Windows NT it's not, but Microsoft's next version of Windows will play well on low-end, Intel-based PCs.
[theme : WINDOWS]
Preliminary test results have the least expensive PowerPC Mac completing compute-intensive tasks at least three to four times faster than a Mac Quadra 900.
[theme : POWERPC MACINTOSH]
In working on the German version of the Newton PDA, Apple discovered that handwriting-recognition systems add a whole new set of factors in localizing a product.
[theme : PDAS]
A new development brings 10-Mbps networking to companies that are put off by the complexities of network wiring.
[theme : NETWORKING]
An agreement between Intel and Nestor to commercialize a neural processor could affect applications ranging from handwriting recognition to air-traffic control.
[theme : NEURAL NETWORKS]
This spring and summer, a new wave of products will give fax a face-lift by adding binary-file-transfer capabilities.
[theme : COMMUNICATIONS]
Microsoft and DEC will integrate DEC's Object Broker distributed-object system with Microsoft's OLE technology, and the agreement will allow Windows-and OLE-supported Mac applications to seamlessly access data on a wide variety of platforms.
[theme : OBJECT OPERATING SYSTEM]
A PCMCIA card with its own audio; Windows software for powerful imaging; Visual Basic tools; and more.
[theme : NEW PRODUCTS]
Building the data highway will require a blending of diverse technologies. What's the best way to send large amounts of data over today's mix of copper, coaxial cable, and fiber-optic lines? Should the transport protocol be ATM? TCP/IP? TCP/IP over ATM? The major players - the phone companies, the cable companies, and proponents of the Internet - each have their own vision of what the data highway should be. Whose vision should prevail?
[theme : WIDE-AREA NETWORKS] [author : Andy Reinhardt]
Advances in storage technology struggle to keep up with the burgeoning pace of storage requirements.
[theme : STORAGE TECHNOLOGY] [author : Scott Wallace]
Digital-read-channel technology will double the capacity of a standard hard drive, letting you pack more data on your hard disk.
[author : Peter Wayner]
A low-cost solution, enhanced IDE will allow you to connect more and different peripherals to your PC.
[author : Joe Bryan]
A convergence of technologies is set to take the capacity of magneto-optical drives into the stratosphere.
[author : David K. Campbell and Kraig Proehl]
Office application suites are taking the market by storm. But do you really get extra functionality and smoother integration by turning to a single vendor for all your major applications.
[theme : INTEGRATED BUSINESS SOFTWARE] [author : Bill Lawrence]
BYTE compares three dual-processor PCs from ALR, Compaq, and VTech. Running two processors - whether 486 or Pentium - gives a big boost to Microsoft's SQL Server under Windows NT.
[theme : SYSTEMS] [author : Raymond Ga Côté]
With ODBC drivers and Q+E's 2.0 release of Database Library, you can build a database-independent applications. The drivers enable a transparent connection to multiple data sources, while the library of DLLs delivers features - such as transactions support and explicit record locking - not necessarily supported by the database engine.
[theme : DATABASE DEVELOPMENT] [author : Steve Apiki]
NobleNet's EZ-RPC takes the sting out of writing client/server applications. Whether converting existing stand-alone programs of starting from scratch, applications programmers can write distributed applications without any network programming skills.
[theme : CLIENT/SERVER] [author : Ben Smith]
Cutting your own CD-ROMs has become affordable now that CD-R drives with recording software go for around $4000. Tom Thompson tests three, from JVC, Microboards, and Pinnacle Micro, on both Mac and PC platforms.
[theme : CD-ROM] [author : Tom Thompson]
PhonePro makes it easy to build phone automation applications for the Mac.
[theme : COMMUNICATIONS] [author : Raymond Ga Côté]
486 processing power now comes in two portable-computer form factors. See our exclusive ranking to find the best notebook and subnotebook for your application.
[theme : 486-BASED PORTABLES]
A new vendor-neutral document standard provides a natural way to work with information while operating on different platforms.
[theme : CROSS-PLATFORM ARCHITECTURE] [author : Kurt Piersol]
Programming the game of Life in the Apple Newton's scripting language.
[theme : APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT] [author : David Betz]
Exploring Visual C++ 1.5's powerful OLE support.
[theme : OLE EMBEDDING] [author : Jon Udell]
A potpourri of activity at Chaos Manor as Jerry continues his exploration of the Windows machinery.
[author : Jerry Pournelle]
The theory and practice of cache-memory design, a fantastic world on CD-ROM, multimedia production, and strange patterns.
[author : Bob Ryan and Michael Nadeau and Raymond Ga Côté]
As the law struggles to catch up with technological changes, what happens to our legal, social, and ethical responsibilities?
[author : Victor J. Cosentino]
[author : Dennis Allen]
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