PC database vendors are touting their products' ability to scale from the desktop to the enterprise. But vendors' definitions of scalability vary widely.
[theme : PC DATABASES]
An early look at two of the first 120-MHz Pentium machines reveals more than just a fast processor inside the box.
[theme : 120-MHZ PENTIUM PCS]
Virtual reality is fundamentally altering and improving the way medical care is taught and delivered.
[theme : VIRTUAL REALITY]
Apple's Power Mac 5200 beefs up the LC line for the school and home with a new PowerPC processor.
[theme : POWER MAC]
Compaq Computer is making it easier for LAN management software vendors with its new line of Deskpro PCs.
[theme : DESKTOP PCS]
BYTE editors scoured the CeBIT show for the best in new international products.
[theme : INTERNATIONAL NEW PRODUCTS]
Companies are starting to use the Internet as a pseudoprivate backbone to carry fax and voice traffic.
[theme : INTERNET]
OCR is getting easier, and who knows, maybe the elusive paperless office will one day become reality. Naaaaah.
[theme : IMAGE ACQUISITION TRENDS]
The PageCard Wireless Messaging System keeps you up-to-date anywhere; PaperPort 2.0 for Windows converts documents into editable text; and more.
[theme : NEW PRODUCTS]
PCs are becoming as powerful as mainframes, and mainframes are being made from PC parts. But the mainframe of the future won't be a gigantic PC; it will be software and a network.
[theme : MAINFRAMES OF THE FUTURE] [author : Andy Reinhardt]
The British Library computerizes its paper catalogs.
[theme : TEXT RETRIEVAL] [author : Dick Pountain]
BYTE readers anoint the best hardware and software on the market today.
[theme : PRODUCTS]
A look at how the panoramic-video technology used by Apple's QuickTime VR and Microsoft's Surround Video can open up a wraparound, photo-quality, virtual-reality world right on your computer screen.
[author : Tom R. Halfhill]
[theme : DIGITAL VIDEO] [author : Alan Joch]
It's getting easier to bring digital video to your desktop.
[author : Stanford Diehl]
BYTE sets up a digital video studio to test the viability of corporate video production on the PC desktop. Using Windows tools for digital and analog video production, we address the major issues of developing and deploying video content.
Compression's more efficient than ever if you pick the right code. Our scorecards compare compression quality and speed of seven leading choices.
[author : John Bryan]
[author : Jeffrey Fritz]
Isochronous Ethernet and ATM race to bring video to your desktop.
IBM's revolutionary ThinkPad 701C fits a full-size keyboard and a 10.4-inch LCD screen into a subnotebook. You must see it to believe it.
[theme : SUBNOTEBOOKS] [author : Alan Joch]
There's a move to consolidate network management tools. Microsoft fields a powerful entry in Systems Management Server, which rounds up and controls network resources multiple vendors.
[theme : NETWORK MANAGEMENT] [author : Ethan Wilansky]
Multifunction telephony cards can cost-effectively make your small business sound big. We test six.
[theme : COMPUTER TELEPHONY] [author : Tom Yager]
With bug fixes, more memory, and third-party support, Apple's new MessagePad 120 strengthens its position in the PDA marathon.
[theme : PDAS] [author : Tom Thompson]
With its quick object-oriented Pascal compiler, extensible development environment, and integrated database access, Borland's Delphi is a powerful base for prototyping and developing applications.
[theme : APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT] [author : Raymond Ga Côté]
It's no surprise that the new OS/2 version of Mathematica runs faster than the Windows version on IBM's 32-bit OS.
[theme : QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS] [author : Doug Tamasanis]
NSTL surveyed eight document image managers for converting paper documents into electronic form and found promising programs with much room for improvement.
[theme : DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT] [author : David Seachrist]
Acquire speed and pizzazz with printer from this month's Lab Report. We test color ink-jets, 6-to 10ppm laser printers, 11-to 30-ppm lasers for networks, and a few select color lasers.
[theme : PRINTERS]
A new architecture for 68000 processing means low cost and high power for embedded applications.
[theme : CPUS] [author : Joe Circello]
Can NetWare 4.1 stand up to strong competition from NT Server 3.5 and LAN Server 4.0?
[theme : OPERATING SYSTEMS] [author : Barry Nance]
How to make your application a good neighbor to other applications - and thus of value to your customer.
[theme : PROGRAMMING] [author : Tom Thompson]
Virtual LANs meet rapidly changing business environment needs.
[author : Salvatore Salamone]
A visit to Microsoft finds Jerry coming away favorably impressed.
[author : Jerry Pournelle]
An on-line forum in book form, secure communications, a CD-ROM to help you travel in Europe cheaply, and a major work on Mac programming.
[author : Russell Kay and Rich Friedman and Tom Thompson]
Flawed technology and advice can seriously affect the bottom line.
[author : Jessica Keyes]
[author : Raphael Needleman]
Highlights from two decades of covering the PC revolution.
This month's letters discuss computers in education, Internet attitudes, and SGML, as well as clarify results in our Lab Report on tape drives.
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