Vol.17 n°4 april 1992

Vol.17 n°4 april 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.106 FEATURE Practical Desktop Video, PART 1

p.106 FEATURE Practical Desktop Video, PART 1

NEWS

p.23 MICROBYTES

p.23 MICROBYTES

Next steps into the Intel-based world, and a powerful start-up called Rambus says "Thanks, but no thanks" for those old memories.

p.34 FIRST IMPRESSIONS Windows 3.1 Is Ready to Roll

p.34 FIRST IMPRESSIONS Windows 3.1 Is Ready to Roll

Microsoft's new release is finally ready for prime time.

p.38 Have Docking Station, Will Travel

p.38 Have Docking Station, Will Travel

A new Safari notebook hits the road.

p.41 New from Compaq: Deskpro 50M

p.41 New from Compaq: Deskpro 50M

A speedy graphics workstation from Compaq.

p.42 New Hard Drives Keep Your Data Safe

p.42 New Hard Drives Keep Your Data Safe

A new generation of hard drives are fast and ultra-reliable.

p.51 Cameo Personal Video System, Model 2001,

p.51 Cameo Personal Video System, Model 2001,

it stars on the Mac

486DX-50 Cache, a complete 50-MHz PC for $3749

Boxer Text Editing System 3.20, a flexible shareware editor

PGC CASE Graphics 1.0, CASE for the inquisitive

p.58 WHAT'S NEW

p.58 WHAT'S NEW

The Mpression Notebook Presentation System; the Silentwriter Model 95; Project Manager; and more.

FEATURES

p.106 Practical Desktop Video, Part 1

p.106 Practical Desktop Video, Part 1

The BYTE Multimedia Lab's series on desktop video production begins with a look at video formats.

p.119 Windows Goes Real Time

p.119 Windows Goes Real Time

The iRMX for Windows operating system provides the best of both worlds on a single PC.

5TATE OF THE ART

p.134 AN INTERFACE FOR ALL SENSES Overview: Kinder, Gentler Computing

p.134 AN INTERFACE FOR ALL SENSES Overview: Kinder, Gentler Computing

Natural I/O technologies provide computers with the ultimate in user-friendly interfaces.

p.151 The Power of Speech

p.151 The Power of Speech

Automatic speech recognition is going to radically alter how you interact with computers.

p.165 Even As We Speak

p.165 Even As We Speak

Speech synthesis is a practical and valuable computer-output format.

p.175 The Ultimate User Interface

p.175 The Ultimate User Interface

Information systems create environments in which we work. New research aims to allow better design of these information systems.

p.187 Resource Guide: Natural I/O

p.187 Resource Guide: Natural I/O

REVIEWS

p.192 SOLUTIONS FOCUS New LAN Backup Tools

p.192 SOLUTIONS FOCUS New LAN Backup Tools

The BYTE Lab looks at eight tape backup systems that promise to make your network safe and sound.

p.212 Rough Gems: First Pen Systems Show Promise, Lack Refinement

p.212 Rough Gems: First Pen Systems Show Promise, Lack Refinement

The first pen-input systems will need to overcome some technical hurdles.

p.226 BYTE Lab Product Report: Art for Business's Sake

p.226 BYTE Lab Product Report: Art for Business's Sake

One of these packages is sure to make it easier for you to create good-looking pictures, charts, and graphs.

p.259 LAN Manager 2.1 Opens the Gates

p.259 LAN Manager 2.1 Opens the Gates

Microsoft's latest showcases TCP/IP, remote access, .Mac services, and Net Ware connectivity.

p.262 New MultiSyncs Prove That Flatter Is Better

p.262 New MultiSyncs Prove That Flatter Is Better

NEC updates the MultiSyncs with four new monitors.

p.267 Video Goes Digital with Fluency

p.267 Video Goes Digital with Fluency

Developers get a head start with this digital-video bundle for PCs.

p.269 Local Bus Fuels PowerMate's Graphics Response

p.269 Local Bus Fuels PowerMate's Graphics Response

NEC's local-bus design delivers outstanding graphics performance.

p.272 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

p.272 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

A superfast super server and wireless print sharing.

HANDS ON

p.279 SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED Mac Programming Revealed

p.279 SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED Mac Programming Revealed

The Mac is easy to program, within limits.

p.291 UNDER THE HOOD Wireless Networking

p.291 UNDER THE HOOD Wireless Networking

New technologies and standards portend the era of mobile computing.

p.295 SOFTWARE CORNER Batch-File Toolkit

p.295 SOFTWARE CORNER Batch-File Toolkit

Better automation for DOS and Unix, and a way to hunt down Mac viruses.

p.297 BEYOND DOS Inside 386 Enhanced Mode

p.297 BEYOND DOS Inside 386 Enhanced Mode

Under the covers of Windows 386 enhanced mode.

[author : Martin Heller]

p.299 ASK BYTE

p.299 ASK BYTE

Getting less from VGA, Windows batch-file botches, high-resolution graph-ics for BASIC, and other topics.

OPINIONS

p.83 USER'S COLUMN User's Choice Awards

p.83 USER'S COLUMN User's Choice Awards

Jerry issues his annual User's Choice Awards.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.99 ROUNDTABLE The Future of Pen Computing, Part 2

p.99 ROUNDTABLE The Future of Pen Computing, Part 2

Pen-software and systems developers discuss the limits of handwriting recognition, display technology, and other issues.

p.366 PRINT QUEUE Ways to Keep It Lucid

p.366 PRINT QUEUE Ways to Keep It Lucid

Designing better documents, Windows programming, and object-oriented technology explained.

p.368 STOP BIT Hidden Persuaders

p.368 STOP BIT Hidden Persuaders

The computer you use determines how you work-and how you think.

p.10 EDITORIAL

p.10 EDITORIAL

Pen-Input Systems

p.14 LETTERS

p.14 LETTERS

Kudos for classic languages, and questions about OS/2.

READER SERVICE

p.364 Editorial Index by Company

p.364 Editorial Index by Company

p.361 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.361 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.362 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

p.362 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: 359

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