Vol.22 n°11 november 1997

Vol.22 n°11 november 1997

p.2 Contents

p.2 Contents

COVER STORY : THE ORBITING INTERNET

p.58 Fiber in The Sky

p.58 Fiber in The Sky

Broadband satellite systems are ready to beam data around the world at multimegabit rates. So what's the catch?

[author : John Montgomery]

p.104C BackOffice at the Forefront

p.104C BackOffice at the Forefront

[author : Alan Joch]

p.104M Making Money with Point-of-Sale

p.104M Making Money with Point-of-Sale

[author : Ilan Greenberg]

p.104S The Universal Inbox

p.104S The Universal Inbox

[author : Ilan Greenberg]

p.73 Socket to Me

p.73 Socket to Me

The Pentium II's proprietary slots could mean trouble for Intel's competitors. What does it mean for users?

[author : Tom R. Halfhill]

p.81 Déjà Vu All Over Again

p.81 Déjà Vu All Over Again

Those holes in NT security sure look familiar. No wonder: Other OSes patched them years ago.

[author : Peter Mudge and Yobie Benjamin]

p.96NA 3 NT's Challenges: Microsoft's Solutions

p.96NA 3 NT's Challenges: Microsoft's Solutions

VP Jim Allchin tells BYTE about the futute of Microsoft OS technology.

[author : Mark Schlack]

p.87 Components Battling Components

p.87 Components Battling Components

Software plug-ins for Windows and Macintosh can do remarkable things. But they're also a source of conflict.

[author : Robert Richardson] [theme : Building Network Apps]

Editorial

p.10 Raising the Java Standard

p.10 Raising the Java Standard

Inbox

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BITS

p.18 600-MHz Alpha

p.18 600-MHz Alpha

p.19 Socket 7 Successor?

p.19 Socket 7 Successor?

p.22 Power Mac Prevails

p.22 Power Mac Prevails

p.22 400-MHz Pentium II PCs

p.22 400-MHz Pentium II PCs

p.24 Next for Java Office Apps

p.24 Next for Java Office Apps

p.28 Knuth's New Knuth

p.28 Knuth's New Knuth

EVAL

p.33 Number Nine's New Spin: Revolution 3D

p.33 Number Nine's New Spin: Revolution 3D

Fast video playback and your choice of AGP or PCI

[theme : Graphics card]

p.34 CMOS Gets the Picture

p.34 CMOS Gets the Picture

Using a CMOS sensor, Sound Vision's SVmini-209 delivers high-quality pics at a low price.

[theme : Digital Camera]

p.37 A Watchamacallit for Words

p.37 A Watchamacallit for Words

Dan Bricklin's software for making hypertext documents.

[theme : Authoring software]

CORE

p.43 Adjustable Cell Rates for ATM Networks

p.43 Adjustable Cell Rates for ATM Networks

A new ATM service compensates for network congestion.

[author : William Stallings] [theme : Networks]

p.45 Autoconf Makes for Portable Software

p.45 Autoconf Makes for Portable Software

Use of OS features and a freeware scripting utility solves application portability across various flavors of Unix

[author : Bob Friesenhahn] [theme : Operating Systems]

p.47 The Quest to Standardize Metadata

p.47 The Quest to Standardize Metadata

Someday, disparate data manipulation tools will be able to exchange information.

[author : Stephen R. Gardner] [theme : Databases]

p.51 Building the Virtual PC

p.51 Building the Virtual PC

A software emulator transforms the PowerPC into a Pentium PC.

[author : Eric Traut] [theme : CPUs]

p.53 Dynamic HTML Explained, Part 1

p.53 Dynamic HTML Explained, Part 1

Dynamic objects and client-side processing mean better Web sites and better browsing.

[author : Rick Dobson]

LAB REPORT

p.106 26 No-compromise Power Portables

p.106 26 No-compromise Power Portables

We test MMX laptops with 166-MHz, 200-MHz, and 233-MHz CPUs. Plus: the first notebooks with Intel's Tillamook CPU.

[author : Michelle Campanale] [theme : Hardware]

p.114 Extend Your Net with VPNs

p.114 Extend Your Net with VPNs

[author : Morgan Stern] [theme : Software]

WEB PROJECT

p.97 Cascading Style Sheets

p.97 Cascading Style Sheets

CSS will change how Web designers work. Here are some ways to learn and use it.

[author : Jon Udell]

JAVATALK

p.101 An Uncertain Discovery

p.101 An Uncertain Discovery

Metrowerks' Discover Programming will give you a decent introduction to Java, but it can be annoying.

[author : Rick Grehan]

CHAOS MANOR

p.129 Fooling Around with the Web

p.129 Fooling Around with the Web

New tools help build the Manor's Web site. Plus, a visit to the world's greatest graphics show: SIGGRAPH.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

REVIEWS

p.121 Cryptography Gets Personal

p.121 Cryptography Gets Personal

[author : Pete Loshin] [theme : Security Software]

Six products that promise to secure your data, both over the Internet and on your desktop.

p.125 Battle of the Network Superservers

p.125 Battle of the Network Superservers

Netscape's SuiteSpot 3 vs. Microsoft's IIS 4.

[author : Barry Nance] [theme : Web Servers]

WHAT'S NEW

p.159 Alpha workstations hit 600 MHz; Unix notebooks; and more new products.

p.159 Alpha workstations hit 600 MHz; Unix notebooks; and more new products.

IMPROBABLE

p.164 Something to STARE at

p.164 Something to STARE at

4-D images arrive (on our very own pages)! Senders of junk e-mail get hosed.

SERVICE

Reader service

Inquiry Reply Cards: 156A-B

Index to Advertisers

p.156 Alphabetical Order

p.156 Alphabetical Order

p.158 Editorial Index by Company

p.158 Editorial Index by Company

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