Vol.20 n°11 november 1995

Vol.20 n°11 november 1995

p.169 Heartthrobs

p.169 Heartthrobs

The next generation of processors are guaranteed to get your heart, and your computer, pumping.

[author : Alan Joch]

p.171 Chip Fashion

p.171 Chip Fashion

You ain't seen nothing yet. New multimediachips, appearing in products next year, will power eye-popping graphics.

[author : Tom R. Halfhill and John Montgomery]

p.179 CPU Scorecards

p.179 CPU Scorecards

Technical details on nine next-generation chips, including three Intel challengers from AMD, Cyrix, and NexGen.

[author : Dick Pountain and Tom R. Halfhill]

p.198 Why the 615 Matters

p.198 Why the 615 Matters

Here's our design for how IBM could build a PowerPC chip that runs x86 software.

[author : Linley Gwennap]

p.200 Alternate Views of the 615

p.200 Alternate Views of the 615

Features

p.48NA1 Kaboom, Inc

Whether it's a factory explosion or James Dean's fatal car crash, the computer-toting detectives from Failure Analysis find out what went wrong.

[author : Caren D. Potter] [theme : HIGH-TECH SLEUTHING]

p.51 Needle Hunting

p.51 Needle Hunting

You can't tell the baseball players without a scorecard. And you can't find network users without a directory.

[author : Paul Korzeniowski] [theme : NETWORK MANAGEMENT]

p.52 X.500: The Once and Future Answer

p.52 X.500: The Once and Future Answer

p.59 Hyper-G Organizes the Web

p.59 Hyper-G Organizes the Web

This could be the next big thing on the Web: a new hypermedia architecture that makes it easier to find what you're looking for.

[author : Udo Flohr] [theme : GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS]

p.60 Why the Web Won't Work

p.60 Why the Web Won't Work

p.66 Faking It, Then Making It

p.66 Faking It, Then Making It

Simulation software helped design production flow in Siemens Solar's new clean room.

[author : John R. Vacca] [theme : SIMULATION]

p.72 Learn by Doing

p.72 Learn by Doing

The Byte Network Project

p.203 Global Groupware

p.203 Global Groupware

BYTE implements the virtual press room, a Web archive where companies can publish press releases and users can find out about the latest products.

[author : Jon Udell]

p.203 RFC 1597 Revisited

p.203 RFC 1597 Revisited

Special Report

p.77 Operating Systems

p.77 Operating Systems

Hot new developments in the software that runs the software.

p.77 Smooth Operators

p.77 Smooth Operators

p.81 OS Paradise

p.81 OS Paradise

p.103 Filling in Windows Blanks

p.103 Filling in Windows Blanks

p.113 Not That DOS

p.113 Not That DOS

p.119 Sincere OS Flattery

p.119 Sincere OS Flattery

p.123 OO Meets OS

p.123 OO Meets OS

p.131 And One for All

p.131 And One for All

p.137 Crashing the Party

p.137 Crashing the Party

News & Views

p.28 P6 Expands PC Spectrum

p.28 P6 Expands PC Spectrum

Thought the first P6 systems would be big servers, did you? Many companies are actually preparing to ship desktop boxes first, some for less than $4000.

[theme : PC PROCESSORS]

p.30 End Migration Headaches

p.30 End Migration Headaches

Upgrading from NetWare 3.x to NetWare 4.x can be less painful with these NDS migration utilities.

[theme : NETWORK MANAGEMENT]

p.34 Still a Work in Progress

p.34 Still a Work in Progress

Windows 95 brings benefits to network managers, but some of the best stuff is yet to come.

[theme : WINDOWS 95 AND NETWORKS]

p.38 Flat Displays Squeeze Bulky CRTs

p.38 Flat Displays Squeeze Bulky CRTs

Big screens, small space-coming soon to a desktop near you.

[theme : DISPLAY TRENDS]

p.40 Phone Lines Stymie V.34 Modems

p.40 Phone Lines Stymie V.34 Modems

That spiffy new V.34 modem may feel like a station wagon instead of a turbocharged racer. Here's why.

[theme : COMMUNICATIONS]

p.47 Vendors Rally for 64-Bit Unix

p.47 Vendors Rally for 64-Bit Unix

The list of backers is impressive, but we might not see the results of a new 64-bit Unix initiative for a couple years.

[theme : OPERATING SYSTEMS]

p.48 Bank Robbers Go Electronic

p.48 Bank Robbers Go Electronic

Citibank admits it's been robbed, but the alleged crooks use PCs, not shotguns.

[theme : OPERATING SYSTEMS]

p.47 CodeTalk: Watcom C/C++ Gets Visual

p.47 CodeTalk: Watcom C/C++ Gets Visual

The new version of one of Rick Grehan's favorite compilers offers a much more visual development environment.

[theme : PROGRAMMING]

p.262 What's New

p.262 What's New

Intel's newest OverDrive, which is faster and less expensive than the company's first Pentium OverDrive, is a bargain upgrade; askSam is now faster (thanks to new full-text indexing) and fuzzier; plus, a new Indigo 3-D workstation, reference work for OS/2 and Unix users, a router manager for WANs, and more new hardware and software.

[theme : NEW PRODUCTS]

Reviews

p.209 NT Roars on the 604

p.209 NT Roars on the 604

Our tests of new systems from Austin Direct, IBM, and Motorola show that the PowerPC 604 chip makes for a mean Windows NT workstation.

[author : Dave Rowell] [theme : POWERPC SYSTEMS]

p.210 Alpha Stays Ahead

p.210 Alpha Stays Ahead

p.213 Enterprise Database Managers

p.213 Enterprise Database Managers

The latest versions of DB2/2, Oracle, and SQL Server are strong enough to support a business, but they differ in reliability and scalability.

[author : Barry Nance] [theme : BUSINESS TOOLS]

p.217 Organization Made Loud and Clear

p.217 Organization Made Loud and Clear

NetManage's ECCO Pro 3.0 offers clever OLE 2.0 integration and a compelling outline metaphor for the organizationally challenged.

[author : John Montgomery] [theme : PERSONNAL INFORMATION MANAGERS]

p.219 Storming the Enterprise

p.219 Storming the Enterprise

Microsoft bolsters Visual Basic 4.0 with distributed-object technology and enhanced OLE automation. But, as our reviewer explains, not all objects are alike.

[author : Steve Gillmor] [theme : PROGRAMMING TOOLS]

p.227 Sudden Darkness

p.227 Sudden Darkness

When the lights go out, which uninterruptible power supply is going to keep your network running? We test 31 UPS models to find the best.

[author : Rex Baldazo and Rick Grehan and Dave Rowell] [theme : POWER PROTECTION]

p.233 Software Roundup: Virtual Whiteboards

p.233 Software Roundup: Virtual Whiteboards

Desktop-conferencing - whiteboarding - software is often a more viable solution than videoconferencing. BYTE and NSTL pick the best from seven Windows programs.

[author : David Seachrist] [theme : WORKGROUP SOFTWARE]

p.238 Lab Report: 12 Network Printers Set the Pace

p.238 Lab Report: 12 Network Printers Set the Pace

We test networked laser printers with fast engines, built-in Ethernet, large paper capacities, long life, and security features.

[theme : WORKGROUP PRINTERS]

p.241 Test: 16-to 20ppm Printers

p.241 Test: 16-to 20ppm Printers

p.243 Test: 20 to 32-ppm Printers (30 to 32-ppm Printers in the TOC)

p.243 Test: 20 to 32-ppm Printers (30 to 32-ppm Printers in the TOC)

p.244 Honorable Mentions/Dubious Achievement

p.244 Honorable Mentions/Dubious Achievement

p.244 Network-Printer-Management Software

p.244 Network-Printer-Management Software

p.245 How We Tested

p.245 How We Tested

p.246 Roll Call

p.246 Roll Call

Core Technologies

p.249 PixelFlow: Scalable Image Processing

p.249 PixelFlow: Scalable Image Processing

This new chip architecture takes an innovative approach to generating photo-realistic images. Here's how this rapid renderer works.

[author : Dick Pountain] [theme : CPUS]

p.251 Open(ing) VMS to Win32

p.251 Open(ing) VMS to Win32

Adding Win32 support to Digital's OS means good news for developers: They can build for both OpenVMS and NT machines.

[author : Mark Feniello] [theme : OPERATING SYSTEMS]

p.253 Windows NT Threads

p.253 Windows NT Threads

A multithreaded application may actually run slower on an SMP machine than on its single-threaded equivalent. Here's how to avoid that.

[author : Shashi Prasad] [theme : PROGRAMMING]

p.255 ATM with a Twist of LAN

p.255 ATM with a Twist of LAN

ATM must interoperate with legacy systems, especially LANs. LAN Emulation might do the trick.

[author : Rex Baldazo] [theme : NETWORKS]

Opinions

p.257 Pournelle: Digital Models

p.257 Pournelle: Digital Models

Jerry returns from SIGGRAPH, explores mountains of CD-ROMs and, yes, manages to find one more problem with Windows 95.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.49 Books and CD ROMs: Batlle of the Sexes, Part II

p.49 Books and CD ROMs: Batlle of the Sexes, Part II

The confusion of a digital culture, computer "minds," and two CD-ROMs on getting back to nature.

[author : John Montgomery and Edmund X. Dejesus and Jeff Macclay]

p.312 Commentary: Things to Come

p.312 Commentary: Things to Come

The inventor of hypertext makes his forecasts on the future of computing and the human race.

[author : Ted Nelson]

p.12 Editorial

p.12 Editorial

[author : Raphael Needleman]

p.20 Letters

p.20 Letters

Readers write about our anniversary edition, OS/2, RAD, the BYTE Web site, and more.

Reader service

p.310 Editorial Index by Company

p.310 Editorial Index by Company

p.306 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.306 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

Index to Advertisers by

p.308 Product Category

p.308 Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: 122A, 304A

p.271 Buyer's guide

p.271 Buyer's guide

Mail Order

Hardware/Software Showcase

Buyer's Mart

Program listings

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