Vol.22 n°9 september 1997

COVER STORY : ACTIVEX DEMYSTIFIED

p.56 It's invasive. It's ubiquitous. But what, exactly, is ActiveX?

Here's the truth about Microsoft's core technologies.

[author : David Chappell and David S. Linthicum]

RESELLER

p.92E Plug and Play for Manufacturers

Fiber optics, programmable motors, and an open standard slash hours off integration projects.

p.92K Thinking small(er) with SAP

p.65 Publish or Perish

Publish and Subscribe can deliver the information you need as it happens.

[author : Richard Hackathorn] [theme : Network Integration]

p.75 The Universal Inbox

Get all your e-mail, faxes, and phone messages with a single interface.

[author : Mike Hurwicz] [theme : MANAGING DATA]

p.80NA-1 Unclogging the PC Bottlenecks

Changes coming to Wintel PCs' will relieve internal congestion and speed up graphics.

[author : Tom R. Halfhill]

p.81 OLAP by Web

Web-based applications can simplify access to OLAP data.

[author : Udo Flohr]

EDITORIAL

p.10 The NetPC Blues

INBOX

p.13

BITS

p.18 Faster Notebooks with a Better View

p.19 BYTE's Best of PC Expo

p.22 Smarter Peripherals

p.23 Dueling Dynamic HTMLs

p.24 Sharper Tiny Displays

p.26 Unix or NT? Both!

p.30 Java Cyberschool

p.32 Storage Forecast

EVAL

p.33 The Pentium II Soars to 300 MHz

We test the fastest PIIs.

[theme : HIGH-PERFORMANCE PCs]

p.37 IIS 4.0 Scales New Heights

Microsoft adds more value to NT Server with its Web server.

[theme : WEB SERVER]

p.38 The Webtop Rolls Out on NetCaster

Push, pull, and browse with Netscape's new client.

[theme : WEBTOP CLIENT]

CORE

DATABASES

p.43 Managing Mission-Critical Text

Integrating text and relational data with Oracle's ConText.

[author : Ann O'Leary] [theme : DATABASES]

p.45 Managing Devices with the Web

New interface technology lets you control and monitor devices with a browser.

[author : Michael Howard and Chris Sontag] [theme : OPERATING SYSTEMS]

p.47 Routing and Switching in ATM Networks

A hierarchy improves ATM routing.

[author : Jeffrey Fritz] [theme : NETWORKING]

p.51 The Pentium II Revealed

It combines the Pentium Pro's architecture and MMX instructions into a package for low-cost systems.

PROGRAMMING

[author : Clive Maxfield] [theme : CPUs]

p.53 Using ODBCDirect's Advanced Features

ODBC Direct offers a more flexible client/server interface that works with a variety of databases.

[author : Rick Dobson]

LAB REPORT

p.94 Power Platforms: 233- and 266-MHz Pentium IIs Compared

[author : Michelle Companale] [theme : HARDWARE]

Faster faster faster. We test 17 Pentium IIs—and one K6—that really rip. SOFTWARE

p.104 See and Be Seen Over IP

We test two programs that help people work together: White Pine's CU-SeeMe and Microsoft's NetMeeting.

[author : David Seachrist]

WEB PROJECT

p.85 HTML + NNTP = Groupware

Think the Web has changed the world? Get ready for another revolution.

[author : Jon Udell]

JAVATALK

p.89 Vibe Jive

Feeling that cross-platform Vibe is one thing; deploying it is something else.

[author : Rick Grehan]

CHAOS MANOR

p.117 New Synergies for Computing

Writable CD-ROMs and new image technologies could bring in a new age of computer use.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

REVIEWS

p.111 Oracle8: Worth the Wait?

Oracle's new database tools.

[theme : DATABASE MANAGEMENT]

p.114 Software-Only Routing for NT

Microsoft's "Steelhead" (Routing and Remote Access Service).

[theme : IP ROUTER]

p.115 Wireless Wonder

Wyse's Winterm 2930.

[theme : MOBILE NETWORK COMPUTER]

p.116 Mixed-Media Maven

Lucent's MMCX Server.

[theme : TELEPHONY SERVER]

WHAT'S NEW

p.143 A blazing Alpha workstation, Gateway's latest laptop, the new cc:Mail, and a wearable computer you can talk to.

IMPROBABLE

p.148 The End of Infoglut

An amazing solution to all that clutter on your hard disk...uh, if it works.

SERVICE

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Index to Advertisers

p.140 Alphabetical Order

p.142 Editorial Index by Company

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