Vol.21 n°12 december 1996

Vol.21 n°12 december 1996

Cover Story

p.68 How Chips changed the world

p.68 How Chips changed the world

10 ways in which that silver of silicon altered the course of Planet Earth.

[author : Peter Wayner]

p.77 Birth of a Chip

p.77 Birth of a Chip

A brief history of the microprocessor, from the 4004 to today's nitro-burning rockets.

[author : Linley Gwenmap]

p.85 Eight Ways to the Future

p.85 Eight Ways to the Future

Technology experts agree: Change is the only sure thing about computing in the next decade.

[author : Robert Hummel]

p.88NA 1 PowerPC Speed Demon

p.88NA 1 PowerPC Speed Demon

Bipolar transistors give Exponential's 533-MHz PowerPC chip the performance of an Alpha at an affordable price.

[author : Tom R. Halfhill]

Editorial

p.14 Peace on the Wired Planet

p.14 Peace on the Wired Planet

Flaming's one thing, but the lack of civility on-line is getting out of control.

[author : Mark Schlack]

p.19 Inbox

p.19 Inbox

BYTE readers write about that bandwidth barrier and the future of the Internet, Web conferencing, and the search for killer software.

Bits

p.27 Double Trouble for 56-Kbps Modems

p.27 Double Trouble for 56-Kbps Modems

p.28 Call Centers Deliver Data

p.28 Call Centers Deliver Data

p.30 Holiday Gift Sampler

p.30 Holiday Gift Sampler

p.32 BYTE Survey

p.32 BYTE Survey

p.32 Digital Cameras

p.32 Digital Cameras

p.34 Apple's New Notebooks

p.34 Apple's New Notebooks

p.36 Browsers for the Blind

p.36 Browsers for the Blind

p.38 Banking On-line

p.38 Banking On-line

p.40 Tuned Into the Web

p.40 Tuned Into the Web

State of the Art

p.118 Web Development

p.118 Web Development

This month we take an indepth look at the technologies that will shape the Web of tomorrow.

p.121 LDAP Unites the Internet

p.121 LDAP Unites the Internet

New directory services, especially Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, extend the directory metaphor to the Internet.

[author : Jamie Lewis]

p.127 Internet Armor

p.127 Internet Armor

Secure IP lets you use the open Internet with privacy and confidence.

[author : William Stallings]

p.135 E-Mail Grows Up

p.135 E-Mail Grows Up

[author : Dave Kosiur]

IMAP will provide e-mail services and options impossible with the current POP.

Eval

p.41 An Open Window for OpenDoc

The promise of platform-independent reusable components comes closer to reality with the second beta of the OpenDoc toolkit for Windows 95 and NT.

[author : Peter Wayner]

p.42 Toward a More Productive Office in '97

p.42 Toward a More Productive Office in '97

Microsoft's Office 97 sets a new standard in applications software suites.

[author : Steve Gillmor]

p.47 The Power of Fusion

Need to manage a mixed Unix/Windows environment? Ross's SPARCplug helps by combining a SparcStation and a Pentium PC.

[author : Tom Yager]

p.48 A (Re)Touch of Genius

p.48 A (Re)Touch of Genius

Image manipulation gets easier and more powerful with Adobe's Photoshop 4.0

[author : Joy-Lyn Blake]

Core

p.49 A RISC OS for all Seasons

Tired of OSes that require acres of memory and huge hard drives? Acorn's multifaceted RISC OS fits in ROM and runs in just 4 MB of RAM.

[author : Stewart Palmer] [theme : Operating Systems]

p.53 The Complete ISDN Telecommuter

A look at connection issues of using an ISDN line to support the home office.

[author : Jeffery N. Fritz] [theme : Networks]

p.59 Super Mario Chip

Inside the 64-bit RISC processor that powers the new Nintendo game machine.

[author : Satya Simha] [theme : CPUs]

p.63 Direct3D Revealed

[author : Stephen P. Johnson]

Microsoft's Direct3D API allows 3-D applications to run on a wide variety of PCs. A seasoned programmer of device drivers explains how to accomplish this task.

Lab Report

p.100 Six Laser Printers for Workgroups

p.100 Six Laser Printers for Workgroups

We test six of the latest 17- and 24-ppm network laser printers for workgroups.

[author : Dorothy Hudson, Jim Kane, and John McDonough] [theme : LAB report: hardware]

p.112 Lotus Notes vs. Microsoft Exchange

p.112 Lotus Notes vs. Microsoft Exchange

Our testing shows that Lotus Notes remains a generation or two ahead of Microsoft Exchange, its closest groupware competitor.

[author : Mark Hettler] [theme : LAB report: software]

Web Project

p.141 Dual-Mode Conferencing

p.141 Dual-Mode Conferencing

The BYTE Webmaster explains how to bring both news-style conferencing and Web-style conferencing to your site.

[author : Jon Udell]

Comparison

p.145 Affordable 3-D Workstations

p.145 Affordable 3-D Workstations

With dual Pentium Pros and accelerators, these PCs bring 3-D graphics down to earth.

[author : Rob Hummel]

p.149 The Spreadsheet War, Revive

p.149 The Spreadsheet War, Revive

Lotus's release of a 32-bit version of 1-2-3 for Windows revives the spreadsheet fight, but not for long. Our reviewer examines why.

[author : Richard Cranford]

Chaos Manor

p.153 A Hot Night at the Opera

p.153 A Hot Night at the Opera

A disk error on Cyrus's hard drive forces Jerry to reach for several of his favorite Win 95 utilities.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

What's New

p.200 A preview of Psion's Siena hand-held information manager, plus a look at Macromedia's FreeHand Graphics Suite 7.

p.200 A preview of Psion's Siena hand-held information manager, plus a look at Macromedia's FreeHand Graphics Suite 7.

Codetalk

p.208 Visual Programming for Science

p.208 Visual Programming for Science

Rick checks out Visual Science, a mathematical programming and simulation tool.

[author : Rick Grehan]

Service

Reader service

Inquiry Reply Cards: 152C-D, 192A-B

Index to Advertisers

p.192 Alphabetical Order

p.192 Alphabetical Order

p.194 Product Category

p.194 Product Category

p.196 Editorial Index by Company

p.196 Editorial Index by Company

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