Vol.17 n°7 july 1992

Vol.17 n°7 july 1992

p.4 Contents

p.4 Contents

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

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

COVER STORY

p.128 FEATURE The PC Gets More Personal

p.128 FEATURE The PC Gets More Personal

NEWS

p.25 MICROBYTES

p.25 MICROBYTES

Last year, reports surfaced about a Bill Gates memo that allegedly discussed the "nightmare" of IBM "attacking" Microsoft in systems software and Novell "defeating" the company in networking. Now, Windows NT appears poised to turn the tables.

p.40 FIRST IMPRESSIONS Battle of the Super Spreadsheets

p.40 FIRST IMPRESSIONS Battle of the Super Spreadsheets

Quattro Pro for Windows takes on Excel 4.0.

p.46 First of the Red-Hot R4000s

p.46 First of the Red-Hot R4000s

SGI Crimson lights the flame for the R4000 processor from Mips.

p.63 Born-Again Compaq?

p.63 Born-Again Compaq?

Compaq fires low at the competition.

p.68 (News / First Impresssions)

p.68 (News / First Impresssions)

MultiView 24, a fast full-color graphics board for Windows

LanRover/L, a box that unites PowerBooks and AppleTalk networks

IBM LaserPrinter 10A, an IBM printer for your Mac

AcerPac 150, a multimedia powerhouse

p.76 WHAT'S NEW

p.76 WHAT'S NEW

The SPARCard 2joins DOS and Unix; the I/O Station 464 collects data remoiely; and more.

FEATURES

p.128 The PC Gets More Personal

p.128 The PC Gets More Personal

Apple and traditional notebook PC vendors take divergent paths toward the ultimate personal computer.

p.143 Practical Desktop Video, Part 4: Making the Cut

p.143 Practical Desktop Video, Part 4: Making the Cut

It ain't over till it's edited.

STATE OF THE ART A NEW WORLD OF DISPLAYS AND IMAGE-PROCESSING SOFTWARE

p.158 Overview: Display Technologies

p.158 Overview: Display Technologies

Soon you'll see an assortment of display technologies, but CRTs won't go away.

p.171 Color and Resolution

p.171 Color and Resolution

There is more to your display than just a bunch of pixels.

p.179 Monochrome to Color

p.179 Monochrome to Color

Two new technologies provide ways of obtaining brighter and bolder displays that have better resolution.

p.189 HDTV Is Coming to Desktop

p.189 HDTV Is Coming to Desktop

HDTV will help improve computer-monitor technology and digital-image manipulation.

p.195 Displays: The Human Factor

p.195 Displays: The Human Factor

Knowing how our vision works is the basis for developing superior displays.

p.202 Resource Guide: Displays

p.202 Resource Guide: Displays

REVIEWS

p.206 SOLUTIONS FOCUS Code on the Move

p.206 SOLUTIONS FOCUS Code on the Move

The BYTE Lab tests seven portable user-interface libraries and tells how to choose the one that best fits your needs.

p.230 BYTE Lab Product Report: Scanning the Spectrum

p.230 BYTE Lab Product Report: Scanning the Spectrum

The BYTE Lab evaluates 24-bit color scanners for the PC and the Mac.

p.246 Upgrading at the High End

p.246 Upgrading at the High End

Six modular and upgradable EISA and Micro Channel systems,

p.259 Dueling DX2s: The First 486 Clock Doublers

p.259 Dueling DX2s: The First 486 Clock Doublers

Intel's new 486DX2 doubles the clock on eight new systems.

p.267 Borland Builds a Better Quattro Pro

p.267 Borland Builds a Better Quattro Pro

With Quattro Pro 4.0, Borland builds an even better DOS spreadsheet.

p.273 Arago Raises the Xbase Ante

p.273 Arago Raises the Xbase Ante

With Arago Professional providing a dBase-compatible interpreter and a compiler, Wordtech becomes a dark horse in the Xbase race.

p.281 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

p.281 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

A display adapter for Power Books, a Mac program to adjust fonts, and an MO drive from Sony.

HANDS ON

p.287 UNDER THE HOOD Keyboards Without Keys

p.287 UNDER THE HOOD Keyboards Without Keys

Touchscreens aren't just for kiosks anymore.

p.293 SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED Macintosh Menus Revealed

p.293 SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED Macintosh Menus Revealed

Creating the right menus for your Mac applications.

p.301 SOFTWARE CORNER Opening the Lines of Communication

p.301 SOFTWARE CORNER Opening the Lines of Communication

A functional INT 14h replacement, communications for the Mac, and ZMODEM transfers from Unix.

p.303 BEYOND DOS Writing a Device Interface for Windows

p.303 BEYOND DOS Writing a Device Interface for Windows

The smart approach to writing Windows device drivers.

[author : John Barker]

p.308 ASK BYTE

p.308 ASK BYTE

Upgrade questions; Windows; and a Unix clone.

OPINIONS

p.101 USER'S COLUMN Computer Ferment

p.101 USER'S COLUMN Computer Ferment

Jerry looks at Windows software.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.284 BOOK AND CD-ROM REVIEWS Bleepers of the Gates

p.284 BOOK AND CD-ROM REVIEWS Bleepers of the Gates

Two industry exposés target Bill Gates, Ed Yourdon on the decline of the American programmer, telephone listings on CD-ROM, and other subjects.

p.370 STOP BIT Information-Age Warriors

p.370 STOP BIT Information-Age Warriors

As personal computers invade the battlefield, interoperability becomes crucial.

p.16 EDITORIAL

p.16 EDITORIAL

A New Wave of Portables

p.20 LETTERS

p.20 LETTERS

Birth of the CPU reexamined, and a response from DARPA's Computer Memory Project.

READER SERVICE

p.368 Editorial Index by Company

p.368 Editorial 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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