Vol.18 n°2 february 1993

Vol.18 n°2 february 1993

p.4 Contents

p.4 Contents

p.8 Inside BYTE : BYTE Topic Index

p.8 Inside BYTE : BYTE Topic Index

COVER STORY

p.116 Start the Presses

p.116 Start the Presses

[theme : FEATURE]

NEWS

p.32 MICROBYTES

p.32 MICROBYTES

HP, DEC, and Sun unveil new high powered workstations.

p.41 Comdex: Bigger Than Ever

p.41 Comdex: Bigger Than Ever

Pick ing the best products at the show was even harder than usual.

[theme : REPORT FROM LAS VEGAS] [author : Rich Malloy]

p.47 Computers Italian Style

p.47 Computers Italian Style

The Italians love stylish computers but crave innovation from abroad.

[theme : REPORT FROM ITALY] [author : Andy Redfern]

p.52 Lotus Improv for Windows

p.52 Lotus Improv for Windows

A radical application comes to Windows.

[theme : FIRST IMPRESSIONS] [author : Kenneth M. Sheldon]

p.54 FoxPro 2.5, the cross-platform strategy begins to pay off

p.54 FoxPro 2.5, the cross-platform strategy begins to pay off

VideoSpigot for Windows, SuperMatch's video-capture board

Falcon030, Atari's PC with a DSP

QMS 1725 Print System, the latest 17-ppm screamer

Freelance Graphics for Windows 2.0, prepare presentations painlessly

TyIN 2000, a packed adapter card

WordPerfect 5.2 for Windows, an impressive upgrade

p.72 WHAT' S NEW

p.72 WHAT' S NEW

Tektronix offers printers for workgroups, SunConnect extends LANs to global networks, and more.

FEATURES

p.116 Start the Presses

p.116 Start the Presses

[author : Jon Udell]

CD-ROM publishing comes to the desktop.

AFFORDABLE CD-R DRIVES

[author : Jon Udell and Howard Eglowstein]

BUYING A CD-ROM DRIVE

[author : Tom Halfhill]

THE NEW BREED OF CD PLAYERS

[author : Ed Perratore]

OPTICAL FLAVORS

[author : Andy Reinhardt]

p.139 Is ITV Here to Stay?

p.139 Is ITV Here to Stay?

Interactive TV's survival and prosperity are in question.

[author : Carry Lu]

STATE OF THE ART

[theme : WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS]

p.146 Overview: Wireless Mobile Communications

p.146 Overview: Wireless Mobile Communications

[author : John P. Mello Jr. and Peter Wayner]

The ability to communicate anytime, from anywhere, is almost here.

p.159 Stretching the Ether

p.159 Stretching the Ether

Technology expands the wireless spectrum.

[author : Peter Wayner]

p.169 Communications Get Personal

p.169 Communications Get Personal

AT&T's Hobbit powers a new generation of personal communications devices.

[author : Bob Ryan]

p.177 Resource Guide: Plugging into Wireless

p.177 Resource Guide: Plugging into Wireless

REVIEWS

p.178 Network Fax on Tap

p.178 Network Fax on Tap

The BYTE Lab peers into 11 fax servers for PC , Mac , and Unix network s.

[theme : SOLUTIONS FOCUS] [author : Raymond GA Côté, Steve Apiki, and Stan Wszola]

p.198 New Tricks for Slow Macs

p.198 New Tricks for Slow Macs

The BYTE Lab tests 17 Mac accelerator boards.

[author : Rick Grehan]

p.205 The Second Premiere

p.205 The Second Premiere

Premiere 2.0 for the Mac offers QuickTime movie editing at its best.

[author : Tom Yager]

p.207 A BASIC Breakthrough

p.207 A BASIC Breakthrough

Visual Basic for DOS makes powerful programs easy to write.

[author : Tom Yager]

p.209 Forging a Business Tool: Three Fax Software Packages for Windows

p.209 Forging a Business Tool: Three Fax Software Packages for Windows

Three next-generation fax software packages bring new abilities to communications.

[author : Stan Miastkowski]

p.213 Complete Communications for Small Businesses

p.213 Complete Communications for Small Businesses

A new fax and voice-mail card from Prometheus takes on the upgraded Complete Communicator.

[author : Stanford Diehl]

p.215 Stacking Up TCP/IP for Windows

p.215 Stacking Up TCP/IP for Windows

Linking Windows clients with Unix hosts via TCP/IP stacks from Beame & Whiteside, Frontier Technologies, and NetManage.

[author : Barry Nance]

p.219 Correspondence That Looks Good Globally

p.219 Correspondence That Looks Good Globally

Multi-Lingual Scholar, a word processor for the global market.

[author : Birrell Walsh]

p.221 Reviewer's Notebook: Retooling a Classic

p.221 Reviewer's Notebook: Retooling a Classic

The BYTE Lab updates its Macintosh benchmarks.

[author : Tom Thompson]

HANDS ON

p.225 The Mac Goes to the Movies

p.225 The Mac Goes to the Movies

A detailed look at Apple's QuickTime architecture.

[theme : UNDER THE HOOD] [author : Andrew W. Davis and Joe Burke]

p.231 Handling Input Events Using C++

p.231 Handling Input Events Using C++

Use the Event class to handle keyboard and mouse input across platforms.

[theme : SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED] [author : Randall A. Nagy]

p.235 A Small Browser with Everything

p.235 A Small Browser with Everything

[theme : SOFTWARE CORNER] [author : Barry Nance, Tom Thompson, and Ben Smith]

A powerful DOS browser, a faster Finder, and Perl-based recursive grep.

p.237 A New OS/2

p.237 A New OS/2

IBM's ServicePak and the Professional Developer's Kit CD-ROM are dissected.

[theme : BEYOND DOS] [author : Mark J. Minasi]

p.239 ASK BYTE

p.239 ASK BYTE

Adobe Type Manager conflicts, the Next as document manager , and more.

OPINIONS

p.97 LAN Wars

p.97 LAN Wars

Windows for Workgroups battles LANtastic for domination at Chaos Manor.

[theme : USER'S COLUMN] [author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.222 BOOK AND CD-ROM REVIEWS: Again the Swinging Gates

p.222 BOOK AND CD-ROM REVIEWS: Again the Swinging Gates

Another look at Microsoft's leader, a controversial Windows book, how to program in Oberon, and more.

[author : Hugh Kenner, Dick Pountain, Jon Udell, and Raymond GA Côté]

p.286 STOP BIT: Software Gluttony

p.286 STOP BIT: Software Gluttony

It's time for programmers to rein in today's bloated, resourcehogging applications.

[author : Andy Nicholson]

p.12 EDITORIAL CD-ROM: Now Is the Time

p.12 EDITORIAL CD-ROM: Now Is the Time

[author : Dennis Allen]

p.20 LETTERS

p.20 LETTERS

Operating-system trends, OS/2 at a cross roads, digital photography, the ultimate workstation, and other issues.

READER SERVICE

p.284 Editorial Index by Company

p.284 Editorial Index by Company

p.280 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.280 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.282 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

p.282 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Direct Link Cards: 176A , 280A

p.243 BUYER'S GUIDE

p.243 BUYER'S GUIDE

Mail Order

Hardware/Software Showcase

Buyer's Mart

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