Vol.16 n°3 march 1991

Vol.16 n°3 march 1991

p.4 Contents

p.4 Contents

p.5D Inside BYTE : BYTE Topic Index and Author Guide

p.5D Inside BYTE : BYTE Topic Index and Author Guide

COVER STORY

p.154 STATE OF THE ART Network Management

p.154 STATE OF THE ART Network Management

NEWS

p.27 MICROBYTES

p.27 MICROBYTES

Developments in pen computing, Mac cloning, and more.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

p.44 The 386 Gets a Competitor

p.44 The 386 Gets a Competitor

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

p.46 Sony's Portable News

p.46 Sony's Portable News

A Unix workstation for the field.

p.52 Tandon NB 386sx Notebook,

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

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

p.124 The Multilingual Edge

A look at systems that translate human languages.

p.135 Oberon

p.135 Oberon

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

p.147 Smart Memories

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.154 NETWORK MANAGEMENT Introduction

p.157 Mixing and Matching LANs

p.157 Mixing and Matching LANs

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

p.167 Dynamic and Distributed

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

p.175 Control Central

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

p.183 Dueling Protocols

p.183 Dueling Protocols

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

p.197 Managing Big Blue

p.197 Managing Big Blue

A look at IBM's network management tools.

p.207 Finding Fault

p.207 Finding Fault

Don't get caught with your network down.

p.217 RESOURCE GUIDE Network Management Sources

p.217 RESOURCE GUIDE Network Management Sources

Your guide to producers of network management products.

REVIEWS

p.222 PRODUCT FOCUS Please, Mister Postman

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

p.240 Ethernet's 32-bit Players

EISA Ethernet adapters break LAN performance bottlenecks.

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

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

"Desktop video" now a reality.

p.257 A Wallet-Friendly Mac That Delivers Performance

p.257 A Wallet-Friendly Mac That Delivers Performance

The high-performance Mac Ilsi.

p.265 Quick Relief for Windows Programming

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

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

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

p.281 V-ATE Revs Up PC Diagnostics

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

p.284 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

p.284 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

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

HANDS ON

p.287 Undocumented DOS

p.287 Undocumented DOS

Valuable details about MS-DOS.

p.299 Networking Windows

p.299 Networking Windows

Making Windows 3.0 work on a network.

p.309 SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED Lossless Data Compression

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

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

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

Automating Windows.

[author : Martin Heller]

p.329 MACINATIONS The Business Macintosh

p.329 MACINATIONS The Business Macintosh

Don looks at Mac business simulation.

[author : Don Crabb]

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

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

Some powerful hints for work and fun.

[author : David Fiedler]

p.338 NETWORKS In Praise of Remote Procedure Calls

p.338 NETWORKS In Praise of Remote Procedure Calls

RPCs harness the power of the client/server architecture.

[author : Barry Nance]

p.341 ASK BYTE

p.341 ASK BYTE

PostScript, a dying disk, and a little panic.

OPINIONS

p.91 USER'S COLUMN Desktop Publishing Fever

p.91 USER'S COLUMN Desktop Publishing Fever

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

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.107 BUSINESS CONNECTION Whose Enterprise Is It?

p.107 BUSINESS CONNECTION Whose Enterprise Is It?

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

[author : Wayne Rash Jr.]

p.117 ROUNDTABLE Why Doesn't Software Work?

p.117 ROUNDTABLE Why Doesn't Software Work?

BYTE columnists, staff, and contributors debate the issues.

p.10 EDITORIAL

p.10 EDITORIAL

Of Hard Disks and Redesigns

p.14 YOUR LETTERS

p.14 YOUR LETTERS

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

p.388 PRINT QUEUE More Mathematical People

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?

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.376 Editorial Index by Company

p.378 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.378 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.380 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

p.380 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

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