Borland's Delphi unites a visual design environment with the industrial strength of Borland's Pascal compiler and database connectivity engines.
[theme : VISUAL POGRAMMING]
Lexmark's new 1200-dpi printer delivers excellent quality when printing gray-scale images, such as photographs. But when printing standard text, the differences between 1200 and 600 dpi are not as noticeable
[theme : PRINTERS]
BYTE editors searched throughout the convention halls of Fall Comdex 1994 for innovative new products that had been publicly announced within 30 days of the show and that would have a strong influence on business computing.
[theme : BEST OF COMDEX]
High-end notebook computers are accounting for an increasing percentage of portables sales thanks in part to a higher demand by businesses for desktop PC replacements. Here's what to expect from new product introductions in 1995.
[theme : MAC AND PC NOTEBOOK COMPUTERS]
Phase change promised much as a rewritable medium, but high costs have kept it out of the mainstream. Matsushita hopes to change that.
[theme : OPTICAL STORAGE]
A new device from the Brooktrout Networks Group could save you a lot of money on intracompany fax phone calls.
[theme : INTERCOMPANY FAX]
The CruisePad provides wireless control locally; Process Charter for Windows does smart flowcharting; WinDD puts Windows on Unix; and more.
[theme : NEW PRODUCTS]
[theme : NETWORKING] [author : Jon Udell]
Novell is embarking on a grand strategy to get 1 billion users and devices connected to NetWare by the year 2000.
Researchers are beginning to tackle problems in geography, weather, and other areas that require more computing capability than today's most powerful computers can muster. Here's a look at the biggest of these challenges and the ways in which scientists are attacking them with supercomputers.
[theme : SUPERCOMPUTING] [author : Oliver Sharp]
A distinctly different approach to departmental scheduling uses genetic algorithms to maximize productivity.
[theme : TECHNICAL-SUPPORT SCHEDULING] [author : Mark Clarkson]
Finding and understanding patterns in data are key to creating mainstream applications for speech-and handwriting-recognition or machine-vision systems.
[theme : PATTERN RECOGNITION]
New facial-recognition research is yielding fast, accurate, and commercially viable algorithms for a variety of applications.
[theme : Edmund X. Dejesus]
Economical pattern-recognition horsepower comes to the desktop thanks to the latest generations of DSPs (digital signal processors) and dedicated processors. Here's how systems developers are using this power in commercial products.
[author : Mark Clarkson]
Statistical-pattern analysis provides the technical underpinnings to make many types of recognition systems more accurate.
Sony's Magic Link provides phone, modem, sendfax, E-mail pager, and infrared communications abilities.
[theme : COMMUNICATIONS] [author : Peter Wayner]
High-performance desktop systems, graphics-chip innovations, and the new DCI (Display Control Interface) software layer will soon make digital video a standard feature for Windows graphics cards.
[author : Stanford Diehl and Greg Loveria]
Software AG's Esperant, a front end for SQL database querying, uses an SQL "expert" to guard against syntactically flawed queries.
[theme : DATABASES] [author : David S. Linthicum]
Micropolis makes RAID both scalable and multiplatform with the Raidion LTX, a modular RAID system that works with any SCSI host.
[theme : DATA STORAGE] [author : Steve Apiki]
Heterogeneous enterprise networks require a robust, reliable, and secure software environment. NSTL evaluates the major server-based network operating systems, including OS/2 Lan Server, Windows NT, and two flavors of NetWare.
[theme : NETWORKS] [author : Tadesse W. Giorgis]
LapLink for Windows includes some additional features beyond simple file transfers, including remote access, file synchronization, a chat facility, file-delta transfers, and security features.
[theme : FILE MANAGEMENT] [author : Barry Nance]
Mustang Software's popular Wildcat BBS software gets increased capacity, customizable menus, V.34 modem support, and an optional utilities suite that includes a QuickBasic-like language.
[author : Bill Esposito]
PCI cards are finally delivering on earlier promises. Our custom tests find the fastest PCI graphics accelerators under Windows, as well as some hot new Macintosh cards.
[theme : PCI AND MAC GRAPHICS ADAPTERS] [author : Bill Esposito]
The ultimate expression of the RISC philosophy is the Transport-Triggered Architecture.
[theme : CPUS] [author : Dick Pountain]
Flexible and secure, Veritas sets the standard for Unix file systems.
[theme : OPERATING SYSTEMS] [author : Tom Yager]
CLP's power to tackle difficult combinatorial problems may make it the most significant commercial programming paradigm over the next five years.
[theme : PROGRAMMING] [author : Dick Pountain]
Managing public keys with the PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) web of trust.
[theme : NETWORKS] [author : William Stallings]
Jerry finds installing software a pain.
[author : Jerry Pournelle]
Programming CD-ROMs, LANs, and the development of Windows NT
[author : Jon Udell and Rick Grehan and Rex Baldazo]
GUIs have become fat - and not very intuitive.
[author : Ezra Shapiro]
[author : Raphael Needleman]
Highlights from two decades of covering the PC revolution.
February letters cover platform debates and programming issues.
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