Despite faster and faster chips, today's PC is basically yesterday's AT. But that's about to change. Here are the technologies that will help the PC evolve to its next stage. Plus, some products that embody these new technologies.
[author : Tom R. Halfhill]
Videoconferencing systems from different vendors can now work together, thanks to the H.32x standard. Plus, some products that let you send your face over the phone line.
[author : Andrew W. Davis] [theme : VIDEOCONFERENCING]
With today's hardware and a new technique called differential cryptanalysis, it's getting easier for data burglars to crack your safe. What can you do to keep them out?
[author : Peter Wayner] [theme : SECURITY]
Athletes aren't the only ones in training for the Olympic Games in Atlanta. Technology jocks have been running around to set up the systems that will crack competitors and results.
[author : Salvatore Salamone] [theme : SOLUTIONS FOCUS]
There's gold in those hills of data.
[author : Edmund X. Dejesus] [theme : DATA MINING]
Here's how corporations, researchers, and scientists are using data-mining techniques to discover everything from new customers to new galaxies.
[author : Sara Reese Hedberg]
You can dig it with query-and-reporting programs, multidimensional analysis software, and intelligent agents.
[author : Karen Watterson]
Supercharge your data-mining projects with data cleansing, data warehouses, parallel processing, and mega-storage.
[author : Cheryl D. Krivda]
How we built a Web-based survey to get feedback from readers. And how you can turn your Web server into an application server that connects you to customers, suppliers, and business partners.
[author : Jon Udell]
Intel's rivals say their next chips will be better than the P6 running 16-bit software.
[theme : X86 PROCESSORS]
Several multimedia components for Win 95 won't be available for months.
[theme : WINDOWS 95]
Access for Windows 95 acquires a compelling feature.
[theme : DATABASE TRENDS]
Borland, Microsoft, and Nu-Mega are building real-time error checking into their compilers.
[theme : WINDOWS PROGRAMMING]
Tests of several new Plug and Play devices show that unless you have all the required pieces in your system, you can expect to do a lot of work.
[theme : WINDOWS 95]
A new era in broadcasting begins on the Internet
[theme : INTERNET BROADCASTING]
A new system can project images from a PC so that they appear to be solid objects suspended in air.
[theme : FUTURE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGIES]
Apple's PowerBook 5300c combines RISC processing power with great battery life; Intuit's QuickBooks Pro manages your business finances; plus more
The new Windows architecture delivers enhanced performance, but as BYTE testing reveals, there are strings attached
[author : Stanford Diehl] [theme : OPERATING SYSTEMS]
Programs that make Windows 95 worth the wait
[author : Stanford Diehl] [theme : WINDOWS 95]
Apple's Power Mac 9500 delivers great performance and the promise of fast, low-cost PCI peripherals
[author : Tom Thompson] [theme : SYSTEMS]
Ami Pro gets a major upgrade, new workgroup features, and a new name, Word Pro
[author : Kenneth M. Sheldon] [theme : WORD PROCESSORS]
New digital cameras from Apple, Kodak, and Logitech find a balance between price and image quality
[author : Scott Wallace] [theme : GRAPHICS HARDWARE]
A remarkably complete embedded development system
[author : Rick Grehan] [theme : EMBEDDED DESIGN]
After some hair-pulling, teeth-gnashing installations, we test network-based faxing software that can handle the heavy loads of a workgroup
[author : Rex Baldazo and David Essex and Stan Miastkowski]
3Dlabs' chip produces fast 3-D graphics. Here's how it does those dazzling displays
[author : Alan Morgan and Trevor Marshall and John Davey] [theme : CPUS]
Solaris and Windows NT bring the power, speed, and efficiency of multithreading and symmetric multiprocessing to the desktop
[author : Shashi Prasad] [theme : OPERATING SYSTEMS]
How do you build an algorithm that is both generic and efficient?
[author : Alexander Stepanov] [theme : PROGRAMMING]
An industry group is attempting to bring order to firewalls, demand for which is spurred by intrusions.
[author : Stephen Cobb]
Jerry witnesses several test flights. First the DC/X spacecraft, and then a new Pentium, a new hard drive, and several builds of Windows 95
[author : Jerry Pournelle]
A novel about working at Microsoft. Plus, a Marilyn Monroe CD-ROM
[author : Dennis Barker and Jeff Macclay]
Computers are better at poetry than mathematics
[author : Jacques Leslie]
[author : Raphael Needleman]
Readers write about our coverage of Windows 95, Microsoft, OS/2, and RAD; an Amiga update; and more
These lightweight, feature-packed tiny PCs hold some surprise and won't cramp your style.
[author : Anthony J. Lennon and John Mcdonough]
FTP: ftp to ftp.byte.com
From BIX: Join "listings/frombyte95" and select the appropriate subarea (i.e., "oct95").
From the BYTE BBS at 1200-9600 bps: Dial (603) 924-9820 and follow the instructions at the prompt.