Vol.17 n°9 september 1992

Vol.17 n°9 september 1992

p.4 Contents

p.4 Contents

p.8 Inside BYTE : BYTE Topic Index

p.8 Inside BYTE : BYTE Topic Index

COVER STORY

p.134 FEATURE Is Unix Dead?

p.134 FEATURE Is Unix Dead?

NEWS

p.24 MICROBYTES

p.24 MICROBYTES

Kaleida, the Apple/IBM multimedia venture.

p.41 REPORT FROM MOSCOW

p.41 REPORT FROM MOSCOW

Programming talent abounds here.

[author : Rich Friedman]

p.44 REPORT FROM TAIWAN

p.44 REPORT FROM TAIWAN

Vendors want to move from being low-cost providers to technology leaders.

[author : Alan Joch]

p.46 FIRST IMPRESSIONS AutoCAD Gets a Face-Lift

p.46 FIRST IMPRESSIONS AutoCAD Gets a Face-Lift

And AST's Power Premium 4/SOd.

[author : Patrick Waurzyniak]

p.63 Acquiring Data Through Windows

p.63 Acquiring Data Through Windows

Visual programming for data acquisition.

[author : Andy Reinhardt]

p.70 Olivetti Quaderno, a 2-pound subnotebook with Italian style

p.70 Olivetti Quaderno, a 2-pound subnotebook with Italian style

Acorn A4, this notebook shows the power of the ARM processor

Ami Pro 3.0, the feature battle rages

MacinStor, a portable gigabyte drive for the Mac

NetOctopus 1.1, a useful network manager with an odd name

Oxford English Dictionary, a 20-volume reference on CD-ROM

GammaFax MLCP-4/AEB, GammaLink broadcasts fax capability

p.88 WHAT'S NEW

p.88 WHAT'S NEW

HyperSpace Shuttle handles up to 3 GB of on-line storage; NetRunner integrates voice, fax, and network traffic; and more.

FEATURES

p.134 Is Unix Dead?

p.134 Is Unix Dead?

Unix faces its toughest challenges yet.

[author : Tom Yager and Ben Smith]

Unix: A Child of a Thousand Parents

The history of Unix says much about its future.

p.147 The Greening of Computers

p.147 The Greening of Computers

The computer industry wakes up to ecological concerns.

[author : Andy Reinhardt, Ed Perratore, Andy Redfern, and Rich Malloy]

p.159 The Outlook for Pen Computing

p.159 The Outlook for Pen Computing

Before it can deliver, pen-based computing has many rivers to cross.

[author : Nicholas Baran]

STATE OF THE ART PHOTONICS

p.168 Overview: Photonics: Revolution or Evolution?

p.168 Overview: Photonics: Revolution or Evolution?

Optical technologies are changing the way we process information.

[author : Jack Weber]

Smart Pixels and Free-Space Interconnection

[author : H. Scott Hinton]

p.179 Parallel Optical Memories

p.179 Parallel Optical Memories

A perfonmtnce breakthrough.

[author : Demetri Psaltis]

p.183 Light Switches

p.183 Light Switches

The best way to switch an optical signal is with another optical signal.

[author : Mohammed N. Islam.]

SO NET: A Standard for Today

[author : Mark A. Clarkson]

p.189 Is What You See What You Get?

p.189 Is What You See What You Get?

Access to optical information processing is now easier.

[author : David Casasent]

Interconnecting the Pieces

[author : Sing H. Lee]

p.195 Resource Guide: Optical Product Sampler

p.195 Resource Guide: Optical Product Sampler

REVIEWS

p.198 SOLUTIONS FOCUS Profiles in Document Managing

p.198 SOLUTIONS FOCUS Profiles in Document Managing

The BYTE Lab looks at four PC-based document management systems.

[author : Raymond GA Côté and Ben Smith]

Tools for Lassoing the Paper Cyclone

[author : D. Barker]

p.215 BYTE Lab Product Report Workhorse Computers

p.215 BYTE Lab Product Report Workhorse Computers

The Lab evaluates the new low end of computing: 386SXes.

[author : Rick Grehan and Stan Wszola]

p.238 Eight Notebooks Keep a Tight Grip on Power

p.238 Eight Notebooks Keep a Tight Grip on Power

A thorough review of 386SL and 386SXL portables.

[author : Jim Carls]

A New Thumper

[author : Howard Eglowstein]

p.249 486 Notebooks Double as Desktops

p.249 486 Notebooks Double as Desktops

[author : Barry Nance] [author : Power to go.]

p.263 A New Illustrator for Windows

p.263 A New Illustrator for Windows

A few problems temper the enthusiasm for Adobe's latest release of Illustrator for Windows.

[author : Cal Vornberger]

p.267 A Power Boost for PowerPoint

p.267 A Power Boost for PowerPoint

Microsoft breaks new ground.

[author : Shelley Cryan]

p.269 IBM's New System Speaks for Itself

p.269 IBM's New System Speaks for Itself

The PS/2 Ultimedia.

[author : Tom Yager]

p.273 Microsoft's Lucky Number

p.273 Microsoft's Lucky Number

Microsoft joins the C++ minions with its newest compiler.

[author : Othar Hansson]

p.279 Animation Energizes Rio's World-Class Graphics

p.279 Animation Energizes Rio's World-Class Graphics

Rio Animator brings a slick look to presentation graphics.

[author : Tom Yager]

p.281 Bringing the Outside into Windows

p.281 Bringing the Outside into Windows

Outside In for Windows brings DOS documents into Windows.

[author : Steve Apiki]

p.283 A/UX 3.0: The Mac's Odd Couple

p.283 A/UX 3.0: The Mac's Odd Couple

Apple's latest version of Unix.

[author : Tom Thompson]

p.285 Reviewer's Notebook

p.285 Reviewer's Notebook

A Personal Librarian for Windows and a low-cost bundle of applications for the Macintosh.

[author : the BYTE Lab]

HANDS ON

p.291 UNDER THE HOOD Inside QuickDraw

p.291 UNDER THE HOOD Inside QuickDraw

A detailed look inside Apple's imaging engine.

[author : Konstantin Othmer]

p.297 SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED A Shared Resource Access Manager, Part 2

p.297 SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED A Shared Resource Access Manager, Part 2

Introducing a resource access manager server and C client functions that you can link into your applications.

[author : Rick Grehan]

p.305 SOFTWARE CORNER Software with Curves

p.305 SOFTWARE CORNER Software with Curves

Barry Nance, Tom Thompson, and Ben Smith

Bézier curves under Windows, synchronizing PowerBooks, and the language of bit maps.

p.307 BEYOND DOS In Search of an Object-Oriented File System

p.307 BEYOND DOS In Search of an Object-Oriented File System

The future depends on it.

[author : Jon Udell]

p.309 ASK BYTE

p.309 ASK BYTE

Choosing a Unix; TWAIN explained; and mom.

OPINIONS

p.113 USER'S COLUMN The Amiga Revisited

p.113 USER'S COLUMN The Amiga Revisited

Jerry looks at the Amiga 3000T.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.286 BOOK AND CD-ROM REVIEWS The Origins of Hypertext

p.286 BOOK AND CD-ROM REVIEWS The Origins of Hypertext

Vannevar Bush and hypertext, street maps on CD-ROM, and Unix primers.

[author : Hugh Kenner, John Unger, and Stanford Diehl]

p.378 STOP BIT The Artichoke Theory

p.378 STOP BIT The Artichoke Theory

What applications can learn from PC games.

[author : Nolan Bushnell]

p.16 EDITORIAL

p.16 EDITORIAL

The Globalization of BYTE

[author : Dennis Allen]

p.20 LETTERS

p.20 LETTERS

Color PostScript printers; SGML image editors; and other topics.

READER SERVICE

p.374 Editorial Index by Company

p.374 Editorial Index by Company

p.370 Alphatetical Index to Advertisers

p.370 Alphatetical Index to Advertisers

p.372 Index to Advertisers by Category

p.372 Index to Advertisers by Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: 372A

p.313 BUYER'S GUIDE

p.313 BUYER'S GUIDE

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