What will storage, memory, and processors look like in the next century? Here's the scoop on some promising technologies that will change computing.
[author : Tom Thomson]
We add mail service to the BYTE Site and mine a rich vein of mail-enabled Web applications.
[author : Jon Udell]
Don't let fundamental mistakes doom your workflow system to failure.
[author : Kelly Trammell]
Intel and HP want to speed up their future CPUs with riskier-than-RISC VLIW technology. We explain the hopes and the hazards.
[author : Dick Pountain]
When it downsized. First Image easily parted with its mainframes. But the information-management company couldn't wean itself from COBOL.
Between the desktop and the server lies middleware. But just what the heck is it?
[author : Edmund X. Dejesus]
The fundamental concepts you need to understand and compare middleware.
[author : John R. Rymer]
Practical advice on implementing middleware technology sucessfully.
[author : Salvatore Salamone]
With the World Wide Web, who needs middleware?
[author : John Kador]
The first low-cost Web PCs are almost here, as Teknema and View Call ready their $500 Internet appliances.
Three new processors, designed for a range of devices, should crank up the performance of Java programs.
Mips chip engineers bend the metal to fit the software. This new CPU will mean faster, less expensive 3-D workstations.
MMx technology will help x86 chips process video and audio.
A new Win32 API-compatible real-time embedded kernel lets you leverage your experience in writing Windows applications.
[theme : Code Talk]
No thanks, Win 95. Some corporate IS managers say they plan to upgrade directly to a new version of Windows NT slated for mid-'96.
Sys Technology's 200-MHz Performance Pro 200 workstation proves that two disks are better than one: the latest version of Symantec's Act! gives Psion 3A users contact management and scheduling capabilities: plus more new hardware and software.
The first official release of Sun's Java Web programming language may have trouble living up to all the buzz.
[author : Andrew Singleton] [theme : Programming Languages]
With field-level replication and improved administration tools, Lotus Notes 4 continues to lead the workgroup field. But its Visual Basic-like OCX tools and Internet connections make it a powerhouse on the Web, as well.
[author : Steve Gillmor] [theme : Workgroup Software]
The Megahertz AllPoints radio modem lets you send E-mail and faxes from almost anywhere, including the train.
[author : Peter Wayner] [theme : Mobile Communications]
Things you hear in a geeky bar? No. It's a review of software that lets you make long-distance calls over the Internet.
[author : Peter Wayner] [theme : Internet Phones]
SPSS tries to throw neural networks at statistical analysis, but PCs may lack the power for serious model-building.
[author : Ben Smith]
With the right component software, you can slap together a robust interactive voice-response system in a matter of hours, if not minutes.
[author : Brett Glass] [theme : Componentware]
With a 1-gigabyte capacity and the speed of a hard disk, Iomega's Jaz may be the ultimate floppy disk.
[author : G. Armour Van Horn] [theme : Storage]
Comparing the three major 32-bit OSes for Intel-based PC's: OS/2 Warp, Windows 95, and Windows NT.
[author : Tadesse W. Giorgis] [theme : Operating Systems]
For road warriors who need presentation power, we test 13 Pentium-based multimedia notebooks that are blazingly fast and packed with features.
[author : Jim Kane and John McDonough] [theme : Multimedia Notebooks]
Intel's Pentium Pro has multiprocessor support build in. Four such CPUs can work in concert to achieve a stable system environment.
[author : John Hyde] [theme : CPUs]
Open Transport brings a platform-independant networking and I/O interface to the Macintosh, paving the way for future networking technologies.
[author : Tom Thompson] [theme : Operating Systems]
NT's event-logging system provides a robust mechanism for tracking processing errors. Here's how to get the most from it.
[author : Terry Frederick] [theme : Programming]
Tighter integration between ISDN and the operating system will improve remote connectivity.
[author : Jeffrey Fritz and Salvatore Salamone] [theme : Networks]
Jerry picks his favorite products of 1995—and bestows a few Onions as well.
[author : Jerry Pournelle]
A latté guide to Sun's Java; an entertaining history of the computing business; and a CD-Rom that will prepare you for the auto dealer's showroom.
[author : Rex Baldazo, Stanford Diehl, and Rich Friedman]
Snazzy graphics might look great on the Web, but plain old text is the key to widespread access.
[author : Bob Logue]
[author : Raphael Needleman]
FTP: ftp to ftp.byte.com
From BIX: Join "listings/frombyte96" and select the appropriate subarea (i.e., "apr96").
From the BYTE BBS at 1200-9600 bps: Dial (603) 924-9820 and follow the instructions at the prompt.