Vol.16 n°12 november 1991

Vol.16 n°12 november 1991

COVER STORY

p.48 FIRST IMPRESSIONS Momenta Points to the Future

p.48 FIRST IMPRESSIONS Momenta Points to the Future

NEWS

p.26 MICROBYTES

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

p.50 FIRST IMPRESSIONS A Peck of New Apple Macintoshes

Apple unveils six new Macs.

p.62 Sweet Memory

p.62 Sweet Memory

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

p.68 DR DOS 6.0

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

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

p.148 The Single-Chip PC

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

p.165 Classic Languages, Part 3: Lisp

p.165 Classic Languages, Part 3: Lisp

The third installment of our Classic Languages series.

p.173 Faster Packet Networks

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.184 INTEROPERABILITY: THE UNFULFILLED PROMISE Introduction

p.187 Interoperability Today

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

p.197 Connectivity: The Sum of Its Parts

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

p.211 Transparent Data Exchange

p.211 Transparent Data Exchange

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

p.221 Portability and the GUI

p.221 Portability and the GUI

Portability for GUI-based applications-today and tomorrow.

p.229 Distributed Open Environments

p.229 Distributed Open Environments

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

p.247 Integrating Distributed Information

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

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

p.267 Resource Guide: Sources for Network Bridges

REVIEWS

p.272 SOLUTIONS FOCUS Mix 'n' Match LAN

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

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

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

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

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

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

How the new Photoshop and ColorStudio stack up.

p.332 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

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

p.335 SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED Printf Plus

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

p.351 UNDER THE HOOD Modular-CPU Designs

p.351 UNDER THE HOOD Modular-CPU Designs

Pros and cons of modular-CPU systems.

p.360 SOFTWARE CORNER Connect, Check, and Plan

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

p.361 NETWORKS On the Fast Track

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

[author : Bob Ryan]

p.367 BEYOND DOS Setting Up Shop

p.367 BEYOND DOS Setting Up Shop

Setting up to program for Windows.

[author : Martin Heller]

p.375 THE UNIX /bin PCs to Workstations

p.375 THE UNIX /bin PCs to Workstations

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

[author : David Fiedler]

p.381 MACINATIONS Dealing with System Errors

p.381 MACINATIONS Dealing with System Errors

Don tries to fix his recurring System 7.0 crashes.

[author : Don Crabb]

p.384 ASK BYTE

p.384 ASK BYTE

UPSes, personal information managers, and disk drive problems.

OPINIONS

p.117 USER'S COLUMN Stellar Attractions

p.117 USER'S COLUMN Stellar Attractions

Jerry builds a new computer.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.133 BUSINESS CONNECTION That Pesky 640-KB Barrier

p.133 BUSINESS CONNECTION That Pesky 640-KB Barrier

DOS 5.0 and a memory manager make a good team.

[author : Wayne Rash Jr.]

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

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

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

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

p.10 EDITORIAL

The Real Computer Revolution

p.18 LETTERS

p.18 LETTERS

Fans of wide-area networks and System 7.0.

READER SERVICE

p.444 Editorial Index by Company

p.444 Editorial Index by Company

p.441 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.441 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.442 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

p.442 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

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