Vol.16 n°6 june 1991

Vol.16 n°6 june 1991

COVER STORY

p.36 FIRST IMPRESSIONS The 486SX Falls Short

p.36 FIRST IMPRESSIONS The 486SX Falls Short

NEWS

p.25 MICROBYTES

p.25 MICROBYTES

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

p.36 FIRST IMPRESSIONS

p.36 FIRST IMPRESSIONS

p.42 Seven's a Success

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,

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

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

p.124 Window Wars

The leading graphical user interfaces go head to head.

p.139 Tools for Window Workers

p.139 Tools for Window Workers

Development systems make it easier to create GUI programs.

p.151 Resource Guide: Graphical User Interfaces

p.151 Resource Guide: Graphical User Interfaces

p.153 Embedded Systems in Control

p.153 Embedded Systems in Control

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

NSTL SUPPLEMENT

p.171 Advanced Spreadsheets

p.171 Advanced Spreadsheets

STATE OF THE ART

p.196 MULTIPROCESSING Introduction

p.196 MULTIPROCESSING Introduction

p.199 Multiprocessor Surf's Up

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

p.209 Catch as Cache Can

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

p.219 Popular and Parallel

p.219 Popular and Parallel

Various approaches to creating truly scalable shared-memory architectures.

p.231 Scaling Up: Get the Message?

p.231 Scaling Up: Get the Message?

Message-passing multicomputers bypass shared memory.

p.245 Symmetry, Thy Name Is Unix

p.245 Symmetry, Thy Name Is Unix

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

p.255 Resource Guide: Multiprocessing Systems

p.255 Resource Guide: Multiprocessing Systems

p.258 PRODUCT FOCUS Paint for the Pros

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

p.341 SOFTWARE CORNER Just for Checking Up

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

p.369 ASK BYTE

p.369 ASK BYTE

Floppy disk drives, drivers, photography, and more.

p.343 NETWORKS The AIX Alternative, Part 2

p.343 NETWORKS The AIX Alternative, Part 2

The search for the right network-support software.

[author : Barry Nance]

p.351 BEYOND DOS: Windows Meets AI

p.351 BEYOND DOS: Windows Meets AI

AI applications come to Windows.

[author : Martin Heller]

p.357 MACINATIONS System 7.0-Apple Defines Its Future

p.357 MACINATIONS System 7.0-Apple Defines Its Future

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

[author : Don Crabb]

p.363 THE UNIX /bin Networking Unix

p.363 THE UNIX /bin Networking Unix

Networking on LANs and the Internet.

[author : David Fiedler]

OPINIONS

p.89 USER'S COLUMN DOS Decisions

p.89 USER'S COLUMN DOS Decisions

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

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.107 BUSINESS CONNECTION A LAN Away from Home

p.107 BUSINESS CONNECTION A LAN Away from Home

Your LAN: You can take it with you.

[author : Wayne Rash Jr.]

p.117 ROUNDTABLE Who Needs GUIs?

p.117 ROUNDTABLE Who Needs GUIs?

The pros and cons of graphical user interfaces.

p.414 PRINT QUEUE A Passage from India

p.414 PRINT QUEUE A Passage from India

An intriguing biography of an Indian genius.

p.416 STOP BIT Windows of Vulnerability

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

p.10 EDITORIAL

Here We Go Again...

p.18 LETTERS

p.18 LETTERS

Unreliable software continues to strike a nerve.

READER SERVICE

p.402 Editorial Index by Company

p.402 Editorial Index by Company

p.404 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.404 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.406 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

p.406 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

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