Vol.17 n°3 march 1992

Vol.17 n°3 march 1992

p.4 Contents

p.4 Contents

p.6E Inside BYTE : BYTE Topic Index and Author Guide

p.6E Inside BYTE : BYTE Topic Index and Author Guide

COVER STORY

p.208 SOLUTIONS FOCUS Windows on the Road

p.208 SOLUTIONS FOCUS Windows on the Road

NEWS

p.23 MICROBYTES

p.23 MICROBYTES

As the 32-bit, scalable Windows NT inches closer to reality, Novell is clearly concerned about the long term. The solution: Novell is throwing in its lot with Unix.

p.36 FIRST IMPRESSIONS A New Unix Standard

p.36 FIRST IMPRESSIONS A New Unix Standard

Hewlett-Packard again sets a standard for workstation price and performance.

p.39 FIRST IMPRESSIONS Battle of the Heavyweights

p.39 FIRST IMPRESSIONS Battle of the Heavyweights

The C market leaders slug it out.

p.42 Dell System 325NC,

p.42 Dell System 325NC,

a color notebook that destroys the $5000 barrier

Twiddler, a typing alternative that fits in your hand

System Sleuth Professional 4.0 and WinSleuth Professional 2.0, advanced system diagnostics keep up with technology

Bravado, Truevision's new live video/VGA card

Grammatik V for DOS, it sports interesting new features but won't cause corporate wordsmiths to fear for their jobs

p.58 WHAT'S NEW

p.58 WHAT'S NEW

Mobius gives you the Mirage IPS system for Unix; Xircom connects you to Token Ring; and more.

FEATURES

p.122 Software Without Walls

p.122 Software Without Walls

Distributed object management systems can fuse diverse distributed applications and data into seamless information systems.

p.131 System Bus or System Bottleneck?

p.131 System Bus or System Bottleneck?

The 32-bit EISA and Micro Channel buses are not living up to their potential.

p.145 The Birth of the Microprocessor

p.145 The Birth of the Microprocessor

On the twentieth anniversary of its introduction, a retrospective.

p.155 Classic Languages, Part 6: BASIC

p.155 Classic Languages, Part 6: BASIC

Despite its educational roots, this language has become the most widespread and most commonly used on microcomputers.

STATE OF THE ART

p.160 MEMORY AND STORAGE ADVANCES Overview: Scaling the Memory Pyramid

p.160 MEMORY AND STORAGE ADVANCES Overview: Scaling the Memory Pyramid

Memory and mass-storage subsystems traditionally lag behind the theoretical performance limits of CPUs. Systems designers are minimizing the performance penalty by organizing storage in a hierarchy of speed and capacity.

p.175 What to Stash in a Cache

p.175 What to Stash in a Cache

Today, caching is a must for high performance. Now, the questions are: What type, and how big?

p.183 Storage Management

p.183 Storage Management

A new class of products eases the burden of the LAN administrator's job.

p.195 Embedded Intelligence

p.195 Embedded Intelligence

Demands for higher storage performance are being answered by disk designers: They're adding intelligence to drives to boost speed and accuracy.

p.204 Resource Guide: Storage for Networks

p.204 Resource Guide: Storage for Networks

REVIEWS

p.208 SOLUTIONS FOCUS Windows on the Road

p.208 SOLUTIONS FOCUS Windows on the Road

The BYTE Lab tests portable systems and pointing devices with a flair for Windows.

p.222 BYTE Lab Product Report: Captains of Crunch

p.222 BYTE Lab Product Report: Captains of Crunch

The top spreadsheet programs for DOS, Windows, and the Mac.

p.240 Raising the Ceiling: Nine Memory Managers for Today's Processors

p.240 Raising the Ceiling: Nine Memory Managers for Today's Processors

Nine products that make more memory available to your DOS programs.

p.246 Net Ware Grows Lean, Not Mean

p.246 Net Ware Grows Lean, Not Mean

Net Ware Lite. 1.0 earns high marks for simplicity and interoperability with server-based NetWare.

p.251 Swift Programming for Windows, in Windows

p.251 Swift Programming for Windows, in Windows

QuickC for Windows brings GUI integration to Windows program development.

p.253 Apple Reinvents the Notebook

p.253 Apple Reinvents the Notebook

Apple's lightweight notebook computers are heavycduty champs.

p.257 WordPerfect for Windows

p.257 WordPerfect for Windows

The big-selling word processor is finally running under Windows. Has it been worth the wait?

p.259 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

p.259 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

SoftNode brings a different kind of Net Ware to the Mac, Stacker 2.0 squeezes out space, and Telebit's tiny modem blazes.

HANDS ON

p.261 SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED Tapping into Sockets

p.261 SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED Tapping into Sockets

Use TCP/IP sockets to write portable client/server applications.

p.269 UNDER THE HOOD Enhancing Laser-Printer Resolution

p.269 UNDER THE HOOD Enhancing Laser-Printer Resolution

How to make a laser printer act like a phototypesetter.

p.279 SOFTWARE CORNER Network Sleuth

p.279 SOFTWARE CORNER Network Sleuth

Network utilities for the Mac and PC; an E-mail utility for Unix.

p.281 BEYOND DOS 32-bit Windows Today

p.281 BEYOND DOS 32-bit Windows Today

Watcom and MetaWare deliver 32-bit Windows programming toolkits.

[author : Martin Heller]

p.287 NETWORKS LAN Analyzers Move to AI

p.287 NETWORKS LAN Analyzers Move to AI

AI is redefining the role of LAN analyzers.

[author : Barry Nance]

p.291 THE UNIX /bin X Hits the Spot

p.291 THE UNIX /bin X Hits the Spot

Setting up your PC Unix for the X Window System.

[author : David Fiedler]

p.295 MACINATIONS Managing Mac Upgrades

p.295 MACINATIONS Managing Mac Upgrades

Don works up some Mac hardware upgrade strategies.

[author : Don Crabb]

p.303 ASK BYTE

p.303 ASK BYTE

The best number crunchers; Windows environment space problems; PC-to-Mac connectivity; and other issues.

OPINIONS

p.93 USER'S COLUMN Interrupts and Big Cats

p.93 USER'S COLUMN Interrupts and Big Cats

Jerry configures a new 486 computer.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.109 BUSINESS CONNECTION Windows Moves Out

p.109 BUSINESS CONNECTION Windows Moves Out

Better notebook computers make traveling with Windows a workable proposition.

[author : Wayne Rash Jr.]

p.115 ROUNDTABLE The Future of Pen Computing

p.115 ROUNDTABLE The Future of Pen Computing

Pen software developers and systems designers debate the future of pen computing.

p.362 PRINT QUEUE Mirror Worlds

p.362 PRINT QUEUE Mirror Worlds

David Gelernter's Mirror Worlds puts the universe in a shoebox.

p.364 STOP BIT Infoglut at Your Fingertips

p.364 STOP BIT Infoglut at Your Fingertips

All the information search-and-retrieval services still remain islands to themselves.

p.10 EDITORIAL

p.10 EDITORIAL

Sending a Message to Congress

p.14 LETTERS

p.14 LETTERS

Reader reactions to OS/2 2.0 and other issues.

READER SERVICE

p.360 Editorial Index by Company

p.360 Editorial Index by Company

p.357 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.357 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.358 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

p.358 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

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