Vol.17 n°10 october 1992

Vol.17 n°10 october 1992

COVER STORY

p.122 FEATURE Fast Transit

p.122 FEATURE Fast Transit

NEWS

p.26 MICROBYTES

p.26 MICROBYTES

The first version of the P5 will run about twice as fast as a 66-MHz 486 DX2.

p.47 REPORT FROM TOKYO In the Land of the Double Byte

p.47 REPORT FROM TOKYO In the Land of the Double Byte

Japan's software developers work wonders.

[author : T.R. Reid]

p.52 FIRST IMPRESSIONS Apple's Performas: Macs for the Home

p.52 FIRST IMPRESSIONS Apple's Performas: Macs for the Home

Apple tackles the home market.

[author : Tom Thompson and Tom R. Halfhill]

p.58 ProTracer, this printer/plotter incorporates exquisite detail

p.58 ProTracer, this printer/plotter incorporates exquisite detail

FileMaker Pro 2.0, Claris offers Mac and Windows users a dynamite database

Amstrad Notepad NCI00, surely the last Z80-based computer

ScanMan Color, color your view of hand scanners

Dashboard for Windows, a new way to drive Windows

p.68 WHAT'S NEW

p.68 WHAT'S NEW

Trakker backs up from the enhanced parallel port; PC/Television puts TV on your PC; and more.

FEATURES

p.122 Fast Transit

p.122 Fast Transit

New buses dramatically increase speed and will be showing up in systems soon.

[author : Trevor Marshall]

p.137 Silicon Brains

p.137 Silicon Brains

[author : T. J. Sejnowski and P. S. Churchland]

Innovative computer devices are coming from studies of the human brain.

p.149 Plugging Into the Internet

p.149 Plugging Into the Internet

[author : Daniel P. Dern]

If you've ever wondered how you can access the Internet, here's how.

p.151 Locating Internet Access in Europe

p.151 Locating Internet Access in Europe

[author : Merik Voswinkel]

STATE OF THE ART OPERATING-SYSTEM TRENDS

p.158 Overview: Operating-System Trends

p.158 Overview: Operating-System Trends

Desktop operating systems deliver mainframe/minicomputer features.

[author : John Donovan]

p.167 Windows NT Up Close

p.167 Windows NT Up Close

Microsoft's next-generation operating system could live up to its hype.

[author : Jon Udell]

p.179 OS/2 at the Crossroads

p.179 OS/2 at the Crossroads

Overcoming market resistance.

[author : Mark Minasi]

p.182 The Future of System 7.0

p.182 The Future of System 7.0

Apple's plans for a smooth transition to RISC.

[author : Tom Thompson]

p.186 GUIs, Applications, and Unix

p.186 GUIs, Applications, and Unix

Vendor unity and Unix.

[author : Mary Hubley]

p.190 NextStep: The Sleeper

p.190 NextStep: The Sleeper

NextStep quietly tills the need.

[author : Tom Yager]

p.192 Univel's Trim Unix

p.192 Univel's Trim Unix

A thinner, more attractive Unix.

[author : Man Trask]

p.195 Resource Guide

p.195 Resource Guide

p.198 SOLUTIONS FOCUS The New Wave of Removable Storage

p.198 SOLUTIONS FOCUS The New Wave of Removable Storage

From MOs to docking bays, the BYTE Lab selects the best removable-storage solutions.

[author : Raymond GA Côté and Stanley Wszola]

p.212 Fast 486 File Servers

p.212 Fast 486 File Servers

Tests of 12 486 file servers.

[author : Stephen Platt, Tadesse Giorgis, Leslie Reisz. and Steve Apiki]

p.223 CorelDraw 3.0: A Swiss Army Knife for Illustrators

p.223 CorelDraw 3.0: A Swiss Army Knife for Illustrators

More than just an illustration package.

[author : G. Armour Van Horn]

p.227 Compaq's Newest Notebooks

p.227 Compaq's Newest Notebooks

The colorful LTE Lite/25c and inexpensive Contura make welcome additions to Compaq's notebook line.

[author : Howard Eglowstein]

p.233 Color Ink-Jet Printers Take Whacks at Wax

p.233 Color Ink-Jet Printers Take Whacks at Wax

Hewlett-Packard and Canon release colorful new products.

[author : Howard Eglowstein]

p.235 DGX Takes the Direct Approach to Graphics Performance

p.235 DGX Takes the Direct Approach to Graphics Performance

Dell's direct graphics accelerator speeds Windows and CAD.

[author : Jake Richter]

p.241 Racing at 33 MHz: Quadra 950 and Radius Rocket 33

p.241 Racing at 33 MHz: Quadra 950 and Radius Rocket 33

Apple's most powerful Macintosh and Radius's latest accelerator board provide ample computing power.

[author : Tom Thompson]

p.247 FrameMaker: Power Publishing for Windows

p.247 FrameMaker: Power Publishing for Windows

FrameMaker brings its workstation-bred document publishing power to Windows.

[author : Tom Yager]

p.251 Cyrix Cx486SLCs Hit the Desktop

p.251 Cyrix Cx486SLCs Hit the Desktop

The Tandon Option 386SLC/50 and Zeos 486SLC-25 are the first desktops to incorporate Cyrix's new processor.

[author : Roger C. Alford]

p.254 Reviewer's Notebook

p.254 Reviewer's Notebook

The BYTE Lab finds a solution for testing removable storage devices; CorelSCSI and an Adaptec controller.

[author : the BYTE Lab]

HANDS ON

p.259 UNDER THE HOOD Disk Arrays Explained

p.259 UNDER THE HOOD Disk Arrays Explained

Inside RAID drive array specifications 0 through 5 and beyond.

[author : Roger C. Alford]

p.267 SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED Mac OOP Explained

p.267 SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED Mac OOP Explained

Build a tool palette as you learn object-oriented programming techniques.

[author : James H. Parshall]

p.275 SOFTWARE CORNER Creating Bit-Mapped Buttons

p.275 SOFTWARE CORNER Creating Bit-Mapped Buttons

A Windows file manager, Telnet for Macs, and dired sans emacs.

[author : James Stading, Toni Thompson, and Ben Smith]

p.277 BEYOND DOS OS/2 2.0 Programming Tools Arrive-Finally

p.277 BEYOND DOS OS/2 2.0 Programming Tools Arrive-Finally

OS/2 programmers now have a wide choice of development tools.

[author : Steve Mastrianni]

p.282 ASK BYTE

p.282 ASK BYTE

Internet access: modem failures; file-compression utilities; and more.

OPINIONS

p.101 USER'S COLUMN On the Road Again

p.101 USER'S COLUMN On the Road Again

Laptops, Flashdrives, and power supplies at Chaos Manor.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.256 BOOK AND CD-ROM REVIEWS Is Artificial Life Possible?

p.256 BOOK AND CD-ROM REVIEWS Is Artificial Life Possible?

Steven Levy's Artificial Life, Visual Basic for beginners and pros, and Corporate Snapshots on CD-ROM.

[author : Hugh Kenner, Tom Yager, Raymond GA Côté, and Stanford Diehl]

p.348 STOP BIT Trivial Pursuits

p.348 STOP BIT Trivial Pursuits

Computing diversions offer their own rewards.

[author : Daniel Seligman]

p.10 EDITORIAL Open Markets, Better Computers

p.10 EDITORIAL Open Markets, Better Computers

[author : Dennis Allen]

p.20 LETTERS

p.20 LETTERS

Infoglut kudos; responses to William F. Buckley Jr.; Usenet news groups; WEB's compression; and other topics.

READER SERVICE

p.344 Editorial Index by Company

p.344 Editorial Index by Company

p.340 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.340 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.342 Index to Advenisers by Product Category

p.342 Index to Advenisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: 342A

p.285 BUYER'S GUIDE

p.285 BUYER'S GUIDE

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