Vol.18 n°8 july 1993

Vol.18 n°8 july 1993

p.4 Contents

p.4 Contents

News & Views

p.22 WordPerfect Office 4.0

p.22 WordPerfect Office 4.0

The latest version of WordPerfect's groupware product supports multiple operating systems.

[author : BARRY NANCE]

p.24 QMS Strikes with Color Laser Printer

p.24 QMS Strikes with Color Laser Printer

ColorScript Laser 1000 brings color laser printing into a more affordable price range.

[author : TOM THOMPSON]

p.28 RAID Down to the Desktop

p.28 RAID Down to the Desktop

[author : DAVE ANDREWS]

This storage technology is moving from mainframes and minicomputers to the desktop.

p.28 Ruling Won't Mean Lower Prices for 486 Chips

p.28 Ruling Won't Mean Lower Prices for 486 Chips

Despite AMD's winning the latest round in its legal battle with Intel, don't expect a big price drop in 486 systems.

[author : TOM R. HALFHILL]

p.32 HP's Superior Subnotebook

p.32 HP's Superior Subnotebook

Hewlett-Packard packs a lot, including Windows and applications in ROM, into its 3-pound OmniBook.

[author : PATRICK WAURZYNIAK]

p.32 Toshiba Gets Aggressive with Passive Color

p.32 Toshiba Gets Aggressive with Passive Color

Toshiba's T1900C could change the way you look at passive-matrix color displays.

[author : GENE SMARTE]

p.36 Encryption Chip Draws Fire

p.36 Encryption Chip Draws Fire

[author : PETER WAYNER]

A new encryption chip promises to protect your electronic messages, but there's a catch: A trapdoor lets the government eavesdrop.

p.40 A Quicker Quicken

p.40 A Quicker Quicken

A new Mac version of Intuit's personal-finance software.

[author : CHRIS KOFER]

p.48 Report from Jordan

p.48 Report from Jordan

Localizing software in Arabia.

[author : KHALDOON TABAZA]

p.226 What's New

p.226 What's New

The latest Tektronix dye-sublimation printer, Smartcom for Windows from Hayes, Alps Electric's wireless LAN adapter, and more.

Cover Story

[theme : NEW SYSTEMS]

p.80 Pentium Changes the PC

p.80 Pentium Changes the PC

The Intel Pentium CPU demands subsystems and I/O that can keep pace and that call for a fundamental rethinking of how to build everything from the expansion bus to memory architecture.

[author : ANDY REINHARDT]

p.86 New Memory Architectures to Boost Performance

p.86 New Memory Architectures to Boost Performance

p.90 Revisiting the Lowly I/O Ports

p.90 Revisiting the Lowly I/O Ports

p.94 Pentium PCs: Power to Burn

p.94 Pentium PCs: Power to Burn

Fast and ready to roll, the first Pentium systems are now available.

[author : RAYMOND GA CÔT&Eacute: AND BARRY NANCE]

p.98 DOS, Unix, and Windows Benchmarks

p.98 DOS, Unix, and Windows Benchmarks

p.100 NetWare Benchmarks

p.100 NetWare Benchmarks

Features

p.57 Cluster PCs for Power

p.57 Cluster PCs for Power

A look at network high-end PCs able to run applications that were once too big for your server.

[theme : NETWORKING] [author : MICHAEL J. GUTMANN]

p.69 Data from the Depths

p.69 Data from the Depths

Engineers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution deploy inexpensive, autonomous data loggers on small underwater vessels. BYTE Lab editors study the Woods Hole solution and the latest trend in data acquisition.

[theme : REAL WORLD] [author : BEN SMITH]

State of the Art

[theme : ENHANCING KNOWLEDGE]

p.106 New Knowledge Tools

p.106 New Knowledge Tools

Combining knowledge systems with other technologies can improve your cost/performance figures.

[theme : OVERVIEW] [author : SARA HEDBERG]

p.110 Help Is on the Way

p.110 Help Is on the Way

p.113 Roll Your Own Hybrids

p.113 Roll Your Own Hybrids

Emerging technologies-such as neural networks and genetic algorithms-can add robustness to knowledge-based systems. Stand-alone expert systems could go the same route as the dinosaurs.

[author : JAY LIEBOWITZ]

p.119 See, Hear, Learn

p.119 See, Hear, Learn

With smart multimedia and virtual reality, you can create virtual Cheshire cats to answer your questions. Projects at Northwestern University and Andersen Consulting are putting this technology to use.

[author : SARA HEDBERG]

Reviews

p.132 Applying the Power of the Pen

p.132 Applying the Power of the Pen

The promise of pen computers has been dulled by a lack of innovative, pen-centric, general-purpose applications. Here are nine software packages for Go's PenPoint and Microsoft's Windows for Pen Computing that challenge the notion that pen systems are only good for vertical markets.

[theme : PEN SOFTWARE] [author : HOWARD EGLOWSTEIN]

p.141 NetWare Goes Global

p.141 NetWare Goes Global

NetWare 4.0 has arrived, claiming support for serious enterprise networking. NetWare Directory Service brings NetWare beyond the LAN, and 4.0 adds other features like file compression, CD-ROM sharing, and data migration.

[theme : LANS] [author : JON UDELL]

p.145 Dynamic Documents

p.145 Dynamic Documents

Folio Views 3.0 comes to Windows and brings with it some exciting new features, including an open client/server architecture, concurrent multiuser editing, embedded graphics, and multimedia support.

[theme : ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING] [author : ROBERT SCHMIDT]

p.151 ClarisWorks 2.0 for Macintosh

p.151 ClarisWorks 2.0 for Macintosh

ClarisWorks is already established as the leading integrated package for the Macintosh, but it's not resting on its existing modules. Version 2.0 adds new features and applications to this seamlessly integrated software.

[theme : INTEGRATED SOFTWARE] [author : TOM R. HALFHILL]

p.157 PageMaker 5.0 vs. Quark 3.1

p.157 PageMaker 5.0 vs. Quark 3.1

Recent releases of these two popular page-layout packages duke it out both on the Mac and under Windows. Van Horn determines which of these aggressive competitors currently has the upper hand.

[theme : DESKTOP PUBLISHING] [author : G. ARMOUR VAN HORN]

p.161 One Thumb Up, One Thumb Down

p.161 One Thumb Up, One Thumb Down

Release 3 of Lotus Notes delivers long-awaited features, including Macintosh support and full-text indexing, but it lacks development tools needed to build effective groupware. Our reviewer finds some significant improvements and some significant disappointments.

[theme : GROUPWARE] [author : JON UDELL]

p.172 BYTE Lab Report V.32 or Better: 69 Modems

p.172 BYTE Lab Report V.32 or Better: 69 Modems

We run line-impairment and data-throughput tests to measure the efficiency of 9600-bps and faster modems. Results reveal the best for highspeed communications, portability, data-only applications, and all-around communications.

[theme : HANDS-ON TESTING] [author : JIM HURD]

p.176 How We Tested

p.176 How We Tested

p.180 Speed Limits

p.180 Speed Limits

p.184 10 Tips for Buying Modems

p.184 10 Tips for Buying Modems

Hands On

p.197 Under the Hood: Inside MS-DOS 6

p.197 Under the Hood: Inside MS-DOS 6

MS-DOS 6's designers examine the inner workings of MemMaker and DoubleSpace.

[theme : TECHNOLOGY] [author : BENJAMIN W. SLIVKA, ERIC STRAUB, AND RICHARD FREEDMAN]

p.203 Beyond DOS: Confessions of a DDK Developer

p.203 Beyond DOS: Confessions of a DDK Developer

IBM's OS/2 DDK is a good start.

[theme : OPERATING SYSTEMS] [author : STEVE MASTRIANNI]

p.205 Some Assembly Required: The Mac Extended

p.205 Some Assembly Required: The Mac Extended

Savvy programmers can write their own Mac Extensions.

[theme : PROGRAMMING] [author : ERIC SHAPIRO AND TOM THOMPSON]

Opinions

p.209 Pournelle: The DOS 6 Question

p.209 Pournelle: The DOS 6 Question

Our columnist finds DOS 6 is the least expensive route to disk ompression and memory optimization.

[author : JERRY POURNELLE]

p.49 Reviews: Books & CD-ROMs Quest for the Silicon Grail

p.49 Reviews: Books & CD-ROMs Quest for the Silicon Grail

Tales of AI, hackers, the green PC, art on CD, and other subjects.

[author : HUGH KENNER, STANFORD DIEHL, RAYMOND GA CÔTÉ, MICHAEL NADEAU, AND RICK GREHAN]

p.278 Commentary: A Conspiracy of Silence

The dangers of electromagnetic-field radiation are evident. So why isn't the industry doing anything?

[author : PAUL SAFFO]

p.10 Editorial: The Real Multimedia

p.10 Editorial: The Real Multimedia

[author : DENNIS ALLEN]

p.19 Letters

p.19 Letters

Fighting fatware, MS-DOS 6, the Commodore Amiga, and other topics.

READER SERVICE

p.276 Editorial Index by Company

p.276 Editorial Index by Company

p.272 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.272 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.274 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

p.274 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

p.272A Inquiry Reply Cards

p.272A Inquiry Reply Cards

p.239 BUYER'S GUIDE

p.239 BUYER'S GUIDE

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