Vol.16 n°13 december 1991

Vol.16 n°13 december 1991

COVER STORY

p.46 FIRST IMPRESSIONS OS/2 2.0: A Pilgrim's Journey

p.46 FIRST IMPRESSIONS OS/2 2.0: A Pilgrim's Journey

NEWS

p.26 MICROBYTES

p.26 MICROBYTES

MCC's super/semiconductor could mean faster memory; Intel doubles clock speeds: and new chips for digital video and audio.

p.53 FIRST IMPRESSIONS Putting Words to Windows

p.53 FIRST IMPRESSIONS Putting Words to Windows

A trio of next-generation word processors set new standards for Windows.

p.58 Nanao FlexScan T560i

p.58 Nanao FlexScan T560i

a new standard for graphics displays

Harvard Graphics for Windows, presentation power in an easy-to-use package

p.62 WHAT'S NEW

p.62 WHAT'S NEW

The Eclipse-SL uses Intel's new chip, Alps' laser printer runs quietly on the LAN, Design Master VGA has resolutions for CAD. Windows and OS/2 get programming utilities, Snap-Master for Windows lets you create test instruments, and more.

FEATURES

p.118 Making the GUI Talk

p.118 Making the GUI Talk

New technology addresses the GUI access barrier for visually impaired and learning-disabled people.

p.131 Whither xBase?

p.131 Whither xBase?

The foremost applications development language for the microcomputer derives its vitality from aggressive competition.

p.141 Classic Languages, Part 4: APL

p.141 Classic Languages, Part 4: APL

Despite its unique symbols and narrow focus, this language is still finding new applications.

STATE OF THE ART

p.150 MULTIMEDIA: SOLUTIONS ANTICIPATING A MARKET Introduction

p.150 MULTIMEDIA: SOLUTIONS ANTICIPATING A MARKET Introduction

p.153 Information's Human Dimension

p.153 Information's Human Dimension

Multimedia technologies provide the tools that can help you make your presentations come alive.

p.163 Chips Deliver Multimedia

p.163 Chips Deliver Multimedia

New processors are emerging that have the features needed to bring multimedia to the desktop.

p.177 Intel/IBM's Audio-Video Kernel

p.177 Intel/IBM's Audio-Video Kernel

A new set of hardware and software standards introduced by Intel and IBM promise to speed progress in desktop multimedia.

p.189 Inside QuickTime

p.189 Inside QuickTime

Apple's latest system software can take the pain out of producing and playing multimedia presentations.

p.198 Resource Guide: Multimedia Software Sampler

p.198 Resource Guide: Multimedia Software Sampler

REVIEWS

p.206 SOLUTIONS FOCUS The Perfect Pitch

p.206 SOLUTIONS FOCUS The Perfect Pitch

The BYTE Lab picks the best presentation software for Windows, DOS, and the Mac.

p.226 Network Fax Servers Come of Age (Slowly)

p.226 Network Fax Servers Come of Age (Slowly)

Which fax server is right for you?

p.249 Notebook Power Management at Its Zenith

p.249 Notebook Power Management at Its Zenith

The BYTE Lab tests the Mastersport, the first notebook computer to use Intel's power-saving 386SL CPU.

p.257 Sun's Newest Desktop Powerhouses Raise the SPARC Performance Ante

p.257 Sun's Newest Desktop Powerhouses Raise the SPARC Performance Ante

The ELC and IPX systems create new standards in speed and price for SPARC systems.

p.261 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

p.261 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

A second look at ALR's PowerPro VM, and a cost-effective router for your Mac network.

HANDS ON

p.263 SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED Sorting Out Schedules

p.263 SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED Sorting Out Schedules

Problems and algorithms of organizing people and time.

p.271 UNDER THE HOOD The Mips R4000

p.271 UNDER THE HOOD The Mips R4000

Mips's new RISC processor is the spearhead of the ACE consortium.

p.283 SOFTWARE CORNER Remove TSR DOS Programs

p.283 SOFTWARE CORNER Remove TSR DOS Programs

A TSR remover, a help enhancer. and a communications program.

p.285 MACINATIONS Making Yourself Truly Mac Portable

p.285 MACINATIONS Making Yourself Truly Mac Portable

Don's problems with trying to find the "perfect" portable Mac computing environment.

[author : Don Crabb]

p.295 THE UNIX /bin E-Mail for Power Users

p.295 THE UNIX /bin E-Mail for Power Users

Feature-rich mail management programs for Unix.

[author : David Fiedler]

p.303 NETWORKS The Black Art of Networking

p.303 NETWORKS The Black Art of Networking

There's nothing simple about managing today's LANs.

[author : Barry Nance]

p.307 BEYOND DOS Why Wait for NT and Win32?

p.307 BEYOND DOS Why Wait for NT and Win32?

Writing 32-bit Windows applications today.

[author : Walter Oney]

p.310 ASK BYTE

p.310 ASK BYTE

Power supplies. Scanjet troubles. and the origins of foo and bar.

OPINIONS

p.85 USER'S COLUMN The Revolution Continues

p.85 USER'S COLUMN The Revolution Continues

Did personal computers bring down the Evil Empire?

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.103 BUSINESS CONNECTION Beyond File Sharing

p.103 BUSINESS CONNECTION Beyond File Sharing

What fax servers, CD-ROMs, and other add-ons do for LANs.

[author : Wayne Rash Jr.]

p.113 ROUNDTABLE What's Wrong with Unix?

p.113 ROUNDTABLE What's Wrong with Unix?

Something there is that doesn't love Unix.

p.371 PRINT QUEUE The Bubbly and the Babbly

p.371 PRINT QUEUE The Bubbly and the Babbly

What do AI scripts. the human mind, and gourmet restaurants have in common?

p.372 STOP BIT The Dangers of Multitasking

p.372 STOP BIT The Dangers of Multitasking

A multitasking mind-set can depersonalize human interaction.

p.10 EDITORIAL

p.10 EDITORIAL

Why Windows Needs OS/2

p.18 LETTERS

p.18 LETTERS

More about languages that work, and 64-bit processors.

READER SERVICE

p.368 Editonal Index by Company

p.368 Editonal Index by Company

p.365 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.365 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.366 Index to Advertisers by product Category

p.366 Index to Advertisers by product Category

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