Vol.16 n°5 may 1991

Vol.16 n°5 may 1991

COVER STORY

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

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

NEWS

p.29 MICROBYTES

p.29 MICROBYTES

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

p.48 FIRST IMPRESSIONS

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

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

p.126 Future Documents

Combine Windows text, graphics, voice, and more.

p.137 Desktop Prototyping

p.137 Desktop Prototyping

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

p.145 Data Acquisition: PCs on the Bench

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.150 MANAGING GIGABYTES Introduction

p.153 The Data Swamp

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

p.157 Browsing Through Terabytes

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

p.169 Prioritizing Information

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

p.177 Through a Lens Smartly

Information Lens can simplify electronic communications.

p.191 From Pyramids to Peers

p.191 From Pyramids to Peers

Data management applications strengthen the integrity of network data.

p.201 Giga-Storage

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

p.213 Resource Guide: Massive Mass Storage

Jukebox manufacturers serve up gigabytes of storage.

REVIEWS

p.216 PRODUCT FOCUS 486 EISA: Born to Blaze

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

p.292 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

p.292 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

Create documents that your workstation application doesn't provide.

HANDS ON

p.297 UNDER THE HOOD

p.297 UNDER THE HOOD

All about packet drivers.

p.309 SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED

p.309 SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED

Networkwide interprocess communications.

p.341 ASK BYTE

p.341 ASK BYTE

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

p.318 THE UNIX /bin Stars of the Show

p.318 THE UNIX /bin Stars of the Show

A visit to UniForum.

[author : David Fiedler]

p.324 NETWORKS The AIX Alternative

p.324 NETWORKS The AIX Alternative

Choosing a Unix-based architecture.

[author : Barry Nance]

p.328 BEYOND DOS: Windows Tips and Tricks

p.328 BEYOND DOS: Windows Tips and Tricks

Answers to some frequently asked Windows 3.0 questions.

[author : Mark J. Minasi]

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

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

Don finds a graphics oasis.

[author : Don Crabb]

OPINIONS

p.93 USER'S COLUMN Atari Revisited

p.93 USER'S COLUMN Atari Revisited

Jerry looks at the Atari TT030.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.111 BUSINESS CONNECTION The Missing Link

p.111 BUSINESS CONNECTION The Missing Link

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

[author : Wayne Rash Jr.]

p.121 ROUNDTABLE Is It Time to Telecommute?

p.121 ROUNDTABLE Is It Time to Telecommute?

Will telecommuting save the world and our jobs?

p.386 PRINT QUEUE Up from Rosie

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?

p.388 STOP BIT Human Filters?

Beyond managing megabytes, to avoiding infolock.

p.10 EDITORIAL

p.10 EDITORIAL

CeBIT '91

p.18 LETTERS

p.18 LETTERS

Further musings on power, processors, and Jerry Pournelle.

READER SERVICE

p.374 Editorial Index by Company

p.374 Editorial Index by Company

p.376 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.376 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.378 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

p.378 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

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