Vol.18 n°7 june 1993

Vol.18 n°7 june 1993

p.4 Contents

p.4 Contents

p.6 Contents by Platform

p.6 Contents by Platform

News & Views

p.22 Lotus Takes Another Run at Windows

p.22 Lotus Takes Another Run at Windows

The new Windows version of 1-2-3 is a serious challenger to Microsoft Excel.

[author : NICHOLAS JOHN DELONAS]

p.24 Amstrad's Affordable Pen Package

p.24 Amstrad's Affordable Pen Package

The Pen Pad PDA600 may not offer the dazzle of Newton, but it's affordable and it works.

[author : DICK POUNTAIN]

p.28 PostScript Level 2: Adobe Takes the Driver's Seat

p.28 PostScript Level 2: Adobe Takes the Driver's Seat

You may already have a PostScript Level 2 printer, but now you can take advantage of it with Level 2 drivers.

[author : TOM THOMPSON]

p.34 Going to Extremes

p.34 Going to Extremes

With a powerful new graphics processor, Silicon Graphics' Indigo2 was born for data visualization.

[author : BEN SMITH]

p.38 HP Takes Color Mainstream

p.38 HP Takes Color Mainstream

Hewlett-Packard's DeskJet 1200C meets the demand of users who covet color.

[author : ANDY REINHARDT]

p.42 WordPerfect Goes GUI with DOS Update

p.42 WordPerfect Goes GUI with DOS Update

It's taken WordPerfect more than three years to update its DOS word processor, but version 6.0 may be worth the wait

[author : PATRICK WAURZYNIAK]

p.46 A Peek at PowerOpen

p.46 A Peek at PowerOpen

The first PowerPC chip may not equal the Pentium's performance, but at one-fifth the price, you may not care.

[author : TOM R. HALFHILL]

p.48 Visual Basic 3.0 Strengthens Connectivity

p.48 Visual Basic 3.0 Strengthens Connectivity

The newest version of Visual Basic inherits Microsoft's Access database engine.

[author : TOM R. HALFHILL]

p.49 Report from Mexico

p.49 Report from Mexico

Local programmers wait for a break.

[author : D. BARKER]

p.220 What's New

p.220 What's New

The Paperless 1 imaging system reduces paper consumption, the Raidion LT provides fault-tolerant disk-array storage for OS/2, and more.

Cover Story

[theme : COMPUTING ENVIRONMENTS]

p.72 Windows, Windows Everywhere?

p.72 Windows, Windows Everywhere?

Microsoft wants you to someday use a version of Windows for every computing platform. The unique demands of each platform, however, might make this goal unrealistic.

[author : JON UDELL]

p.80 The Mips Challenge

p.80 The Mips Challenge

p.84 Many Processors, Many Threads

p.84 Many Processors, Many Threads

p.90 Windows Graphics

p.90 Windows Graphics

p.92 NT's Architects Speak

p.92 NT's Architects Speak

Features

p.59 Computers for the Disabled

p.59 Computers for the Disabled

Off-the-shelf products help you meet the needs of disabled workers.

[theme : ADAPTING TECHNOLOGY] [author : JOSEPH J. LAZZARO]

p.65 Readers' Choice Awards

p.65 Readers' Choice Awards

BYTE readers name their favorite products

[theme : PRODUCTS]

State of the Art

[theme : CLIENT/SERVER COMPUTING]

p.96 Client/Server Frees Data

p.96 Client/Server Frees Data

[theme : OVERVIEW] [author : ELLEN ULLMAN]

Client/server brings data to your desktop.

p.102 Unix Database Servers Are Not for Everyone

p.102 Unix Database Servers Are Not for Everyone

p.106 Serving Mobile Clients

p.106 Serving Mobile Clients

p.109 The Many Flavors of SQL

p.109 The Many Flavors of SQL

Market forces complicate the search for a database access standard. While vendors pitch their versions of SQL, users suffer.

[author : MARK CLARKSON]

p.113 Make Way for Data

p.113 Make Way for Data

Middleware-such as remote procedure calls and message-passing systems-invisibly aids data exchange. With it, you can save development time implementing your client/server applications. Programmers don't have to modify applications to accommodate network protocols.

[author : PAUL KORZENIOWSKI]

p.121 EISes Mine Your Data

p.121 EISes Mine Your Data

Client/server computing revolutionizes executive information systems. EISes can help you find and analyze your data, but it's not always as easy as it might sound.

[author : RAN DALL D. CRONK]

REVIEWS

p.129 Apple's Midrange Mac a Heavy Hitter

p.129 Apple's Midrange Mac a Heavy Hitter

Benchmark results and hands-on experience with two of Apple's newest Macs, the Centris 650 and PowerBook 165c.

[theme : SYSTEMS] [author : TOM THOMPSON]

p.133 Microsoft's Visual C++

p.133 Microsoft's Visual C++

Is Visual C++ a more powerful Visual Basic or a more graphical C++? Jim Hurd checks out its new tools and capabilities.

[theme : PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT] [author : JIM HURD]

p.136 Two Roads to Windows Databases

p.136 Two Roads to Windows Databases

Paradox and FoxPro migrate to Windows: Borland's Paradox for Windows wraps its powerful features in an object-oriented package. Microsoft's FoxPro 2.5 for Windows maintains its solid Xbase underpinning and is built for speed.

[theme : DATABASES] [author : STAN MIASTKOWSKI AND MARC SCHNAPP]

p.138 Performance Comparisons

p.138 Performance Comparisons

p.141 HP's Simple Laser

p.141 HP's Simple Laser

HP's new LaserJet 4L brings laser-quality output to the desktop, along with low cost and simple operation. The BYTE Lab examines the speed, quality, and expansion trade-offs of the 4L series.

[theme : PRINTING] [author : HOWARD EGLOWSTEIN]

p.143 BASIC for the Rest of Us

p.143 BASIC for the Rest of Us

Zedcor's FutureBasic provides a powerful development environment for the Macintosh that's actually easy to use. Thompson builds a project with Future Basic and a helpful add-on, PG:PRO.

[theme : PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT] [author : TOM THOMPSON]

p.144 PG:Pro

p.144 PG:Pro

p.146 The Renaissance of Imaging

p.146 The Renaissance of Imaging

Kodak hopes to change the way graphics professionals process electronic images with Photo CD and supporting software. BYTE examines two of Kodak's flag ship Photo CD software products, Photo Edge and Renaissance.

[theme : GRAPHICS] [author : RAYMOND GA CÔTÉ]

p.148 Windows Dressing

p.148 Windows Dressing

The Windows user interface isn't for everyone. The BYTE Lab examines 12 accessory packages that plug the gaps in the Windows user interface, including NewWave, Power Launcher, and Norton Desktop for Windows.

[theme : UTILITY SOFTWARE] [author : STAN WSZOLA]

p.150 Table of Features

p.150 Table of Features

p.156 BYTE Lab Report Desktop Dynamite: 116 Fast 486s

p.156 BYTE Lab Report Desktop Dynamite: 116 Fast 486s

We tested 116 50-and 66-MHz 486s to tell you which is best for your DOS, Windows, and Unix applications.

[theme : HANDS-ON TESTING] [author : RICHARD FOX, ALAN JOCH, LEONARD PRES BERG, AND LESLIE REISZ]

p.167 How We Tested

p.167 How We Tested

p.169 Poor Quality

p.169 Poor Quality

p.170 Bus Choices

p.170 Bus Choices

HANDS-ON

p.185 Under the Hood The Multiprocessor Solution

p.185 Under the Hood The Multiprocessor Solution

Multiprocessor architectures lead the charge to improve I/O performance.

[theme : TECHNOLOGY] [author : DICK POUNTAIN]

p.193 Beyond DOS IBM Unleashes a New OS/2

p.193 Beyond DOS IBM Unleashes a New OS/2

IBM delivers a full-featured successor to OS/2 2.0.

[theme : OPERATING SYSTEMS] [author : BARRY NANCE]

p.197 Some Assembly Required Animation for Windows Applications

p.197 Some Assembly Required Animation for Windows Applications

The CSprite class forms the foundation for adding animation to Windows programs.

[theme : PROGRAMMING] [author : MICHAEL J. YOUNG]

Opinions

p.201 Pournelle: Statistics Programs Help Businesses Work.

p.201 Pournelle: Statistics Programs Help Businesses Work.

Mysteries revealed.

[author : JERRY POURNELLE]

p.51 Reviews: Books & CD-ROMs Computer Ruminations

p.51 Reviews: Books & CD-ROMs Computer Ruminations

Unix Power Tools, Things That Make Us Smart, and other titles.

[author : HUGH KENNER, RAYMOND GA CÔTÉ, HOWARD EGLOWSTElN, AND ROB MITCHELL]

p.274 Commentary: The Cuckoo's Egg Revisited

p.274 Commentary: The Cuckoo's Egg Revisited

Five years after a hacker broke into a computer at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, the repercussions still echo across the Internet.

[author : CLIFFORD STOLL]

p.10 Editorial: More Personal Pathways

p.10 Editorial: More Personal Pathways

[author : DENNIS ALLEN]

p.18 Letters

p.18 Letters

Readers respond on E-mail, Mac accelerator boards, computing in Italy, and other topics.

READER SERVICE

p.272 Editorial Index by Company

p.272 Editorial Index by Company

p.268 Alphabetical index to Advertisers

p.268 Alphabetical index to Advertisers

p.270 Index to Advenisers by Product Category

p.270 Index to Advenisers by Product Category

p.268A Inquiry Reply Cards

p.268A Inquiry Reply Cards

p.231 BUYER'S GUIDE

p.231 BUYER'S GUIDE

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