Vol.16 n°7 july 1991

Vol.16 n°7 july 1991

COVER STORY

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

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

NEWS

p.25 MICROBYTES

p.25 MICROBYTES

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

p.36 FIRST IMPRESSIONS

p.36 FIRST IMPRESSIONS

p.43 Northgate Slides into CEG

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

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

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

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

p.133 1991 Readers' Choice Awards

Presenting the hardware and software BYTE readers find most useful.

NSTL SUPPLEMENT

p.139 Advanced Desktop Publishing Programs

p.139 Advanced Desktop Publishing Programs

STATE OF THE ART

p.158 WIDE-AREA NETWORKING Introduction

p.158 WIDE-AREA NETWORKING Introduction

p.161 Remote Connections

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

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?

p.181 Whither NREN?

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

p.188 A National Vision

p.188 A National Vision

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

p.190 Resource Guide: Public Data Networks

p.190 Resource Guide: Public Data Networks

p.194 SOLUTIONS FOCUS Journey to Faraway LANs

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

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

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

p.229 Full Ethernet Networking Without a Wire in Sight

Motorola's Altair LAN leaves Ethernet cabling behind.

p.235 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

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

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

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

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

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

Getting fancy fonts from Windows is tricky but doable.

[author : Mark J. Minasi]

p.277 MACINATIONS The Worldwide Macintosh

p.277 MACINATIONS The Worldwide Macintosh

HyperCard makes CD-ROM development easier for small companies.

[author : Don Crabb]

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

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

Methods of Unix system backup and protection.

[author : David Fiedler]

p.293 NETWORKS AppleTalk over the Internet

p.293 NETWORKS AppleTalk over the Internet

Princeton and Penn State interconnect their AppleTalk LANs.

[author : William Sproule and Jon Edwards]

p.303 ASK BYTE

p.303 ASK BYTE

Keyboard design and a science fiction database.

OPINIONS

p.73 USER'S COLUMN Dredging Through the Chaos

p.73 USER'S COLUMN Dredging Through the Chaos

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

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.91 BUSINESS CONNECTION Managing the LAN

p.91 BUSINESS CONNECTION Managing the LAN

LAN management doesn't get enough respect.

[author : Wayne Rash Jr.]

p.101 ROUNDTABLE Do Computers Save Time?

p.101 ROUNDTABLE Do Computers Save Time?

Computers generate their own impediments to productivity.

p.351 PRINT QUEUE Noisy Narcissists, One Genius

p.351 PRINT QUEUE Noisy Narcissists, One Genius

Two new books explore the hacker mentality.

p.352 STOP BIT The X Attitude

p.352 STOP BIT The X Attitude

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

p.10 EDITORIAL

p.10 EDITORIAL

The Best of Spring

p.18 LETTERS

p.18 LETTERS

Readers to vendors: Don't forget our needs.

READER SERVICE

p.338 Editorial Index by Company

p.338 Editorial Index by Company

p.340 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.340 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.342 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

p.342 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

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