Vol.20 n°4 april 1995

Vol.20 n°4 april 1995

News & Views

p.22 Mac Clones - finally

p.22 Mac Clones - finally

The first Apple-sanctioned Mac OS-compatible systems have finally arrived.

[theme : SYSTEMS]

p.23 Low-End Servers Grow Up

p.23 Low-End Servers Grow Up

Features associated with high-end PC LAN servers are migrating to the low end.

[theme : SERVER TRENDS]

p.24 Faster Graphics Cards on the Horizon

p.24 Faster Graphics Cards on the Horizon

Better graphic performance thanks to new kinds of graphics memory.

p.26 Microsoft Furthers NetWare-to-NT Transition

p.26 Microsoft Furthers NetWare-to-NT Transition

Microsoft's File and Print Service for NetWare eases the transition to Windows NT Server.

[theme : NETWORKS]

p.26 Free Rides Are Disappearing

p.26 Free Rides Are Disappearing

Features of the Internet that users currently use for free may cost them in the future.

[theme : INTERNET]

p.28 The Net's Next Big Thing: Virtual Reality

p.28 The Net's Next Big Thing: Virtual Reality

[theme : INTERNET]

VRML (Virtual Reaity Markup Language) could make navigating on-line a snap.

p.30 PerfectOffice a Strong Contender

p.30 PerfectOffice a Strong Contender

WorkPerfect's new applications suite is powerful.

[theme : WINDOWS APPLICATIONS SUITES]

p.32 Legal Land Mines Cloud Multimedia

p.32 Legal Land Mines Cloud Multimedia

Legal problems lurk behind multimedia development.

[theme : CONTENT LICENSING]

p.232 What's New

p.232 What's New

The PowerLite 85 notebook offers Micro Sparc II performance, Linux includes Unix source code; DragStrip organizes your Mac programs; and more.

[theme : NEW PRODUCTS]

Cover Story

p.42 Intel's P6

p.42 Intel's P6

A worthy successor to the Pentium, the P6 furthers blurs the already fuzzy boundaries between CISC and RISC.

p.52 The Shape of Systems to Come

p.52 The Shape of Systems to Come

p.56 Smarter, More Powerful Systems

p.56 Smarter, More Powerful Systems

Special Report: Client/Server Computing

p.108 Intergalactic Client/Server Computing

p.108 Intergalactic Client/Server Computing

A look at four dominant client/server paradigms.

[author : Robert Orfall and Dan Harkey and Jeri Edwards]

p.123 Scale Up with TP Monitors

p.123 Scale Up with TP Monitors

[author : Jim Gray and Jeri Edwards]

How TP monitors enable client/server applications to scale up.

p.131 Document Repositories

p.131 Document Repositories

With Notes, users can build client/server document repositories.

[author : Jonathan Mackenzie]

p.139 Dimensions of Data

p.139 Dimensions of Data

Tools that bring multidimensional analysis to the client/server world.

[author : Edmund X. Dejesus]

p.151 Client/Server with Distributed Objects

p.151 Client/Server with Distributed Objects

CORBA 2.0 mechanisms and services pave the way for client/server computing with distributed objects.

[author : Robert Orfali and Dan Harkey]

Features

p.60 Solutions Focus: On-Road, On-Time, and On-Line

p.60 Solutions Focus: On-Road, On-Time, and On-Line

Satellites and computer-based communications helps a trucking firm cut costs.

[theme : GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEMS] [author : Christine White]

p.67 How to Implement ISDN

p.67 How to Implement ISDN

Knowing the fundamentals of ISDN costs and service options can help you save money and avoid frustration.

[theme : COMMUNICATIONS] [author : Lenny Tropiano and Dinah McNutt]

p.75 Control Software Costs

p.75 Control Software Costs

An efficient software-monitoring strategy can save organisations thousands of dollars in unnecessary licensing fees.

[theme : SOFTWARE METERING] [author : Salvatore Salamone]

p.83 Build Your Own WWW Server

p.83 Build Your Own WWW Server

Setting up a WWW server offers real benefits for many organizations, and it's probably easier to accomplish than you think. Here's a look at what's involved.

[theme : WORLD WIDE WEB] [author : Bob Friesenhahn]

State of the Art

p.89 Barricading the Net

p.89 Barricading the Net

Finding a safe path through the potential minefields of the Internet calls for planning.

[theme : NETWORK SECURITY] [author : Russell Kay]

p.91 Build a Firewall

p.91 Build a Firewall

Protect your networks from unwanted intruders - build a firewall.

[author : John Bryan]

p.99 Firewalls for Sale

p.99 Firewalls for Sale

Here's a look at five different firewall products and services that you can install today.

[author : John Bryan]

Reviews

p.165 One Box, Two Computers

p.165 One Box, Two Computers

If you want to run both PC and Mac applications, Apple's DOS-Compatible Power Macintosh offers the best of both worlds.

[theme : SYSTEMS] [author : Tom Thompson]

p.167 Visual C++ Goes Multiplatform

p.167 Visual C++ Goes Multiplatform

With versions on Intel, Mips, and Alpha; a slick, well-designed integrated environment; class-library enhancements; and a Macintosh cross-development package, Visual C++ is an impressive package. But be prepared to jump into 32-bit development with both feet.

[theme : APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT] [author : Steve Apiki]

p.171 Intrusion Protection for Networks

p.171 Intrusion Protection for Networks

The Internet is a two-way street that can let unauthorized users into your network. CheckPont's FireWall-1 software monitors your gateways for such security breaches.

[theme : NETWORK SECURITY] [author : J. Bruce Dawson]

p.175 Business Objects Done Right

p.175 Business Objects Done Right

Using object-oriented tools to capture business processes and data is a hot trend in client/server computing. Next's Enterprise Objects Framework is among the best at exploiting this potent application of the object paradigm.

[theme : VISUAL DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENTS] [author : Kevin Sven Berg]

p.179 Radical Xbase Objects

p.179 Radical Xbase Objects

CA-Visual Objects, Computer Associate's classy new entry into the Windows application-development field, is also a migration path for DOS-based Clipper developers.

[theme : OBJECT-ORIENTED MIDDLEWARE] [author : Rick Grehan]

p.181 Server with a Slot

p.181 Server with a Slot

Microplex's M204 multiprotocol print server is winning the features-for-the-price war among stand-alone print servers, and it has little to do with the unit's PCMCIA network adapter design.

[theme : PRINT SERVERS] [author : Ben Smith]

p.185 Sofware Roundup: Project Management for Windows

p.185 Sofware Roundup: Project Management for Windows

While supporting time-honored models, such as Gantt and PERT charts, the current generation of projects managers also use newer E-mail and workgroup concepts to involve groups of people in project tracking.

[author : Scott Higgs]

p.194 Lab Report: 30 No-Compromise Notebooks

p.194 Lab Report: 30 No-Compromise Notebooks

We run 30 active-matrix, 3.3 volt 486DX4 and Pentium notebooks through extensive benchmarks and choose the best Windows and DOS portables for power users. We also report on Apple's PowerBook 540c and compare the performance of AST's 66-MHz Ascentia 810N to the 75 MHz 486DX4 notebooks.

[theme : HIGH-END NOTEBOOKS]

p.196 Best 486DX4-based Notebooks

p.196 Best 486DX4-based Notebooks

p.200 How We Tested

p.200 How We Tested

p.202 Best Pentium-based Notebooks

p.202 Best Pentium-based Notebooks

p.204 Honorable Mentions

p.204 Honorable Mentions

p.204 Dubious Achievements

p.204 Dubious Achievements

Core Technologies

p.211 New PowerPCs for Notebooks and PDAs

p.211 New PowerPCs for Notebooks and PDAs

[theme : CPUS] [author : Tom Thompson]

The 602, 603, and 603e PowerPC processors zero in on both camps in the low-power market: the low-cost, single-user segment and the long-battery-life, high-performance group.

p.213 HP-UX 10.0

p.213 HP-UX 10.0

Hewlett--Packard's new HP-UX 10.0 will be faster, more reliable, and easier to use.

[theme : OPERATING SYSTEMS] [author : John Sontag]

p.215 The Software Stopwatch

p.215 The Software Stopwatch

Optimize time-consuming routines with high-resolution software timers.

[theme : PROGRAMMING] [author : Rick Grehan]

p.217 Create More IP Addresses

p.217 Create More IP Addresses

Network managers facing IP address change have many options.

[theme : NETWORKS] [author : Tim Winston]

Opinions

p.221 Pournelle: Orchids and Onions: Part 1

p.221 Pournelle: Orchids and Onions: Part 1

What Jerry liked and didn't like in 1994

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.37 Books and CD-ROMs: Is There a God?

p.37 Books and CD-ROMs: Is There a God?

An original work of theology, a CD-ROM to help you redesign your yard, and graphics file formats.

[author : Rich Cook and Rich Friedman and Brenda Daunt and Matt Trask]

p.286 Compatibility Testing

p.286 Compatibility Testing

Will computers replace singles bars?

[author : Sal Salamone]

p.10 Editorial

p.10 Editorial

[author : Raphael Needleman]

p.33 Blasts from the Past

p.33 Blasts from the Past

Highlights from two decades of covering the PC revolution.

p.18 Letters

p.18 Letters

Information overload and Apple's Newton MessagePad.

(p.170) 20th Anniversary Poll

p.82 Reader Survey

p.82 Reader Survey

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

Inquiry Reply Cards: 122A, 280A

p.239 BUYER'S GUIDE

p.239 BUYER'S GUIDE

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