Vol.21 n°8 august 1996

Vol.21 n°8 august 1996

p.4 Contents

p.4 Contents

Cover Story

p.68 Your Business Needs the Web

p.68 Your Business Needs the Web

New platform-independant applications not only let you run your business on-line—they're jump-starting a golden age of software development.

[author : Jon Udell]

p.80 The elements of design

p.80 The elements of design

A tour of research facilities offers a look at potential breakthrough technologies.

[author : Tom Thompson]

p.121 Beyond benchmarketing

p.121 Beyond benchmarketing

Don't let those numbers fool you. Here's what you need to know about benchmarks.

[author : Rich Grace]

Bits

p.26 New desktop standard: 200 MHz

p.26 New desktop standard: 200 MHz

p.27 Vendors Eye Internet telephony standard

p.27 Vendors Eye Internet telephony standard

p.28 Stratus PC server Wins Best of COMDEX

p.28 Stratus PC server Wins Best of COMDEX

p.30 Java business applications arrive

p.30 Java business applications arrive

p.32 Codetalk

p.32 Codetalk

p.36 How te create a network security policy

p.36 How te create a network security policy

p.38 Lower prices, modularity lead notebook trends

p.38 Lower prices, modularity lead notebook trends

p.40 The interviews: MOLAP,ROLAP, overlap

p.40 The interviews: MOLAP,ROLAP, overlap

Editorial

p.14 Weird, wacky, and wonderful

p.14 Weird, wacky, and wonderful

[author : Mark Schlack]

Eval

p.41 Mainstreaming Pentium Pro

p.41 Mainstreaming Pentium Pro

AST's Bravo MS-T 6200 is a high-hertz Pentium PC with a nice price.

[author : Selinda Chiquoine]

p.42 Navigator turns 3.0

p.42 Navigator turns 3.0

[author : Rex Baldazo]

Netscape's latest browser is a definite step forward but not a giant leap.

p.47 ThinkPad Gets thin

p.47 ThinkPad Gets thin

IBM's Thinkpad 560 packs a big screen into a 4-pound, 1.2-inch-thick package.

[author : Dave Andrews]

p.48 Move Aside, Mac

p.48 Move Aside, Mac

The fastest Power Mac yet, Power Computing's 180-MHz clone passes performance and compatibility tests with flying colors.

[author : Tom Thompson]

Web Project

p.117 JavaScript adventures

p.117 JavaScript adventures

Enjoy water-skiing on a lake of fire? Then programming in JavaScript might be for you.

[author : Rex Baldazo]

Core

p.51 Air-tight Windows NT

p.51 Air-tight Windows NT

With its C2-level rating, NT meets the practical security needs of both users and administrators.

[author : Jim Reynolds] [theme : Operating Systems]

p.55 Patching the cracks in SNMP

p.55 Patching the cracks in SNMP

[author : William Stallings] [theme : Networks]

A look at the fixes and flaws of the new versions of SNMP.

p.59 The Power PC goes consumer

p.59 The Power PC goes consumer

Inside the 601GF chip, showing up in all kind of places.

[author : Tom Thompson] [theme : CPUs]

p.63 Programming strategies for Intel's MMX

p.63 Programming strategies for Intel's MMX

How to use the Pentium's new multimedia instructions.

[author : Jonathan Khazam and Bev Bachmayer] [theme : Programming]

Service

Reader service

Inquiry Reply Cards: 120C-F, 120IS A-D, 176A-B

Index to Advertisers By

p.176 Alphabetical Order

p.176 Alphabetical Order

p.178 Product Category

p.178 Product Category

p.180 Editorial Index by Company

p.180 Editorial Index by Company

Review

p.131 SQL server: The Sequel's better

p.131 SQL server: The Sequel's better

SQL Server 6.5 makes it easier to manage multiple servers and replicate databases.

[author : Mark Hettler]

Comparison

p.126 Double-speed SCSI

p.126 Double-speed SCSI

We test state-of-the-art Ultra SCSI host adapters from Adaptec, BusLogic, and QLogic. Plus, an OEM card from Symbios Logic.

[author : Robert L. Hummel]

Lab Report

p.102 12 tape libraries for network backup

p.102 12 tape libraries for network backup

With their huge storage capacities, these tape libraries ease network-data overload.

[author : Jim Kane and Dorthy Hudson and Maggi Bender] [theme : LAB report: Hardware]

p.112 Microsoft's suite Victory

p.112 Microsoft's suite Victory

We compare the big guns in mainstream office applications—suites from Microsoft, Lotus, and Corel.

[author : David Seachrist and Russel Kay] [theme : LAB Report: Software]

What's New

p.182 A preview of AMD's 5K86-P75 CPU, plus a look at Micro-Help's zip file utility

p.182 A preview of AMD's 5K86-P75 CPU, plus a look at Micro-Help's zip file utility

Pournelle

p.133 Adieu, Pentafluge... Hello, Cyrus

p.133 Adieu, Pentafluge... Hello, Cyrus

Jerry breaks in a new Cyrix 6x86 machine.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

Toys

p.188 Web phones

p.188 Web phones

Emerging digital cell models will put the Web just a phone call away.

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