the components of an AT-class machine onto a single chip will have a great impact on the portable computers of the future.

p.251 Memories in My Pocket

Solid-state memory cards provide the size, weight, and capacity necessary to be practical in a notebook computer.

p.260 Resource Guide: Portable Sources

A who's who in portable computers.

FEATURES

p.268 The Future of Network Operating Systems

What lies ahead for network operating systems? Major players in the field make their prediction.

p.277 An Easier Interface

An innovative new user interface from Xerox's Palo Alto Research makes use of color and 3-D graphics.

p.285 XGA: A New Graphics Standard

The Extended Graphics Array offers full graphics functionality as well as bus mastering.

HANDS ON

p.293 Making Windows Work

Here's help if you're experiencing pains with Windows 3.0.

p.301 UNDER THE HOOD Fax Facts

The little-known digital secrets tucked inside every fax device.

p.309 SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED A Practical Guide to Queuing Analysis

William Stallings, an authority on data communications, presents some simple tools for analyzing many kinds of problems.

DEPARTMENTS

p.6 Spotlight

Your answers and comments help shape our test procedures.

p.10 Editorial

Facing Hard Times?

p.33 Letters, Ask BYTE, and Fixes

Readers debate DTP.

PERSPECTIVES

p.356 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

p.358 PRINT QUEUE Never-Never Land

Science and lunacy collide in a fascinating book about experiments over the edge.

p.360 STOP BIT Great Expectations

Advice on how not to get burned the next time you buy a system for your business.

READER SERVICE

p.346 Editorial Index by Company

p.348 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.350 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: after 352

PROGRAM LISTINGS

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REGIONAL SECTION

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EXPERT ADVICE

p.73 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR A Pack of Laptops

[author Jerry Pournelle]

Jerry picks the ideal portable computer.

p.89 DOWN TO BUSINESS Corporate Style

[author Wayne Rash Jr.]

How consistent is the language of your business documents?

p.95 BEYOND DOS: WINDOWS AND OS/2 Whither Windows?

[author Jon Udell]

Putting Windows 3.0 and OS/2 2.0 on the scales.

p.101 MACINATIONS Macintosh: The Next Generation

[author Don Crabb]

Don converses with MacFolk to determine new directions for Mac evolution.

p.107 THE UNIX /bin Heed the Standards

[author David Fiedler]

A look at some current standards battles and how they could affect Unix users.

p.119 NETWORKS The Return of ARCnet

[author Brett Glass]

ARCnet Plus is a fast alternative to Ethernet and Token Ring hardware, and it's downwardcompatible with ARCnet.


Vol.16 n°3 march 1991

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COVER STORY

p.154 STATE OF THE ART Network Management

NEWS

p.27 MICROBYTES

Developments in pen computing, Mac cloning, and more.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

p.44 The 386 Gets a Competitor

AMD' s innovative 386 "clone" chip sparks controversy.

p.46 Sony's Portable News

A Unix workstation for the field.

p.52 Tandon NB 386sx Notebook,

features power-saving technology

SideKick 2.0, Borland's upgrade works with Paradox

Desktop TV, multimedia from A View Technology

Persuasion 2.0, Aldus's quick way to do a business presentation

PixeiView PC, Mirror Technologies introduces the first affordable large-screen monitor

WSP-200, almost the world's smallest printer

p.64 WHAT'S NEW

A cache-convertible controller, video frame grabber, desktop mappers, a task switcher, and more.

FEATURES

p.124 The Multilingual Edge

A look at systems that translate human languages.

p.135 Oberon

A look at the latest language to come out of Niklaus Wirth's workshop.

p.147 Smart Memories

How content-addressable memory chips and other special memories can speed searches and solve surprising problems.

STATE OF THE ART

p.154 NETWORK MANAGEMENT Introduction

p.157 Mixing and Matching LANs

The thorniest network management problem is how to tie different networks together.

p.167 Dynamic and Distributed

Managing distributed systems in general, and doing it from a centralized location in particular, are major problem areas.

p.175 Control Central

Providing centralized LAN-based services often involves major changes at each client's workstation.

p.183 Dueling Protocols

SNMP versus CMIP: Are they really more similar than different?

p.197 Managing Big Blue

A look at IBM's network management tools.

p.207 Finding Fault

Don't get caught with your network down.

p.217 RESOURCE GUIDE Network Management Sources

Your guide to producers of network management products.

REVIEWS

p.222 PRODUCT FOCUS Please, Mister Postman

The BYTE Lab tests nine E-mail packages for Mac and PC LANs.

p.240 Ethernet's 32-bit Players

EISA Ethernet adapters break LAN performance bottlenecks.

p.245 Newtek's Video Toaster Makes Professional Video Affordable

"Desktop video" now a reality.

p.257 A Wallet-Friendly Mac That Delivers Performance

The high-performance Mac Ilsi.

p.265 Quick Relief for Windows Programming

Winpro/3 automates Windows 3.0 programming.

p.267 Powerfusion Provides the Glue for Networking DOS and Unix

One answer to the dilemma of interconnecting DOS and Unix LANs .

p.276 2-D and 3-D Mac CAD for Less Cost

DesignCAD's new Mac program offers fast 2-D and 3-D design.

p.281 V-ATE Revs Up PC Diagnostics

Vista Microsystems offers more than standard power-on self-test cards.

p.284 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

Two new Mac products take voice input and digital video a step forward.

HANDS ON

p.287 Undocumented DOS

Valuable details about MS-DOS.

p.299 Networking Windows

Making Windows 3.0 work on a network.

p.309 SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED Lossless Data Compression

An explanation of two compression algorithms.

p.317 UNDER THE HOOD The IDE Hard Disk Drive Interface

Soon to be the AT standard?

p.326 BEYOND DOS: WINDOWS AND OS/2 Windows Programming Made Easy

[author Martin Heller]

Automating Windows.

p.329 MACINATIONS The Business Macintosh

[author Don Crabb]

Don looks at Mac business simulation.

p.332 THE UNIX /bin Tricks of the Unix Gurus

[author David Fiedler]

Some powerful hints for work and fun.

p.338 NETWORKS In Praise of Remote Procedure Calls

[author Barry Nance]

RPCs harness the power of the client/server architecture.

p.341 ASK BYTE

PostScript, a dying disk, and a little panic.

OPINIONS

p.91 USER'S COLUMN Desktop Publishing Fever

[author Jerry Pournelle]

Jerry looks at some new games, including Chris Crawford's Balance of the Planet, Mac software and hardware, and simulation software.

p.107 BUSINESS CONNECTION Whose Enterprise Is It?

[author Wayne Rash Jr.]

Make sure that your enterprise network needs are indeed your own.

p.117 ROUNDTABLE Why Doesn't Software Work?

BYTE columnists, staff, and contributors debate the issues.

p.10 EDITORIAL

Of Hard Disks and Redesigns

p.14 YOUR LETTERS

Readers react to relational databases, software quality control, and Jerry Pournelle.

p.388 PRINT QUEUE More Mathematical People

Two new books look at the lives of math whizzes and their work.

p.390 STOP BIT Open Season on Unix?

"Open, schmopen, just give me something that works," says one of BYTE's Unix aficionados.

READER SERVICE

p.376 Editorial Index by Company

p.378 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.380 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: after 382

PROGRAM LISTINGS

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p.120 COVER STORY Computing in the U.S.S.R.

NEWS

p.27 MICROBYTES

Microsoft and IBM operating-system record straight.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

p.42 FoxPro 2.0 Engages the Warp Engines

A proprietary technology FoxPro's performance.

p.47 A Lean, Mean SCSI-2 Machine

HP's 486 file server shinning price/performance ratio.

p.52 LaserJet IIISi,

HP's new network set the straight.

BeckerTools 2.0, Windows 3 0 gets a useful file manager

Supernote 386SX, a notebook from Twinhead

BallPoint, Thumbelina, and TrackMan Portable, a clever new generation of portable pointing devices

8514/Ultra and FlexScan 90801, an ATI 8514 Nanao high-res/low-rad monitor

p.66 WHAT'S NEW

Kingston travels with Data Express, the Next gets Microphone II. and three spreadsheets start forecasting

FEATURES

p.131 A Talk with Intel

An in-depth interview with three of Intel's top chip designers

p.143 High-Speed Safety

How to ensure integrity and maximum serial communications.

STATE OF THE ART

p.156 THE PAPERLESS OFFICE Introduction

p.159 The World of Documents

You can't choose a document imaging system without understanding the base technology.

p.173 Catch the Wave of DIP

Document image processing brings the goal of a paperless office closer to reality-today.

p.185 Practically Paperless

Where need and technology fit, document image processing helps to streamline your business.

p.193 The Dark Side of DIP

Christopher Locke discusses the complexities of indexing, an essential element in retreaving imaged documents.

p.207 Divide and Conquer

Neural networks offer the promise of quick and effective automatic character recognition.

p.217 Resource Guide: Document Imaging Systems

REVIEWS

p.220 PRODUCT FOCUS Tame the Paper Tiger

14 OCR products designed to help you tame the paper tiger.

p.244 Script Languages: The BASIC of the 1990s?

An examination of quick-and-dirty programming products on Macs and PCs.

p.253 Atlantix, Altos Fill DOS-to-Unix Connectivity Gaps

Approaching the LAN connectivity problem from different angles.

p.259 Low-Cost 3-D Animation Materializes for PC Users

3D Studio brings affordable animation to the PC.

p.265 The Fastest Portable: IBM's P 75 Road Warrior

Carry your 486 system with you.

p.271 Access Extended Edition and dBASE Data with InfoAlliance

A solution for network users with disparate data sources.

p.276 A Graphical Environment That Runs Where Windows Can't

GeoWorks Ensemble runs on the smaller, slower PCs in your office.

p.279 ALR's Multiprocessing Monster Uses Six i486 Processors

The MultiAccess system brings multiprocessing to the masses.

p.283 SX Upgrade Boards: Not for the Fainthearted

Boards that upgrade your 286 system can be difficult to install.

p.289 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

Enhancements to Corel Draw, a Windows-based graphics package.

HANDS ON

p.295 UNDER THE HOOD SPARC Revealed

A new breed of workstation evolves from a clonable RISC CPU.

p.305 SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED Macintosh Video Reveale

Tom Thompson, BYTE's resident Mac guru, takes us on a trek to the depths of the Mac display.

p.315 A Fast, Easy Sort

A novel enhancement makes a bubble sort into one of the fastest sorting routines.

p.324 ASK BYTE

Cache checking, computer adaptation, defunct companies, and more.

p.334 MACINATIONS Roger and Me: The Quest for Compatibility

[author Don Crabb]

Film critic Roger Ebert has Mac software compatibility problems.

p.338 THE UNIX /bin Lost in the Woods

[author David Fiedler]

Changing the default scripts and parameters for new users.

p.343 NETWORKS Windows 3.0 and Networks

[author Brett Glass]

A marriage (almost) made in heaven.

p.347 BEYOND DOS: A Smaller, Faster OS/2

[author Douglas A. Hamilton]

OS/2 1.3: technical success, marketing flop.

OPINIONS

p.91 USER'S COLUMN User's Choice Awards

[author Jerry Pournelle]

The best products of 1990.

p.103 BUSINESS CONNECTION Windows and the Business Workstation

[author Wayne Rash Jr.]

Windows 3.0 will change the way you buy PCs.

p.111 ROUNDTABLE Whither Innovation?

BYTE editors debate the state of innovation in the computer industry.

p.392 PRINT QUEUE Poets and Sleepwalkers

This month's lineup includes works on recreational computing and studies in programming theory.

p.394 STOP BIT Let My PCs Go

Do we lose more than we gain when we network personal computers?

p.10 EDITORIAL

Lower-Cost Downloads

p.14 LETTERS

The controversial sides of X.400, DAT, Macs, and Jerry Pournelle.

READER SERVICE

p.380 Editorial Index by Company

p.382 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.384 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Canis: after 384

PROGRAM LISTINGS

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COVER STORY

p.44 FIRST IMPRESSIONS A PC and 1-2-3 in the Palm of Your Hand

NEWS

p.29 MICROBYTES

Adobe's new font technology will give users more control over text.

p.48 FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Apple Introduces Low-Cost Laser Quality with Style A new dual low end for Apple printers.

Z-486/25E, the i486 and TIGA video make a powerful personal workstation

ObjectVision, an object-oriented approach makes forms cook

MT735 and LT-20, the highs and lows of printing on the road

Infini-D, a three-dimensional world for the Mac

Aldus FreeHand 3.0, a new-generation Mac drawing tool

p.68 WHAT'S NEW

DOS and Unix together, a transputer in a kit, finite element analysis for engineers, and more.

FEATURES

p.126 Future Documents

Combine Windows text, graphics, voice, and more.

p.137 Desktop Prototyping

New technologies make CAD drawings into solid models-from PCs!

p.145 Data Acquisition: PCs on the Bench

Data acquisition on powerful personal computers and workstations.

STATE OF THE ART

p.150 MANAGING GIGABYTES Introduction

p.153 The Data Swamp

Together, hardware and software developments are making it easier to handle massive amounts of data.

p.157 Browsing Through Terabytes

Wide-area information servers can distill vast archives of data.

p.169 Prioritizing Information

Grace Hopper speaks out on the value of data and various criteria you can use to help determine that value.

p.177 Through a Lens Smartly

Information Lens can simplify electronic communications.

p.191 From Pyramids to Peers

Data management applications strengthen the integrity of network data.

p.201 Giga-Storage

A variety of storage technologies exist, and conflicting considerations are involved in choosing among them.

p.213 Resource Guide: Massive Mass Storage

Jukebox manufacturers serve up gigabytes of storage.

REVIEWS

p.216 PRODUCT FOCUS 486 EISA: Born to Blaze

These 33-MHz 486 EISA systems are the fastest machines we've seen.

p.238 X Terminals for Workstation Power at PC Prices

Seamless Unix and X Window networking.

p.249 "Smart" UPSes Alert LANs to Power Problems

New LAN-based UPSes prevent damage.

p.257 QEMM-386 and 386Max Square Off Under Windows

Contenders for the extended memory of Windows users.

p.263 When Less Is More: Making Mac Images More Manageable

Storm Technology debuts an effective image-compression duo.

p.266 High-Quality Image Editing Develops on the PC

Image-editing software turns PCs into electronic darkrooms.

p.271 The MultiScope Debuggers Make Debugging Easier

The MultiScope Debuggers for DOS provide GUI power.

p.277 Extend Your Printer's Reach Without a LAN

A trio of printer sharers that maximize your investment.

p.287 Color Printing, Diconix Style: Vibrant but Slow

Kodak's new ink-jet printer graces business documents.

p.292 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

Create documents that your workstation application doesn't provide.

HANDS ON

p.297 UNDER THE HOOD

All about packet drivers.

p.309 SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED

Networkwide interprocess communications.

p.341 ASK BYTE

External floppy disk drives, phones, and computing for the handicapped.

p.318 THE UNIX /bin Stars of the Show

[author David Fiedler]

A visit to UniForum.

p.324 NETWORKS The AIX Alternative

[author Barry Nance]

Choosing a Unix-based architecture.

p.328 BEYOND DOS: Windows Tips and Tricks

[author Mark J. Minasi]

Answers to some frequently asked Windows 3.0 questions.

p.334 MACINATIONS Professional 3-D Graphics on the Mac

[author Don Crabb]

Don finds a graphics oasis.

OPINIONS

p.93 USER'S COLUMN Atari Revisited

[author Jerry Pournelle]

Jerry looks at the Atari TT030.

p.111 BUSINESS CONNECTION The Missing Link

[author Wayne Rash Jr.]

Heterogeneous LANs can communicate despite a shortage of solutions from major platform vendors.

p.121 ROUNDTABLE Is It Time to Telecommute?

Will telecommuting save the world and our jobs?

p.386 PRINT QUEUE Up from Rosie

Professor Kenner examines a new book of essays about fractals and chaos.

p.388 STOP BIT Human Filters?

Beyond managing megabytes, to avoiding infolock.

p.10 EDITORIAL

CeBIT '91

p.18 LETTERS

Further musings on power, processors, and Jerry Pournelle.

READER SERVICE

p.374 Editorial Index by Company

p.376 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.378 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: after 380

PROGRAM LISTINGS

From B1X: Call (800) 227-2983

p.343 From Demolink: See ad on page 343

On disk: See card after 364


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COVER STORY

p.36 FIRST IMPRESSIONS The 486SX Falls Short

NEWS

p.25 MICROBYTES

Is the Advanced Computing Environment the next coming of the PC?

p.36 FIRST IMPRESSIONS

p.42 Seven's a Success

A long-awaited Mac OS offers compatibility, new features, and a future growth path.

p.52 HP/Apollo 9000 Series 700,

the fastest Unix system we've tested

Zenith's MastersPort 386SL and SupersPort 486, the first 386SL-based low-power notebook and a loaded 486 portable

Turbo Pascal for Windows, finally, an easy way to develop Windows applications

GUI Programming Facility, software that takes away some of the pain of developing PM applications

p.66 WHAT'S NEW

Desktop power for use on the road, working in DOS on your Mac, and more.

FEATURES

p.124 Window Wars

The leading graphical user interfaces go head to head.

p.139 Tools for Window Workers

Development systems make it easier to create GUI programs.

p.151 Resource Guide: Graphical User Interfaces

p.153 Embedded Systems in Control

The proliferation of, and new trends in, embedded systems.

NSTL SUPPLEMENT

p.171 Advanced Spreadsheets

STATE OF THE ART

p.196 MULTIPROCESSING Introduction

p.199 Multiprocessor Surf's Up

A parallel technology that's gone from Real Soon Now to Here Now!

p.209 Catch as Cache Can

Cache coherency is a critical element of shared-memory multiprocessor systems.

p.219 Popular and Parallel

Various approaches to creating truly scalable shared-memory architectures.

p.231 Scaling Up: Get the Message?

Message-passing multicomputers bypass shared memory.

p.245 Symmetry, Thy Name Is Unix

Unix SVR4/MP: A new standard for multiprocessing with Unix?

p.255 Resource Guide: Multiprocessing Systems

p.258 PRODUCT FOCUS Paint for the Pros

The BYTE Lab tests eight professional-level paint programs for Macs and PCs.

p.282 No-Compromise Notebooks with 386SX Power

From a torrent of SX notebook introductions, one clear winner emerges.

p.294 WaveLAN: A Network with No Strings Attached

NCR's product does away with LAN cabling-for a price.

p.297 The Nextstation: A High-Performance Graphical Workstation with a PC Price Tag

Can Next take on both Sun and Apple?

p.301 Borland C++ 2.0 Moves into Windows Territory

Borland's latest compiler produces DOS and Windows applications.

p.305 What-If CAD. Parametric Math Migrates to Windows

DesignView and Cedar offer CAD designers what-if analysis tools.

p.311 Windows Display Managers File Rough Edges from Text

How's your face? Windows font managers finally make true WYSIWYG a reality.

HANDS ON

p.317 SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED The Big Index

Create an efficient keyword index for all the files on your disk.

p.325 UNDER THE HOOD The Evolution of PCL

Version 5 of Hewlett-Packard's PCL beefs up the standard office printer.

p.341 SOFTWARE CORNER Just for Checking Up

Three free utilities for DOS, Mac, and Unix systems.

p.369 ASK BYTE

Floppy disk drives, drivers, photography, and more.

p.343 NETWORKS The AIX Alternative, Part 2

[author Barry Nance]

The search for the right network-support software.

p.351 BEYOND DOS: Windows Meets AI

[author Martin Heller]

AI applications come to Windows.

p.357 MACINATIONS System 7.0-Apple Defines Its Future

[author Don Crabb]

The Mac moves into the 1990s with a new operating system.

p.363 THE UNIX /bin Networking Unix

[author David Fiedler]

Networking on LANs and the Internet.

OPINIONS

p.89 USER'S COLUMN DOS Decisions

[author Jerry Pournelle]

Jerry works with the Arche Legacy 486/33 and Digital Research's DOS 5.0.

p.107 BUSINESS CONNECTION A LAN Away from Home

[author Wayne Rash Jr.]

Your LAN: You can take it with you.

p.117 ROUNDTABLE Who Needs GUIs?

The pros and cons of graphical user interfaces.

p.414 PRINT QUEUE A Passage from India

An intriguing biography of an Indian genius.

p.416 STOP BIT Windows of Vulnerability

What will the coming of the GUI mean to the blind and the learning-disabled?

p.10 EDITORIAL

Here We Go Again...

p.18 LETTERS

Unreliable software continues to strike a nerve.

READER SERVICE

p.402 Editorial Index by Company

p.404 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.406 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: after 408

PROGRAM LISTINGS

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p.373 From Demolink: See ad on page 373

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COVER STORY

p.36 FIRST IMPRESSIONS The All-in-One DOS

NEWS

p.25 M1CROBYTES

Weitek's "user interface chip" will speed up Windows performance; IBM is readying the "real" OS/2.

p.36 FIRST IMPRESSIONS

p.43 Northgate Slides into CEG

Northgate's SlimLine eases the which-chip anguish.

DiskPaper 1.0, a low-cost way for you and your Mac to explore the potential of the long-promised "paperless office"

CDR-1000, Tandy's 399 CD-ROM drive brings access to affordable information

p.52 WHAT'S NEW

Macs and Suns talk to each other, an image program for Windows 3.0 counts objects, and more.

FEATURES

p.108 ASCII Goes Global

Computer companies and international committees wrestle with making ASCII large enough to cover the globe.

p.123 The Right Graphics Tool for the Job

Are you using the right graphics programs for your projects?

p.133 1991 Readers' Choice Awards

Presenting the hardware and software BYTE readers find most useful.

NSTL SUPPLEMENT

p.139 Advanced Desktop Publishing Programs

STATE OF THE ART

p.158 WIDE-AREA NETWORKING Introduction

p.161 Remote Connections

Remote sites can share common information and send messages to each other, courtesy of a wide-area network.

p.169 Create a WAN

What you need to know and do to implement a wide-area network in your business.

p.181 Whither NREN?

What is the government's proper role in providing a National Research and Education Network?

p.188 A National Vision

U.S. Senator Al Gore explains why we need NREN.

p.190 Resource Guide: Public Data Networks

p.194 SOLUTIONS FOCUS Journey to Faraway LANs

Nine ways to connect remote sites to your local network.

p.210 Five New SPARC-Based Workstations Compete with Sun

Five non-Sun systems put SPARC's promise to the test.

p.219 Photo-Realism Reigns When AutoShade Meets RenderMan

The RenderMan extension in new AutoShade brings photo-realism to AutoCAD users.

p.229 Full Ethernet Networking Without a Wire in Sight

Motorola's Altair LAN leaves Ethernet cabling behind.

p.235 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

LAN-based UPSes help prevent power problems from disrupting your network.

HANDS ON

p.241 SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED OS/2 Device Drivers

A practitioner's guide to OS/2 driver development.

p.249 UNDER THE HOOD Macintosh Sound Revealed

A look at the Mac's built-in sound capabilities.

p.267 SOFTWARE CORNER A Disk-Based Print Spooler

Free timesaving utilities for DOS, Mac, and Unix systems.

p.271 BEYOND DOS: LaserJets, Fonts, and Windows

[author Mark J. Minasi]

Getting fancy fonts from Windows is tricky but doable.

p.277 MACINATIONS The Worldwide Macintosh

[author Don Crabb]

HyperCard makes CD-ROM development easier for small companies.

p.285 THE UNIX /bin Survivalist's Guide to Unix

[author David Fiedler]

Methods of Unix system backup and protection.

p.293 NETWORKS AppleTalk over the Internet

[author William Sproule and Jon Edwards]

Princeton and Penn State interconnect their AppleTalk LANs.

p.303 ASK BYTE

Keyboard design and a science fiction database.

OPINIONS

p.73 USER'S COLUMN Dredging Through the Chaos

[author Jerry Pournelle]

Jerry looks at new CD-ROMs, file utilities, and a multilink database.

p.91 BUSINESS CONNECTION Managing the LAN

[author Wayne Rash Jr.]

LAN management doesn't get enough respect.

p.101 ROUNDTABLE Do Computers Save Time?

Computers generate their own impediments to productivity.

p.351 PRINT QUEUE Noisy Narcissists, One Genius

Two new books explore the hacker mentality.

p.352 STOP BIT The X Attitude

A developer argues for software that looks to the future, regardless of the cost.

p.10 EDITORIAL

The Best of Spring

p.18 LETTERS

Readers to vendors: Don't forget our needs.

READER SERVICE

p.338 Editorial Index by Company

p.340 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.342 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: after 344

PROGRAM LISTINGS

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p.345 From Demolink: See ad on page 345

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Vol.16 n°8 august 1991

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p.218 SOLUTIONS FOCUS ℞ for Safer Data

NEWS

p.25 MICROBYTES

Faster database sorts, sharper liquid crystals, and media mixing.

p.37 FIRST IMPRESSIONS NCR Knows Notepads

The System 3125A tablet computer runs PenPoint or PenWindows.

p.39 A Whale of a System

Moby Brick is a loaded 486 system.

p.42 PacificPage XL,

high-speed PostScript printing for the LaserJet III

Visual Basic, Windows programming gets real BASIC

Magnavox Metalis/286, for a wide range of users

QFA-700, a high-capacity, high-speed tape backup unit

Microsoft Multimedia Development Kit, bringing audio and video to Windows applications development

p.52 WHAT'S NEW

Cobra colors in multiple resolutions, Lotus 1-2-3 gets WYSIWYG, and more.

FEATURES

p.108 Smalltalk: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

The trial balloon of a decade ago is now flying high.

p.121 Programming the 68040

Tricks and traps of software design for this high-powered processor.

p.131 The Hungarian Revolution

A developing standard for naming program variables.

NTSL SUPPLEMENT

p.143 33-MHz 386 Systems

Eight PCs evaluated for performance, features, and usability.

p.172 FAULT TOLERANCE Introduction

p.175 Safety in Numbers

Fault-tolerant computing can help you increase the useful lifetime of your system.

p.187 Chips That Work

Without fault tolerance, you'd be paying a lot more for your next computer.

p.195 Disk Insurance

Fault tolerance isn't an option; it's a necessity.

p.205 Perpetual Networks

If the network is the computer, then you'd better be able to keep the power switch on.

p.214 Resource Guide: Fault-Tolerant Disk Systems

REVIEWS

p.-238 Can a Grammar and Style Checker Improve Your Writing?

The BYTE Lab tests eight popular programs that promise to make you a better writer.

p.245 Full Color Comes to LCDs

New portables from Toshiba and Dolch put full-color VGA on the road.

p.252 IBM and AT&T Enter the Fray of 386SX Notebook Computers

The BYTE Lab tests and compares IBM's PS/2 Model L40 SX and AT&T's Safari NSX/20.

HANDS ON

p.259 SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED Taking Exception to C

Add exception handling to the C programming language.

p.265 UNDER THE HOOD The Transputer Strikes Back

A look at Inmos's amazing new T9000 transputer chip.

p.277 SOFTWARE CORNER Keys, Trees, and Fonts

Free timesaving, file-tree, and previewing utilities for DOS, Mac, and Unix systems.

p.279 MACINATIONS New Frontiers

[author Don Crabb]

Mac software finally gets serious about user scripting.

p.281 THE UNIX /bin Let Me Down Gently

[author David Fiedler][author Handling blackouts gracefully, and typesetting with troll.]

p.287 NETWORKS LAN Tune-Up

[author Barry Nance]

Revitalizing the office network.

p.291 BEYOND DOS Hedging Your Bets

[author Martin Heller]

Survival strategies for cross-platform developers.

p.294 ASK BYTE

Document image processing, computers left on or off, and more.

OPINIONS

p.73 USER'S COLUMN On the Road Again

[author Jerry Pournelle]

Jerry looks at a new portable computer.

p.93 BUSINESS CONNECTION Your First LAN

[author Wayne Rash Jr.]

Tips for first-time network buyers.

p.103 ROUNDTABLE Wbat Is a Programming Language?

Scripting tools are real programming languages.

p.334 PRINT QUEUE Bicycles for the Mind

A new book investigates computers in the CEO's office.

p.336 STOP BIT

You've Come a Long Way, PC The IBM PC turns 10 this month.

p.10 EDITORIAL

Moscow's Second Annual Computer Forum

p.18 LETTERS

Readers react to Soviet computing and bubble sorts.

READER SERVICE

p.322 Editorial Index by Company

p.324 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.326 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: after 328

PROGRAM LISTINGS

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p.278 From Demolink: See ad on page 278

On disk: See card after 296


Vol.16 n°9 september 1991

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COVER STORY

p.40 FIRST IMPRESSIONS Unix Goes Indigo

NEWS

p.25 M1CROBYTES

The Apple/IBM alliance may make it easier to mix Macs and PCs.

p.38 FIRST IMPRESSIONS Repairing the Cracks in Windows

An early version of Windows 3.0's long-awaited successor.

p.43 Reach Out and Link Someone

LapLink's latest version adds a new interface and works via a modem.

p.48 AcerAnyWare 1120NX,

a nifty notebook loaded with useful features

Norton Desktop for Windows, make Windows more useful with an integrated shell

Adobe Illustrator 3.0 for the Next, all the Mac features, and more

FrameMaker 3.0, the newest incarnation of a multiple-platform program for desktop publishing

Frontier 1.0, finally, scripting for the Mac

p.60 WHAT'S NEW

Printers, a new environment for Windows applications, and more.

FEATURES

p.122 True Data

A look at techniques for ensuring the authenticity of the data you send, receive, or store.

p.135 64-bit Computing

64-bit micros may be coming to desktops near you.

p.147 Classic Languages, Part 1: FORTRAN

First in a series on language survivors.

BYTE SOFTWARE RESSOURCE SERIES

p.153 Windows 3.0 Applications

The state of the market

p.204 THE OFFICE OF THE FUTURE Introduction

p.207 Visions of Tomorrow

What will the office of the future be like?

p.215 Corporate Connections

Wayne Rash Jr. describes how networks that span entire companies will change the way you work in the 1990s

p.227 Downsizing: Bane or Boon?

Downsizing saves money, increases efficiency, and changes the role of MIS.

p.233 Is America Losing Its Edge?

Some of the best and brightest scientists are leaving U.S. research labs

p.245 Resource Guide: Office Automation Software

p.250 SOLUTIONS FOCUS Getting Groups on Schedule

The BYTE Lab tests 16 group schedulers.

p.268 CD-ROM Drives: How Good Is the Third Generation?

Will CD-ROM's promise be fulfilled?

p.279 Quattro Pro 3.0 vs. Lotus 1-2-3 Release 2.3

Two worthy GUI spreadsheets.

p.285 A Trio of 486SX Machines: Better Than 386 Systems?

Price and performance don't quite add up for these 486SX machines.

p.293 New NetWare Versions, Options Broaden Appeal

Dramatic improvements in connectivity and ease of installation.

p.297 Debuggers for Windows Shows Promise, Lacks Polish

MultiScope's latest debugger does Windows programs.

p.302 Build Multimedia Presentations with MacroMind's MediaMaker

MediaMaker sets the pace with captivating presentations. 307 Computers Go Video with NEC's PC-VCR There's more to this high-tech VCR than meets the eye.

p.310 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

Improvements in grammar checking, a book-size desktop, and more.

HANDS ON

p.315 High-End Printing on a Low-End Budget

Champagne output on a beer budget.

p.325 SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED Inherit the Win

Taking advantage of the object-oriented attributes of PM and Windows.

p.329 UNDER THE HOOD Power Management

How portables squeeze power from their batteries.

p.336 SOFTWARE CORNER Two Text Editors

Free (or almost): two text editors, a patching utility, and an application switcher.

p.337 NETWORKS Networking with System 7.0

[author Tom Thompson]

System 7.0 provides peer-to-peer capabilities.

p.341 THE UNIX /bin Gettying Up to Speed

[author David Fiedler]

Tips on talking to modems with the getty daemon.

p.345 BEYOND DOS Class Conflict

[author Louis J. Cutrona Jr.]

The Windows/C++ mismatch.

p.347 MACINATIONS Mac Realities

[author Don Crabb]

A new software concept, and tips for Mac happiness.

p.349 ASK BYTE

DAT cassettes, viruses, keycodes, and more.

OPINIONS

p.89 USER'S COLUMN It's All Digital

[author Jerry Pournelle]

Jerry looks at multimedia products.

p.105 BUSINESS CONNECTION Your First LAN: Do It Yourself?

[author Wayne Rash Jr.]

Find out what it takes to install a LAN yourself.

p.117 ROUNDTABLE Computing's New World Order

Will market forces change the PC vendor landscape?

p.390 PRINT QUEUE Dreams of Artificial Reality

Recent books examine the mind-machine connection.

p.392 STOP BIT How to Be a Hero

Smart training practices produce smart users.

p.10 EDITORIAL

Thanks for the Memory

p.18 LETTERS

More on bittersweet legacies and bubble sorts.

READER SERVICE

p.383 Editorial Index by Company

p.384 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.386 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: after 384

PROGRAM LISTINGS

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Vol.16 n°10 october 1991

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p.36 FIRST IMPRESSIONS Compaq Goes Modular

NEWS

p.22 MICROBYTES

Quarterdeck "X-tends" DOS with Desqview/X.

p.39 FIRST IMPRESSIONS Compatibility Is King in 1-2-3 for Windows

Windows and Mac versions offer backward compatibility.

p.42 Full Page Pivot,

a "flippy" monitor brings new dimensions to Windows

QuickC for Windows, for developing Windows programs

Toshiba T2200SX, powerful notebooks get lighter and smaller

SyDOS 88 and Transportable 90, a new generation of high-capacity removable drives

ScanJet IIc, a rugged, reliable, and low-cost 24-bit scanner

BeyondMail, E-mail software offers built-in intelligence

p.52 WHAT'S NEW

More than 50 new hardware and software products.

FEATURES

p.108 Expert Networks

An innovative combination of technologies lets you build expert systems even when you don't have an expert.

p.119 Health and Safety First

Ergonomic design can make using personal computers safer and more productive.

p.129 Classic Languages, Part 2: COBOL

The Common Business Oriented Language is far from dead.

STATE OF THE ART

p.136 NEW PRINTER TECHNOLOGIES Introduction

p.139 Smart Printing

RISC is giving the latest generation of printers the punch it needs.

p.149 Color Printing

Technologies old and new are changing the look of desktop color printing.

p.163 Ink Jet Takes Off

Phase-change ink-jet color printing combines brilliant color with the ability to print on plain paper.

p.177 Hot Colors

Thermal-transfer and dye-diffusion printing expand your desktop color printing options.

p.185 Printing with Electrons

Will electron-beam printing capture the high-volume market?

p.194 Resource Guide: Color Printers

REVIEWS

p.200 SOLUTIONS FOCUS Penny-Wise PostScript

The BYTE Lab evaluates nine low-cost PostScript printers.

p.214 Modems That Squeeze the Most out of V.32

The BYTE Lab puts 12 V.32/V.42bis modems-all under $800-to the test.

p.221 Two Ways to Program BASIC for Windows

Visual Basic and Realizer offer programmers an alternative to C for creating Windows programs.

p.225 Super-Priced Super VGA Boards

A look at six Super VGA boards priced under $400.

p.234 Image Editor Promises New Respect for PCs

A new program produces PC-based color separations.

p.239 Hewlett-Packard's 425e Shows Off the Power of the 68040

The firstborn son of the Hewlett-Packard and Apollo merger.

p.244 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

A Mac monitor with a twist, 486SXs, and 386SX upgrade chips.

HANDS ON

p.247 SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED Apple Sharing

The internals of the AppleTalk Filing Protocol.

p.255 UNDER THE HOOD The Incredible Shrinking Disk

How do hard drives pack more and more capacity into smaller and smaller packages?

p.267 SOFTWARE CORNER E-Mail and Error Messages

Free E-mail programs, an E-mail interface, and an error-code identifier.

p.269 NETWORKS Getting the Most from NetBIOS

[author Barry Nance]

Barry offers sage advice-and a free utility-for NetBIOS programmers.

p.273 BEYOND DOS The Case of the Missing Memory

[author Mark J. Minasi]

DOS 5.0 meets Windows 3.0.

p.279 MACINATIONS Portable Pains and Pleasures

[author Don Crabb]

When it comes to portable computers, Apple's second attempt is a winner.

p.285 THE UNIX /bin Anonymous on the Net

[author David Fiedler]

You can have fast access to worldwide resources.

p.290 ASK BYTE

The 16550 UART and environment problems.

OPINIONS

p.81 USER'S COLUMN An Exercise in Logistics

[author Jerry Pournelle]

Jerry looks at the latest version of Q&A.

p.97 BUSINESS CONNECTION Defending Your LAN

[author Wayne Rash Jr.]

Be prepared for second-guessers when proposing a LAN spec.

p.103 ROUNDTABLE What Price Modularity?

Is expandability a real need or merely a marketing ploy?

p.330 PRINT QUEUE Tales from the Venture Woods

Gordon Bell's new book tells of high-tech winners and losers.

p.332 STOP BIT The Law Comes to Cyberspace

John Perry Barlow, cofounder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, tells his story.

p.10 EDITORIAL

Data Lifeboats

p.18 LETTERS

Working smarter, Mac Video, and Roundtable reaction.

READER SERVICE

p.326 Editorial Index by Company

p.322 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.323 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: after 324

PROGRAM LISTINGS

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Vol.16 n°11 fall 1991 Special issue Outlook'92 : Key technologies and trend-setting product

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p.8 Editorial: R.I.P. IBM

[author Gene Smarte]

p.16 This Way to 1992

[author Nicholas Baran]

p.27 Cornerstones of the Future

[author Andy Reinhardt, Owen Linderholm, Ellen Ullman, D. Barker, David Andrews, and Rich Malloy]

TECHNOLOGY FORECAST

p.41 Mind Melding

[author Owen Linderholm]

p.49 A Business Wish List

[author Janet J. Barron]

p.58 The Outlook for Europe

[author Andy Redfern]

p.69 The Future of Software Technology

[author Barry Nance]

p.85 Processor Wars

[author Bob Ryan]

p.93 Operating Systems Now and Beyond

[author Nicholas Baran]

p.102 Disk, DAT, and the Optical Thing

[author Andy Reinhardt]

p.117 Networking: Promises and Problems

[author Sharon Fisher]

p.123 Are On-Line Services Delivering?

[author Michael A. Banks]

p.143 Surveys Say...

[author Gene Smarte]

PRODUCT PERSPECTIVES

p.154 The Ones to Watch

p.157 DESKTOP PCS: The Buyer's Market Continues

[author Alan Joch, Tom Yager, and Tom Thompson]

p.172 WINDOWING: Not by DOS Alone

[author Stan Miastkowski, Tom Yager, and Tom Thompson]

p.194 PORTABLE COMPUTING: Notebooks Coming of Age

[author Michael Nadeau]

p.208 NETWORKS: Trends in Network Management

[author Jon Udell]

p.243 Editorial Index by Company


Vol.16 n°12 november 1991

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p.48 FIRST IMPRESSIONS Momenta Points to the Future

NEWS

p.26 MICROBYTES

Sun hopes to shine on Intel machines; AMD's low-voltage 386 means more miles to the gallon.

p.50 FIRST IMPRESSIONS A Peck of New Apple Macintoshes

Apple unveils six new Macs.

p.62 Sweet Memory

Five new memory managers, including a new QEMM and 386Max.

p.68 DR DOS 6.0

Digital Research takes on DOS 5.0

PenBook, it makes using a computer as easy as reading a book

Ensemble 1.2, new features for a Windows alternative

Tandy 3810 HD, a high-end notebook at a low-end price

p.78 WHAT'S NEW

The 486 shows its many faces; IDIS analyzes your database; a fast CD-ROM drive for the Mac; MacroMind brings multimedia to Windows 3.0 business presentations; Sketch offers extremely easy 3-D prototyping; and more.

FEATURES

p.148 The Single-Chip PC

Does Chips & Technologies' remarkable new chip herald the future of microprocessors?

p.165 Classic Languages, Part 3: Lisp

The third installment of our Classic Languages series.

p.173 Faster Packet Networks

William Stallings explains the workings of a new and exciting data communications technology.

STATE OF THE ART

p.184 INTEROPERABILITY: THE UNFULFILLED PROMISE Introduction

p.187 Interoperability Today

Barry Nance looks at how far we've come and how far we have to go.

p.197 Connectivity: The Sum of Its Parts

Interconnection using LANs, MANS, WANs, bridges, and routers.

p.211 Transparent Data Exchange

Steve Vaughan-Nichols surveys the current state of networkwide data transparency.

p.221 Portability and the GUI

Portability for GUI-based applications-today and tomorrow.

p.229 Distributed Open Environments

Building a companywide, transparent, distributed computing system is about to get a lot easier.

p.247 Integrating Distributed Information

The vision behind MCC's Carnot project is integrated information in distributed heterogeneous database environments.

p.255 You Can't Run On Everything

Some tips on choosing a portability toolkit or a long-term portability strategy.

p.267 Resource Guide: Sources for Network Bridges

REVIEWS

p.272 SOLUTIONS FOCUS Mix 'n' Match LAN

The BYTE Lab puts together a LAN for Unix, Mac, and NetWare clients.

p.290 The Next Best Thing to the Paperless Office

Eight forms packages help automate your paperwork.

p.303 Peer LANs Offer a Low-Cost Network Alternative

The BYTE Lab tests five peer LANs and picks a winner.

p.313 New 3-D Graphics Engines Give PCs Workstation

Power 3-D graphics boards power PCs.

p.321 Three 40-MHz 386 Systems Set New Price/Performance Standards

New computers from Arche, Ares, and Club earn respect in the BYTE Lab.

p.327 Photoshop vs. ColorStudio: Their Battle Reaches New Heights

How the new Photoshop and ColorStudio stack up.

p.332 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

A 3½-inch rewritable optical disk, PixelPaint 2.0, and software for testing monitors.

HANDS ON

p.335 SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED Printf Plus

Here's how to extend C's printf function.

p.351 UNDER THE HOOD Modular-CPU Designs

Pros and cons of modular-CPU systems.

p.360 SOFTWARE CORNER Connect, Check, and Plan

Plan your time, communicate via modem, and diagnose your Mac with these free programs.

p.361 NETWORKS On the Fast Track

[author Bob Ryan]

Frame-relay services are creating a stir among network managers. Here's why.

p.367 BEYOND DOS Setting Up Shop

[author Martin Heller]

Setting up to program for Windows.

p.375 THE UNIX /bin PCs to Workstations

[author David Fiedler]

How do you make a Unix workstation out of a 386 PC?

p.381 MACINATIONS Dealing with System Errors

[author Don Crabb]

Don tries to fix his recurring System 7.0 crashes.

p.384 ASK BYTE

UPSes, personal information managers, and disk drive problems.

OPINIONS

p.117 USER'S COLUMN Stellar Attractions

[author Jerry Pournelle]

Jerry builds a new computer.

p.133 BUSINESS CONNECTION That Pesky 640-KB Barrier

[author Wayne Rash Jr.]

DOS 5.0 and a memory manager make a good team.

p.141 ROUNDTABLE The Public Speaks on OS/2 vs. Windows

BIX participants debate the Microsoft/IBM feud.

p.447 PRINT QUEUE Scientists and Simulations

A new book plays what-if games with spiderwebs, computers, and history.

p.448 STOP BIT Think About the Unthinkable

Preventing a catastrophe by leaving instructions about what to do if you aren't around.

p.10 EDITORIAL

The Real Computer Revolution

p.18 LETTERS

Fans of wide-area networks and System 7.0.

READER SERVICE

p.444 Editorial Index by Company

p.441 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.442 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

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Vol.16 n°13 december 1991

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COVER STORY

p.46 FIRST IMPRESSIONS OS/2 2.0: A Pilgrim's Journey

NEWS

NEWS

p.26 MICROBYTES

MCC's super/semiconductor could mean faster memory; Intel doubles clock speeds: and new chips for digital video and audio.

p.53 FIRST IMPRESSIONS Putting Words to Windows

A trio of next-generation word processors set new standards for Windows.

p.58 Nanao FlexScan T560i

a new standard for graphics displays

Harvard Graphics for Windows, presentation power in an easy-to-use package

p.62 WHAT'S NEW

The Eclipse-SL uses Intel's new chip, Alps' laser printer runs quietly on the LAN, Design Master VGA has resolutions for CAD. Windows and OS/2 get programming utilities, Snap-Master for Windows lets you create test instruments, and more.

FEATURES

p.118 Making the GUI Talk

New technology addresses the GUI access barrier for visually impaired and learning-disabled people.

p.131 Whither xBase?

The foremost applications development language for the microcomputer derives its vitality from aggressive competition.

p.141 Classic Languages, Part 4: APL

Despite its unique symbols and narrow focus, this language is still finding new applications.

STATE OF THE ART

p.150 MULTIMEDIA: SOLUTIONS ANTICIPATING A MARKET Introduction

p.153 Information's Human Dimension

Multimedia technologies provide the tools that can help you make your presentations come alive.

p.163 Chips Deliver Multimedia

New processors are emerging that have the features needed to bring multimedia to the desktop.

p.177 Intel/IBM's Audio-Video Kernel

A new set of hardware and software standards introduced by Intel and IBM promise to speed progress in desktop multimedia.

p.189 Inside QuickTime

Apple's latest system software can take the pain out of producing and playing multimedia presentations.

p.198 Resource Guide: Multimedia Software Sampler

REVIEWS

p.206 SOLUTIONS FOCUS The Perfect Pitch

The BYTE Lab picks the best presentation software for Windows, DOS, and the Mac.

p.226 Network Fax Servers Come of Age (Slowly)

Which fax server is right for you?

p.249 Notebook Power Management at Its Zenith

The BYTE Lab tests the Mastersport, the first notebook computer to use Intel's power-saving 386SL CPU.

p.257 Sun's Newest Desktop Powerhouses Raise the SPARC Performance Ante

The ELC and IPX systems create new standards in speed and price for SPARC systems.

p.261 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

A second look at ALR's PowerPro VM, and a cost-effective router for your Mac network.

HANDS ON

p.263 SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED Sorting Out Schedules

Problems and algorithms of organizing people and time.

p.271 UNDER THE HOOD The Mips R4000

Mips's new RISC processor is the spearhead of the ACE consortium.

p.283 SOFTWARE CORNER Remove TSR DOS Programs

A TSR remover, a help enhancer. and a communications program.

p.285 MACINATIONS Making Yourself Truly Mac Portable

[author Don Crabb]

Don's problems with trying to find the "perfect" portable Mac computing environment.

p.295 THE UNIX /bin E-Mail for Power Users

[author David Fiedler]

Feature-rich mail management programs for Unix.

p.303 NETWORKS The Black Art of Networking

[author Barry Nance]

There's nothing simple about managing today's LANs.

p.307 BEYOND DOS Why Wait for NT and Wia32?

[author Walter Oney]

Writing 32-bit Windows applications today.

p.310 ASK BYTE

Power supplies. Scanjet troubles. and the origins of foo and bar.

OPINIONS

p.85 USER'S COLUMN The Revolution Continues

[author Jerry Pournelle]

Did personal computers bring down the Evil Empire?

p.103 BUSINESS CONNECTION Beyond File Sharing

[author Wayne Rash Jr.]

What fax servers, CD-ROMs, and other add-ons do for LANs.

p.113 ROUNDTABLE What's Wrong with Unix?

Something there is that doesn't love Unix.

p.371 PRINT QUEUE The Bubbly and the Babbly

What do AI scripts. the human mind, and gourmet restaurants have in common?

p.372 STOP BIT The Dangers of Multitasking

A multitasking mind-set can depersonalize human interaction.

p.10 EDITORIAL

Why Windows Needs OS/2

p.18 LETTERS

More about languages that work, and 64-bit processors.

READER SERVICE

p.368 Editonal Index by Company

p.365 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.366 Index to Advertisers by product Category

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