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Volume 15, Number ??, July, 1990
Volume 15, Number 1, January, 1990
Volume 15, Number 2, February, 1990
Volume 15, Number 3, March, 1990
Volume 15, Number 4, April, 1990
Volume 15, Number 5, May, 1990
Volume 15, Number 6, June, 1990
Volume 15, Number 7, July, 1990
Volume 15, Number 8, August, 1990
Volume 15, Number 9, September, 1990
Volume 15, Number 10, October, 1990
Volume 15, Number 11, Fall, 1990
Volume 15, Number 12, November, 1990
Volume 15, Number 13, December, 1990
Volume 16, Number ??, 1991
Volume 16, Number 1, January, 1991
Volume 16, Number 2, February, 1991
Volume 16, Number 3, March, 1991
Volume 16, Number 4, April, 1991
Volume 16, Number 5, May, 1991
Volume 16, Number 6, June, 1991
Volume 16, Number 7, July, 1991
Volume 16, Number 8, August, 1991
Volume 16, Number 9, September, 1991
Volume 16, Number 10, October, 1991
Volume 16, Number 11, 1991
Volume 16, Number 12, November, 1991
Volume 16, Number 13, December, 1991
Volume 17, Number ??, 1992
Volume 17, Number 1, January, 1992
Volume 17, Number 2, February, 1992
Volume 17, Number 3, March, 1992
Volume 17, Number 4, April, 1992
Volume 17, Number 5, May, 1992
Volume 17, Number 6, June, 1992
Volume 17, Number 7, July, 1992
Volume 17, Number 8, August, 1992
Volume 17, Number 9, September, 1992
Volume 17, Number 10, October, 1992
Volume 17, Number 11, November, 1992
Volume 17, Number 12, November, 1992
Volume 17, Number 13, 1992
Volume 17, Number 14, December, 1992
Volume 18, Number ??, 1993
Volume 18, Number 1, January, 1993
Volume 18, Number 2, February, 1993
Volume 18, Number 3, March, 1993
Volume 18, Number 4, April, 1993
Volume 18, Number 5, Spring, 1993
Volume 18, Number 6, May, 1993
Volume 18, Number 7, June, 1993
Volume 18, Number 8, July, 1993
Volume 18, Number 9, August, 1993
Volume 18, Number 10, September, 1993
Volume 18, Number 11, October, 1993
Volume 18, Number 12, November, 1993
Volume 18, Number 13, December, 1993
Volume 19, Number 1, January, 1994
Volume 19, Number 2, February, 1994
Volume 19, Number 3, March, 1994
Volume 19, Number 4, April, 1994
Volume 19, Number 5, May, 1994
Volume 19, Number 6, June, 1994
Volume 19, Number 7, July, 1994
Volume 19, Number 8, August, 1994
Volume 19, Number 9, September, 1994
Volume 19, Number 10, October, 1994
Volume 19, Number 11, November, 1994
Volume 19, Number 12, December, 1994


Byte Magazine
Volume 15, Number ??, July, 1990

                    Bill Buxton   Smoke and Mirrors  . . . . . . . . . . . 205--210
                David A. Harvey   State of the Media . . . . . . . . . . . 275--282
               Andrew Reinhardt   Playing Catch-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . 279--279
                    Karina Lion   DAT's a Solution . . . . . . . . . . . . 323--328
      Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols   Getting Your Byte's Worth  . . . . . . . 331--336

Byte Magazine
Volume 15, Number 1, January, 1990

                      Anonymous   Fax96: simple and low-cost faxing from
                                  Fremont Communications . . . . . . . . . 81
                      Anonymous   Gray F/X: Xerox Imaging Systems offers a
                                  gray-scale raster editor . . . . . . . . 81
                      Anonymous   Intelligent Graphics Controller 20:
                                  Hewlett--Packard's powerful dedicated
                                  graphics processor . . . . . . . . . . . 81
                      Anonymous   LapLink Mac III: move files from one Mac
                                  to another with this program from
                                  Traveling Software . . . . . . . . . . . 81
                      Anonymous   Portable Mainframe: Opus Systems
                                  introduces the first portable RISC
                                  workstation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
                      Ben Smith   Apollo Shrinks the Workstation Price
                                  Tag: Apollo introduces the world's most
                                  affordable workstation . . . . . . . . . 94
                Jerry Pournelle   A Matter of Style and Grammar: Seeking a
                                  new word processor, and it's upgrade
                                  time at Chaos Manor  . . . . . . . . . . 99
                  David Fiedler   Answers to Some Good Questions: Our
                                  columnist answers the most commonly
                                  asked questions, including ``Which Unix
                                  for you?'' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
                Wayne Rash, Jr.   Cheap and Easy Publishing: You may not
                                  need all the bells and whistles to look
                                  like a pro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
                      Don Crabb   The Big Four for Mac Databases: A survey
                                  of the four top relational database
                                  development systems  . . . . . . . . . . 129
                 Mark J. Minasi   A First Look at HPFS: Performance File
                                  System allows bigger, faster, and safer
                                  hard disk drives . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
           Mark L. Van Name and   
                 Bill Catchings   Apple Talk Phase 2 and You: How will
                                  AppleTalk Phase 2 affect your LAN? The
                                  answer depends on what you're using and
                                  what your needs are  . . . . . . . . . . 145
                Stan Wszola and   
          Howard Eglowstein and   
                   Tom Thompson   Just what the hard disk doctor ordered
                                  (hard disk utilities)  . . . . . . . . . 152--164
               Tom Thompson and   
                      Ben Smith   Sizing Up the Cube: The NeXT Computer --
                                  advanced features, fair performance  . . 169--176
                Wayne Rash, Jr.   Born to Travel: XT-class laptops from
                                  GRiD and Sharp offer the right mix of
                                  features for computing en route  . . . . 177--180
                    Rick Grehan   Hard Drivin' Mac: Utility software
                                  distinguishes 300-megabyte Mac hard disk
                                  drives from MicroNet, Racet, and Jasmine 183--188
              Howard Eglowstein   PostScript in the Palm of Your Hand:
                                  Pacific Data's new cartridge gives HP
                                  LaserJet II printers easy PostScript
                                  compatibility  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197--200
                 Stanford Diehl   Mac Adapters Embrace Ethernet: Apple,
                                  Asante Technologies, and Compatible
                                  Systems adapters give Macs an easy
                                  entree into swift Ethernet networks  . . 203--205
                   Peter Wayner   Mainframe Math on a PC: Macsyma, the
                                  grande dame of computer algebra, is
                                  finally available for PCs  . . . . . . . 207--210
                Andrew Schulman   Glockenspiel Puts C++ to Work:
                                  CommonView applies C++ to graphical user
                                  interface programming  . . . . . . . . . 213--217
                  Rodd Halstead   Develop Advanced Expert Systems: Gold
                                  Hill's new expert-system shell works
                                  with Microsoft Windows . . . . . . . . . 219--224
                G. Michael Vose   New Tricks for Your Laser Printer: Dan
                                  Bricklin's PageGarden takes laser
                                  printing beyond most application
                                  programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225--227
                       Bob Ryan   Farewell to Chips: Semiconductor
                                  technology is approaching its
                                  theoretical and practical limits. Where
                                  do we go from here?  . . . . . . . . . . 237--249
               Phillip Robinson   The High-Octane Semiconductor: Chip
                                  makers move gallium arsenide from
                                  curiosity to practicality  . . . . . . . 251--258
                       Bob Ryan   A Marriage Made in Silicon: BiCMOS
                                  proves that good things come in pairs    261--266
                Trevor Marshall   Creating Custom Chips: EPLDs are fast
                                  becoming the device of choice for fast
                                  turnaround or rapidly changing design
                                  tasks  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271--280
                      Anonymous   Semiconductor Sources: Your guide to the
                                  companies with the latest and greatest   282
                Lamont Wood and   
               Dana Blankenhorn   State of the BBS Nation: Whatever your
                                  electronic appetites, you can feed them
                                  on a BBS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298--304
               Daniel W. Rasmus   The Mac State of Mind: A look at some
                                  expert-system shells and AI languages
                                  for your Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . 305--314
                      Ron Evans   Expert Systems and HyperCard: HyperCard
                                  can be ideal for creating
                                  knowledge-based systems  . . . . . . . . 317--324
                  Dick Pountain   Configuring Parallel Programs, Part 2:
                                  The Netherlands has a C compiler for
                                  parallel processing with the INMOS
                                  transputer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327--334
                 L. Brett Glass   Math Coprocessors: A look at what they
                                  do, and how they do it . . . . . . . . . 337--348
                    Rick Grehan   Stroke-Character Graphics: Using stroke
                                  characters in PC graphics mode . . . . . 351--364, 414
                    K. E. Raich   Using a nonstandard hard disk drive  . . 8015--8013--8010

Byte Magazine
Volume 15, Number 2, February, 1990

                      Anonymous   LANtastic Ethernet Starter Kit: Artisoft
                                  speeds up its network  . . . . . . . . . 81
                      Anonymous   PowerBasic 2.0: an improved Turbo Basic
                                  compiler from Spectra Publishing . . . . 81
                      Anonymous   PC-Write Lite: an inexpensive, speedy
                                  word processor from Quicksoft  . . . . . 81
                      Anonymous   QMSWriter PM10: QMS brings Presentation
                                  Manager to paper . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
                      Anonymous   TWindows: Mosaic Marketing's spreadsheet
                                  for Windows is compatible with Lotus
                                  1-2-3 release 2.01 . . . . . . . . . . . 81
              Howard Eglowstein   Hawk II Soars: Club AT's 25-MHz 80486
                                  may actually be faster than most people
                                  need . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96D
                    T. Thompson   Motorola's 68040 Microprocessor: This
                                  CISC processor for the 1990s offers new
                                  features and boosted performance . . . . 96A-96C
                Jerry Pournelle   Optical Disk Daze: Jerry looks at some
                                  new CD-ROMs and educational software . . 99--114
                      Don Crabb   Is the End Near? Not a Chance: The U.S.
                                  computer industry is not failing . . . . 117--118
                 Mark J. Minasi   A Letter from a Dissenter: Mark defends
                                  OS/2 and Presentation Manager against a
                                  reader's criticisms  . . . . . . . . . . 121--124
                   David Ledler   Dealing with Devices: Answers to
                                  readers' questions about floppy disk
                                  drives, printers, and upgrades . . . . . 127
                Wayne Rash, Jr.   Backing Up the Biggies: It takes more
                                  than a box of floppy disks to meet
                                  today's backup needs . . . . . . . . . . 133--134
           Mark L. Van Name and   
                 Bill Catchings   New Ware's Missing Links: NetWare
                                  products connect disparate systems, but
                                  pieces don't always fit perfectly  . . . 137--140
                Steve Apiki and   
          Stanford A. Diehl and   
              Howard Eglowstein   Not Just for Numbers Anymore: The
                                  new-generation spreadsheets aid in
                                  analysis and graphics presentation . . . 148--165
                      Don Crabb   Hit the Road, Mac: The Mac Portable's
                                  pluses outweigh its minuses  . . . . . . 167--171
                Robert Mitchell   A Good Sport: The Zenith MinisPort is
                                  appealing, but not perfect . . . . . . . 173--177
                      Alan Joch   The LaserJet IIP: Inexpensive, not
                                  Cheap: Hewlett--Packard brings
                                  affordable laser printers to the desktop 179--183
               Stan Miastkowski   Time to Switch: A look at five
                                  application switchers for DOS that let
                                  you keep multiple programs in RAM  . . . 185--188
                      Alex Lane   Get the Max from Your 80386: 386Max
                                  breaks through MS-DOS's 640K-byte
                                  barrier  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191--194
               Phillip Robinson   The Four Multimedia Gospels: Multimedia
                                  is taking the computer world by storm,
                                  and it's more available than you think   203--212
                 Rob Lippincott   Beyond Hype: Lotus's multimedia point
                                  man tackles the question: How do we get
                                  there from here? . . . . . . . . . . . . 215--218
                    Tim Shetler   Birth of the BLOB: Multimedia databases
                                  and ``binary large objects'' will revise
                                  the way you store, access, and
                                  manipulate information . . . . . . . . . 221--222, 224, 226
                      Rick Cook   Desktop Video Studio: Is desktop video
                                  going to be bigger than desktop
                                  publishing?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229--230, 232--234
                      Anonymous   Multimedia Makers Mentioned: Companies
                                  working in multimedia and related fields 236
                 Owen F. Ransen   The Art of Ray Tracing: The perfect
                                  match: complex 3-D image generation and
                                  parallel microprocessors . . . . . . . . 238--242
             Kenneth M. Sheldon   Micro Edsels: Besides winners, we've
                                  seen our share of duds in 15 years . . . 245--248
              Peter Vogelgesang   Drowning in Data: The gathering deluge
                                  of information calls for new approaches
                                  to data storage  . . . . . . . . . . . . 251--256
                  Dick Pountain   Object-Oriented Programming: You can use
                                  Turbo Pascal 5.5 to learn the principles
                                  of OOP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257--260, 262, 264
                 L. Brett Glass   The SCSI Bus, Part I: The start of a
                                  two-part look at the SCSI I/O bus  . . . 267--268, 270--272, 274
                    Rick Grehan   Multitasking for the Masses: An analysis
                                  of different tools to put multitasking
                                  on your desk with just a PC or a
                                  Macintosh  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279--280, 282, 284, 286, 288, 334
                       T. Yager   OS/2, Unix style . . . . . . . . . . . . 8015--8013--8016

Byte Magazine
Volume 15, Number 3, March, 1990

                      Anonymous   Style and Substance  . . . . . . . . . . 10
                Jerry Pournelle   Double Your Pleasure: A hard disk drive
                                  saga and a Comdex report . . . . . . . . 65
                  David Fiedler   Let Your Fingers Do the Talking: Unix
                                  has the programs to communicate with the
                                  outside world  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79--80, 83
                Wayne Rash, Jr.   The Family Jewels: To make sure your
                                  data is secure, choose a strategy and
                                  see that it's carried out  . . . . . . . 85--86, 88
                      Don Crabb   A Mac Melange: Apple is suffering from
                                  the ``not invented here'' syndrome . . . 97
                 Mark J. Minasi   To HPFS or Not to HPFS: Can OS/2's HPFS
                                  and the DOS file allocation table live
                                  together on the same disk? . . . . . . . 101
             Bill Catchings and   
               Mark L. Van Name   Serving the Power-Hungry: The age of the
                                  super server is upon us  . . . . . . . . 107--108, 110
                      Anonymous   DrawPerfect: WordPerfect's graphics
                                  companion  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
                      Anonymous   Microsoft C 6.0: a comprehensive package
                                  for professionals  . . . . . . . . . . . 114
                      Anonymous   OkiLaser 400: a low price compact LED
                                  printer from Okidata . . . . . . . . . . 114
                      Anonymous   PC-File 5.0: a flat file database pack
                                  from ButtonWare  . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
                      Anonymous   SuperScope: GW Instruments makes data
                                  acquisition with the Mac easier  . . . . 114
                       T. Yager   Compaq's Reason to Believe in EISA:
                                  Compaq's newest high end system, the
                                  Systempro, may be its best yet . . . . . 122--124
             M. L. Van Name and   
                   B. Catchings   Inexpensive SXes by Mail: Two 80386SX
                                  systems that provide 80386 power at low
                                  prices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143--146, 148
                       D. Crabb   AppleShare Without a Mac: Jasmine's
                                  DirectServe offers AppleShare file
                                  service without sacrificing a Mac  . . . 151--152, 154--155
                      Anonymous   NetWare 386: Less Pain, Great Gain:
                                  Novell's next-generation LAN operating
                                  system delivers radically improved
                                  performance  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160F
                       J. Udell   NetWare 386: less pain, great gain . . . 160E--F, 160H, 162
                      M. Heller   OS/2 1.2: A Zaftig System: Beauty goes
                                  more than skin deep in IBM's newest OS/2
                                  1.2  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167--168, 170--171
                   S. Rosenberg   Art in Motion: Autodesk's Animator lets
                                  anyone create animated graphics  . . . . 173--174, 177
                        L. Wood   Jack of all Trades: IBM's Current is a
                                  personal information manager with
                                  desk-accessory-style functionality . . . 179--180, 182
                       D. Crabb   Fast and Easy CAD on the Mac:
                                  Deltasoft's Origins provides fast
                                  competition to AutoCAD on the Mac  . . . 185--186, 188
                        B. Ryan   The Succession Crisis: Will DOS yield
                                  its crown to OS/2 or Unix? . . . . . . . 199--200, 202
                    J. Holtzman   Expanding the Limits: Unix and OS/2 are
                                  not the only solutions to memory
                                  problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205--206, 208--210, 212, 214
                    T. Thompson   Mac at the Minimum: Some suggestions and
                                  hints for running all you can on your
                                  1-megabyte Mac . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219--222, 224
             M. L. Van Name and   
                   B. Catchings   Easing the RAM-Cram Blues: Take an
                                  active role in managing your
                                  applications and TSRs and their use of
                                  your memory  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227--228, 230, 232, 234
          S. J. Vaughan-Nichols   Saving Space: Whatever size hard disk
                                  you have, it's probably nearly full.
                                  Data compression can help  . . . . . . . 237--238, 240, 242--243
             M. L. Van Name and   
                   B. Catchings   More Bang for Your Buck: Four integrated
                                  software packages that won't strain your
                                  budget . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245--248, 250, 252
                        B. Ryan   Coping with Diversity: Incompatibility
                                  between computers with different
                                  architectures doesn't have to be an
                                  obstacle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257--260
                      Anonymous   1-Megabyte Life Support: Products that
                                  help you stretch the resources of a low
                                  cost computer  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262--263
                       F. Hayes   The Spirit of '86s: The competition
                                  between PC-compatible CPUs heats up, as
                                  faster 80286s, 80386 clones, and the
                                  high-powered 1486 emerge . . . . . . . . 266--270
                       B. Smith   The BYTE Unix Benchmarks: Before you
                                  jump into the Unix pool, see how your
                                  favorite system stacks up against the
                                  rest of the pack . . . . . . . . . . . . 273--277
                      B. Cahill   Drawing on the 8514/A: An engineer
                                  exposes the inner workings of this
                                  graphics processor . . . . . . . . . . . 279--280, 282--286, 288--289
                    L. B. Glass   The SCSI Bus, Part II: Brett looks at
                                  bus facilities, the common command set,
                                  the common access method, and SCSI
                                  devices  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291--294, 296, 298
                      R. Grehan   Some assembly required: Foreign File
                                  Systems: Using special file systems from
                                  within standard file systems . . . . . . 301--303, 306--308, 310, 312
                      Anonymous   Our Man in Berkeley: A real page-turner,
                                  The Cuckoo's Egg is a computer book that
                                  reads like a classic espionage novel . . 360
                      J. Grudin   A Foolish Consistency: A software
                                  engineer argues that consistency isn't
                                  always the best policy when it comes to
                                  user interfaces  . . . . . . . . . . . . 364

Byte Magazine
Volume 15, Number 4, April, 1990

                  Dick Pountain   Virtual channels: the next generation of
                                  transputers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3--4 (or 3--12??)
                      Anonymous   Mylex Struts EISA's Stuff  . . . . . . . 10
                Jerry Pournelle   Chaos Manor Awards: Find out if your
                                  favorite product has been honored  . . . 53
                  David Fiedler   Getting UUCP Running, and Other Stories:
                                  Our columnist details how to set up UUCP
                                  communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
                Wayne Rash, Jr.   CD-ROM to the Rescue: CD-ROM databases
                                  can provide your business with valuable
                                  information in a hurry . . . . . . . . . 77--78
                      Don Crabb   Two Sides of the Same Coin: A bright
                                  side with education, a darker side with
                                  software development . . . . . . . . . . 81
                 Mark J. Minasi   Living with OS/2 1.2: Life with OS/2 1.2
                                  is a lot like life with version 1.1,
                                  with some welcome changes  . . . . . . . 85
           Mark L. Van Name and   
                 Bill Catchings   Faraway LANs: You don't have to be in
                                  the office to take advantage of the
                                  office LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97--98, 100
                      Anonymous   Lotus 1-2-3/G: three dimensions for PM   102
                      Anonymous   LaserJet III: HP's trailblazing printer  102
                      Anonymous   Photoshop: Adobe eases image
                                  manipulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
                      Anonymous   R:base 3.0: many new features from
                                  Microrim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
                      Anonymous   Toshiba T1200XE: impressive notebook
                                  computing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
                       N. Baran   Apple's special fx (Mac IIfx)  . . . . . 111--114
                       J. Udell   OS/2 2.0: It's a Family Affair:
                                  Microsoft's long-awaited 32-bit OS/2
                                  forges ahead, with DOS and Windows in
                                  tow  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119--120, 122--123
               A. Reinhardt and   
                       B. Smith   Sizzling RISC Systems from IBM: IBM's
                                  RISC System/6000 family sets a new
                                  standard of performance  . . . . . . . . 124--128
                   S. Apiki and   
                R. Mitchell and   
                      S. Wszola   The Heart and Soul of a PC Compatible:
                                  The BYTE Lab examines 23 25-MHz 80386
                                  motherboards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130--161, 138,140142
             M. L. Van Name and   
                   B. Catchings   Color Hits the Streets: NEC brings color
                                  to a laptop, but is it worth it? . . . . 145--149
                    T. Thompson   Svelte Scanner Is No Fistful of Dollars:
                                  Sharp's low-cost scanner delivers
                                  high-quality color images to those who
                                  can afford to wait . . . . . . . . . . . 151--152, 154
                        L. Wood   Word Processing in Windows: Ami
                                  Professional, Legend, and Word for
                                  Windows are the first WYSIWYG word
                                  processors for Microsoft Windows, but
                                  are they fast enough?  . . . . . . . . . 157--160
          S. J. Vaughan-Nichols   A Better dBASE: FoxPro may have outdone
                                  all other dBASE systems, including dBASE
                                  IV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163--164, 166, 168
                    J. Lussmyer   Windows Rides a New Wave: With NewWave,
                                  Hewlett--Packard expands Windows, but
                                  it's not easy  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171--172, 174, 176
                     M. Mashyna   C Compilers Have Different Strengths:
                                  Apple and Symantec bring object-oriented
                                  C compilers to the Mac . . . . . . . . . 179--180, 182, 184
             M. L. Van Name and   
                   B. Catchings   Transparent and Portable: By providing a
                                  consistent framework, applications
                                  architectures let software run on
                                  different machines and operating systems 199--202
                       F. Hayes   From TTY to VUI: Frank Hayes discusses
                                  the past, present, and future of
                                  user-interface design  . . . . . . . . . 205--206, 208, 210--211
                  H. Eglowstein   Behind the Scenes: Understanding your
                                  programming interface can help you
                                  decide which user interface to support
                                  in a heterogeneous environment . . . . . 215--216, 218, 220, 222, 224
                       J. Udell   Bridging Troubled Waters: Thriving in a
                                  diverse computing environment is a lot
                                  easier if you have the right tools . . . 225--226, 228--230
                   S. Osmundsen   Blueprints for the 1990s: IBM's SAA
                                  versus DEC's NAS --- how do they
                                  compare? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237--238, 240--242, 244--245
                       H. Osher   An Open Approach: With its new
                                  Distributed Applications Architecture,
                                  Data General challenges IBM and DEC  . . 246--247
                      Anonymous   Building Blocks: A sampling of products
                                  and organizations involved in
                                  applications architectures . . . . . . . 248
                      P. Wayner   Time and Money: A program called Spawn
                                  uses auctions to fairly allocate
                                  precious computer time . . . . . . . . . 252--254, 256, 258
               J. Duntemann and   
                   C. Marinacci   New Objects for Old Structures: Using
                                  object-oriented techniques to convert
                                  existing applications has its advantages 261--266
                  W. T. McGrath   Who Owns the Copyrights: Who owns the
                                  copyrights on independently developed
                                  programs? An attorney discusses recent
                                  developments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269--271
                   W. Stallings   Managing the Well-Tempered LAN: ISO
                                  standards signal that network management
                                  help is on the way . . . . . . . . . . . 275--278, 280--283
                    L. B. Glass   Gateways to Protected Mode: DOS
                                  extenders deliver 16-bit compatibility
                                  and 32-bit performance . . . . . . . . . 287--288, 290, 292, 294--295
                      H. Kenner   Flirting with Assembly: Armed with a few
                                  general concepts, you can make assembly
                                  language improvements without knowing
                                  assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297--298, 300, 302
                      Anonymous   1.5 Decades of April Fools: This is a
                                  serious business, but it has had its
                                  funny side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
                      Anonymous   Advise and Compute: The tortuous
                                  evolution of copyright law in the
                                  computer world . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
                      Anonymous   To Boldly Benchmark: New meaning for the
                                  term ``high-level benchmarks.''  . . . . 356

Byte Magazine
Volume 15, Number 5, May, 1990

                      Anonymous   Paperless Fax and an Invitation for You  10
                       J. Unger   Video analysis on a PC . . . . . . . . . 64IS/3--4, 6
                    D. Pountain   Opus Datasafe 120 (IBM-compatible
                                  machine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64IS/11--14, 16
                    D. Pountain   Short takes (Pocket PC and word
                                  processor) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64IS/19--20
                Jerry Pournelle   Backups, Fax, and Mac Disasters: A Mac
                                  mishap prompts Jerry to look at
                                  archiving software and backup devices    65
                  David Fiedler   Prowling the Networks: The who, why, and
                                  how of Unix network mail systems . . . . 83
                Wayne Rash, Jr.   Do-It-Yourself CD-ROMs: If you need
                                  access to vast quantities of your own
                                  data, you could make your own CD-ROM . . 89--90, 92
             Bill Catchings and   
               Mark L. Van Name   Microsoft's Network Heavyweight: A look
                                  at the new version of OS/2 LAN Manager:
                                  smaller, safer, and more secure  . . . . 97--98, 100
                      Don Crabb   The Fruits of Connectivity: A few
                                  innovative companies are showing what
                                  you can do with systems and software
                                  that can share information . . . . . . . 103--104, 106
                 Mark J. Minasi   Digging into HPFS: The more you examine
                                  the High Performance File System, the
                                  better it looks  . . . . . . . . . . . . 109--110, 112
                      Anonymous   dBASE IV 1.1: Ashton-Tate's new
                                  incarnation is easier to use . . . . . . 116
                      Anonymous   HP 48SX: a calculator for engineering
                                  and science applications . . . . . . . . 116
                      Anonymous   20-MHz 386SX: NCR produces a quick,
                                  quiet, and secure computer . . . . . . . 116
                      Anonymous   Pivot: Radius's full-page Mac monitor
                                  with portrait and landscape orientations 116
                      Anonymous   ScanMan Model 32: Logitech's redesigned
                                  hand-held Mac scanner  . . . . . . . . . 116
                      Anonymous   Commodore Sets Course for Multimedia . . 122
                      M. Nadeau   The Fast Keep Getting Faster: New 33-MHz
                                  486 machines from AST and ALR are fast
                                  and upgradable . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131--133
                 R. Finkelstein   Multiuser Databases: The SQL: All SQL
                                  servers are not alike. Here's a look at
                                  the eight best-known products  . . . . . 136--140, 142, 144, 146, 148, 150
             M. L. Van Name and   
                   B. Catchings   World's Fastest Lunchbox: Dolch is first
                                  to sell an i486-based portable . . . . . 155--158
                   D. Claiborne   Four 386SXes to Go, Hold the AC: Low
                                  power consumption makes Intel's 386SX
                                  ideal for laptops. Here are four models
                                  to consider  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161--166
                       T. Yager   Power and the Single User: Opus weds
                                  big-iron performance to PC prices  . . . 169--172
                  B. D. Kliewer   More Than Upside-Down Mice: New
                                  trackballs from CH Products, Kensington,
                                  Logitech, MicroSpeed, and Mouse Systems  175--180
                       S. Apiki   New CAD Test Shuffles 34010 Pack: New
                                  graphics-board favorites emerge in a
                                  Product Focus update . . . . . . . . . . 182--183
                       J. Udell   Macintosh CAD Comes of Age: Radius's
                                  display-list processor makes Macintosh
                                  CAD more competitive . . . . . . . . . . 187--188,190
                     M. Wiggins   Help for the C Sick: Microsoft sets its
                                  sights on professional developers with
                                  BASIC PDS 7.0  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193--194, 196
                        B. Ryan   Separated at Birth: Although they're the
                                  same age, PCs and supercomputers are now
                                  sharing more than just birthdays . . . . 207--208, 210
            David Gelernter and   
                  James Philbin   Spending Your Free Time: Attached to a
                                  network, your existing computers can act
                                  as a powerful parallel computer  . . . . 213--214, 216--219
                     C. Keating   A Fearful Symmetry: Sophisticated
                                  multiprocessing machines deserve an
                                  operating system to match  . . . . . . . 221--222, 224, 226, 228
                  S. Bogoch and   
                   I. Bason and   
                J. Williams and   
                     M. Russell   Supercomputers Get Personal: The
                                  i860-based ComputeServer serves up
                                  power, not partitions  . . . . . . . . . 231--234, 236--237
              Min-Hur Whang and   
                        Joe Kua   Join the EISA Evolution: Bus mastering
                                  lets desktop CPUs spend more of their
                                  time processing data rather than dealing
                                  with I/O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241--244, 246--247
                    T. Marshall   A Calculating RISC: Coprocessors based
                                  on RISC engines will soon deliver
                                  supercomputer performance to your
                                  desktop  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251--254, 256
                      Anonymous   Super Sources: Who's who in desktop
                                  supercomputing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
                       B. Smith   Around the World in Text Displays:
                                  Computing with nonroman characters
                                  presents some formidable obstacles . . . 262--266, 268
                   A. Reinhardt   Power to the Portables: With new options
                                  coming on strong, the battery battle for
                                  portables is heating up  . . . . . . . . 273--276
                M. A. Covington   Smooth Views: Antialiasing lets you get
                                  better effective resolution out of VGA
                                  displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279--280, 282--283
                    Z. Urlocker   Object-Oriented Programming for Windows:
                                  Using the Actor OOP environment to
                                  develop applications for Microsoft
                                  Windows  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287--292, 294
                    L. B. Glass   Reeling In the Data: Competing
                                  technologies are driving down the costs
                                  of tape backup units while increasing
                                  capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299--302, 304, 306
                      R. Grehan   In Any Event: Comparing the ways that
                                  PC, Mac, and Unix software juggle input
                                  from mice, keyboards, and other sources  311--312, 314, 316, 318, 320, 322
                      Anonymous   Does the Walking Do the Fingers: The
                                  worlds of the great mathematicians
                                  influenced their discoveries; the
                                  ubiquitous telephone virtually rules our
                                  lives  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
                      Anonymous   Return of the Colossal Code: Must we go
                                  back to the days of bloated code for
                                  every application? . . . . . . . . . . . 380

Byte Magazine
Volume 15, Number 6, June, 1990

                      Anonymous   Taiwan, the Soviet Union, and You  . . . 10
                      Anonymous   PC-to-PC file transfers made easy  . . . 64IS-18, 20
                    D. Pountain   HM Systems' new Minstrel 486 workstation 64IS-17, 18
                    D. Pountain   The PCL language . . . . . . . . . . . . 64IS-3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12
                Jerry Pournelle   A Tale of Three Conventions (and Two
                                  Cities): A look at CD-ROMs and a report
                                  on the American Association for the
                                  Advancement of Science . . . . . . . . . 65
                Wayne Rash, Jr.   Who, What, When, and Why Not: A business
                                  scheduling package can restore your
                                  sanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85--86, 88
                      Don Crabb   Rising from the Ashes: Don hauls out his
                                  crystal ball and predicts Apple's near
                                  future . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
                  David Fiedler   Free Software!: When it comes to
                                  user-developed Unix programs, there is
                                  such a thing as a free lunch . . . . . . 97, 100
                 Mark J. Minasi   OS/2 Marries Desqview: The latest
                                  version of OS/2 lets you run multiple
                                  DOS sessions, \`a la Desqview  . . . . . 103
           Mark L. Van Name and   
                 Bill Catchings   A Natural Match: Sharing CD-ROMs over a
                                  LAN seems like a natural idea. So why
                                  isn't it easier? . . . . . . . . . . . . 109--110, 112
                      Anonymous   Ergo Model 1: The Brick: truly
                                  transportable computing  . . . . . . . . 116
                      Anonymous   Full Impact 2.0: Ashton-Tate adds
                                  features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
                      Anonymous   Magellan 2.0: Lotus expands its
                                  intelligent DOS shell  . . . . . . . . . 116
                      Anonymous   PageMaker 4.0: a nearly perfect program
                                  from Aldus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
                      Anonymous   Turbo Debugger and Tools 2.0: Borland's
                                  beefed-up toolkit  . . . . . . . . . . . 116
                       J. Udell   Three's the one (Windows 3.0)  . . . . . 122--124, 126, 128
                R. Mitchell and   
                      R. Grehan   Cheetah's Golden Performer: Cheetah's
                                  new 33-MHz 486 machine is one fast cat   132--133
                       N. Baran   Sun's Low-Cost RISC: A powerful diskless
                                  version of Sun's SPARCstation  . . . . . 136--137
                   J. Udell and   
                    R. Mitchell   Networks of Peers: Low-cost alternatives
                                  to dedicated server LANs . . . . . . . . 142, 144--146, 148, 150, 152--154, 156, 158, 160, 162
             M. L. Van Name and   
                   B. Catchings   Two to Grow On: CPU-upgradable systems
                                  from AST and ALR . . . . . . . . . . . . 164--167
                     G. Loveria   Window Wonderland: VideoLogic's
                                  multimedia board turns VGA screens into
                                  video playgrounds  . . . . . . . . . . . 170, 172, 174
                    T. Thompson   More 16-Million-Color Fireworks:
                                  SuperMac Technology's ColorCard/24 and
                                  Spectrum/24 Series III video boards  . . 174, 176
                       S. Diehl   Da Vinci Does It Penlessly: Da Vinci's
                                  speedy RasterPro 720 delivers
                                  design-quality plots, with color
                                  printing on the side . . . . . . . . . . 178, 180, 182
                       D. Crabb   Fast Fonts: PostScript Gets
                                  Turbocharged: HanZon's RISC-based
                                  controller turns LaserJet printers into
                                  PostScript hot rods  . . . . . . . . . . 184--186
                    R. Mitchell   Small Footprint, Big Impression: Emerald
                                  Computers' LANstation --- small size,
                                  big price  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
                      M. Heller   Just Add Water: Rational Systems'
                                  Instant-C 4.0 promises instant software
                                  gratification  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188, 190
                 S. Miastkowski   Thoroughly Totable Tandy: The Tandy 1100
                                  FD offers all the necessities --- and
                                  then some  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190, 192
                      P. Wayner   The Zen of Symbolic Math: Theorist takes
                                  the low road to equation solving by
                                  leading you to the right answer on your
                                  Mac  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193--194, 196
               B. Catchings and   
                 M. L. Van Name   Growing Pains: Buying a LAN is kid's
                                  stuff compared to the problems you can
                                  encounter trying to expand it and
                                  connect it to other networks . . . . . . 203--204, 206, 208, 210, 214
                      S. Fisher   The Latest GOSIP: Sooner or later, the
                                  Federal Government's new profile for
                                  procurements, called GOSIP, will affect
                                  us all . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212--213
                   J. J. Barron   Want to Catch Some Z's: Zero-slot LANs
                                  are a proven way to provide file
                                  transfer and peripheral-and file-sharing
                                  capabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217--218, 220--222
                  S. Davidovici   On the Radio: A wireless LAN can provide
                                  a flexible alternative to its earthbound
                                  cousins  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224A--B, 224D, 226, 228
                      S. Fisher   Need More Fiber: From FDDI to HDTV to
                                  broadband ISDN, fiber-optic technology
                                  is changing data communications. Are you
                                  ready to make the move to fiber? . . . . 233, 236--238
                        T. Hogg   Primed for Performance: Balancing the
                                  need for resources against a changing
                                  environment is a shared problem. Can the
                                  solution be a shared one as well?  . . . 241--244, 246, 248, 250
                      Anonymous   Making Connections: Your source to
                                  networking products and information  . . 252
                  D. A. Mindell   Images from the Deep: Using a
                                  fiber-optic network and oceanographic
                                  vehicles, Woods Hole scientists are
                                  probing the wonders of the ocean . . . . 256--260
                   J. J. Barron   Consortia: High-Tech Co-ops: Computer
                                  and chip consortia are working hard to
                                  give the U.S. an edge over foreign
                                  technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269--270, 272, 274, 276
                       T. Yager   DOS and Unix: On Speaking Terms: A
                                  productive link between DOS and Unix
                                  systems begins with an understanding of
                                  Unix network basics  . . . . . . . . . . 281--282, 286, 288, 290, 292
                   R. C. Alford   The Evolution of ESDI: One increasingly
                                  popular alternative to the ST506
                                  interface is a descendant of ST506, ESDI 297--298, 300, 302, 304, 306
                      R. Grehan   Cloak and Data: An explanation of secret
                                  codes and a puzzle to test your skill    311--312, 314, 316, 318, 320, 322, 324
                      Anonymous   The Father of Computer Graphics: The
                                  roots of graphically oriented computer
                                  systems stretch back to World War II,
                                  MIT, and a visionary graduate student    380
                      Anonymous   In Darkest Self-Similarity: Hugh Kenner
                                  surveys the literature on fractals . . . 382
                      Anonymous   The Flight of the Bee Wolf: A
                                  bee-hunting fly performs navigational
                                  feats that put man's computers to shame  384

Byte Magazine
Volume 15, Number 7, July, 1990

                      Anonymous   The Software Story of the Year . . . . . 10
                    D. Pountain   Indexing with Micro-OCP  . . . . . . . . 64IS-15--16, 62IS-18, 64IS-20, 64IS-22
                Jerry Pournelle   Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of
                                  CD-ROMs: Jerry examines new CD-ROMs of
                                  classics, including the Bible and
                                  Shakespeare's works  . . . . . . . . . . 65
                  David Fiedler   Go Ahead, Make My Day: Tips on
                                  installing freely available Unix
                                  software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81--82, 84
                Wayne Rash, Jr.   Up Close and Personal: Personal
                                  organizers let you calculate, compute,
                                  and transfer data on the fly . . . . . . 87--88
                      Don Crabb   CAD: The Mac Can Do That: With
                                  processing power galore and large
                                  monitors, Don proves that the Mac can
                                  deliver  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
                 Mark J. Minasi   Free at Last!: Thanks to OS/2's new
                                  memory architecture, you no longer have
                                  to squeeze code into 64K-byte segments   97
           Mark L. Van Name and   
                 Bill Catchings   Networks Shouldn't Be This Hard: Getting
                                  PCs up and running on a LAN is too much
                                  of a hassle  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105--106, 108
                      Anonymous   DaynaFile: lets the NeXT Computer use
                                  floppy disks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
                      Anonymous   FrameMaker 2.0: Frame Technology's
                                  version for the Mac  . . . . . . . . . . 110
                      Anonymous   HyperCard 2.0: Apple greatly improves
                                  version 1.2  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
                      Anonymous   Plus: Spinnaker offers true
                                  multiplatform compatibility  . . . . . . 110
                      Anonymous   Turbo C++: another landmark product from
                                  Borland  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
                   J. Udell and   
                  R. Malloy and   
               A. Reinhardt and   
              H. Eglowstein and   
                        G. Bond   Windows shopping: 3.0 applications take
                                  shape  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116--118, 120, 122, 124, 126, 128
                      M. Nadeau   Notebook Newcomer: The VH-286 from Airis
                                  offers features, power, and low cost . . 133--135
                   S. Diehl and   
                      S. Wszola   Laser printers get personal (buyer's
                                  guide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138--144, 146, 148, 150--152, 154, 156
                     C. Sandler   The New 486s: Are Faster FPUs Enough:
                                  Spear and Dyna Micro's 25-MHz i486-based
                                  systems capitalize on the chip's
                                  integrated FPU . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160--163
               B. Catchings and   
                 M. L. Van Name   Power Servers: File servers from Zenith
                                  and Storage Dimensions face off  . . . . 167--170
                       B. Smith   Personal Iris: The Dream Maker: A
                                  living-color look at the Silicon
                                  Graphics Personal Iris 4D/25 . . . . . . 174--176, 178
                      S. Spicer   C++, Plus: Zortech's C++ 2.0 may make an
                                  OOP believer of you yet  . . . . . . . . 186, 188, 190--191
                        G. Bond   The Personal Network: Organize
                                  companywide information into personal
                                  views with Lotus Notes . . . . . . . . . 196, 198, 200
                      B. Buxton   Smoke and Mirrors: In an industry as new
                                  as ours, it's too early to rest on our
                                  collective laurels . . . . . . . . . . . 205--210
            Scott S. Fisher and   
          Jane Morrill Tazelaar   Living in a Virtual World: Head-mounted
                                  devices and stereoscopic viewers help
                                  add sound, sight, and touch to your
                                  computerized tool kit  . . . . . . . . . 215--216, 218, 220--221
                 Kai-Fu Lee and   
            A. G. Hauptmann and   
                 A. I. Rudnicky   The Spoken Word: Researchers at Carnegie
                                  Mellon report on voice interfaces for
                                  computers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225--226, 228--232
                   P. McAvinney   Telltale Gestures: A look at devices
                                  that will change how you manipulate 3-D
                                  design applications  . . . . . . . . . . 237--240
                       E. Sachs   Coming Soon to a CAD Lab Near You:
                                  3-Draw lets you sketch out your ideas in
                                  3-D  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238--239
                  G. Martin and   
                 J. Pittman and   
              K. Wittenburg and   
                   R. Cohen and   
                      T. Parish   Sign Here, Please: Interactive tablets
                                  enable free-form communication between
                                  you and your computer  . . . . . . . . . 243--244, 246--248, 250--251
                      Anonymous   From Hand to Mouth: A sampling of recent
                                  developments in user interfaces  . . . . 252
                      R. Mandel   The World According to Micros: Need to
                                  know some exotic geographic facts? Try
                                  one of these 24 world atlas packages . . 256--260, 262, 264, 267
                R. M. Brinkmann   3-D Graphics, from Alpha to Z-Buffer:
                                  The dedicated memory of graphics
                                  workstations speeds up their ability to
                                  render in three dimensions . . . . . . . 271--272, 274, 276--278
              Howard Eglowstein   Reach Out and Touch Your Data: Three
                                  input devices, ranging from US\$100 to
                                  {US}\$15,000, let you ``hand it to
                                  computers.'' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283--286, 288--290
                   D. Lancaster   PostScript Insider Secrets: Don
                                  Lancaster, a pioneer of the
                                  microcomputer revolution, reveals
                                  PostScript tricks for better output  . . 293--294, 296, 298, 300, 302
                      Anonymous   The BYTE VIP Awards: BYTE's readers have
                                  chosen a host of hardware and software
                                  as Very Important Products . . . . . . . 305
                      Anonymous   Zen and the Art of Assembly: A
                                  remarkable series of books argues that
                                  assembly programming is easier than
                                  learning to play the piano . . . . . . . 358
                      Anonymous   Quest for a Mouseball: One man's journey
                                  in search of an elusive IBM mouseball    360

Byte Magazine
Volume 15, Number 8, August, 1990

                      Anonymous   BYTE's New Benchmarks  . . . . . . . . . 10
                Jerry Pournelle   Our Man in Moscow: Glasnost gives Jerry
                                  an inside look at Soviet computing . . . 65
                Wayne Rash, Jr.   Charting the Course: Sophisticated
                                  presentation software can produce
                                  high-quality slides  . . . . . . . . . . 79--80, 82
                  David Fiedler   The Free Software Hit Parade: A quick
                                  review of the most popular free Unix
                                  software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85--86, 88
                      Don Crabb   Multimedia for Everyone: Descriptions of
                                  realistic multimedia work done by
                                  students on Mac Pluses and SEs . . . . . 91--92
                 Mark J. Minasi   Managing LAN Manager 2.0: The latest
                                  version of OS/2 LAN Manager offers
                                  integrity, security, and somewhat easier
                                  administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95--96
           Mark L. Van Name and   
                 Bill Catchings   Space Patrol: Managing thousands of
                                  files on today's big server hard disks
                                  doesn't have to be a nightmare . . . . . 101, 104
                      Anonymous   A/UX 2.0: Apple's Unix with a friendly
                                  face . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
                      Anonymous   DR DOS 5.0: Digital Research eliminates
                                  many idiosyncracies of MS DOS  . . . . . 106
                      Anonymous   IQ Scan: an easy to use scanner from
                                  Pentax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
                      Anonymous   OS/90: GeoWorks introduces an operating
                                  system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
                      Anonymous   Private Eye: Reflection Technology's
                                  headset mounted monitor  . . . . . . . . 106
                 S. Miastkowski   Windows shopping (Authorware)  . . . . . 114--115
                       M. Geary   INSIDE WINDOWS 3.0 A Long and Winding
                                  Road: Why your old Windows application
                                  may not work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133--134, 136, 138, 140
                        A. Joch   No-Muss, No-Fuss, Low-Cost PostScript
                                  Printer: QMS's new laser printer offers
                                  speed and automatic emulation for under
                                  US\$3000. Plus, two new {Apple
                                  LaserWriters}  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144--148
                  R. Grehan and   
                   S. Apiki and   
                    R. Mitchell   386SX PCs: Heirs to the Low End  . . . . 152--164, 166
                      Anonymous   BYTE's New Benchmarks: The BYTE Lab
                                  unveils a new DOS benchmark suite  . . . 158
                   D. Claiborne   Faster Gets Smaller: Compaq's speediest
                                  compact desktop machine yet  . . . . . . 170--172
                       D. Crabb   Voice Recognition for a Song: Covox's
                                  Voice Master and Command Corp's Bug  . . 174, 176, 178
                  B. D. Kliewer   A Paradox for LANs and C: Borland's
                                  Paradox Engine turns the key to better
                                  performance  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187--188, 190
                       T. Yager   DOS on a Pedestal: DOS goes multiuser
                                  with Theo + DOS  . . . . . . . . . . . . 194, 196
                   S. Rosenberg   New Adventures in Graphic Design:
                                  Micrografx's Designer 3.0 rivals
                                  competitor Corel Draw  . . . . . . . . . 198--199
                 S. Miastkowski   Eccentric Mouse Tames Complicated GUIs:
                                  CalComp's mouse-digitizer hybrid
                                  simplifies PC and Mac use  . . . . . . . 204
                        R. Cook   Full Circle: Finally, modern
                                  applications are as easy to customize as
                                  they are powerful  . . . . . . . . . . . 211--214
                K. K. Obermeier   Natural Selection: Natural-language
                                  front ends access databases without a
                                  formal query language  . . . . . . . . . 217--218, 220, 222
                  M. D. Veljkov   Managing Multimedia: Authoring systems
                                  let nonprogrammers create powerful
                                  multimedia applications  . . . . . . . . 227--232
                        B. Ryan   Scripts Unbounded: New, improved
                                  graphical scripting languages may make
                                  stand alone applications obsolete  . . . 235--236, 238--240
                       C. Daney   Rexx in Charge: Rexx now can control and
                                  coordinate all aspects of the OS/2
                                  environment  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245--246, 248, 250, 252--253
                      Anonymous   Do It Yourself: Your guide to end user
                                  programming products . . . . . . . . . . 254
                  J. J. Lazzaro   Opening Doors for the Disabled: How
                                  personal computers offer disabled users
                                  professional opportunities . . . . . . . 258--260, 262--264, 266, 268
                        P. Kron   A Software Developer Looks at OS/2: OS/2
                                  represents a rich arena for developers,
                                  but with pitfalls  . . . . . . . . . . . 269--272
                      S. Fisher   Mix-and-Match Network Adapters: Two
                                  specifications NDIS and ODLI simplify
                                  adapter driver chores  . . . . . . . . . 277--279
                       T. Yager   Alternative Operating Systems, Part 1:
                                  The QNX Operating System: The first
                                  installment of a six-part series . . . . 281--283
                      Anonymous   Museum Quality: A new Smithsonian
                                  exhibit marks 15 years of PCs and
                                  includes one of Jerry Pournelle's early
                                  machines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
                    L. B. Glass   Font wars (Type 1 and TrueType fonts)    289--290, 292--295
                   D. Lancaster   High-performance PostScript (word
                                  processing package)  . . . . . . . . . . 297--300
                      Anonymous   Of Minds and Men: Is the human mind
                                  simply a superalgorithm? . . . . . . . . 354
         Richard Hans Pettersen   The Tongues of Men and Machines: Do
                                  computer languages reflect the language
                                  and culture of the people who created
                                  them?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356

Byte Magazine
Volume 15, Number 9, September, 1990

                      Anonymous   Happy Anniversary!: We've thrown you a
                                  party  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                Jerry Pournelle   Fifteen Years and Counting: Jerry looks
                                  back at 15 years of BYTE . . . . . . . . 65
                  David Fiedler   Future History: Looking at business
                                  software from the last 15 years and the
                                  next 15  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
                      Don Crabb   The Place to Be for DTP: Talking to
                                  professional desktop publishers reveals
                                  surprising facts about desktop
                                  publishing on the Macintosh  . . . . . . 87--88, 91
                Wayne Rash, Jr.   Moving Down to Micros: Powerful
                                  decision-support systems, once used only
                                  on mainframes, are now migrating to
                                  micros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93--94, 96, 98
            Douglas A. Hamilton   Mastering OS/2 Threads: Mastery of OS/2
                                  threads taxes developers but rewards
                                  users  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101--102, 110
           Mark L. Van Name and   
                 Bill Catchings   Unite or Die: Three developing
                                  application areas must unite before LANs
                                  can become a part of everyday life in
                                  the 1990s  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113--114, 116
                      Anonymous   Backpack: MicroSolutions lets you add a
                                  drive easily . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
                      Anonymous   HardFacts: information on 6000 hardware
                                  products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
                      Anonymous   Legacy: a word processor for Windows 3.0
                                  from NBI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
                      Anonymous   Norton Utilities 5.0: a new version with
                                  mixed blessings  . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
                      Anonymous   SHORT TAKES RasterOps Accelerator:
                                  speeds up Macintosh graphics . . . . . . 120
                      M. Nadeau   The NEC ProSpeed SX/20: Take It and
                                  Leave It: This 13-pound laptop can
                                  double as a powerful desktop system  . . 128--129
              H. Eglowstein and   
                  S. Wszola and   
                    T. Thompson   Word Processors That Build Character:
                                  The BYTE Lab evaluates 15 WYSIWYG word
                                  processors for the Mac and the PC  . . . 132, 134--136, 138, 140, 143--146, 148, 150, 152
                       T. Yager   DEC's Latest RISC: Digital Equipment
                                  makes a play for the serious work
                                  station user with its revved-up
                                  DECstation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154--156
                        L. Wood   Windows 3.0 Software Tool for End Users:
                                  Asymetrix's TookBook lets you create
                                  Windows 3.0 applications without
                                  learning C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159--160
                    T. Thompson   The Mac at 40 MHz: The Mac IIfx is a
                                  powerful number cruncher in the Mac or
                                  Unix environment . . . . . . . . . . . . 162--164
                     L. H. Loeb   Two Different Approaches to Mac
                                  Portability: The Outbound and Dynamac
                                  take opposing approaches . . . . . . . . 169, 172, 174
                       T. Yager   Open Desktop: Relief for the Unix-Wary:
                                  SCO's Open Desktop may be the
                                  shrink-wrapped Unix that DOS users have
                                  been waiting for . . . . . . . . . . . . 176--178, 180
                       S. Diehl   G Is for Graphics: Lotus finally gets
                                  graphical with 1-2-3/G . . . . . . . . . 182--184
                   C. R. Gibson   9600-bps Modem Brings Apple Networks
                                  Closer Together: Thanks to its AppleTalk
                                  connector, Shiva's NetModem V.32 can
                                  serve as a shared network modem and an
                                  internetwork router  . . . . . . . . . . 185--186, 88
                 S. Miastkowski   New Floppy Drive Puts 20-MB Disk in Your
                                  Pocket: Q/Cor's new floppy disk drive
                                  leads the 20-megabyte vanguard . . . . . 188--190
                        G. Bond   Strictly for Personal Information: A
                                  roundup of seven personal information
                                  managers shows that there is a way to
                                  get organized  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196--198, 200, 202, 204--205
                       B. Nance   Speaking OS/2's Native Language:
                                  Object-1 speaks to OS/2's Presentation
                                  Manager in object-oriented terms . . . . 206, 208, 210
                 J. Scot Finnie   Dual-Page Duel: Two High-Resolution
                                  Monitors Square Off: New high-resolution
                                  monitors from Cornerstone and Radius
                                  aren't just for desktop publishing . . . 212--214
                   S. J. Wszola   Flashdisk: Not Your Father's RAM Disk:
                                  Digipro's Flashdisk plugs up to 8
                                  megabytes of nonvolatile memory into any
                                  available 16-bit slot  . . . . . . . . . 214--215
                      Anonymous   BYTE's 15th Anniversary Summit: What it
                                  is, why we're doing it . . . . . . . . . 218
                      Anonymous   Welcome to the BYTE Summit: Sixty-three
                                  of the most creative and influential
                                  people in the industry discuss their
                                  perspectives on the microcomputer
                                  industry of the future . . . . . . . . . 222
                      Anonymous   15 Years of Bits, Bytes, and Other Great
                                  Moments: A look at key events in BYTE,
                                  the computer industry, and world history
                                  during the last 15 years . . . . . . . . 369
                      C. Barker   Personal Computing in Eastern Europe:
                                  Behind the crumbled Iron Curtain lie
                                  lands of high-technology disarray ---
                                  and opportunity  . . . . . . . . . . . . 401--402, 404, 407--408, 410
                  D. J. Bradley   The Creation of the IBM PC: Design
                                  choices that culminated in the machine
                                  that conquered the microcomputer world   414, 16--18, 420
                       B. Smith   Alternative Operating Systems, Part 2:
                                  From a Tiny Kernel: When you're building
                                  a real-time operating system, it helps
                                  to start small . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423--424, 26
                    D. Friedman   Sounds of Success: Professional sound
                                  capabilities, once the exclusive domain
                                  of high-end recording studios, are now
                                  available to PC users  . . . . . . . . . 429--430, 434, 436, 438, 442
                    B. McGinnis   Of Monitors and Emissions: What's being
                                  done about magnetic fields from
                                  monitors?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 445--446, 448, 451--452
                      R. Grehan   Virtually Virtual Memory: A memory
                                  management system for MS-DOS that lets
                                  you break the 640K-byte barrier  . . . . 455--456, 458--460, 62, 64
                      Anonymous   Images Beget Images: Visualization is a
                                  volume that challenges our notions of
                                  visual reality . . . . . . . . . . . . . 518
                      Anonymous   Litigation vs. Innovation: Mitch Kapor
                                  argues against litigation as a business
                                  tactic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 520

Byte Magazine
Volume 15, Number 10, October, 1990

                      Anonymous   Taiwan, the Soviet Union, and You, Part
                                  2  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                Jerry Pournelle   A Lesson in Maintenance: Jerry remembers
                                  the solution for an old problem and
                                  examines the prospects for a new DOS . . 81
                      Don Crabb   Science Goes Visual on the Mac: Get a
                                  new view of scientific data with
                                  graphics tools from Spyglass . . . . . . 99
                  David Fiedler   Sizing It Down: A look at RISC versus
                                  CISC and the Coherent Unix-like
                                  operating system . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
                Wayne Rash, Jr.   Picture This: Now you can make
                                  professional presentations quickly and
                                  easily . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
           Mark L. Van Name and   
                 Bill Catchings   Welcome to Lilliput, DEC: DEC once again
                                  visits the land of microcomputers with
                                  LanWorks for Macintosh . . . . . . . . . 115
                  Martin Heller   Through the OS/2 Porthole: OS/2 rolls
                                  out the red carpet for Windows
                                  applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
                      Anonymous   ATS Convertible Classic: new life for
                                  old Macs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
                      Anonymous   Business VEISA 32CSX: ALR's Yugo engine
                                  on a Ferrari chassis . . . . . . . . . . 132
                      Anonymous   MediaTracks: Farallon lets you
                                  demonstrate software on the Mac  . . . . 132
                      Anonymous   Paradox 3.5: new features from Borland   132
                      Anonymous   Sharp 9624e: a modem built for heavy
                                  full-time use  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
                      Anonymous   Smalltalk-80 Enters the Nineties:
                                  ObjectworksSmalltalk from ParcPlace
                                  Systems features 24-bit color and
                                  cross-platform support . . . . . . . . . 138
                      Anonymous   What's NeXT After 1-2-3: Improv is
                                  Lotus's successor to the 1-2-3 throne    147
                      Anonymous   Is the Typesetter Obsolete?  . . . . . . 152
             M. L. Van Name and   
                   B. Catchings   486 EISA Machines: A Slow Start in the
                                  Fast Lane: Three 486 vendors deliver
                                  EISA bus machines, but where are the
                                  EISA add-ins?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172--176
                    T. Thompson   Director Takes Charge of Mac Multimedia:
                                  MacroMind's new Director 2.0 provides
                                  interactive control and input from more
                                  audio and video sources  . . . . . . . . 178--180
                      S. Spicer   Object-Oriented C That Goes VROOMM:
                                  Borland's Turbo C++ promises to bring
                                  object-oriented programming to the
                                  masses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186, 188--189
                     G. Loveria   Pumping Pixels: Hercules Flexes Its
                                  Muscles in 24-bit Color: Hercules's
                                  economical graphics card offers 24-bit
                                  color display on standard VGA monitors   192, 194
                        G. Bond   The SX Turns 20: Three 20-MHz SX systems
                                  push into 386DX territory  . . . . . . . 197--200
                  G. A. Stewart   A Database Developer That's Different
                                  from the Rest: The Clarion Professional
                                  Developer provides a complete
                                  development environment  . . . . . . . . 201--202
                      B. J. Cox   There Is a Silver Bullet: The birth of
                                  interchangeable, reusable software
                                  components will bring software into the
                                  information age  . . . . . . . . . . . . 209--210, 212, 214, 216, 218
                    C. Duff and   
                      B. Howard   Migration Patterns: Simulating
                                  object-oriented techniques with
                                  procedural languages can help you make
                                  the transition to tomorrow's software
                                  technology today . . . . . . . . . . . . 223, 226, 228, 230, 232
                C. M. Stone and   
                    D. Hentchel   Database Wars Revisited: The relational
                                  and object-oriented camps do battle for
                                  database honors  . . . . . . . . . . . . 233, 236, 238, 240, 242
                      E. Gibson   Objects --- Born and Bred: Object
                                  Behavior Analysis provides a conceptual
                                  model for the first stage in creating an
                                  object-oriented application  . . . . . . 245--254
                     E. Yourdon   Auld Lang Syne: Ed Yourdon Tackles the
                                  question of whether you should jump on
                                  the object-oriented bandwagon  . . . . . 257, 260, 262, 264
                      Anonymous   Objects of Note: Just a sample of the
                                  object-oriented products available . . . 265
              M. Eisenstadt and   
                    M. Brayshaw   A Knowledge Engineering Toolkit: The
                                  first of a two-part series presenting a
                                  knowledge-engineering toolkit for
                                  building expert systems  . . . . . . . . 268, 270, 272, 274, 278, 282
                     E. Summers   ES: A Public Domain Expert System:
                                  Develop your own expert systems --- or
                                  experiment with some sample knowledge
                                  bases --- with this free program . . . . 289--290, 292
                       T. Yager   Alternative Operating Systems, Part 3:
                                  Theos: Serious Business: A unique
                                  multiuser operating system for business
                                  applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295--296, 298
                    S. Satchell   Megafloppies: Four new technologies are
                                  in the bidding to be the next standard A
                                  drive  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301--302, 304, 306, 308, 310
                      R. Grehan   Just Between Friends: Talking Tasks: The
                                  first part of a series on interprocess
                                  communications looks at Microsoft
                                  Windows and Desqview . . . . . . . . . . 311--312, 314, 316, 318, 320
                      Anonymous   Interface/Shplinterface: The latest
                                  look-and-feel lawsuit coincides with the
                                  arrival of a new book on interface
                                  design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
                      Anonymous   Spare Me the Details: The next
                                  generation of computer interfaces should
                                  handle details . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368

Byte Magazine
Volume 15, Number 11, Fall, 1990

                    Gene Smarte   Guideposts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
                Jerry Pournelle   Casting a Chaotic Network  . . . . . . . 15
                 Mark J. Minasi   Money, SQL, and Spreadsheets . . . . . . 37
                      Don Crabb   Crossing Over  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
                Wayne Rash, Jr.   Through a Window, Darkly . . . . . . . . 47
                  David Fiedler   IBM and Unix: Perfect Together?  . . . . 51
           Mark L. Van Name and   
                 Bill Catchings   Network Perestroika  . . . . . . . . . . 57
                     Nick Baran   IBM in the Nineties  . . . . . . . . . . 62
                 Stanford Diehl   Benchmarks at a Glance: 1990 . . . . . . 75--81
               Stan Miastkowski   PC GUIs Go Head to Head  . . . . . . . . 82--87
                   Tom Thompson   Stranger in a strange land (Macintosh
                                  file sharing)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89--92, 95
                  Martin Heller   Programming 32-bit OS/2  . . . . . . . . 97--100, 102, 104
               Greg Loveria and   
                   Don Kinstler   Multimedia: DVI Arrives  . . . . . . . . 105--108
                 L. Brett Glass   DPMI: The DOS Protected Mode Interface   113--114, 116, 118
                David A. Harvey   Optical Storage Primer . . . . . . . . . 121--122, 124, 126, 128, 130
                   Colin Barker   Continental Computing  . . . . . . . . . 133
                     Matt Trask   Creating Virtual PCs on the 386  . . . . 137--140, 142--144, 146
                   Paul Schmidt   Notebook PCs Set the Portable Standard   153--156, 158
                  Bill Nicholls   Looking at the Graphical User Interface  161--162, 164, 166
                  Matt Page and   
                      Mary Page   Laying out the future (DTP)  . . . . . . 169--170, 172
                      Rick Cook   Color for the Desktop  . . . . . . . . . 175--180
                    David Moore   The Migration of the X Window System . . 183--185
                 Bruce Van Dyke   SCSI: The I/O Standard Evolves . . . . . 187--191
          Robert J. Crutchfield   Data to the Desktop: The SQL Advantage   193--196, 198
                  Sharon Fisher   Making the Micro-to-Mainframe Connection 203--205
                Mike Fichtelman   Don't worry, use HLLAPI (programming
                                  tool)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207--208, 210--212, 214, 216
                    George Bond   Adding, Value to Your Data . . . . . . . 217--218, 220--221
                Andrew Schulman   DOS unbounded: uses of protected mode    250--256

Byte Magazine
Volume 15, Number 12, November, 1990

                      Anonymous   Laptop Troubles and Triumphs . . . . . . 10
                       M. Banks   Computers in the USSR  . . . . . . . . . 72IS-11--12, 14, 16
                      C. Barker   Amstrad's generation 3 . . . . . . . . . 72IS-21--22
                Jerry Pournelle   Multimedia Video: Jerry looks at
                                  multimedia video boards, a new Modula-2,
                                  and assorted gadgets . . . . . . . . . . 73
                Wayne Rash, Jr.   The Growth of Groupware: Wayne addresses
                                  groupware and how to determine what
                                  capabilities your company needs  . . . . 89--90, 92
           Mark L. Van Name and   
                 Bill Catchings   Hard Choices for Network Managers: You
                                  can't always wait for the perfect
                                  network management solution  . . . . . . 97--98, 100
                      Don Crabb   Working with Windows 3.0 and a Mac: Don
                                  presents the Mac/Windows 3.0 user's
                                  interoperability survival guide  . . . . 107--108, 110
                  David Fiedler   Not Quite Unix: The tribulations and
                                  treats of using a US\$100 {Unix} clone   119
               Steve Mastrianni   Tales from the Trenches: An OS/2
                                  device-driver specialist talks shop  . . 127
                      Anonymous   NewWave 3.0: an updated version from
                                  Hewlett--Packard . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
                      Anonymous   ScanMan 256: Logitech's scanner for
                                  Windows 3.0  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
                      Anonymous   Ventura Publisher, Macintosh Edition
                                  1.0: for a mixed-machine environment . . 132
                      Anonymous   WinSleuth: Dariana's new diagnostics
                                  package  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
                      Anonymous   WordPerfect Rhymer: for the student of
                                  the sound of language  . . . . . . . . . 132
                      M. Nadeau   Compaq Notebook Ups the Ante . . . . . . 140--142
              O. Linderholm and   
                  J. Bertolucci   The New Macs on the Block At last, lower
                                  prices --- and a new design  . . . . . . 146--150, 152
                   A. Reinhardt   A New Status Quo for Quattro Borland
                                  adds 3-D graphics to its spreadsheet . . 156--157
                 S. Miastkowski   The ALR MPS: Modular Micro Channel: ALR
                                  gambles that it can take a bite out of
                                  the True Blue market . . . . . . . . . . 162--164
                      M. Nadeau   ALR pumps up PowerFlex (PowerFlex 20CSX
                                  Model 110) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
                   N. Baran and   
                  O. Linderholm   Fast New Systems From NeXT: Faster
                                  machines with lower prices and the
                                  long-sought floppy disk drive have
                                  arrived  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165--168
                   S. Apiki and   
                  S. Wszola and   
                  R. Grehan and   
                       T. Yager   Product Focus: Massive Storage for
                                  Multiple Platforms: The BYTE Lab puts 15
                                  high-capacity hard disk drives to the
                                  test across four operating systems: DOS,
                                  Unix, NetWare 386, and the Mac OS  . . . 172, 174--178, 180, 182, 184, 186, 188
             M. L. Van Name and   
                   B. Catchings   High-Performance 486 ATs: The great
                                  performance of three 33-MHz 486s shows
                                  there's still life in the old AT bus . . 190--192B
                      R. Grehan   FPU Face-Off: Not all FPUs are created
                                  equal. The BYTE Lab shows performance
                                  differences among FPUs from AMD, Cyrix,
                                  IIT, Intel, and Weitek . . . . . . . . . 194--196, 198, 200
                     C. Sandler   New Controller Makes SCSI Palatable to
                                  PCs: Distributed Processing Technology's
                                  SmartConnex/ISA hides SCSI's
                                  incompatibility from PCs . . . . . . . . 205--206, 208
                       S. Diehl   Windows Takes On WingZ: Informix's
                                  graphical spreadsheet puts Windows 3.0
                                  through its paces  . . . . . . . . . . . 221--222, 224
                       T. Yager   Mac-ish Interfaces for Unix: Looking
                                  Glass and X desktop provide
                                  point-and-click ease of use to Unix  . . 227--228, 230
                        A. Joch   New Bubble-Jet Outpaces Portable
                                  Printers: Canon's new portable printer
                                  bubbles over with sharp resolution and
                                  flexibility  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235--236
                Wayne Rash, Jr.   A Poqet Full of Power: It's small. It's
                                  innovative. But is it practical? Wayne
                                  Rash, Jr. takes the Poqet PC on the road 239, 240
                       B. Nance   One-Size-Fits-All Code with Lattice C: A
                                  royalty-free DOS extender is standard
                                  with Lattice's new C compiler  . . . . . 245--246
                      D. Dayton   Document Management on Networks PCs:
                                  Imara and ProFound offer two approaches
                                  to keeping track of documents  . . . . . 251--252, 254--255
                       S. Apiki   Small, Low-Cost UPSes: Small and
                                  inexpensive backup power systems make
                                  reliable power an individual choice  . . 258, 260
                      M. Nadeau   TravelMate 2000 Lives Up to Its Name:
                                  Texas Instruments puts AT-class power in
                                  a 4-pound package  . . . . . . . . . . . 262, 264
                 S. Miastkowski   Pricey Hard Disk Drive Portability: The
                                  Disctec 20 provides floppy disk
                                  convenience with hard disk storage in a
                                  very small package . . . . . . . . . . . 266
               D. A. Harvey and   
                   A. Reinhardt   State of the Media: A look at the
                                  conflict between traditional magnetic
                                  mass storage devices and optical
                                  technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275--281
                     Tom Parish   Crystal Clear Storage: The holostore, a
                                  new mass storage device with
                                  supercomputer performance, could
                                  eliminate the I/O bottleneck . . . . . . 283--288
                       Bob Ryan   Entering a New Phase: Optical and
                                  magnetic are at opposite ends of the
                                  spectrum. Can phase-change technology
                                  bridge the gap?  . . . . . . . . . . . . 289--290, 292, 294, 296
                   Bob Ryan and   
                  B. Passavanti   The Once and Future King: Hard disk
                                  technology will be your primary computer
                                  storage medium for years to come . . . . 301--306
                      Anonymous   Side by Side: You can store more data on
                                  a floppy disk if you can get the bits to
                                  stand up straight  . . . . . . . . . . . 304
               Walter Lahti and   
                  Dean McCarron   Store Data in a Flash: The flash-memory
                                  disk offers a fast and rugged
                                  replacement for both hard and floppy
                                  disk drives  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311--313, 315, 317, 318
                        K. Lion   DAT's a Solution: Digital-audiotape
                                  technology comes of age  . . . . . . . . 323--324, 326, 328
          S. J. Vaughan-Nichols   Getting Your Byte's Worth:
                                  Hardware-based data compression gives
                                  you more bang for your QIC, DAT, and
                                  hard disk buck . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331--332, 334--336
                      Anonymous   Masses of Storage: A guide to companies
                                  that provide mass storage solutions  . . 338
                   J. J. Barron   Chips for the Nineties and Beyond: New
                                  chips may make for higher-performance
                                  and unconventional ways of computing . . 342--346, 348--350
                   S. E. Turner   Modem Business: Confused by modern
                                  standards like 212A, V.22, and V.32bits?
                                  Here's help  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353--354, 356, 358, 360
              M. Eisenstadt and   
                    M. Brayshaw   A Knowledge Engineering Toolkit, Part 2:
                                  The discussion continues, with a look at
                                  back ward and forward chaining . . . . . 364--368, 370
                        M. Vose   Hot Links to Go: A look at Windows' and
                                  OS/2's Dynamic Data Exchange facility    373--377
                       B. Smith   Alternative Operating Systems, Part 4:
                                  Pick: OS or DBMS: What do you get when
                                  you build an operating system around a
                                  database?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381--382, 384
                    S. Harbison   Modula-3: An introduction to the OOP
                                  language that grew from Pascal and
                                  Modula-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385--388, 390, 392
                      R. Alford   The Mouse that Roared: The history,
                                  anatomy, and physiology of the desktop
                                  mouse  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395--398, 400--401
                      R. Grehan   Some assembly required. Talking Tasks,
                                  Part 2: Introducing the most common
                                  methods of interprocess communications
                                  for Unix and OS/2  . . . . . . . . . . . 403--404, 406, 408, 410--412, 414, 416
                      Anonymous   Stomping the Nasties: Professor Kenner
                                  examines a new volume by computer virus
                                  hunter John McAfee . . . . . . . . . . . 466
                      Anonymous   Promises, Promises: A lawyer looks at
                                  the warranties --- real and implied ---
                                  that come with computer equipment  . . . 468

Byte Magazine
Volume 15, Number 13, December, 1990

                      Anonymous   A Laptop on a Chip: Almost . . . . . . . 10
                      C. Barker   A fax machine for disks  . . . . . . . . 72IS/11--12
                    D. Pountain   A RISC workstation from Acorn  . . . . . 72IS/14--18, 20
                    D. Pountain   Simulating a primitive parallel computer 72IS/25--26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36--37
                Jerry Pournelle   Working Smart: Jerry looks at portable
                                  computers and an outlining program . . . 73
                Wayne Rash, Jr.   Getting Bigger Groupware: With
                                  groupware, you can communicate with
                                  almost anyone, almost anywhere . . . . . 93--94, 96
                  Martin Heller   Beyond DOS: Windows and OS/2. I've got
                                  DIBs device-independent bit maps and
                                  palette management . . . . . . . . . . . 101--102, 104
                      Don Crabb   Inspiration at the Year's End: A look at
                                  what Apple has accomplished over the
                                  year, and an inspirational new product   105
                  David Fiedler   Back to the Workstations II: Unix
                                  workstations and personal computers
                                  completely merge . . . . . . . . . . . . 119--120, 122
           Mark L. Van Name and   
                 Bill Catchings   Kicking and Screaming into the Present:
                                  DEC slowly embraces PC networking
                                  standards  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125--126, 128
                      Anonymous   Amiga 3000UX, a Unix graphics
                                  workstation from Commodore . . . . . . . 132
                      Anonymous   Hardcard IIXL, Plus Development provides
                                  easy storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
                      Anonymous   Muse, Occam's natural-language interface
                                  program  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
                      Anonymous   ProLine Backup System. Teemar's tape
                                  backup solution for a NetWare LAN  . . . 132
                      Anonymous   Step 486/50, a technological showpiece
                                  from Everex and Velox  . . . . . . . . . 132
                   T. Yager and   
                       B. Smith   Son of SPARCstation: Sun Microsystems
                                  ups the midrange workstation ante  . . . 140--141, 143, 146
                       J. Udell   CompuAdd Delivers a Low-Cost
                                  SPARCstation: The SS1 is a faithful
                                  clone  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142--143
                  O. Linderholm   Solbourne S4000 Outguns SPARCstation 1+:
                                  The S4000 uses Solbourne's own
                                  integrated, 64-bit CPU . . . . . . . . . 144, 146
                   A. Reinhardt   Suddenly, Everything's Smaller in Texas:
                                  TI's 5.7-pound 368SX notebook  . . . . . 151--153
                   S. Diehl and   
                  H. Eglowstein   When Laser Printers Can't Cut It: A look
                                  at 27 alternatives to the popular laser
                                  printer  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156--162, 164--166, 168, 168B, D
                       T. Yager   Sony NeWS and MIPS Magnum: A Double Shot
                                  of RISC: Two RISC workstations join the
                                  low-end Unix market  . . . . . . . . . . 172--175
                   T. Yager and   
                    T. Thompson   The Norton Utilities for System V  . . . 178
                    T. Thompson   The Norton Utilities for the Mac: More
                                  than just warmed-over versions of the
                                  Norton Utilities for DOS . . . . . . . . 179
                       J. Udell   CAD and NetWare 386 Join Forces:
                                  IsiCAD's CADVance 4.0 makes good on the
                                  promise of multiuser CAD applications    182--184
                   R. C. Alford   NCR's S486/MC33 Has Unique Approach to
                                  Reliability: NCR's new 33-MHz 486 Micro
                                  Channel system is among the fastest  . . 191--193
                        L. Wood   DR DOS Offers Hope for the RAM-Crammed:
                                  Digital Research's new MS-DOS competitor
                                  promises to make more memory available
                                  for applications . . . . . . . . . . . . 197--198, 200
                       T. Yager   On Becoming a Clock Wise Scheduler:
                                  Phase II Software's ClockWise helps
                                  manage your time . . . . . . . . . . . . 201--202
                   B. Smith and   
                       T. Yager   Battle for the Best Unix V/386: New
                                  releases from Interactive Systems and
                                  The Santa Cruz Operation . . . . . . . . 206--207
                       B. Smith   Microsoft Word Brings PC-Style Word
                                  Processing to Unix: Unix word processing
                                  takes a turn for the better  . . . . . . 209--210
                       J. Unger   Plug-and-Play Unix Machine: Dell's
                                  Intel-based Unix workstation . . . . . . 213--214, 216
                       J. Udell   LAN Manager 2.0: A Force to Be Reckoned
                                  With: Microsoft's network flagship
                                  proves it is a viable alternative to
                                  NetWare  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221--222, 224, 226
                    T. Thompson   A Digital ``Quill'' for Mac Video
                                  Displays: Data Translation's VideoQuill
                                  combines text, graphics, and video . . . 229--231
                      R. Farris   Unix and 1-2-3: Now you can run Lotus
                                  1-2-3 under Unix . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
                 S. Miastkowski   A `more filling' generation of tape
                                  backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235--237
                      Anonymous   A ``More Filling'' Generation of Tape
                                  Backup: Tape drives from Colorado Memory
                                  Systems and Core International . . . . . 237
                       S. Apiki   A colourful luggable . . . . . . . . . . 246
                      Anonymous   State of the Art Advanced Graphics . . . 250
                     S. Upstill   Graphics Go 3-D: Creating
                                  photo-realistic 3-D images is a real
                                  challenge  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253--256, 258
             Andrew S. Glassner   Ray Tracing for Realism: Simulating
                                  light rays in a 3-D scene  . . . . . . . 263--264, 266, 268--271
                      F. Vaughn   Color WYSIWYG Comes of Age: Matching the
                                  colors you see on-screen with your
                                  printed output . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275--277, 279
                  A. Bellin and   
                   P. Del Frate   True Color for Windows: Windows 3.0
                                  makes 24-bit color a realistic option    281--282, 284, 287
                       N. Baran   Putting the Squeeze on Graphics:
                                  Compression technologies for full-color
                                  graphics and full-motion video . . . . . 289--290, 292--294
                     A. Lippman   HDTV Sparks a Digital Revolution: In the
                                  1990s, the shift will be to
                                  high-definition and digital pictures . . 297--301, 303, 305
                      Anonymous   Graphics Engines: A manufacturers
                                  roundup  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
                  O. Linderholm   Portable Chips: When it comes to chips,
                                  small can mean powerful  . . . . . . . . 312--316, 318--319
          S. J. Vaughan-Nichols   Relational Databases: The Real Story: Is
                                  that a relational database manager or
                                  not? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321--322, 324--325
               N. H. Gehani and   
                    W. D. Roome   Concurrent C: An AT&T language for
                                  programming multiprocessor systems . . . 327--330, 332, 334
                 M. H. Anderson   Strength (and Safety) in Numbers: RAID
                                  systems may boost PC performance and
                                  reliability  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337--339
          S. J. Vaughan-Nichols   X.400: Standardizing E-Mail: E-mail is
                                  ready to live up to its promise  . . . . 341--342, 344
                       T. Yager   Alternative Operating Systems, Part 5:
                                  Unix with a Microscope: Minix, a
                                  low-cost Unix, runs on ordinary personal
                                  computers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345--346
                J. G. Eugenides   Easier strings for the Mac. Get a handle
                                  on Mac strings with this C++ class . . . 349--350, 352
                  B. D. Kliewer   VGA to the Max: A new set of extension
                                  breathes life into Super VGA hardware    355--356, 358--360
                      R. Grehan   More Than Just Fast: A look at
                                  programming SCSI devices on Macs and
                                  MS-DOS machines  . . . . . . . . . . . . 361--366, 368--369
                      Anonymous   A Fairy-Tale Future: High-tech prophet
                                  Raymond Kurzweil's latest work is a
                                  masterful look at the present and future
                                  of intelligent machines  . . . . . . . . 418
                      Anonymous   A Plea for Software That Works: It's
                                  time developers started concentrating on
                                  software integrity . . . . . . . . . . . 420


Byte Magazine
Volume 16, Number ??, 1991

                    ?. Fountain   Modula's Children, Part II: Oberon . . . ??
                Robert Jacobson   Designing the Information Environment    ??
                 John R. Mashey   64-bit Computing . . . . . . . . . . . . 135--142
               Mark A. Clarkson   An Easier Interface  . . . . . . . . . . 277--282

Byte Magazine
Volume 16, Number 1, January, 1991

                      Anonymous   The End of Intel's Monopoly? . . . . . . 10
                Jerry Pournelle   Jukebox Computing: Jerry looks at new
                                  CD-ROMs and a CD-ROM drive, a brick of a
                                  computer, and a new trackball  . . . . . 73--74, 77--78, 80, 84, 86--88
                Wayne Rash, Jr.   The Power Man Cometh: The big orange
                                  power truck pulls up again, but this
                                  time Wayne's ready . . . . . . . . . . . 89--90, 92
                 Mark J. Minasi   Embarrassment of Riches: A report from
                                  the future: living with OS/2 2.0 and
                                  Windows 3.0  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95--96, 98
                  David Fiedler   SCO Hot: A brief look at the new SCO
                                  Unix and using PCs as X terminals  . . . 101--102, 104
                      Don Crabb   The Mac and Personal Programming: Don
                                  shows how the Mac's oldest true personal
                                  programming system gets even better  . . 107--108, 110
                    Barry Nance   NetWare Troubles: Whom do you call when
                                  NetWare acts up? With the right tools,
                                  you can do the job yourself  . . . . . . 119--120, 122
                      Anonymous   Taste, Delta Point's composite package
                                  for the Mac  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
                      Anonymous   Turbo Pascal 6.0: Borland almost adds
                                  Windows  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
                      Anonymous   Toshiba T1000LE: a slimmer T1000 . . . . 126
                      Anonymous   Volante AT1000: inexpensive high-end
                                  graphics from National Design  . . . . . 126
                      Anonymous   Word 5.5 and Word for OS/2: updated
                                  versions from Microsoft  . . . . . . . . 126
                       J. Udell   Citrix's New Multiuser OS/2: OS/2-based
                                  workgroup computing without a LAN  . . . 134--136, 138
                      Anonymous   The BYTE Awards  . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
                   S. Apiki and   
                      R. Grehan   Product Focus: Caching Cards Speed Data
                                  Access: The BYTE Lab evaluates eight
                                  caching controller cards that help
                                  relieve hard disk drive bottlenecks  . . 168--172, 174, 177--178, 180, 182
                    R. Mitchell   LAN Remote-Control Software: Better Than
                                  Being There: The BYTE Lab examines eight
                                  communications programs that let you use
                                  workstations on a LAN via remote control 186--189, 192, 194, 196
                 T. Badgett and   
                     C. Sandler   ``Ultra'' VGA Debuts on the MicroPaq:
                                  Monolithic's MicroPaq 452 Ultra uses the
                                  new Edsun chip to make VGA screens shine 201--202
                     G. Loveria   TARGA+ Lowers Cost of High-End Graphics:
                                  Truevision's new 32-bit TARGA+ board
                                  makes raster graphics more affordable    204--206
                    R. Mitchell   The Compaq SLT: A Laptop Fit for the
                                  Desktop: The BYTE Lab tests how well the
                                  Compaq SLT laptop performs with its new
                                  386SX engine and other enhancements  . . 210--211
                       T. Yager   A Workstation in a Mac's Clothing: A/UX
                                  and the X Window System turn a Macintosh
                                  into a workstation in a near-seamless
                                  way  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213--214, 26
                      S. Kearns   User Interfaces, C++ Style: Zinc's class
                                  library brings text and graphical
                                  interfaces to your C++ applications  . . 218--220
                   B. Calabrese   Photo-Realism for Those with Time (and
                                  RAM) to Spare: Pixar's MacRenderMan
                                  brings photo-realistic rendering to the
                                  Mac  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223--225
                  H. Eglowstein   A New Angle on OS/2 and Windows: Wide
                                  Angle makes the virtual desktop a
                                  physical reality . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
                   J. Udell and   
                    T. Thompson   Two Bumbling Detectives: Dariana
                                  Technology Group's WinSleuth and
                                  MacSleuth miss the mark  . . . . . . . . 228--229
                      Anonymous   Reviewer's Notebook: New versions of
                                  Lotus Agenda and Folio Views make
                                  much-needed improvements that address
                                  user concerns  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
                        B. Ryan   AI's Identity Crisis: Can AI provide the
                                  kind of intelligent systems that will
                                  make all the work, and all the
                                  introspection, worthwhile? . . . . . . . 239--246, 242, 244, 246
                    B. Thompson   Overturning the Category Bucket:
                                  Categorizing knowledge is one of the
                                  primary ways that an AI system can
                                  acquire ``understanding.'' . . . . . . . 249--250, 252, 254--256
                   T. J. Laffey   The Real-Time Expert: Expert systems
                                  designed to work in real-time
                                  environments can make complex systems
                                  easier to handle . . . . . . . . . . . . 259--260, 262, 264
                      M. Heller   AI in Practice: A real company's
                                  real-world use of AI techniques and
                                  methods  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267--270, 272, 274, 276, 278
                   D. W. Rasmus   Putting the Experts to Work: The 1990s
                                  will see the walls between intelligent
                                  applications and conventional
                                  applications crumble . . . . . . . . . . 281--282, 285, 287
                    R. M. Stein   Real Artificial Life: Nature's skill and
                                  craftsmanship, when harnessed toward the
                                  creation of artificial life, presents a
                                  virtually unlimited reservoir of
                                  possibilities for engineering solutions  289--290, 292, 294, 296--298
                      Anonymous   Resource Guide: Intelligent Software: A
                                  guide to expert systems and
                                  neural-network simulators  . . . . . . . 300
                      Anonymous   Micro, Micro: Who Made the Micro: Is
                                  Gilbert Hyatt the father of the
                                  microprocessor, or just the most
                                  tenacious inventor in the U.S.?  . . . . 304--306, 311--312
                     R. Seifert   Ethernet: Ten Years After: Rich Scifert,
                                  one of Ethernet's designers, talks about
                                  its first 10 years . . . . . . . . . . . 315--316, 318, 320--321
                       B. Smith   Alternative Operating Systems, Part 6:
                                  FlexOS's Muscle: Digital Research's
                                  FlexOS closes out our series . . . . . . 323--326
                    T. Holloway   The Object-Oriented Amiga Exec: The
                                  design of the Amiga operating-system
                                  kernel follows the rules of
                                  object-oriented programming  . . . . . . 329--332, 234
                     P. K. Stys   Putting Waveforms to Paper: Here's how
                                  to get data from a Mac screen into a
                                  file or printout . . . . . . . . . . . . 339--342, 344
                    S. S. Fried   Personal Supercomputing with the Intel
                                  i860: Crunching numbers with the i860    347--348, 350--352, 356, 356, 358
                   Peter Wayner   Genetic Algorithms: A novel technique
                                  crossbreeds algorithms to find the best
                                  programming solution . . . . . . . . . . 361--364, 366, 368
                      Anonymous   Math Reconstructed: Stealing glimpses at
                                  the numbers upon which the universe is
                                  built  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414
                      Anonymous   Amateur Systems: Senior editor Ken
                                  Sheldon discusses the next step in AI    416
                    D. Pountain   Programming databases the easy way . . . 721S-15--16, 721S-18, 721S-20, 721S-22

Byte Magazine
Volume 16, Number 2, February, 1991

                      Anonymous   Facing Hard Times? . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                      C. Barker   An easy solution for hard copy? (add-in
                                  boards for PC color printers)  . . . . . 72IS/21--22, 24
                    D. Pountain   Inside a heterogeneous parallel computer 72IS/27--28, 30--32, 34
                Jerry Pournelle   A Pack of Laptops: Jerry picks the ideal
                                  portable computer  . . . . . . . . . . . 73--74, 77--78, 80, 84, 86--88
                Wayne Rash, Jr.   Corporate Style: How consistent is the
                                  language of your business documents? . . 89
                      Jon Udell   Whither Windows: Putting Windows 3.0 and
                                  OS/2 2.0 on the scales . . . . . . . . . 95
                      Don Crabb   Macintosh: The Next Generation: Don
                                  converses with MacFolk to determine new
                                  directions for Mac evolution . . . . . . 101
                  David Fiedler   Heed the Standards: A look at some
                                  current standards battles and how they
                                  could affect Unix users  . . . . . . . . 107
                    Brett Glass   The Return of ARCnet: ARCnet Plus is a
                                  fast alternative to Ethernet and Token
                                  Ring hardware, and it's
                                  downward-compatible with ARCnet  . . . . 119
                      Anonymous   Fax-O-Matic and FaxConnection: fax
                                  machines that use a laser printer for
                                  output from Tall Tree Systems and
                                  Extended Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
                      Anonymous   FileMaker Pro: Claris gives a face-lift
                                  to its database  . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
                      Anonymous   Mathematica for Windows 3.0: Wolfram
                                  Research's great addition  . . . . . . . 127--135
                      Anonymous   Storyboard Live!: IBM's multimedia
                                  software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
                      Anonymous   Stacker: Stac Electronics lets you
                                  double your hard disk space instantly    127
                   A. Reinhardt   New Extras for Excel: Microsoft's new
                                  version can do spreadsheet outlining . . 136--138
                      Anonymous   OS/2 Goes on a Diet: OS/2 1.3: leaner,
                                  meaner, faster . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
                   S. Diehl and   
                  S. Wszola and   
                      M. Nadeau   Perfectly Portable: These 15
                                  notebook-size computers mix PC power
                                  with state-of-the-art portability  . . . 148--154, 156--157, 159--160, 162
                      Anonymous   Libraries with Class: A handful of C++
                                  libraries  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
                       T. Yager   The Littlest SPARC: Sun's SPARCstation
                                  IPC squeezes RISC power onto even the
                                  smallest desk  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169--170, 172, 174
                      Anonymous   PS/2 Blues Disappear with First
                                  16.7-Million-Color MCA Adapter:
                                  RasterOps releases the first true-color,
                                  24-bit display adapter for PS/2s . . . . 176
                      Anonymous   An Artist's Old Tool Learns New Tricks:
                                  Adobe's Illustrator 3.0 offers improved
                                  text handling and a new graphing
                                  capability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
                      Anonymous   Statistical Analysis for the Executive:
                                  KnowledgeSeeker provides an analytical
                                  statistical tool for executive decision
                                  making that nearly works like magic  . . 183
                      Anonymous   Concern for the Editing Environment: The
                                  Iliad Group's PIEdit creates an
                                  integrated development environment for
                                  cross-platform programmers . . . . . . . 186
                      Anonymous   Dynabook Revisited with Alan Kay: From
                                  Xerox PARC to Apple, Alan Kay's most
                                  enduring contribution may be a machine
                                  that has not yet been built  . . . . . . 203
                     R. M. Carr   The point of the pen (PenPoint operating
                                  system)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211--214, 216, 219--221
                      Anonymous   Touch-and-Feel Interfaces: Laptops of
                                  the near future will have to include
                                  built-in pointing devices to support
                                  GUIs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
                       N. Baran   LCDs and Beyond: Nick Baran reviews the
                                  state of the art of display technologies
                                  and describes some fascinating
                                  alternatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229--234, 236
                D. Gephardt and   
                 M. C. Klonower   Destination Laptop: Squeezing the
                                  components of an AT-class machine onto a
                                  single chip will have a great impact on
                                  the portable computers of the future . . 239--242, 246
                      J. Reimer   Memories in My Pocket: Solid-state
                                  memory cards provide the size, weight,
                                  and capacity necessary to be practical
                                  in a notebook computer . . . . . . . . . 251--252, 254--256, 258
                      Anonymous   Resource Guide: Portable Sources: A
                                  who's who in portable computers  . . . . 260
                      Anonymous   The Future of Network Operating Systems:
                                  What lies ahead for network operating
                                  systems? Major players in the field make
                                  their predictions  . . . . . . . . . . . 268
                 M. A. Clarkson   An Easier Interface: An innovative new
                                  user interface from Xerox's Palo Alto
                                  Research Center makes use of color and
                                  3-D graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277--278, 280--282
                     J. Richter   XGA: A New Graphics Standard: The
                                  Extended Graphics Array offers full
                                  graphics functionality as well as bus
                                  mastering  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285--286, 288--290
                      Anonymous   Making Windows Work: Here's help if
                                  you're experiencing pains with Windows
                                  3.0  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
                      Anonymous   Fax Facts: The little-known digital
                                  secrets tucked inside every fax device   301
                   W. Stallings   A Practical Guide to Queuing Analysis:
                                  William Stallings, an authority on data
                                  communications, presents some simple
                                  tools for analyzing many kinds of
                                  problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309--316
                      Anonymous   Never-Never Land: Science and lunacy
                                  collide in a fascinating book about
                                  experiments over the edge  . . . . . . . 358
                      Anonymous   Great Expectations: Advice on how not to
                                  get burned the next time you buy a
                                  system for your business . . . . . . . . 360

Byte Magazine
Volume 16, Number 3, March, 1991

                      Anonymous   Of Hard Disks and Redesigns  . . . . . . 10
             S. Miastkowski and   
                      R. Grehan   The 386 Gets a Competitor: AMD's
                                  innovative 386 ``clone'' chip sparks
                                  controversy  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44--45
                      Anonymous   Sony's Portable News: A Unix workstation
                                  for the field  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
                      Anonymous   DesktopTV: multimedia from A View
                                  Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
                      Anonymous   Persuasion 2.0: Aldus's quick way to do
                                  a business presentation  . . . . . . . . 52
                      Anonymous   PixelView PC: Mirror Technologies
                                  introduces the first affordable
                                  large-screen monitor . . . . . . . . . . 52
                      Anonymous   SideKick 2.0: Borland's upgrade works
                                  with Paradox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
                      Anonymous   Tandon NB 386SX Notebook: features
                                  power-saving technology  . . . . . . . . 52
                      Anonymous   WSP-200: almost the world's smallest
                                  printer  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
                    D. Pountain   Beyond RISC: the PgC7600 microprocessor  90IS/109--114
                    D. Pountain   Taos: an innovation in operating systems 90IS/117--126
                Jerry Pournelle   Desktop Publishing Fever: Jerry looks at
                                  some new games, including Chris
                                  Crawford's Balance of the Planet, Mac
                                  software and hardware, and simulation
                                  software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
                Wayne Rash, Jr.   Whose Enterprise Is It: Make sure that
                                  your enterprise network needs are indeed
                                  your own . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107--108, 110, 112
                      Anonymous   Why Doesn't Software Work: BYTE
                                  columnists, staff, and contributors
                                  debate the issues  . . . . . . . . . . . 117
                   P. M. Benton   The Multilingual Edge: A look at systems
                                  that translate human languages . . . . . 124--128, 130, 132
                    D. Pountain   Oberon: A look at the latest language to
                                  come out of Niklaus Wirth's workshop . . 135--136, 138, 140, 142
                   Peter Wayner   Smart Memories: How content-addressable
                                  memory chips and other special memories
                                  can speed searches and solve surprising
                                  problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147--150, 152
                      Anonymous   Network Management . . . . . . . . . . . 154
                  P. Stephenson   Mixing and Matching LANs: The thorniest
                                  network management problem is how to tie
                                  different networks together  . . . . . . 157--158, 160, 162, 164
                  C. Manson and   
                 J. S. Haugdahl   Dynamic and Distributed: Managing
                                  distributed systems in general, and
                                  doing it from a centralized location in
                                  particular, are major problem areas  . . 167--168, 170--172
                      J. Sloman   Control Central: Providing centralized
                                  LAN-based services often involves major
                                  changes at each client's workstation . . 175--176, 178, 180
                      S. Fisher   Dueling Protocols: SNMP versus CMIP: Are
                                  they really more similar than different? 183--184, 186, 188, 190
                       B. Nance   Managing Big Blue: A look at IBM's
                                  network management tools . . . . . . . . 197--198, 200, 202, 204
                   S. M. Dauber   Finding Fault: Don't get caught with
                                  your network down  . . . . . . . . . . . 207--208, 210, 212, 214
                      Anonymous   Network Management Sources: Your guide
                                  to producers of network management
                                  products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
              H. Eglowstein and   
                    T. Thompson   Please, Mister Postman: The BYTE Lab
                                  tests nine E-mail packages for Mac and
                                  PC LANs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222--225, 227--235
                      R. Grehan   Ethernet's 32-bit Players: EISA Ethernet
                                  adapters break LAN performance
                                  bottlenecks  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240--243
                       T. Yager   Newtek's Video Toaster Makes
                                  Professional Video Affordable: ``Desktop
                                  video'' now a reality  . . . . . . . . . 245--246, 248--250, 252, 254
                    T. Thompson   A Wallet-Friendly Mac That Delivers
                                  Performance: The high-performance Mac
                                  IIsi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257--258, 260, 262
                  J. M. Dlugosz   Quick Relief for Windows Programming:
                                  Winpro/3 automates Windows 3.0
                                  programming  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265--266
                       J. Udell   Powerfusion Provides the Glue for
                                  Networking DOS and Unix: One answer to
                                  the dilemma of interconnecting DOS and
                                  Unix LANs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267--268, 270, 272, 274
                   B. Calabrese   2-D and 3-D Mac CAD for Less Cost:
                                  DesignCAD's new Mac program offers fast
                                  2-D and 3-D design . . . . . . . . . . . 276--278
                       S. Apiki   V-ATE Revs Up PC Diagnostics: Vista
                                  Microsystems offers more than standard
                                  power-on self-test cards . . . . . . . . 281--282
                Andrew Schulman   Undocumented DOS: Valuable details about
                                  MS-DOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287--288, 290, 292, 294, 296--298
               J. H. Lubeck and   
                B. D. Schatzman   Networking Windows: Making Windows 3.0
                                  work on a network  . . . . . . . . . . . 299--300, 302, 304, 306--307
                    Steve Apiki   Lossless Data Compression: An
                                  explanation of two compression
                                  algorithms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309--312, 314, 386--387
                Roger C. Alford   The IDE Hard Disk Drive Interface: Soon
                                  to be the AT standard? . . . . . . . . . 317--322, 324
                  Martin Heller   Beyond DOS: Windows and OS/2. Windows
                                  programming made easy  . . . . . . . . . 326--328
                      Don Crabb   The Business Macintosh: Don looks at Mac
                                  business simulation  . . . . . . . . . . 329--330, 332
                  David Fiedler   Tricks of the Unix Gurus: Some powerful
                                  hints for work and fun . . . . . . . . . 332, 334, 336
                    Barry Nance   In Praise of Remote Procedure Calls:
                                  RPCs harness the power of the
                                  client/server architecture . . . . . . . 338--340
                      Anonymous   More Mathematical People: Two new books
                                  look at the lives of math whizzes and
                                  their work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
                      Anonymous   Open Season on Unix: ``Open, schmopen,
                                  just give me something that works,''
                                  says one of BYTE's Unix aficionados  . . 390

Byte Magazine
Volume 16, Number 4, April, 1991

                      Anonymous   Lower-Cost Downloads . . . . . . . . . . 10
                      Anonymous   FoxPro 2.0 Engages the Warp Engines: A
                                  proprietary technology boosts FoxPro's
                                  performance  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
                      Anonymous   A Lean, Mean SCSI-2 Machine: HP's 486
                                  file server has a winning
                                  price/performance ratio  . . . . . . . . 47
                      Anonymous   BallPoint, Thumbelina, and TrackMan
                                  Portable: a clever new generation of
                                  portable pointing devices  . . . . . . . 52
                      Anonymous   BeckerTools 2.0: Windows 3.0 gets a
                                  useful file manager  . . . . . . . . . . 52
                      Anonymous   LaserJet IIISi: HP's new network printer 52
                      Anonymous   Supernote 386SX: a notebook from
                                  Twinhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
                      Anonymous   8514/Ultra and FlexScan 9080i: an ATI
                                  8514 board and a Nanao high-res/low-rad
                                  monitor  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
                Jerry Pournelle   User's Choice Awards: The best products
                                  of 1990  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
                Wayne Rash, Jr.   Windows and the Business Workstation:
                                  Windows 3.0 will change the way you buy
                                  PCs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
                      Anonymous   Whither Innovation: BYTE editors debate
                                  the state of innovation in the computer
                                  industry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
                      Anonymous   Computing in the U.S.S.R.  . . . . . . . 120
                      Anonymous   A Talk with Intel: An in-depth interview
                                  with three of Intel's top chip designers 131
                    K. Krechmer   High-Speed Safety: How to ensure
                                  integrity and maximum serial
                                  communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143--144, 146, 148, 150, 152
                      Anonymous   The Paperless Office . . . . . . . . . . 156
                G. P. Michalski   The World of Documents: You can't choose
                                  a document imaging system without
                                  understanding the base technology  . . . 159--160, 162--164, 166--168, 170
                   D. A. Harvey   Catch the Wave of DIP: Document image
                                  processing brings the goal of a
                                  paperless office closer to reality ---
                                  today  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173--174, 176, 178--180, 182
               D. A. Harvey and   
                        B. Ryan   Practically Paperless: Where need and
                                  technology fit, document image
                                  processing helps to streamline your
                                  business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185--186, 188--190
                       C. Locke   The Dark Side of DIP: Christopher Locke
                                  discusses the complexities of indexing,
                                  an essential element in retrieving
                                  imaged documents . . . . . . . . . . . . 193--194, 196, 200, 202, 204
               D. P. Wright and   
                 C. L. Scofield   Divide and Conquer: Neural networks
                                  offer the promise of quick and effective
                                  automatic character recognition  . . . . 207--210
                      Anonymous   Resource Guide: Document Imaging
                                  Systems: A source listing for document
                                  image processing systems . . . . . . . . 217
                   S. Diehl and   
                  H. Eglowstein   Tame the Paper Tiger: 14 OCR products
                                  designed to help you tame the paper
                                  tiger  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220--226, 228, 230, 232, 234, 236, 238
                        L. Wood   Script Languages: The BASIC of the
                                  1990s: An examination of quick-and-dirty
                                  programming products on Macs and PCs . . 244--246, 248, 250
                   J. Udell and   
                       T. Yager   Atlantix, Altos Fill DOS-to-Unix
                                  Connectivity Gaps: Approaching the LAN
                                  connectivity problem from different
                                  angles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253--256
                     G. Loveria   Low-Cost 3-D Animation Materializes for
                                  PC Users: 3D Studio brings affordable
                                  animation to the PC  . . . . . . . . . . 259--262
                Roger C. Alford   The Fastest Portable: IBM's P75 Road
                                  Warrior: Carry your 486 system with you  265--266, 268
                       J. Udell   Access Extended Edition and dBASE Data
                                  with InfoAlliance: A solution for
                                  network users with disparate data
                                  sources  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271--274
                  O. Linderholm   A Graphical Environment That Runs Where
                                  Windows Can't: GeoWorks Ensemble runs on
                                  the smaller, slower PCs in your office   276--277
                       J. Unger   ALR's Multiprocessing Monster Uses Six
                                  i486 Processors: The MultiAccess system
                                  brings multiprocessing to the masses . . 279--282
          S. J. Vaughan-Nichols   SX Upgrade Boards: Not for the
                                  Fainthearted: Boards that upgrade your
                                  286 system can be difficult to install   283--284, 286
                       B. Glass   SPARC Revealed: A new breed of
                                  workstation evolves from a clonable RISC
                                  CPU  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295--296, 298, 300--302
                    T. Thompson   Macintosh Video Revealed: Tom Thompson,
                                  BYTE's resident Mac guru, takes us on a
                                  trek to the depths of the Mac display    305--308, 310, 312--314, 390--391
                   S. Lacey and   
                         R. Box   A Fast, Easy Sort: A novel enhancement
                                  makes a bubble sort into one of the
                                  fastest sorting routines . . . . . . . . 315--316, 318, 320
                      Don Crabb   Roger and Me: The Quest for
                                  Compatibility: Film critic Roger Ebert
                                  has Mac software compatibility problems  334
                  David Fiedler   Lost in the Woods: Changing the default
                                  scripts and parameters for new users . . 338
                    Brett Glass   Windows 3.0 and Networks: A marriage
                                  (almost) made in heaven  . . . . . . . . 343--344, 347
               Douglas Hamilton   A Smaller, Faster OS/2: OS/2 1.3:
                                  technical success, marketing flop  . . . 347
                      Anonymous   Poets and Sleepwalkers: This month's
                                  lineup includes works on recreational
                                  computing and studies in programming
                                  theory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
                      Anonymous   Let My PCs Go: Do we lose more than we
                                  gain when we network personal computers? 394

Byte Magazine
Volume 16, Number 5, May, 1991

                  Dick Pountain   Chorus of Approval . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 16
                      Anonymous   CeBIT '91  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                 D. Andrews and   
                   A. Reinhardt   A PC and 1-2-3 in the palm of your hand
                                  (HP 95LX palmtop computer) . . . . . . . 44--46
                      Anonymous   Aldus FreeHand 3.0: a new-generation Mac
                                  drawing tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
                      Anonymous   Apple Introduces Low-Cost Laser Quality
                                  with Style: A new dual low end for Apple
                                  printers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
                      Anonymous   Infini-D: a three-dimensional world for
                                  the Mac  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
                      Anonymous   MT735 and LT-20: the highs and lows of
                                  printing on the road . . . . . . . . . . 48
                      Anonymous   Object Vision: an object-oriented
                                  approach makes forms cook  . . . . . . . 48
                  O. Linderholm   Z-486/25E: the i486 and TIGA video make
                                  a powerful personal workstation  . . . . 48
                  O. Linderholm   Apple introduces low-cost laser quality
                                  with style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48, 50
                Jerry Pournelle   Atari Revisited: Jerry looks at the
                                  Atari TT030  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
                Wayne Rash, Jr.   The Missing Link: Heterogeneous LANs can
                                  communicate despite a shortage of
                                  solutions from major platform vendors    111
                      Anonymous   Is It Time to Telecommute: Will
                                  telecommuting save the world and our
                                  jobs?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
                      M. Heller   Future Documents: Combine Windows text,
                                  graphics, voice, and more  . . . . . . . 126--129, 132, 134--135
                        L. Wood   Desktop Prototyping: New technologies
                                  make CAD drawings into solid models ---
                                  from PCs!  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137--138, 140, 142
                       N. Baran   Data Acquisition: PCs on the Bench: Data
                                  acquisition on powerful personal
                                  computers and workstations . . . . . . . 145--149
                      Anonymous   Managing Gigabytes . . . . . . . . . . . 150
                        B. Ryan   The Data Swamp: Together, hardware and
                                  software developments are making it
                                  easier to handle massive amounts of data 153--156
                    R. M. Stein   Browsing Through Terabytes: Wide-area
                                  information servers can distill vast
                                  archives of data . . . . . . . . . . . . 157--160, 162--164
                      Anonymous   Prioritizing Information: Grace Hopper
                                  speaks out on the value of data and
                                  various criteria you can use to help
                                  determine that value . . . . . . . . . . 169
                    M. Robinson   Through a Lens Smartly: Information Lens
                                  can simplify electronic communications   177--178, 180, 186--187
                   T. Toperczer   From Pyramids to Peers: Data management
                                  applications strengthen the integrity of
                                  network data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191--192, 194--196, 198
                   R. A. Peters   Giga-Storage: A variety of storage
                                  technologies exist, and conflicting
                                  considerations are involved in choosing
                                  among them . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201--202, 204--206
                      Anonymous   Resource Guide: Massive Mass Storage:
                                  Jukebox manufacturers serve up gigabytes
                                  of storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
                   S. Apiki and   
                       S. Diehl   486 EISA: Born to Blaze: These 33-MHz
                                  486 EISA systems are the fastest
                                  machines we've seen  . . . . . . . . . . 216--220, 222, 224--226, 228, 230, 232--234
                       T. Yager   X Terminals for Workstation Power at PC
                                  Prices: Seamless Unix and X Window
                                  networking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238--242, 244
                      R. Grehan   ``Smart'' UPSes Alert LANs to Power
                                  Problems: New LAN-based UPSes prevent
                                  damage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249--250, 252, 254
                       B. Glass   QEMM-386 and 386Max Square Off Under
                                  Windows: Contenders for the extended
                                  memory of Windows users  . . . . . . . . 257--258, 260
          S. J. Vaughan-Nichols   When Less Is More: Making Mac Images
                                  More Manageable: Storm Technology debuts
                                  an effective image-compression duo . . . 263--264
                     G. Loveria   High-Quality Image Editing Develops on
                                  the PC: Image-editing software turns PCs
                                  into electronic darkrooms  . . . . . . . 266--268
                      S. Kearns   The MultiScope Debuggers Make Debugging
                                  Easier: The MultiScope Debuggers for DOS
                                  provide GUI power  . . . . . . . . . . . 271--272, 274
                   R. C. Alford   Extend Your Printer's Reach Without a
                                  LAN: A trio of printer sharers that
                                  maximize your investment . . . . . . . . 277--278, 280, 282
                        A. Joch   Color Printing, Diconix Style: Vibrant
                                  but Slow: Kodak's new ink-jet printer
                                  graces business documents  . . . . . . . 287--288, 290
                      Anonymous   IslandWrite, IslandDraw, and IslandPaint
                                  offer an isle of productivity  . . . . . 292--293, 295
                  J. Romkey and   
                      S. Fisher   All about packet drivers . . . . . . . . 297--298, 300, 302--304, 306
                     M. Mallett   Networkwide interprocess communications  309
                     M. Mallett   A look at remote procedure calls . . . . 309--312, 314, 316, 317, 384--385
                  David Fiedler   Stars of the Show: A visit to UniForum   318
                    Barry Nance   The AIX Alternative: Choosing a
                                  Unix-based architecture  . . . . . . . . 324, 326, 328
                 Mark J. Minasi   Windows Tips and Tricks: Answers to some
                                  frequently asked Windows 3.0 questions   328, 330--332
                      Don Crabb   Professional 3-D Graphics on the Mac:
                                  Don finds a graphics oasis . . . . . . . 334
                      Anonymous   Up from Rosie: Professor Kenner examines
                                  a new book of essays about fractals and
                                  chaos  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
                      Anonymous   Human Filters: Beyond managing
                                  megabytes, to avoiding infolock  . . . . 388

Byte Magazine
Volume 16, Number 6, June, 1991

                      Anonymous   Here We Go Again . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                      Anonymous   The 486SX Falls Short  . . . . . . . . . 36
                      Anonymous   Seven's a Success: A long-awaited Mac OS
                                  offers compatibility, new features, and
                                  a future growth path . . . . . . . . . . 42
                      Anonymous   GUI Programming Facility: software that
                                  takes away some of the pain of
                                  developing PM applications . . . . . . . 52
                      Anonymous   HP/Apollo 9000 Series 700: the fastest
                                  Unix system we've tested . . . . . . . . 52
                      Anonymous   Turbo Pascal for Windows: finally, an
                                  easy way to develop Windows applications 52
                      Anonymous   Zenith's MastersPort 386SL and
                                  SupersPort 486: the first 386SL-based
                                  low-power notebook and a loaded 486
                                  portable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
                Jerry Pournelle   DOS Decisions: Jerry works with the
                                  Arche Legacy 486/33 and Digital
                                  Research's DOS 5.0 . . . . . . . . . . . 89
                Wayne Rash, Jr.   A LAN Away from Home: Your LAN: You can
                                  take it with you . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
                      Anonymous   Who Needs GUIs: The pros and cons of
                                  graphical user interfaces  . . . . . . . 117
              K. M. Sheldon and   
               J. J. Barron and   
                       B. Smith   Window Wars: The leading graphical user
                                  interfaces go head to head . . . . . . . 124--132, 134
                  M. Heller and   
                  P. Wayner and   
                       B. Smith   Tools for Window Workers: Development
                                  systems make it easier to create GUI
                                  programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139--140, 142, 144, 146--148
                      Anonymous   Resource Guide: Graphical User
                                  Interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
                        R. Cook   Embedded Systems in Control: The
                                  proliferation of, and new trends in,
                                  embedded systems . . . . . . . . . . . . 153--154, 156--158, 160
                      Anonymous   Advanced Spreadsheets  . . . . . . . . . 171
                      Anonymous   NSTL review supplement: advanced
                                  spreadsheets (buyer's guide) . . . . . . 171--174, 176, 180, 182, 184, 188, 190--192, 194
                      Anonymous   Multiprocessing  . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
                        B. Ryan   Multiprocessor Surf's Up: A parallel
                                  technology that's gone from Real Soon
                                  Now to Here Now! . . . . . . . . . . . . 199--202, 204, 206
          S. J. Vaughan-Nichols   Catch as Cache Can: Cache coherency is a
                                  critical element of shared-memory
                                  multiprocessor systems . . . . . . . . . 209--210, 212--214, 216
                    M. Robinson   Popular and Parallel: Various approaches
                                  to creating truly scalable shared-memory
                                  architectures  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219--224, 226, 228
                    R. M. Stein   Scaling Up: Get the Message:
                                  Message-passing multicomputers bypass
                                  shared memory  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231--234, 236, 238--240
                    M. Nudelman   Symmetry, Thy Name Is Unix: Unix
                                  SVR4/MP: A new standard for
                                  multiprocessing with Unix? . . . . . . . 245--246, 248, 250--253
                      Anonymous   Resource Guide: Multiprocessing Systems  255
                T. Thompson and   
                      R. Grehan   Paint for the Pros: The BYTE Lab tests
                                  eight professional-level paint programs
                                  for Macs and PCs . . . . . . . . . . . . 258--261, 264, 266--268, 272, 274, 276
          S. J. Vaughan-Nichols   No-Compromise Notebooks with 386SX
                                  Power: From a torrent of SX notebook
                                  introductions, one clear winner emerges  282--284, 286, 288, 290, 292
                Wayne Rash, Jr.   WaveLAN: A Network with No Strings
                                  Attached: NCR's product does away with
                                  LAN cabling --- for a price  . . . . . . 294--296
                   S. Carpenter   The NeXTstation: A High-Performance
                                  Graphical Workstation with a PC Price
                                  Tag: Can NeXT take on both Sun and
                                  Apple? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297--299
                      S. Kearns   Borland C++ 2.0 Moves into Windows
                                  Territory: Borland's latest compiler
                                  produces DOS and Windows applications    301--302
                     D. Bissell   What-If CAD: Parametric Math Migrates to
                                  Windows: Design View and Cedar offer CAD
                                  designers what-if analysis tools . . . . 305--306, 308
                  H. Eglowstein   Windows Display Managers File Rough
                                  Edges from Text: How's your face?
                                  Windows font managers finally make true
                                  WYSIWYG a reality  . . . . . . . . . . . 311--312
                      P. Wayner   The big index (file indexing)  . . . . . 317--318, 320, 322, 412--413
                   R. C. Alford   The Evolution of PCL: Version 5 of
                                  Hewlett--Packard's PCL beefs up the
                                  standard office printer  . . . . . . . . 325, 327--328, 330, 332, 336, 338
                      Anonymous   Just for Checking Up: Three free
                                  utilities for DOS, Mac, and Unix systems 341
                    Barry Nance   The AIX Alternative, Part 2: The search
                                  for the right network-support software   343--344, 346, 348
                  Martin Heller   Windows Meets AI: AI applications come
                                  to Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
                      Don Crabb   System 7.0--Apple Defines Its Future:
                                  The Mac moves into the 1990s with a new
                                  operating system . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
                  David Fiedler   Networking Unix: Networking on LANs and
                                  the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363
                      Anonymous   A Passage from India: An intriguing
                                  biography of an Indian genius  . . . . . 414
                      Anonymous   Windows of Vulnerability: What will the
                                  coming of the GUI mean to the blind and
                                  the learning-disabled? . . . . . . . . . 416

Byte Magazine
Volume 16, Number 7, July, 1991

                      Anonymous   The Best of Spring . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                      Anonymous   The All-in-One DOS . . . . . . . . . . . 36
                      Anonymous   CDR-1000: Tandy's US\$399 {CD-ROM} drive
                                  brings access to affordable information  43
                      Anonymous   DiskPaper 1.0: a low-cost way for you
                                  and your Mac to explore the potential of
                                  the long-promised ``paperless office''   43
                      Anonymous   Northgate Slides into CEG: Northgate's
                                  SlimLine eases the which-chip anguish    43
                      Anonymous   WHAT's NEW: Macs and Suns talk to each
                                  other, an image program for Windows 3.0
                                  counts objects, and more . . . . . . . . 52
                    D. Pountain   Learning OOP style by playing poker  . . 72IS/43--44, 46, 48, 50, 52
                       P. Lavin   Olivetti broadens its product line . . . 72IS/55--56, 58, 60
                Jerry Pournelle   Dredging Through the Chaos: Jerry looks
                                  at new CD-ROMs, file utilities, and a
                                  multilink database . . . . . . . . . . . 73
                Wayne Rash, Jr.   Managing the LAN: LAN management doesn't
                                  get enough respect . . . . . . . . . . . 91
                      Anonymous   Do Computers Save Time: Computers
                                  generate their own impediments to
                                  productivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
                  K. M. Sheldon   ASCII Goes Global: Computer companies
                                  and international committees wrestle
                                  with making ASCII large enough to cover
                                  the globe  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108--112, 114, 116
                 G. A. van Horn   The Right Graphics Tool for the Job: Are
                                  you using the right graphics programs
                                  for your projects? . . . . . . . . . . . 123--124, 126, 128, 130
                      Anonymous   1991 Readers' Choice Awards: Presenting
                                  the hardware and software BYTE readers
                                  find most useful . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
                      Anonymous   Advanced Desktop Publishing Programs . . 139
                      Anonymous   NSTL review supplement: advanced desktop
                                  publishing programs  . . . . . . . . . . 139--142, 144, 146, 150, 152--154, 156--157
                      Anonymous   Wide-Area Networking . . . . . . . . . . 158
                       R. Green   Remote Connections: Remote sites can
                                  share common information and send
                                  messages to each other, courtesy of a
                                  wide-area network  . . . . . . . . . . . 161--162, 164--168
                  P. Stephenson   Create a WAN: What you need to know and
                                  do to implement a wide-area network in
                                  your business  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169--176, 178
                      S. Fisher   Whither NREN: What is the government's
                                  proper role in providing a National
                                  Research and Education Network?  . . . . 181--186, 188--189
                      Anonymous   A National Vision: U.S. Senator Al Gore
                                  explains why we need NREN  . . . . . . . 188
                      Anonymous   Resource Guide: Public Data Networks . . 190
                       S. Apiki   Journey to Faraway LANs: Nine ways to
                                  connect remote sites to your local
                                  network  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194--196, 198, 200, 202--203, 205--206, 208, 210
                       T. Yager   Five New SPARC-based Workstations
                                  Compete with Sun: Five non-Sun systems
                                  put SPARC's promise to the test  . . . . 210--214
                     G. Loveria   Photo-Realism Reigns When AutoShade
                                  Meets RenderMan: The RenderMan extension
                                  in new AutoShade brings photo-realism to
                                  AutoCAD users  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219--220, 222, 0224
                  H. Eglowstein   Full Ethernet Networking Without a Wire
                                  in Sight: Motorola's Altair LAN leaves
                                  Ethernet cabling behind  . . . . . . . . 229--230
                      S. Wszola   Server-based UPSes promise order during
                                  power problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235--236
               S. J. Mastrianni   OS/2 Device Drivers: A practitioner's
                                  guide to OS/2 driver development . . . . 241--242, 244, 246, 248, 348--350
                  J. Reekes and   
                    T. Thompson   Macintosh Sound Revealed: A look at the
                                  Mac's built-in sound capabilities  . . . 249--250, 252, 254, 256, 258, 260, 262
                       B. Nance   A Disk-based Print Spooler: Free
                                  timesaving utilities for DOS, Mac, and
                                  Unix systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
                 Mark J. Minasi   LaserJets, Fonts, and Windows: Getting
                                  fancy fonts from Windows is tricky but
                                  doable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271--273
                      Don Crabb   The Worldwide Macintosh: HyperCard makes
                                  CD-ROM development easier for small
                                  companies  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277--278, 280, 282
                  David Fiedler   Survivalist's Guide to Unix: Methods of
                                  Unix system backup and protection  . . . 285--286, 288
            William Sproule and   
                    Jon Edwards   AppleTalk over the Internet: Princeton
                                  and Penn State interconnect their
                                  AppleTalk LANs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293--294, 296, 298
                      Anonymous   Noisy Narcissists, One Genius: Two new
                                  books explore the hacker mentality . . . 351
                      Anonymous   The X Attitude: A developer argues for
                                  software that looks to the future,
                                  regardless of the cost . . . . . . . . . 352

Byte Magazine
Volume 16, Number 8, August, 1991

                      Anonymous   Moscow's Second Annual Computer Forum    10
                   A. Reinhardt   NCR Knows Notepads: The System 3125A
                                  tablet computer runs PenPoint or
                                  PenWindows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37--38
                 S. Miastkowski   A Whale of a System: Moby Brick is a
                                  loaded 486 system  . . . . . . . . . . . 39--40
                      Anonymous   Microsoft Multimedia Development Kit:
                                  bringing audio and video to Windows
                                  applications development . . . . . . . . 42
                      Anonymous   Magnavox Metalis/286: for a wide range
                                  of users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
                      Anonymous   PacificPage XL: high-speed PostScript
                                  printing for the LaserJet III  . . . . . 42
                      Anonymous   QFA-700: a high-capacity, high-speed
                                  tape backup unit . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
                      Anonymous   Visual Basic: Windows programming gets
                                  real BASIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
                    D. Pountain   Out of Eden: the VPi386  . . . . . . . . 72IS/7--8, 10
                Jerry Pournelle   On the Road Again: Jerry looks at a new
                                  portable computer  . . . . . . . . . . . 73
                Wayne Rash, Jr.   Your First LAN: Tips for first-time
                                  network buyers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93--94, 96
                      Anonymous   What Is a Programming Language:
                                  Scripting tools are real programming
                                  languages  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
              L. P. Deutsch and   
                    A. Goldberg   Smalltalk: Yesterday, Today, and
                                  Tomorrow: The trial balloon of a decade
                                  ago is now flying high . . . . . . . . . 108--110, 112--115
               G. Lindhorst and   
                A. Anderson and   
                       D. Dahms   Programming the 68040: Tricks and traps
                                  of software design for this high-powered
                                  processor  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121--122, 124, 126, 128
                 C. Simonyi and   
                      M. Heller   The Hungarian Revolution: A developing
                                  standard for naming program variables    131--132, 134--138
                      Anonymous   33-MHz 386 Systems: Eight PCs evaluated
                                  for performance, features, and usability 143
                      Anonymous   Fault Tolerance  . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
                   V. P. Nelson   Safety in Numbers: Fault-tolerant
                                  computing can help you increase the
                                  useful lifetime of your system . . . . . 175--178, 180, 182--184
                   M. Riezenman   Chips That Work: Without fault
                                  tolerance, you'd be paying a lot more
                                  for your next computer . . . . . . . . . 187--190
          S. J. Vaughan-Nichols   Disk Insurance: Fault tolerance isn't an
                                  option; it's a necessity . . . . . . . . 195--202
                      D. Fowler   Perpetual Networks: If the network is
                                  the computer, then you'd better be able
                                  to keep the power switch on  . . . . . . 205--208, 210, 212
                      Anonymous   Resource Guide: Fault-Tolerant Disk
                                  Systems  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
                   S. Diehl and   
                  S. Wszola and   
                 B. Kliewer and   
                     L. Stevens   Rx for Safer Data  . . . . . . . . . . . 218--224, 226, 228, 230, 234--235
                  H. Eglowstein   Can a Grammar and Style Checker Improve
                                  Your Writing: The BYTE Lab tests eight
                                  popular programs that promise to make
                                  you a better writer  . . . . . . . . . . 238--242
                       S. Apiki   Full Color Comes to LCDs: New portables
                                  from Toshiba and Dolch put full-color
                                  VGA on the road  . . . . . . . . . . . . 245--246, 248
                    R. Mitchell   IBM and AT&T Enter the Fray of 386SX
                                  Notebook Computers: The BYTE Lab tests
                                  and compares IBM's PS/2 Model L40 SX and
                                  AT&T's Safari NSX/20  . . . . . . . . . . 252--254
                      Anonymous   Taking Exception to C: Add exception
                                  handling to the C programming language   259
                      Anonymous   The Transputer Strikes Back: A look at
                                  Inmos's amazing new T9000 transputer
                                  chip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
                      Anonymous   Keys, Trees, and Fonts: Free timesaving,
                                  file-tree, and previewing utilities for
                                  DOS, Mac, and Unix systems . . . . . . . 277
                      Don Crabb   New Frontiers: Mac software finally gets
                                  serious about user scripting . . . . . . 279
                  David Fiedler   Let Me Down Gently: Handling blackouts
                                  gracefully, and typesetting with troff   281
                    Barry Nance   LAN Tune-Up: Revitalizing the office
                                  network  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
                  Martin Heller   Hedging Your Bets: Survival strategies
                                  for cross-platform developers  . . . . . 291
                      Anonymous   Bicycles for the Mind: A new book
                                  investigates computers in the CEO's
                                  office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
                      Anonymous   You've Come a Long Way, PC: The IBM PC
                                  turns 10 this month  . . . . . . . . . . 336

Byte Magazine
Volume 16, Number 9, September, 1991

                      Anonymous   Thanks for the Memory  . . . . . . . . . 10
                      Anonymous   Repairing the Cracks in Windows: An
                                  early version of Windows 3.0's
                                  long-awaited successor . . . . . . . . . 38
                      Anonymous   Unix Goes Indigo . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
                      Anonymous   Reach Out and Link Someone: LapLink's
                                  latest version adds a new interface and
                                  works via a modem  . . . . . . . . . . . 43
                      Anonymous   Adobe Illustrator 3.0 for the Next: all
                                  the Mac features, and more . . . . . . . 48
                      Anonymous   AcerAnyWare 1120NX: a nifty notebook
                                  loaded with useful features  . . . . . . 48
                      Anonymous   Frontier 1.0: finally, scripting for the
                                  Mac  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
                      Anonymous   FrameMaker 3.0: the newest incarnation
                                  of a multiple-platform program for
                                  desktop publishing . . . . . . . . . . . 48
                      Anonymous   Norton Desktop for Windows: make Windows
                                  more useful with an integrated shell . . 48
                     A. Redfern   Kyocera rustles up the Refalo (pocket
                                  computer)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88IS-7--8, 88IS-10, 88IS-12
                    D. Pountain   Research Machines' first notebook PC . . 88IS-15
                Jerry Pournelle   It's All Digital: Jerry looks at
                                  multimedia products  . . . . . . . . . . 89
                Wayne Rash, Jr.   Your first LAN: do it yourself?  . . . . 105, 108, 110
                      Anonymous   Computing's New World Order: Will market
                                  forces change the PC vendor landscape?   117
                   Peter Wayner   True Data: A look at techniques for
                                  ensuring the authenticity of the data
                                  you send, receive, or store  . . . . . . 122--124, 126, 128
                   J. R. Mashey   64-bit Computing: 64-bit micros may be
                                  coming to desktops near you  . . . . . . 135--138, 140, 142
                     D. Appleby   Classic Language, Part 1: FORTRAN: First
                                  in a series on language survivors  . . . 147--148, 150
                  D. Dayton and   
                        L. Wood   Windows 3.0 Applications: The state of
                                  the market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153--154, 156, 158, 160, 162, 164, 168, 170, 172, 174, 176
                      Anonymous   The Office of the Future . . . . . . . . 204
                 J. M. Tazelaar   Visions of Tomorrow: What will the
                                  office of the future be like?  . . . . . 207--208, 210
                Wayne Rash, Jr.   Corporate Connections: Wayne Rash, Jr.
                                  describes how networks that span entire
                                  companies will change the way you work
                                  in the 1990s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215--220, 222--223
                        B. Ryan   Downsizing: Bane or Boon: Downsizing
                                  saves money, increases efficiency, and
                                  changes the role of MIS  . . . . . . . . 227--230, 232
                      Anonymous   Is America Losing Its Edge: Some of the
                                  best and brightest scientists are
                                  leaving U.S. research labs . . . . . . . 233
                      Anonymous   Resource Guide: Office Automation
                                  Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
                  R. Grehan and   
              H. Eglowstein and   
                T. Thompson and   
                       T. Yager   Getting Groups on Schedule: The BYTE Lab
                                  tests 16 group schedulers  . . . . . . . 250--254, 256--258, 260, 262, 264
                   D. A. Harvey   CD-ROM Drives: How Good Is the Third
                                  Generation: Will CD-ROM's promise be
                                  fulfilled? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268--270, 272, 274, 276
                      J. Pepper   Quattro Pro 3.0 vs. Lotus 1-2-3 Release
                                  2.3: Two worthy GUI spreadsheets . . . . 279--280, 282
                   R. C. Alford   A Trio of 486SX Machines: Better Than
                                  386 Systems: Price and performance don't
                                  quite add up for these 486SX machines    285--286, 288, 290
                       B. Nance   New NetWare Versions, Options Broaden
                                  Appeal: Dramatic improvements in
                                  connectivity and ease of installation    293--294, 296
                       J. Udell   Debuggers for Windows Shows Promise,
                                  Lacks Polish: MultiScope's latest
                                  debugger does Windows programs . . . . . 297--298
                       T. Yager   Build Multimedia Presentations with
                                  MacroMind's MediaMaker: MediaMaker sets
                                  the pace with captivating presentations  302--304
                       T. Yager   Computers Go Video with NEC's PC-VCR:
                                  There's more to this high-tech VCR than
                                  meets the eye  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307--308
               J. H. Lubeck and   
                B. D. Schatzman   High-End Printing on a Low-End Budget:
                                  Champagne output on a beer budget  . . . 315--316, 318--320
                      Anonymous   Inherit the Win: Taking advantage of the
                                  object-oriented attributes of PM and
                                  Windows  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
                      Anonymous   Power Management: How portables squeeze
                                  power from their batteries . . . . . . . 329
                      Anonymous   Two Text Editors: Free (or almost): two
                                  text editors, a patching utility, and an
                                  application switcher . . . . . . . . . . 336
                   Tom Thompson   Networking with System 7.0: System 7.0
                                  provides peer-to-peer capabilities . . . 337
                  David Fiedler   Gettying Up to Speed: Tips on talking to
                                  modems with the getty daemon . . . . . . 341
               Louis J. Cutrona   Class Conflict: The Windows/C++ mismatch 345
                      Don Crabb   Mac Realities: A new software concept,
                                  and tips for Mac happiness . . . . . . . 347
                      Anonymous   Dreams of Artificial Reality: Recent
                                  books examine the mind-machine
                                  connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
                      Anonymous   How to Be a Hero: Smart training
                                  practices produce smart users  . . . . . 392

Byte Magazine
Volume 16, Number 10, October, 1991

                      Anonymous   Compaq Goes Modular  . . . . . . . . . . 36
                      Anonymous   Compatibility Is King in 1-2-3 for
                                  Windows: Windows and Mac versions offer
                                  backward compatibility . . . . . . . . . 39
                      Anonymous   Full Page Pivot: a ``flippy'' monitor
                                  brings new dimensions to Windows . . . . 42
                Jerry Pournelle   An Exercise in Logistics: Jerry looks at
                                  the latest version of Q and A  . . . . . 81
                Wayne Rash, Jr.   Defending Your LAN: Be prepared for
                                  second-guessers when proposing a LAN
                                  spec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
                      Anonymous   What Price Modularity: Is expandability
                                  a real need or merely a marketing ploy?  103
                     M. Caudill   Expert Networks: An innovative
                                  combination of technologies lets you
                                  build expert systems even when you don't
                                  have an expert . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108--112, 114, 116
                   D. A. Harvey   Health and Safety First: Ergonomic
                                  design can make using personal computers
                                  safer and more productive  . . . . . . . 119--120, 122, 124--126, 128
                      Anonymous   Classic Languages, Part 2: COBOL: The
                                  Common Business Oriented Language is far
                                  from dead  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
                      Anonymous   New Printer Technologies: Introduction   136
                   M. Fiezenman   Smart Printing: RISC is giving the
                                  latest generation of printers the punch
                                  it needs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139--142, 144--146
                   R. C. Alford   Color Printing: Technologies old and new
                                  are changing the look of desktop color
                                  printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149--150, 152, 155--156, 158
                   A. J. Rogers   Ink Jet Takes Off: Phase-change ink-jet
                                  color printing combines brilliant color
                                  with the ability to print on plain paper 163--164, 166, 168
                   M. D. Nelson   Hot Colors: Thermal-transfer and
                                  dye-diffusion printing expand your
                                  desktop color printing options . . . . . 177--178, 180, 182
                       B. Smith   Printing with Electrons: Will
                                  electron-beam printing capture the
                                  high-volume market?  . . . . . . . . . . 185--186, 188, 190, 192
                      Anonymous   Color printers (directory) . . . . . . . 194--195
                   S. Diehl and   
                  H. Eglowstein   Penny-wise PostScript (printer market
                                  survey)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200--206, 208, 210, 212
                      Anonymous   Modems That Squeeze the Most out of
                                  V.32: The BYTE Lab puts 12 V.32/V.42bis
                                  modems --- all under US\$800 --- to the
                                  test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
                      Anonymous   Two Ways to Program BASIC for Windows:
                                  Visual Basic and Realizer offer
                                  programmers an alternative to C for
                                  creating Windows programs  . . . . . . . 221
                      Anonymous   Super-Priced Super VGA Boards: A look at
                                  six Super VGA boards priced under
                                  US\$400  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
                      Anonymous   Image Editor Promises New Respect for
                                  PCs: A new program produces PC-based
                                  color separations  . . . . . . . . . . . 234
                      Anonymous   Hewlett--Packard's 425e Shows Off the
                                  Power of the 68040: The firstborn son of
                                  the Hewlett--Packard and Apollo merger   239
                      Anonymous   Apple Sharing: The internals of the
                                  AppleTalk Filing Protocol  . . . . . . . 247
                      Anonymous   The Incredible Shrinking Disk: How do
                                  hard drives pack more and more capacity
                                  into smaller and smaller packages? . . . 255
                      Anonymous   E-Mail and Error Messages: Free E-mail
                                  programs, an E-mail interface, and an
                                  error-code identifier  . . . . . . . . . 267
                    Barry Nance   Getting the Most from NetBIOS: Barry
                                  offers sage advice --- and a free
                                  utility --- for NetBIOS programmers  . . 269
                 Mark J. Minasi   The Case of the Missing Memory: DOS 5.0
                                  meets Windows 3.0  . . . . . . . . . . . 273
                      Don Crabb   Portable Pains and Pleasures: When it
                                  comes to portable computers, Apple's
                                  second attempt is a winner . . . . . . . 279
                  David Fiedler   Anonymous on the Net: You can have fast
                                  access to worldwide resources  . . . . . 285
                      Anonymous   Tales from the Venture Woods: Gordon
                                  Bell's new book tells of high-tech
                                  winners and losers . . . . . . . . . . . 330
              John Perry Barlow   The Law Comes to Cyberspace: John Perry
                                  Barlow, cofounder of the Electronic
                                  Frontier Foundation, tells his story . . 332

Byte Magazine
Volume 16, Number 11, 1991

                    Gene Smarte   R.I.P. IBM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
                 Nicholas Baran   This Way to 1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
             Andy Reinhardt and   
            Owen Linderholm and   
               Ellen Ullman and   
                  D. Barker and   
              David Andrews and   
                    Rich Malloy   Cornerstones of the Future . . . . . . . 27
                Owen Linderholm   Mind Melding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
                Janet J. Barron   A Business Wish List . . . . . . . . . . 49
                   Andy Redfern   The Outlook for Europe . . . . . . . . . 58
                    Barry Nance   The Future of Software Technology  . . . 69
                       Bob Ryan   Processor Wars . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
                 Nicholas Baran   Operating Systems Now and Beyond . . . . 93
                 Andy Reinhardt   Disk, DAT, and the Optical Thing . . . . 102
                  Sharon Fisher   Networking: Promises and Problems  . . . 117
               Michael A. Banks   Are On-Line Services Delivering? . . . . 123
                    Gene Smarte   Surveys Say  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
                      Anonymous   The Ones to Watch  . . . . . . . . . . . 154
                    T. Thompson   Desktop PCs: The Buyer's Market
                                  Continues  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157--164, 166--168
           Stan Miastkowski and   
                  Tom Yager and   
                   Tom Thompson   Windowing: Not by DOS Alone  . . . . . . 172
                 Michael Nadeau   Portable Computing: Notebooks Coming of
                                  Age  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194--200, 202, 204, 206
                      Jon Udell   Networks: Trends in Network Management   208--210, 212, 216, 218--220

Byte Magazine
Volume 16, Number 12, November, 1991

                      Anonymous   Momenta Points to the Future . . . . . . 48
                      Anonymous   A Peck of New Apple Macintoshes: Apple
                                  unveils six new Macs . . . . . . . . . . 50
                      Anonymous   Sweet Memory: Five new memory managers,
                                  including a new QEMM and 386Max  . . . . 62
                      Anonymous   DR DOS 6.0, Digital Research takes on
                                  DOS 5.0  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
                Jerry Pournelle   Stellar Attractions: Jerry builds a new
                                  computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
                Wayne Rash, Jr.   That Pesky 640-KB Barrier: DOS 5.0 and a
                                  memory manager make a good team  . . . . 133
                      Anonymous   The Public Speaks on OS/2 vs. Windows:
                                  BIX participants debate the
                                  Microsoft/IBM feud . . . . . . . . . . . 141
                      Anonymous   The Single-Chip PC: Does Chips and
                                  Technologies' remarkable new chip herald
                                  the future of microprocessors? . . . . . 148
                      Anonymous   Classic Languages, Part 3: Lisp: The
                                  third installment of our Classic
                                  Languages series . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
              William Stallings   Faster Packet Networks: William
                                  Stallings explains the workings of a new
                                  and exciting data communications
                                  technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
                      Anonymous   Interoperability: The Unfulfilled
                                  Promise: Introduction  . . . . . . . . . 184
                    Barry Nance   Interoperability Today: Barry Nance
                                  looks at how far we've come and how far
                                  we have to go  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
                      Anonymous   Connectivity: The Sum of Its Parts:
                                  Interconnection using LANs, MANs, WANs,
                                  bridges, and routers . . . . . . . . . . 197
          Steve Vaughan-Nichols   Transparent Data Exchange: Steve
                                  Vaughan-Nichols surveys the current
                                  state of networkwide data transparency   211
                      Anonymous   Portability and the GUI: Portability for
                                  GUI-based applications --- today and
                                  tomorrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
                      Anonymous   Distributed Open Environments: Building
                                  a companywide, transparent, distributed
                                  computing system is about to get a lot
                                  easier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
                      Anonymous   Integrating Distributed Information: The
                                  vision behind MCC's Carnot project is
                                  integrated information in distributed
                                  heterogeneous database environments  . . 247
                      Anonymous   You Can't Run On Everything: Some tips
                                  on choosing a portability toolkit or a
                                  long-term portability strategy . . . . . 255
                      Anonymous   Resource Guide: Sources for Network
                                  Bridges  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
                      Anonymous   Mix `n' Match LAN: The BYTE Lab puts
                                  together a LAN for Unix, Mac, and
                                  NetWare clients  . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
                  H. Eglowstein   The Next Best Thing to the Paperless
                                  Office: Eight forms packages help
                                  automate your paperwork  . . . . . . . . 290--292, 294, 298, 300
                      Anonymous   Peer LANs Offer a Low-Cost Network
                                  Alternative: The BYTE Lab tests five
                                  peer LANs and picks a winner . . . . . . 303
                      Anonymous   New 3-D Graphics Engines Give PCs
                                  Workstation Power: 3-D graphics boards
                                  power PCs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
                      Anonymous   Three 40-MHz 386 Systems Set New
                                  Price/Performance Standards: New
                                  computers from Arche, Ares, and Club
                                  earn respect in the BYTE Lab . . . . . . 321
                      Anonymous   Photoshop vs. ColorStudio: Their Battle
                                  Reaches New Heights: How the new
                                  Photoshop and ColorStudio stack up . . . 327
                      Anonymous   Printf Plus: Here's how to extend C's
                                  printf function  . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
                      Anonymous   Modular-CPU Designs: Pros and cons of
                                  modular-CPU systems  . . . . . . . . . . 351
                      Anonymous   Connect, Check, and Plan: Plan your
                                  time, communicate via modem, and
                                  diagnose your Mac with these free
                                  programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
                       Bob Ryan   On the Fast Track: Frame-relay services
                                  are creating a stir among network
                                  managers. Here's why . . . . . . . . . . 361
                  Martin Heller   Setting Up Shop: Setting up to program
                                  for Windows  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
                  David Fiedler   PCs to Workstations: How do you make a
                                  Unix workstation out of a 386 PC?  . . . 375
                      Don Crabb   Dealing with System Errors: Don tries to
                                  fix his recurring System 7.0 crashes . . 381
                      Anonymous   Scientists and Simulations: A new book
                                  plays what-if games with spiderwebs,
                                  computers, and history . . . . . . . . . 447
                      Anonymous   Think About the Unthinkable: Preventing
                                  a catastrophe by leaving instructions
                                  about what to do if you aren't around    448

Byte Magazine
Volume 16, Number 13, December, 1991

                      Anonymous   OS/2 2.0: A Pilgrim's Journey  . . . . . 46
                      Anonymous   Putting Words to Windows: A trio of
                                  next-generation word processors set new
                                  standards for Windows  . . . . . . . . . 53
                      Anonymous   Nanao FlexScan T560i: a new standard for
                                  graphics displays  . . . . . . . . . . . 58
                   L. MacDonald   Smart use of color in displays . . . . . 84IS-35--36, 84IS-40, 84IS-42, 84IS-44, 84IS-46
                Jerry Pournelle   The Revolution Continues: Did personal
                                  computers bring down the Evil Empire?    85
                Wayne Rash, Jr.   Beyond File Sharing: What fax servers,
                                  CD-ROMs, and other add-ons do for LANs   103
                      Anonymous   What's Wrong with Unix: Something there
                                  is that doesn't love Unix  . . . . . . . 113
            R. S. Schwerdtfeger   Making the GUI Talk: New technology
                                  addresses the GUI access barrier for
                                  visually impaired and learning-disabled
                                  people . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118--120, 122, 124, 126--128
                      Anonymous   Whither xBase: The foremost applications
                                  development language for the
                                  microcomputer derives its vitality from
                                  aggressive competition . . . . . . . . . 131
                      Anonymous   Classic Languages, Part 4: APL: Despite
                                  its unique symbols and narrow focus,
                                  this language is still finding new
                                  applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
                      Anonymous   Multimedia: Solutions Anticipating a
                                  Market: Introduction . . . . . . . . . . 150
                       T. Yager   Information's Human Dimension:
                                  Multimedia technologies provide the
                                  tools that can help you make your
                                  presentations come alive . . . . . . . . 153--156, 158, 160
                      Anonymous   Chips Deliver Multimedia: New processors
                                  are emerging that have the features
                                  needed to bring multimedia to the
                                  desktop  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
                      Anonymous   Intel/IBM's Audio-Video Kernel: A new
                                  set of hardware and software standards
                                  introduced by Intel and IBM promise to
                                  speed progress in desktop multimedia . . 177
                      Anonymous   Inside QuickTime: Apple's latest system
                                  software can take the pain out of
                                  producing and playing multimedia
                                  presentations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
                      Anonymous   Resource Guide: Multimedia Software
                                  Sampler  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
                       S. Diehl   The Perfect Pitch: The BYTE Lab picks
                                  the best presentation software for
                                  Windows, DOS, and the Mac  . . . . . . . 206--212, 214, 216, 218, 220, 222, 224
                      Anonymous   Network Fax Servers Come of Age
                                  (Slowly): Which fax server is right for
                                  you? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
                      Anonymous   Notebook Power Management at Its Zenith:
                                  The BYTE Lab tests the MastersPort, the
                                  first notebook computer to use Intel's
                                  power-saving 386SL CPU . . . . . . . . . 249
                      Anonymous   Sun's Newest Desktop Powerhouses Raise
                                  the SPARC Performance Ante: The ELC and
                                  IPX systems create new standards in
                                  speed and price for SPARC systems  . . . 257
                      Anonymous   Sorting Out Schedules: Problems and
                                  algorithms of organizing people and time 263
                      Anonymous   The Mips R4000: Mips's new RISC
                                  processor is the spearhead of the ACE
                                  consortium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
                      Anonymous   Remove TSR DOS Programs: A TSR remover,
                                  a help enhancer, and a communications
                                  program  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
                      Don Crabb   Making Yourself Truly Mac Portable:
                                  Don's problems with trying to find the
                                  ``perfect'' portable Mac computing
                                  environment  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
                  David Fiedler   E-Mail for Power Users: Feature-rich
                                  mail management programs for Unix  . . . 295
                    Barry Nance   The Black Art of Networking: There's
                                  nothing simple about managing today's
                                  LANs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
                    Walter Oney   Why Wait for NT and Win32: Writing
                                  32-bit Windows applications today  . . . 307
                      Anonymous   The Bubbly and the Babbly: What do AI
                                  scripts, the human mind, and gourmet
                                  restaurants have in common?  . . . . . . 371
                      Anonymous   The Dangers of Multitasking: A
                                  multitasking mind-set can depersonalize
                                  human interaction  . . . . . . . . . . . 372


Byte Magazine
Volume 17, Number ??, 1992

                 Udi Manber and   
                         Sun Wu   Approximate Pattern Matching . . . . . . ??
                    R. M. Stein   Safety by formal design  . . . . . . . . 157

Byte Magazine
Volume 17, Number 1, January, 1992

                      Anonymous   Microbytes: Chips to the left, chips to
                                  the right: Microprocessors and chip sets
                                  are delivering more power and
                                  functionality in smaller form factors    27
                    D. Pountain   First Impressions Psion's Powerful
                                  Pocketable: A full-fledged hand-held
                                  computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40--41
                      Anonymous   The 1991 BYTE Awards: BYTE editors and
                                  contributors select the best products of
                                  1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
                      Anonymous   Classic Languages, Part 5: SNOBOL: The
                                  fifth installment in our Classic
                                  Languages series . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
                      Anonymous   Overview: A Moving Target:
                                  Cross-platform development presents
                                  unique challenges in this era of
                                  proliferating platforms and fragmenting
                                  standards  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
                      Anonymous   Tributaries and Deltas: Tracking
                                  software change in multiplatform
                                  environments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
                      Anonymous   Let the System Do the Porting: A new
                                  generation of operating systems will
                                  help developers write applications for
                                  multiple platforms . . . . . . . . . . . 191
                      Anonymous   Resource Guide: Cross-Platform
                                  Application Development Tools  . . . . . 201
                      Anonymous   Solutions Focus Database Building
                                  Blocks: Database libraries with the
                                  horsepower to build powerful multiuser
                                  applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
                  R. Grehan and   
                       S. Diehl   BYTE Lab Product Report: DOS Data at
                                  Work: In our first BYTE Lab Product
                                  Report, we sample the DOS database
                                  market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226--228, 230, 234, 236, 240, 242, 244--246, 248
                      Anonymous   Tweaking Windows: New Adapters Boost
                                  Speed and Clarity: Six new graphics
                                  adapters promise to make Windows more
                                  efficient  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
                      Anonymous   Ample Waves of Data: Five Tools to Help
                                  You Stay Afloat: Five data-analysis
                                  programs promise understanding in a sea
                                  of information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
                   C. R. Gibson   Claris Enters the Spreadsheet Wars: A
                                  strong contender for the Macintosh
                                  spreadsheet crown elbows in on Excel's
                                  and Wingz's turf . . . . . . . . . . . . 273--274, 276
                      Anonymous   DOS Extenders: Raising the Ceiling: A
                                  look at four toolkits for building
                                  protected-mode DOS programs  . . . . . . 279
                    T. Thompson   The Phaser III Fires Dazzling Colors:
                                  Tektronix's dazzling new color printer   285--286
                      Anonymous   REVIEWER's NOTEBOOK: Supercharged
                                  SuperCalc, jaggies relief, and a tool to
                                  improve Windows  . . . . . . . . . . . . 288

Byte Magazine
Volume 17, Number 2, February, 1992

                 S. Miastkowski   Keyboardless Sense: A touchscreen
                                  computer that makes sense  . . . . . . . 36--37
                      Anonymous   Macs and PCs: Together at Last:
                                  Farallon's update of an old Mac product
                                  encompasses PCs  . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
                      Anonymous   QMS-PS 815 MR and IBM LaserPrinter 10
                                  Model 30: a new crop of desktop
                                  PostScript printers emerges  . . . . . . 42
                Jerry Pournelle   The High End: Jerry discusses technology
                                  trickle-down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
                Wayne Rash, Jr.   Multimedia Moves Beyond the Hype: Can
                                  multimedia succeed as a legitimate
                                  business application?  . . . . . . . . . 85
                      Anonymous   Next-Generation Operating Systems:
                                  Making sense of PowerOpen, Taligent,
                                  Windows NT, OS/2 2.0, and the competing
                                  Unix consortia . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
                      Anonymous   The Future of Personal Computing: With
                                  the PowerPC, IBM and Apple hope to set a
                                  new standard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
                      Anonymous   Signal Processing for Multimedia: By
                                  combining a DSP chip and a library of
                                  multimedia functions under the control
                                  of a low-overhead kernel, AT&T aims to
                                  bring the power of DSP to multimedia . . 105
                      Anonymous   Applying the Internet: The value of a
                                  network lies as much in whom it connects
                                  as how . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
                      Anonymous   TOMORROW's CHIPS Overview: Built for
                                  Speed: Advances in processor chips and
                                  architectures are driving the next
                                  generation of computing  . . . . . . . . 122
                      Anonymous   Reshaping the Microchip: The scientists
                                  and engineers that brought you the
                                  microcomputer revolution are exploring
                                  new technologies for building the next
                                  generation of chips  . . . . . . . . . . 137
                      Anonymous   Support Your Local CPU: With standard
                                  functions integrated into the CPU, a new
                                  class of specialized coprocessors is
                                  beginning to appear  . . . . . . . . . . 151
                      Anonymous   Resource Guide: Accelerator,
                                  Coprocessor, and Multiprocessor Boards   158
                      Anonymous   Solutions Focus File Servers Face Off:
                                  Five high-performance file servers vie
                                  for the top spot on tests run with
                                  BYTE's new LAN benchmark suite . . . . . 162
                      Anonymous   BYTE Lab Product Report: Software in a
                                  Supporting Role: They manage files and
                                  disks, customize workspaces, and take
                                  the drudgery out of maintenance: Praise
                                  be utility programs! . . . . . . . . . . 178
                      Anonymous   Laser Muscle: Five Printers Built to
                                  Handle Networks: The BYTE Lab tests five
                                  network printers . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
                       T. Yager   The Multimedia PC: High-Powered Sight
                                  and Sound on Your Desk: A look at the
                                  first crop of MPC hardware and software  217--220, 222, 224, 226
                      Anonymous   Apple's Quadra 900 Sizzles and Dazzles:
                                  Apple's new 68040-based Mac reveals
                                  outstanding performance and new sound
                                  and graphics features  . . . . . . . . . 229
                      Anonymous   A Natural Solution: Object-oriented
                                  program methods lend structure to the
                                  process of evaluating natural-language
                                  sentences  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
                      Anonymous   How Interrupts Work: How interrupt
                                  processing works in PC systems . . . . . 247
                Roger C. Alford   How Interrupts Work:
                                  Interrupt-Processing Mechanisms in PC
                                  Systems  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249--252, 254, 256
                      Anonymous   Perl: Not Just for Unix: A multiplatform
                                  utility language, DOS disk utilities,
                                  and a Mac file typer . . . . . . . . . . 257
                 Mark J. Minasi   Cures for C Sickness: The ``Doctor''
                                  prescribes three Windows programming
                                  toolkits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
         Bruce D. Schatzman and   
              Jeffrey H. Lubeck   LAN Manager Gets a Foot in the Door:
                                  What the new capabilities mean, and how
                                  to integrate LAN Manager with NetWare    265
                      Don Crabb   Designing Macs: A firsthand look at the
                                  Mac's new three-dimensional drawing
                                  prowess  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
                  David Fiedler   My First Network: Learning to set up a
                                  TCP/IP Ethernet for PCs running Unix . . 277
                      Anonymous   Glitzers Anonymous: Tales of GUIs gone
                                  berserk  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
                      Anonymous   Computers Out of Control: Obscure errors
                                  in software and systems design can
                                  result in tragedy  . . . . . . . . . . . 344

Byte Magazine
Volume 17, Number 3, March, 1992

                      Anonymous   A New Unix Standard: Hewlett--Packard
                                  again sets a standard for workstation
                                  price and performance  . . . . . . . . . 36
                      Anonymous   Battle of the Heavyweights: The C market
                                  leaders slug it out  . . . . . . . . . . 39
                      Anonymous   Dell System 325NC: a color notebook that
                                  destroys the US\$5000 barrier  . . . . . 42
                    D. Pountain   Psion Series 3: the whole story  . . . . 92IS7--8, 92IS10, 92IS12, 92IS14, 92IS16
                Jerry Pournelle   Interrupts and Big Cats: Jerry
                                  configures a new 486 computer  . . . . . 93
                Wayne Rash, Jr.   Windows Moves Out: Better notebook
                                  computers make traveling with Windows a
                                  workable proposition . . . . . . . . . . 109
                      Anonymous   The Future of Pen Computing: Pen
                                  software developers and systems
                                  designers debate the future of pen
                                  computing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
                      Anonymous   Software Without Walls: Distributed
                                  object management systems can fuse
                                  diverse distributed applications and
                                  data into seamless information systems   122
                      Anonymous   System Bus or System Bottleneck: The
                                  32-bit EISA and Micro Channel buses are
                                  not living up to their potential . . . . 131
                      Anonymous   The Birth of the Microprocessor: On the
                                  twentieth anniversary of its
                                  introduction, a retrospective  . . . . . 145
                      Anonymous   Classic Languages, Part 6: BASIC:
                                  Despite its educational roots, this
                                  language has become the most widespread
                                  and most commonly used on microcomputers 155
                      Anonymous   Memory and Storage Advances Overview:
                                  Scaling the Memory Pyramid: Memory and
                                  mass-storage subsystems traditionally
                                  lag behind the theoretical performance
                                  limits of CPUs. Systems designers are
                                  minimizing the performance penalty by
                                  organizing storage in a hierarchy of
                                  speed and capacity . . . . . . . . . . . 160
                      Anonymous   What to Stash in a Cache: Today, caching
                                  is a must for high performance. Now, the
                                  questions are: What type, and how big?   175
                      Anonymous   Storage Management: A new class of
                                  products eases the burden of the LAN
                                  administrator's job  . . . . . . . . . . 183
                      Anonymous   Embedded Intelligence: Demands for
                                  higher storage performance are being
                                  answered by disk designers: They're
                                  adding intelligence to drives to boost
                                  speed and accuracy . . . . . . . . . . . 195
                      Anonymous   Resource Guide: Storage for Networks . . 204
                  H. Eglowstein   Windows on the Road: The BYTE Lab tests
                                  portable systems and pointing devices
                                  with a flair for Windows . . . . . . . . 208--213, 216, 218, 220
                 R. Ga Cote and   
                  D. L. Edwards   BYTE Lab Product Report: Captains of
                                  Crunch: The top spreadsheet programs for
                                  DOS, Windows, and the Mac  . . . . . . . 222--224, 228--230, 232, 234--238
                      Anonymous   Raising the Ceiling: Nine Memory
                                  Managers for Today's Processors: Nine
                                  products that make more memory available
                                  to your DOS programs . . . . . . . . . . 240
                      Anonymous   NetWare Grows Lean, Not Mean: NetWare
                                  Lite 1.0 earns high marks for simplicity
                                  and interoperatibility with server-based
                                  NetWare  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
                      Anonymous   Swift Programming for Windows, in
                                  Windows: QuickC for Windows brings GUI
                                  integration to Windows program
                                  development  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
                      Anonymous   Apple Reinvents the Notebook: Apple's
                                  lightweight notebook computers are
                                  heavy-duty champs  . . . . . . . . . . . 253
                      Anonymous   WordPerfect for Windows: The big-selling
                                  word processor is finally running under
                                  Windows. Has it been worth the wait? . . 257
                      Anonymous   Tapping into Sockets: Use TCP/IP sockets
                                  to write portable client/server
                                  applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
                      Anonymous   Enhancing Laser-Printer Resolution: How
                                  to make a laser printer act like a
                                  phototypesetter  . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
                      Anonymous   Network Sleuth: Network utilities for
                                  the Mac and PC; an E-mail utility for
                                  Unix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
                  Martin Heller   32-bit Windows Today: Watcom and
                                  MetaWare deliver 32-bit Windows
                                  programming toolkits . . . . . . . . . . 281
                    Barry Nance   LAN Analyzers Move to AI: AI is
                                  redefining the role of LAN analyzers . . 287
                  David Fiedler   X Hits the Spot: Setting up your PC Unix
                                  for the X Window System  . . . . . . . . 291
                      Don Crabb   Managing Mac Upgrades: Don works up some
                                  Mac hardware upgrade strategies  . . . . 295
                      Anonymous   Mirror Worlds: David Gelernter's Mirror
                                  Worlds puts the universe in a shoebox    362
                      Anonymous   Infoglut at Your Fingertips: All the
                                  information search-and-retrieval
                                  services still remain islands to
                                  themselves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364

Byte Magazine
Volume 17, Number 4, April, 1992

                      Anonymous   Pen-Input Systems  . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                      Anonymous   Kudos for classic languages, and
                                  questions about OS/2 . . . . . . . . . . 14
                Jerry Pournelle   User's Choice Awards: Jerry issues his
                                  annual User's Choice Awards  . . . . . . 83
                      Anonymous   The Future of Pen Computing, Part 2:
                                  Pen-software and systems developers
                                  discuss the limits of handwriting
                                  recognition, display technology, and
                                  other issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
                       T. Yager   Practical Desktop Video, Part 1: The
                                  BYTE Multimedia Lab's series on desktop
                                  video production begins with a look at
                                  video formats  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106--110, 112, 114
                      Anonymous   Windows Goes Real Time: The iRMX for
                                  Windows operating system provides the
                                  best of both worlds on a single PC . . . 119
                      Anonymous   An Interface for All Senses Overview:
                                  Kinder, Gentler Computing: Natural I/O
                                  technologies provide computers with the
                                  ultimate in user-friendly interfaces . . 134
                      Anonymous   The Power of Speech: Automatic speech
                                  recognition is going to radically alter
                                  how you interact with computers  . . . . 151
                      Anonymous   Even As We Speak: Speech synthesis is a
                                  practical and valuable computer-output
                                  format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
                      Anonymous   The Ultimate User Interface: Information
                                  systems create environments in which we
                                  work. New research aims to allow better
                                  design of these information systems  . . 175
                      Anonymous   Solutions Focus New LAN Backup Tools:
                                  The BYTE Lab looks at eight tape backup
                                  systems that promise to make your
                                  network safe and sound . . . . . . . . . 192--196, 198, 200, 202, 204, 206, 208
                       N. Baran   Rough Gems: First Pen Systems Show
                                  Promise, Lack Refinement: The first
                                  pen-input systems will need to overcome
                                  some technical hurdles . . . . . . . . . 212--214, 216, 220, 222
                  D. Barker and   
                 R. Ga Cote and   
              D. L. Edwards and   
                T. Thompson and   
                      S. Wszola   BYTE Lab Product Report: Art for
                                  Business's Sake: One of these packages
                                  is sure to make it easier for you to
                                  create good-looking pictures, charts,
                                  and graphs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226--254
                      Anonymous   LAN Manager 2.1 Opens the Gates:
                                  Microsoft's latest showcases TCP/IP,
                                  remote access, Mac services, and NetWare
                                  connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
                      Anonymous   New MultiSyncs Prove That Flatter Is
                                  Better: NEC updates the MultiSyncs with
                                  four new monitors  . . . . . . . . . . . 262
                      Anonymous   Video Goes Digital with Fluency:
                                  Developers get a head start with this
                                  digital-video bundle for PCs . . . . . . 267
                      Anonymous   Local Bus Fuels PowerMate's Graphics
                                  Response: NEC's local-bus design
                                  delivers outstanding graphics
                                  performance  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
                      Anonymous   REVIEWER's NOTEBOOK: A superfast super
                                  server and wireless print sharing  . . . 272
                      Anonymous   Some Assembly Required Mac Programming
                                  Revealed: The Mac is easy to program,
                                  within limits  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
                      Anonymous   Under the Hood Wireless Networking: New
                                  technologies and standards portend the
                                  era of mobile computing  . . . . . . . . 291
                      Anonymous   Software Corner Batch-File Toolkit:
                                  Better automation for DOS and Unix, and
                                  a way to hunt down Mac viruses . . . . . 295
                  Martin Heller   Beyond DOS Inside 386 Enhanced Mode:
                                  Under the covers of Windows 386 enhanced
                                  mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
                      Anonymous   Ask BYTE: Getting less from VGA, Windows
                                  batch-file botches, high-resolution
                                  graphics for BASIC, and other topics . . 299
                      Anonymous   Print Queue Ways to Keep It Lucid:
                                  Designing better documents, Windows
                                  programming, and object-oriented
                                  technology explained . . . . . . . . . . 366
                      Anonymous   Hidden Persuaders: The computer you use
                                  determines how you work --- and how you
                                  think  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368

Byte Magazine
Volume 17, Number 5, May, 1992

                      Anonymous   Mac Clones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                      Anonymous   MICROBYTES: DEC hopes its new Alpha
                                  microprocessor will take it into the
                                  next 25 years of computing . . . . . . . 23
                      Anonymous   First Impressions:The Fail-Safe PC: The
                                  Texas Microsystems FTSA PC builds in
                                  fault tolerance from the ground up . . . 34
                      Anonymous   Cyrix's 486 in 386 Clothing: The first
                                  family of 486 clones arrives in a
                                  familiar package . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
                      Anonymous   SPARCs on the Road: Portable Unix and a
                                  lot more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
                      Anonymous   T4400SXC, Toshiba unveils its new 486
                                  notebook with an active color display:
                                  NetMounter, connecting your Macs to a
                                  file server over Ethernet doesn't have
                                  to cost a lot, Networks Connect,
                                  Symbiotics brings network awareness to
                                  the Windows Clipboard I325VM Floptical,
                                  a new kind of drive has arrived Ad Lib
                                  Gold 1000, a second-generation audio
                                  board  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
                      Anonymous   WHAT's NEW: The QMS-PS 1700;
                                  RangeLAN/ISA; PowerPlay; and more  . . . 62
                Jerry Pournelle   Unsolved Mysteries: A Windows mystery
                                  revealed; and wrapping up the annual
                                  User's Choice Awards at Chaos Manor  . . 85
                      Anonymous   Making Sense of Multimedia: Multimedia
                                  is flashy, but is it practical?  . . . . 107
                      Anonymous   Intel's Double-Fast CPUs: Intel's 486DX2
                                  puts 50-MHz power in a 25-MHz system . . 114
                      Anonymous   Practical Desktop Video, Part 2: Raw
                                  Material: Plan and shoot your own
                                  professional video . . . . . . . . . . . 129
                      Anonymous   Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Where
                                  do we go after relational databases? . . 141
                      Anonymous   3-D: The Next Generation of Graphics
                                  Overview: Roots and Branches of 3-D: The
                                  use of 3-D graphics is significantly
                                  changing the ways computers let us
                                  visualize information. The high-end
                                  technologies that allow realistic images
                                  are advancing into mainstream
                                  applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
                      Anonymous   Photo-Realism: Photo-realistic 3-D
                                  images are now within your grasp with
                                  the help of a mix of sophisticated
                                  techniques and an abundance of computer
                                  power  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
                      Anonymous   Radiosity: Computing the effects of
                                  indirect lighting for use in 3-D
                                  rendering  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
                      Anonymous   Voxels: Data in 3-D: Now you can use
                                  voxels to sample 3-D space . . . . . . . 177
                      Anonymous   3-D Displays: Interactive 3-D display
                                  technology is a reality, although no
                                  system is the best of all worlds . . . . 183
                      Anonymous   Resource Guide: Realistic 3-D Rendering
                                  and Volume-Imaging Software  . . . . . . 190
                      Anonymous   Precision Times Three: With micro-based
                                  3-D CAD packages, you don't have to rob
                                  a bank in order to draw one  . . . . . . 192
                      Anonymous   BYTE Lab Product Report: Monitors:
                                  Beyond VGA: The BYTE Lab tests two dozen
                                  noninterlaced color monitors . . . . . . 208
                      Anonymous   Downsizing Media: 3 1/2-inch MO Drives
                                  Arrive: New 3 1/2-inch magneto-optical
                                  drives receive mixed reviews . . . . . . 240
                      Anonymous   Fast Fifties: Three 486/50 Systems
                                  Redefine PC Performance: The fastest
                                  Intel-based systems show surprising
                                  variation in price and performance . . . 255
                      Anonymous   Edit Video at Your Desk: StudioMaster
                                  Pro helps turn a Mac into a professional
                                  video editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
                      Anonymous   What You See Is What You Solve:
                                  Mathematica and MathCAD for Windows:
                                  Mathematica and MathCAD take different
                                  approaches to tackling math problems
                                  using the graphical Windows interface    263
                      Anonymous   Windows Printer Shines in Speed,
                                  Resolution: LaserMaster's new laser
                                  printer does Windows . . . . . . . . . . 269
                       T. Yager   Presentation Graphics That Deserve an
                                  Extra Bow: Curtain Call makes
                                  high-impact presentations easy and
                                  affordable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275--276
                      Anonymous   REVIEWER's NOTEBOOK: A local
                                  bus/accelerator combo for Windows and
                                  two parallel-port hard drives  . . . . . 277
                      Anonymous   A Ride on the SBus: Design goals and
                                  operational details of Sun's SBus  . . . 283
                      Anonymous   It's a Multithreaded World, Part 1:
                                  Multithreaded operating systems are
                                  becoming the norm. Here's how your
                                  applications can exploit them  . . . . . 289
                      Anonymous   Getting from BASIC to C: A BASIC-to-C
                                  translator, a Mac application launcher,
                                  and a Unix version-control program . . . 300
            Douglas A. Hamilton   OS/2 2.0 Goes Down to the Wire: IBM's
                                  OS/2 2.0 Limited Availability release is
                                  less than palatable  . . . . . . . . . . 301
                      Anonymous   Microsoft responds; setting a page
                                  frame; and other issues  . . . . . . . . 305
                      Anonymous   The Methods of Madness: Game theorists
                                  shouldn't play with nuclear weapons  . . 370
                      Anonymous   Digital Deceptions: Digital video just
                                  might redefine reality . . . . . . . . . 372

Byte Magazine
Volume 17, Number 6, June, 1992

                      Anonymous   Microbytes: Nutek continues to work on a
                                  computer that will run mainstream
                                  applications for the Mac under Motif . . 25
                      Anonymous   The Best of Comdex/Spring: BYTE's picks
                                  from an especially exciting Comdex . . . 48
                      Anonymous   A 66-MHz Executive Jet: A 66-MHz
                                  processor plus a local bus equals power  53
                      Anonymous   FrameMaker for Windows: maximum desktop
                                  publishing power comes to PCs  . . . . . 58
                      Anonymous   New Wave 4.0: a robust Windows desktop
                                  and environment package  . . . . . . . . 58
                      Anonymous   Picture Publisher 3.0: Windows image
                                  enhancement gets polished  . . . . . . . 58
                      Anonymous   Procomm Plus for Windows: a Windows
                                  version of the venerable communications
                                  program  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
                      Anonymous   Paper Works: paper becomes a computer
                                  interface  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
                      Anonymous   TCNS: a network from Thomas-Conrad that
                                  doesn't compromise speed . . . . . . . . 58
                Jerry Pournelle   The Mac Goes to School: Jerry sends a
                                  computer to college  . . . . . . . . . . 101
                      Anonymous   The 1992 Readers' Choice Awards: BYTE
                                  readers name their top products  . . . . 121
                      Anonymous   Practical Desktop Video, Part 3: Winning
                                  Graphics: In this installment, you'll
                                  learn how to build attention-grabbing
                                  graphics into your desktop videos  . . . 131
                      Anonymous   OOPS via DDE: The DDE approach eases
                                  entry into the OOPS world in a
                                  controlled manner  . . . . . . . . . . . 145
                       C. Locke   Overview: Making Knowledge Pay: How to
                                  mine the knowledge scattered throughout
                                  an organization  . . . . . . . . . . . . 244--252
                  J. E. Warnock   The New Age of Documents: Establish a
                                  viable document-interchange strategy . . 257--260
                      Anonymous   Electronic Books: They're coming soon to
                                  a computer near you  . . . . . . . . . . 263
                      Anonymous   Search and Retrieval: New methods for
                                  managing large document-retrieval
                                  systems  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
                      Anonymous   SGML Frees Information: Standard
                                  Generalized Markup Language helps you
                                  turn mounds of documents into
                                  information that can boost your
                                  productivity and innovation  . . . . . . 279
                 R. Ga Cote and   
                       S. Diehl   Searching for Common Threads: Ten text
                                  management packages help you organize
                                  your files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290--305
                  D. Barker and   
              D. L. Edwards and   
                      S. Wszola   BYTE Lab Product Report: Writing in
                                  Style: WYSIWYG word processors give your
                                  text visual appeal . . . . . . . . . . . 306--315
                    T. Thompson   Color at a Reasonable Price: The BYTE
                                  Lab tests seven color PostScript
                                  printers for PCs and Macs  . . . . . . . 316--324
                      Anonymous   Looking for Answers? Ask Muse: Occam's
                                  Muse makes it easier for Mac users to
                                  find answers in mountains of data  . . . 327
                      Anonymous   Database Publishing with Style: Ventura
                                  DataBase Publisher and PageAhead apply
                                  desktop publishing polish to database
                                  reports  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
                      Anonymous   Two Tools of the QuickTime Trade:
                                  SuperMac's VideoSpigot and Adobe's
                                  Premiere help you create digital movies
                                  easily . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
                      Anonymous   RLN Spells Long-Distance Ethernet: RLN
                                  extends Ethernet connections across
                                  phone lines  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
                      Anonymous   REVIEWER's NOTEBOOK: S3's 86C911 GUI
                                  accelerator, and a new MicroPhone for
                                  the Mac  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
                      Anonymous   The Importance of Being Singular: War
                                  and the intelligent machine, and other
                                  selections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344
                      Anonymous   How Scanners Work: New techniques make
                                  color scanning better and more
                                  affordable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
                      Anonymous   It's a Multithreaded World, Part 2:
                                  Multithreaded operating systems are
                                  taking over. Are your applications
                                  ready? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
                      Anonymous   On-the-Fly Disk Compression: Diet Disk
                                  compression utility, automated Apple
                                  Menus, and organizing Usenet news  . . . 357
                    Barry Nance   Windows NT and OS/2 Compared: Windows NT
                                  and OS/2 2.0 have a lot in common  . . . 359
             William F. Buckley   Reflections on the ``Privacy'' Question:
                                  William F. Buckley, Jr. asks, Who should
                                  have access to your electronic medical
                                  records? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 426

Byte Magazine
Volume 17, Number 7, July, 1992

                      Anonymous   A New Wave of Portables  . . . . . . . . 16
                      Anonymous   Microbytes: Last year, reports surfaced
                                  about a Bill Gates memo that allegedly
                                  discussed the ``nightmare'' of IBM
                                  ``attacking'' Microsoft in systems
                                  software and Novell ``defeating'' the
                                  company in networking. Now, Windows NT
                                  appears poised to turn the tables  . . . 25
                      Anonymous   First Impressions Battle of the Super
                                  Spreadsheets: Quattro Pro for Windows
                                  takes on Excel 4.0 . . . . . . . . . . . 40
                      Anonymous   First of the Red-Hot R4000s: SGI Crimson
                                  lights the flame for the R4000 processor
                                  from Mips  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
                      Anonymous   Born-Again Compaq: Compaq fires low at
                                  the competition  . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
                      Anonymous   AcerPac 150: a multimedia powerhouse . . 68
                      Anonymous   IBM LaserPrinter 10A: an IBM printer for
                                  your Mac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
                      Anonymous   LanRover/L: a box that unites PowerBooks
                                  and AppleTalk networks . . . . . . . . . 68
                      Anonymous   MultiView 24: a fast full-color graphics
                                  board for Windows  . . . . . . . . . . . 68
                      Anonymous   WHAT's NEW: The SPARCard 2 joins DOS and
                                  Unix; the I/O Station 464 collects data
                                  remotely; and more . . . . . . . . . . . 76
                Jerry Pournelle   Computer Ferment: Jerry looks at Windows
                                  software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
              O. Linderholm and   
                   S. Apiki and   
                      M. Nadeau   The PC Gets More Personal: Apple and
                                  traditional notebook PC vendors take
                                  divergent paths toward the ultimate
                                  personal computer  . . . . . . . . . . . 128--134, 136, 138
                      Anonymous   Practical Desktop Video, Part 4: Making
                                  the Cut: It ain't over till it's edited  143
                      Anonymous   Overview: Display Technologies: Soon
                                  you'll see an assortment of display
                                  technologies, but CRTs won't go away . . 158
                      Anonymous   Color and Resolution: There is more to
                                  your display than just a bunch of pixels 171
                      Anonymous   Monochrome to Color: Two new
                                  technologies provide ways of obtaining
                                  brighter and bolder displays that have
                                  better resolution  . . . . . . . . . . . 179
                      Anonymous   HDTV Is Coming to Desktop: HDTV will
                                  help improve computer-monitor technology
                                  and digital-image manipulation . . . . . 189
                      Anonymous   Displays: The Human Factor: Knowing how
                                  our vision works is the basis for
                                  developing superior displays . . . . . . 195
                      Anonymous   Resource Guide: Displays . . . . . . . . 202
                      Anonymous   Code on the Move: The BYTE Lab tests
                                  seven portable user-interface libraries
                                  and tells how to choose the one that
                                  best fits your needs . . . . . . . . . . 206
                   S. Diehl and   
                  D. L. Edwards   BYTE Lab Product Report: Scanning the
                                  Spectrum: The BYTE Lab evaluates 24-bit
                                  color scanners for the PC and the Mac    230--236, 238--240, 242
                   R. C. Alford   Upgrading at the High End: Six modular
                                  and upgradable EISA and Micro Channel
                                  systems  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246--248, 250, 252, 254
                   R. C. Alford   Dueling DX2s: The First 486 Clock
                                  Doublers: Intel's new 486DX2 doubles the
                                  clock on eight new systems . . . . . . . 259--262
                    R. Vannatta   Borland Builds a Better Quattro Pro:
                                  With Quattro Pro 4.0, Borland builds an
                                  even better DOS spreadsheet  . . . . . . 267--268, 270
                     M. Schnapp   Arago Raises the Xbase Ante: With Arago
                                  Professional providing a
                                  dBase-compatible interpreter and a
                                  compiler, Wordtech becomes a dark horse
                                  in the Xbase race  . . . . . . . . . . . 273--274, 278, 280
                      Anonymous   Bleepers of the Gates: Two industry
                                  exposes target Bill Gates, Ed Yourdon on
                                  the decline of the American programmer,
                                  telephone listings on CD-ROM, and other
                                  subjects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
                      Anonymous   Under the Hood Keyboards Without Keys:
                                  Touchscreens aren't just for kiosks
                                  anymore  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
                      Anonymous   Some Assembly Required Macintosh Menus
                                  Revealed: Creating the right menus for
                                  your Mac applications  . . . . . . . . . 293
                      Anonymous   Software Corner Opening the Lines of
                                  Communication: A functional INT 14th
                                  replacement, communications for the Mac,
                                  and ZMODEM transfers from Unix . . . . . 301
                    John Barker   Beyond DOS Writing a Device Interface
                                  for Windows: The smart approach to
                                  writing Windows device drivers . . . . . 303
                      Anonymous   Information-Age Warriors: As personal
                                  computers invade the battlefield,
                                  interoperability becomes crucial . . . . 370

Byte Magazine
Volume 17, Number 8, August, 1992

                      Anonymous   Ethics of Electronic Information . . . . 10
                      Anonymous   Kudos on Mac programming; rebuttal on
                                  relational databases; speech synthesis
                                  in York  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
                      Anonymous   Microbytes: Apple's strategy, which
                                  first started shaping up in late 1990,
                                  is paying dividends  . . . . . . . . . . 18
                      Anonymous   A Pair of Paradoxes: A new pair of
                                  database managers from Borland . . . . . 32
                      Anonymous   Coherent Grows Up: Unix clone Coherent
                                  4.0 is no longer a toy . . . . . . . . . 37
                      Anonymous   Keeping in Step with Windows: CorelDraw
                                  and Adobe Illustrator make the grade
                                  under Windows  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
                      Anonymous   Back-It for Windows, Gazelle brings
                                  backup power to Windows; Premium Exec
                                  386SX/25C, AST's; affordable portable
                                  color 386SX Norton Desktop for DOS,
                                  Symantec's desktop cornucopia  . . . . . 46
                   R. Schifreen   Practical PC data security . . . . . . . 94IS-23--24, 94IS-26, 94IS-28, 94IS-30
                Jerry Pournelle   Multimedia Medley: Jerry looks at the
                                  latest in multimedia products and
                                  upgrade kits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
                      Anonymous   All Systems Go: Parallel-processing
                                  technology has finally hit the
                                  mainstream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
                      Anonymous   RISC Enters a New Generation: DEC's
                                  Alpha architecture defines a new
                                  generation for RISC technologies and
                                  systems  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
                      Anonymous   Overview: Real-Time Computing: The
                                  techniques developed to serve real-time
                                  applications --- some of the toughest
                                  challenges in computing --- are
                                  extending the horizons of computer
                                  technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
                      Anonymous   The RTOS Difference: Discover how the
                                  key features and behaviors of real-time
                                  operating systems ensure performance in
                                  critical applications  . . . . . . . . . 161
                      Anonymous   Real-Time Posix: Portability and
                                  openness finally come to real-time
                                  applications through Posix . . . . . . . 177
                      Anonymous   Objects in Real Time: Object orientation
                                  may be the key enabling computer
                                  technology for distributed real-time
                                  systems and applications . . . . . . . . 187
                      Anonymous   Real Time Goes Home: Real-time operating
                                  systems bring multimedia into the home   195
                      Anonymous   Resource Guide: Real-Time Operating
                                  Systems  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
                      Anonymous   Solutions Focus Surveying Far-Flung
                                  Networks: The top six tools for
                                  distributed network monitoring and
                                  analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
                  S. Wszola and   
                  D. L. Edwards   PostScript's middle class (PostScript
                                  printers)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224--230, 232, 234, 236--237
                      Anonymous   No More Data Loss: The BYTE Lab Tests
                                  Six Disk-Array Subsystems: Disk arrays
                                  can provide a ``hot-swapping''
                                  capability that protects your system
                                  from drive failure . . . . . . . . . . . 238
                      Anonymous   OS/2 2.0: A Mixed Blessing: The latest
                                  version excels at DOS multitasking . . . 247
                      Anonymous   Was Desqview/X Worth the Wait: You can
                                  run DOS, X, and Windows programs locally
                                  or remotely  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
                Wayne Rash, Jr.   NEC's Notebook Compromises for Color:
                                  NEC's active-matrix color notebook is
                                  colorful but cumbersome  . . . . . . . . 253--254
                      Anonymous   A Fresh Approach to Databases: Approach
                                  for Windows is a relational database
                                  that doubles as a front end to dBase,
                                  Paradox, and Oracle SQL  . . . . . . . . 255
                      Anonymous   Macintosh Impersonator: Xcelerated
                                  Systems' Liken brings Mac applications
                                  to Unix workstations . . . . . . . . . . 257
                      Anonymous   Power Tools for Visual Basic:
                                  Microsoft's new toolkit extends the
                                  Visual Basic programmer's reach  . . . . 259
                      Anonymous   Mac LC II: The Sequel: With its new CPU,
                                  the Mac LC is better (and cheaper) the
                                  second time around . . . . . . . . . . . 261
                      Anonymous   REVIEWER's NOTEBOOK: The BYTE Lab clocks
                                  faster speeds for the new version of
                                  LANtastic and looks at QueryDOS, a new
                                  file manipulator . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
                      Anonymous   From AI to Puzzles: Bright Air,
                                  Brilliant Fi2re, TOG on Interface, great
                                  cities on CD-ROM, and other titles . . . 266
                      Anonymous   Digital Signal Processing: The new
                                  digital signal processors will change
                                  how PCs handle sound and image data  . . 269
                      Anonymous   A Shared Resource Access Manager, Part
                                  1: How do you manage access to shared
                                  resources on networks or multiuser
                                  systems? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
                      Anonymous   The Right Profile: Timing DOS file
                                  access; debugging Unix code; and getting
                                  reminders on the Mac . . . . . . . . . . 288
                 Mark J. Minasi   Exorcising the A20 Poltergeist: Here's
                                  what to do when keystrokes seem to
                                  appear on-screen at random in your DOS
                                  and Windows applications . . . . . . . . 293
                      Anonymous   Reclaiming lost disk space; extending
                                  computer life; and spelling-checker
                                  problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
                      Anonymous   Stop Bit the Productivity Macguffin:
                                  Networks and portable computers are
                                  helping companies finally realize gains
                                  from their computing investments . . . . 360

Byte Magazine
Volume 17, Number 9, September, 1992

                      Anonymous   Acorn A4, this notebook shows the power
                                  of the ARM processor . . . . . . . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   Ami Pro 3.0, the feature battle rages    ??
                      Anonymous   GammaFax MLCP-4/AEB, GammaLink
                                  broadcasts fax capability  . . . . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   MacinStor, a portable gigabyte drive for
                                  the Mac  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   NetOctopus 1.1, a useful network manager
                                  with an odd name . . . . . . . . . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   Oxford English Dictionary, a 20-volume
                                  reference on CD-ROM  . . . . . . . . . . ??
                      D. Barker   Tools for Lassoing the Paper Cyclone . . ??
               Mark A. Clarkson   SONET: A Standard for Today  . . . . . . ??
              Howard Eglowstein   A New Thumper  . . . . . . . . . . . . . ??
                H. Scott Hinton   Smart Pixels and Free-Space
                                  Interconnection  . . . . . . . . . . . . ??
                    Sing H. Lee   Interconnecting the Pieces . . . . . . . ??
                   Dennis Allen   Editorial: The Globalization of BYTE . . 16
                      Anonymous   Letters: Color Postscript printers; SGML
                                  image editors; and other topics  . . . . 20
                      Anonymous   Microbytes: Kaleida, the Apple/IBM
                                  multimedia venture . . . . . . . . . . . 24
                  Rich Friedman   Report From Moscow: Programming talent
                                  abounds here . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
                      Alan Joch   Report From Taiwan: Vendors want to move
                                  from being lowcost providers to
                                  technology leaders . . . . . . . . . . . 44
             Patrick Waurzyniak   First Impressions AutoCAD Gets a
                                  Face-Lift: And AST's Power Premium 4/50d 46
                 Andy Reinhardt   Acquiring Data Through Windows: Visual
                                  programming for data acquisition . . . . 63
                      Anonymous   Olivetti Quaderno, a 2-pound subnotebook
                                  with Italian style . . . . . . . . . . . 70
                      Anonymous   Whats' New: HyperSpace Shuttle handles
                                  up to 3 GB of on-line storage; NetRunner
                                  integrates voice, fax, and network
                                  traffic; and more  . . . . . . . . . . . 88
                Jerry Pournelle   User's Column: The Amiga Revisited:
                                  Jerry looks at the Amiga 3000T . . . . . 113
                  Tom Yager and   
                      Ben Smith   Is Unix Dead: Unix: A Child of a
                                  Thousand Parents: The History of Unix
                                  says much about its future . . . . . . . 134
             Andy Reinhardt and   
               Ed Perratore and   
               Andy Redfern and   
                    Rich Malloy   The Greening of Computers: The computer
                                  industry wakes up to ecological concerns 147
                 Nicholas Baran   The Outlook for Pen Computing: Before it
                                  can deliver, pen-based computing has
                                  many rivers to cross . . . . . . . . . . 159--162, 164
                     Jack Weber   Overview: Photonics: Revolution or
                                  Evolution: Optical technologies are
                                  changing the way we process information  168
                Demetri Psaltis   Parallel Optical Memories: A performance
                                  breakthrough . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
              Mohammed N. Islam   Light Switches: The best way to switch
                                  an optical signal is with another
                                  optical signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
                 David Casasent   Is What You See What You Get: Access to
                                  optical information processing is now
                                  easier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
         Raymond G. A. Cote and   
                      Ben Smith   Solutions Focus: Profiles in Document
                                  Managing: The BYTE Lab looks at four
                                  PC-based document management systems . . 198--200, 202, 204, 206--208, 210--212
                Rick Grehan and   
                    Stan Wszola   BYTE Lab Product Report Workhorse
                                  Computers: The Lab Evaluates the new low
                                  end of computing: 386SXes  . . . . . . . 215--217, 220, 222, 226--229, 232, 234
                      Jim Carls   Eight Notebooks Keep a Tight Grip on
                                  Power: A thorough review of 386SL and
                                  386SXL portables . . . . . . . . . . . . 238--242, 244
                    Barry Nance   486 Notebooks Double as Desktop: Power
                                  to go  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249--250, 256, 258
                 Cal Vornberger   A New Illustrator for Windows: A few
                                  problems temper the enthusiasm for
                                  Adobe's latest release of Illustrator
                                  for Windows  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
                  Shelley Cryan   A Power Boost for PowerPoint: Microsoft
                                  breaks new ground  . . . . . . . . . . . 267
                      Tom Yager   IBM's New System Speaks for Itself: The
                                  PS/2 Ultimedia . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269--270
                  Othar Hansson   Microsoft's Lucky Number: Microsoft
                                  joins the C++ minions with its newest
                                  compiler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
                      Tom Yager   Animation Energizes Rio's World-Class
                                  Graphics: Rio Animator brings a slick
                                  look to presentation graphics  . . . . . 279
                    Steve Apiki   Bringing the Outside into Windows:
                                  Outside In for Windows brings DOS
                                  documents into Windows . . . . . . . . . 281
                   Tom Thompson   A/UX 3.0: The Mac's Odd Couple: Apple's
                                  latest version of Unix . . . . . . . . . 283
                   The Byte Lab   Reviewer's Notebook: A Personal
                                  Librarian for Windows and a low-cost
                                  bundle of applications for the Macintosh 285
                Hugh Kenner and   
                 John Unger and   
                 Stanford Diehl   Book and CD-ROM Reviews: The Origins of
                                  Hypertext: Vannevar Bush and hypertext,
                                  street maps on CD-ROM, and Unix primers  286
              Konstantin Othmer   Under The Hood: Inside QuickDraw: A
                                  detailed look inside Apple's imaging
                                  engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
                    Rick Grehan   Some Assembly Required: A Shared
                                  Resource Access Manager, Part 2:
                                  Introducing a resource access manager
                                  server and C client functions that you
                                  can link into your applications  . . . . 297
                Barry Nance and   
               Tom Thompson and   
                      Ben Smith   Software Corner: Software with Curves:
                                  Bézier curves under Windows,
                                  synchronizing PowerBooks, and the
                                  language of bit maps . . . . . . . . . . 305
                      Anonymous   Ask BYTE: Choosing a Unix; TWAIN
                                  explained: and more  . . . . . . . . . . 309
                 Nolan Bushnell   Stop Bit: The Artichoke Theory: What
                                  applications can learn from PC games . . 378

Byte Magazine
Volume 17, Number 10, October, 1992

                      Anonymous   Amstrad Notepad NC100, surely the last
                                  Z80-based computer . . . . . . . . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   Dashboard for Windows, a new way to
                                  drive Windows  . . . . . . . . . . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   Filemaker Pro 2.0, Claris offers Mac and
                                  Windows users a dynamite database  . . . ??
                      Anonymous   ScanMan Color, color your view of hand
                                  scanners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ??
                   Dennis Allen   Editorial: Open Markets, Better
                                  Computers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                      Anonymous   Letters: Infoglut kudos; responses to
                                  William F. Buckley, Jr.; Usenet news
                                  groups; WEB's compression; and other
                                  topics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
                      Anonymous   Microbytes: The first version of the P5
                                  will run about twice as fast as a 66-MHz
                                  486 DX2  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
                     T. R. Reid   Report From Tokyo: In the Land of the
                                  Double Byte: Japan's software developers
                                  work wonders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
               Tom Thompson and   
                Tom R. Halfhill   First Impressions: Apple's Performas:
                                  Macs for the Home: Apple tackles the
                                  home market  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
                      Anonymous   ProTracer, this printer/plotter
                                  incorporates exquisite detail  . . . . . 58
                      Anonymous   What's New: Trakker backs up from the
                                  enhanced parallel port; PC/Television
                                  puts TV on your PC; and more . . . . . . 68
                Jerry Pournelle   On the Road Again: Laptops, Flashdrives,
                                  and power supplies at Chaos Manor  . . . 101
                Trevor Marshall   Fast Transit: New buses dramatically
                                  increase speed and will be showing up in
                                  systems soon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
            T. J. Sejnowski and   
               P. S. Churchland   Silicon Brains: Innovative computer
                                  devices are coming from studies of the
                                  human brain  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
                    Daniel Dern   Plugging Into the Internet: If you've
                                  ever wondered how you can access the
                                  Internet, here's how . . . . . . . . . . 149
                Merik Voswinkel   Locating Internet Access in Europe . . . 149
                   John Donovan   Overview: Operating-System Trends:
                                  Desktop operating systems deliver
                                  mainframe/minicomputer features  . . . . 158
                      Jon Udell   Windows NT Up Close: Microsoft's
                                  next-generation operating system could
                                  live up to its hype  . . . . . . . . . . 167
                    Mark Minasi   OS/2 at the Crossroads: Overcoming
                                  market resistance  . . . . . . . . . . . 179
                   Tom Thompson   The Future of System 7.0: Apple's plans
                                  for a smooth transition to RISC  . . . . 182
                    Mary Hubley   GUIs, Applications, and Unix: Vendor
                                  unity and Unix . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
                      Tom Yager   NextStep: The Sleeper: NextStep quietly
                                  fills the need . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
                     Matt Trask   Univel's Trim Unix: A thinner, more
                                  attractive Unix  . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
         Raymond G. A. Cote and   
                 Stanley Wszola   The New Wave of Removable Storage: From
                                  MOs to docking bays, the BYTE Lab
                                  selects the best removable-storage
                                  solutions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
              Stephen Platt and   
            Tadesse Giorgis and   
               Leslie Reisz and   
                    Steve Apiki   Fast 486 File Servers: Tests of 12 486
                                  file servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
             G. Armour Van Horn   CorelDraw 3.0: A Swiss Army Knife for
                                  Illustrators: More than just an
                                  illustration package . . . . . . . . . . 223--224, 226
              Howard Eglowstein   Compaq's Newest Notebooks: The colorful
                                  LTE Lite/25c and inexpensive Contura
                                  make welcome additions to Compaq's
                                  notebook line  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227--228
              Howard Eglowstein   Color Ink-Jet Printers Take Whacks at
                                  Wax: Hewlett--Packard and Canon release
                                  colorful new products  . . . . . . . . . 233--234
                   Jake Richter   DGX Takes the Direct Approach to
                                  Graphics Performance: Dell's direct
                                  graphics accelerator speeds Windows and
                                  CAD  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
                   Tom Thompson   Racing at 33 MHz: Quadra 950 and Radius
                                  Rocket 33: Apple's most powerful
                                  Macintosh and Radius's latest
                                  accelerator board provide ample
                                  computing power  . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
                      Tom Yager   FrameMaker: Power Publishing for
                                  Windows: FrameMaker brings its
                                  workstation-bred document publishing
                                  power to Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . 247, 249--250
                Roger C. Alford   Cyrix Cx486SLCs Hit the Desktop: The
                                  Tandon Option 386SLC/50 and Zeos
                                  486SLC-25 are the first desktops to
                                  incorporate Cyrix's new processor  . . . 251
                   The Byte Lab   Reviewer's Notebook: The BYTE Lab finds
                                  a solution for testing removable storage
                                  devices: CorelSCSI and Adaptec
                                  controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
                Hugh Kenner and   
                  Tom Yager and   
         Raymond G. A. Cote and   
                 Stanford Diehl   Is Artificial Life Possible: Steven
                                  Levy's Artificial Life, Visual Basic for
                                  beginners and pros, and Corporate
                                  Snapshots on CD-ROM  . . . . . . . . . . 256
                Roger C. Alford   Disk Arrays Explained: Inside RAID drive
                                  array specifications 0 through 5 and
                                  beyond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
              James H. Parshall   Mac OOP Explained: Build a tool palette
                                  as you learn object-oriented programming
                                  techniques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
              James Stading and   
               Tom Thompson and   
                      Ben Smith   Creating Bit-Mapped Buttons: A Windows
                                  file manager, Telnet for Macs, and dired
                                  sans emacs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
               Steve Mastrianni   OS/2 2.0 Programming Tools Arrive ---
                                  Finally: OS/2 programmers now have a
                                  wide choice of development tools . . . . 277
                      Anonymous   Ask BYTE: Internet access; modem
                                  failures; file-compression utilities;
                                  and more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
                Daniel Seligman   Trivial Pursuits: Computing diversions
                                  offer their own rewards  . . . . . . . . 348

Byte Magazine
Volume 17, Number 11, November, 1992

                      Anonymous   Editorial: BYTE Focuses on Windows . . . 6
                      Jon Udell   Using Windows NT: How will NT affect you
                                  and your environment?  . . . . . . . . . 27
                      Tom Yager   Windows Speaks: A quick guide to using
                                  Windows Multimedia Extensions  . . . . . 33
                    Barry Nance   How OLE Works: Some sobering experiences
                                  with OLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
                    Mark Minasi   The OS/2 Alternative: There is some kind
                                  of 32-bit OS in your future  . . . . . . 55
                    Hugh Kenner   The Pick of Windows: Windows books for
                                  every skill level  . . . . . . . . . . . 63
               Nicholas Delonas   Spreadsheets Under Scrutiny  . . . . . . 70--72, 74--76, 78, 80
                   Greg Loveria   24-bit Display Adapter Roundup . . . . . 84
                      D. Barker   Image Doctors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
                Mark Scapicchio   Looking good for less (windows word
                                  processors)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104--106, 109--110, 112
                  Dick Pountain   Four Windows desktops (desktop
                                  enhancers) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113--116
                  Daniel Yahdav   Tracking the elusive project (project
                                  management packages) . . . . . . . . . . 119--122, 124, 126
                    Jan Fiderio   BYTE's Guide to 128 Top Windows Products 128

Byte Magazine
Volume 17, Number 12, November, 1992

                      Anonymous   DOC.IT, a printer, fax, copier, and
                                  scanner all in one . . . . . . . . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   Infolio, have pen computer, will travel  ??
                      Anonymous   Optiquest 4000D and HiColor Turbo F/X, a
                                  winning color combination  . . . . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   Quicken 2.0 for Windows, new features
                                  make this popular finance program even
                                  better . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   Windows Sound System: Microsoft enters
                                  the sound board market . . . . . . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   Ways for Windows, translation the easy
                                  way  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ??
                Steve Apiki and   
                   Tom Thompson   Less Expensive, or Cheap?  . . . . . . . ??
          Georges Zanellato and   
                 Bart Verhaeghe   Digitally Speaking . . . . . . . . . . . ??
                   Dennis Allen   Editorial: PCs Will Become More Personal 12
                      Anonymous   Letters: How to get Unix for free; OS/2
                                  2.0 defended; clarifying the A20
                                  problem; and other issues  . . . . . . . 22
                      Anonymous   Microbytes: With Microsoft's Windows NT
                                  nearing availability, IBM is working
                                  hard to improve OS/2 2.0 . . . . . . . . 28
                 Stephen Banker   Report From Sao Paulo: Over 450,000
                                  people jam Brazil's Fenasoft software
                                  show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
                   Ed Perratore   First Impressions. New Systems \ldots
                                  New IBM: Big Blue comes out swinging . . 50
                      Jon Udell   Windows for Workgroups: Peer-to-peer
                                  networking and more with Windows for
                                  Workgroups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
                      Anonymous   LANtastic for Macintosh: Artisoft's
                                  PC-to-Mac connectivity solution offers
                                  power, simplicity, and low cost  . . . . 58
                      Anonymous   What's New: The Freestyle/SL Notebook's
                                  screen swivels; IDL for Windows lets you
                                  do high-power scientific computing; and
                                  more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
                Jerry Pournelle   User's Column. Pondering OS/2: OS/2
                                  invades Chaos Manor  . . . . . . . . . . 109
               Andrew Reinhardt   Penny-Pinching PCs: How They Did It:
                                  Low-priced PCs bring benefits --- and
                                  risks --- to buyers  . . . . . . . . . . 128--136
                   Philip Chien   Smile for the Computer: Your computer
                                  might be your camera's best accessory    139
                  Mark Clarkson   The Information Theater: Xerox PARC
                                  presents a new way to view your data . . 145
           Eric C. Anderson and   
            Stephen Shepard and   
                      Phil Sohn   Overview: Signal Computing: Watch for
                                  hazards when moving information from the
                                  analog to the digital realms . . . . . . 154
                     John Bryan   Signals on the Desktop: You don't have
                                  to wait for DSP technology; it's here
                                  today  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
                   Peter Wayner   Inside Signal Computing: The
                                  architecture of DSP chips mirrors the
                                  functions they perform . . . . . . . . . 177
                   Tim Counihan   A Platform for Signal Computing: The
                                  signal-computing environment tries to
                                  set a signal-computing standard  . . . . 185
                  Ben Smith and   
                Raymond Ga Cote   Solutions Focus. Stalking the Ultimate
                                  Workstation: Eight Powerhouses reviewed  192
          Howard Eglowstein and   
                    Stan Wszola   BYTE Lab Product Report. 486 Systems for
                                  a Graphical World: The best 33-MHz 486
                                  systems for today's demanding
                                  applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209--210, 212, 214, 218--221, 224, 226, 230, 234, 236
                      Tom Yager   Cut to Video: Four Programs for Moving
                                  Presentations: The BYTE Lab looks at
                                  four video-presentation programs . . . . 238--240, 242, 244, 246
                   Greg Loveria   Compaq Unveils a New Network Printer:
                                  Compaq enters the printer market with
                                  the powerful Pagemarq line . . . . . . . 249
                  Othar Hansson   Borland Targets Windows Developers with
                                  Latest C++ Release: Borland C++ 3.1
                                  contains some features we've been
                                  waiting for  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
                      D. Barker   Sophisticated Graphing Under Windows:
                                  DeltaGraph Professional brings good
                                  chart-making tools to Windows  . . . . . 256
                      Tom Yager   Style Meets Substance in Matrox Studio:
                                  Studio turns your PC into a video
                                  powerhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
                    Barry Nance   LANlord Evicts LAN Problems: Microcom's
                                  high-level LAN manager uses OS/2 to
                                  manage DOS and Windows workstations  . . 265
                Steve Apiki and   
               Tom Thompson and   
                      Jon Udell   Network Modems Dial in, Dial out, and
                                  Route Packets: Microtest's Lanmodem
                                  versus Shiva's NetModem/E  . . . . . . . 269
                      Alan Joch   Reviewer's Notebook: The BYTE Lab,
                                  Behind the Scenes: An invitation to look
                                  over the shoulders of our testing
                                  editors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
                Hugh Kenner and   
            Raymond Ga Cote and   
               Tom Thompson and   
                 Stanford Diehl   Book And CD-ROM Reviews. Amok in
                                  Cyberspace: A look at The Hacker
                                  Crackdown, Macintosh Programming
                                  Secrets, Support on Site, and other
                                  selections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
                 Udi Manber and   
                         Sun Wu   Some Assembly Required. Approximate
                                  Pattern Matching: Agrep's algorithms let
                                  you perform text searches using an
                                  approximate pattern  . . . . . . . . . . 281
                  Dick Pountain   Under The Hood. A Call to ARM: The
                                  32-bit ARM610 is a high-performance,
                                  power-saving RISC CPU in a tiny package  293
                  Ben Smith and   
               Tom Thompson and   
                    Steve Apiki   Software Corner Bash, the Bourne Again
                                  Shell: A free Korn-shell replacement, a
                                  JPEG viewer for Macs, and a Windows file
                                  utility  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
             Bruce D. Schatzman   Beyond DOS. An Objective Way to Compute:
                                  The object-based model in Windows NT
                                  forms the foundation for Microsoft's
                                  future operating systems . . . . . . . . 301
                      Anonymous   Ask Byte: Winnowing down Windows; BYTE
                                  listings on UUNET; getting from CP/M to
                                  MS-DOS; and more . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
                   Esther Dyson   Stop Bit. Artificial Life and Natural
                                  Markets: Parallels between artificial
                                  life experiments and competitive markets
                                  demonstrate the advantages of a
                                  free-market system . . . . . . . . . . . 372

Byte Magazine
Volume 17, Number 13, 1992

                Roger C. Alford   CPU Choices  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   PCMCIA LAN adapter from Xircom; new
                                  pointing devices; and more . . . . . . . ??
                Trevor Marshall   Portable Fax Software Rated for DOS and
                                  Windows  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ??
                Trevor Marshall   WorldPort Palmtop Fax/Data Modem:
                                  USRobotics designs modems for hand-helds ??
                 Michael Nadeau   Zeos Pocket PC One-Ups Poqet PC  . . . . ??
                   Tom Thompson   The Mac on the Road  . . . . . . . . . . ??
                    Gene Smarte   PowerExec: AST Research's new notebook
                                  features two PCMCIA 2.0 slots  . . . . . 8
             Michael Nadeau and   
                 John Wolfskill   BYTE's Essential Guide to Notebook PCs:
                                  The BYTE Lab compares 65 notebooks . . . 15--18, 20, 22--23, 26, 28, 30, 32--40
               Stan Miastkowski   Tag-Along Hard Copy: Seven portable
                                  printers offer near-laser-quality output
                                  in surprisingly small packages . . . . . 41--45
            Wayne Rash, Jr. and   
                    T. Marshall   Fax Modems to Go: These 10 portable
                                  packages deliver varying degrees of
                                  performance when you're traveling  . . . 49--51, 54, 56
                Wayne Rash, Jr.   Making Connections: Seven portable
                                  Ethernet adapters reviewed . . . . . . . 61

Byte Magazine
Volume 17, Number 14, December, 1992

                      Anonymous   Convertible, pen computing without
                                  compromises  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   Gateway 2000 4DC2-66V and Hyundai 466D2,
                                  low-cost DX2 local-bus systems . . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   HP Vectra 486/33N, a low-cost system
                                  from an upscale vendor . . . . . . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   R4000 upgrade, a leap in power for SGI's
                                  Iris Indigo  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   Video for Windows, coming soon to a PC
                                  near you . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ??
                  Mark Clarkson   Objects and Penpoint . . . . . . . . . . ??
                  Mark Clarkson   What's In An Object? . . . . . . . . . . ??
                Raymond Ga Cote   Lab Tests: Does Brand Matter?  . . . . . ??
               Daniel W. Rasmus   Object-Oriented Case . . . . . . . . . . ??
               Andy Redfern and   
               Dave Andrews and   
             Andy Reinhardt and   
                   Tom Halfhill   Other Players Find Niches  . . . . . . . ??
                   Dennis Allen   Editorial: Testing and CPUs  . . . . . . 12
                      Anonymous   Letters: Unix lives! . . . . . . . . . . 22
                      Anonymous   Microbytes: SPARC-compatible
                                  workstations priced similarly to
                                  high-end PCs, are expected by early 1993 30
                   Andy Redfern   Report From Israel: Coming In from the
                                  Cold: As Mideast tensions wane, Israel
                                  can sell its wares more openly . . . . . 41
                   Tom Thompson   First Impressions: New Macs for the
                                  Desktop and Road: Apple is updating
                                  computers and introducing new ones as
                                  rapidly as possible  . . . . . . . . . . 44
                      Jon Udell   Microsoft's Windows Database: Microsoft
                                  Access, the happy union of SQL and
                                  Visual Basic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
                      Anonymous   Apricot XEN-LS II, is value-added worth
                                  it?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
                      Anonymous   What's New: Watch TV on the 486SX/25
                                  Multimedia Computer System; centrally
                                  manage electrical power to local or
                                  remote LAN components with LanSafe II;
                                  and more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
                Jerry Pournelle   User's Column: A Computer in the Hand:
                                  Palmtops, PCMCIA, virus newsletters, and
                                  the BBS scene  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
                   Andy Redfern   Make the Right CPU Move: New CPUs
                                  confuse PC buying decisions  . . . . . . 114
                   Greg Loveria   True Type A to Z: Why TrueType is a key
                                  part of Windows 3.1  . . . . . . . . . . 129
             Jeffrey D. Shepard   Lower the Voltage, Raise the Power . . . 137
                        Cary Lu   Overview: Objects for End Users:
                                  Document-oriented computing is the
                                  logical culmination of the
                                  object-oriented revolution . . . . . . . 142
                   Peter Wayner   Brave New Desktop: Object technologies
                                  will let you shape your computing
                                  environment  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
               Daniel W. Rasmus   Relating to Objects: Object technology
                                  finds a place in database management . . 161
           Sergiu S. Simmel and   
                    Ivan Godard   Objects of Substance: Object storage is
                                  a natural for persistent-data servers    167
                      Anonymous   Resource Guide: Object-Oriented Database
                                  Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
                  Tom Yager and   
                    Rick Grehan   Solutions Focus: Grab Your Audience with
                                  Audio: With current sound boards,
                                  sequencers, and editors, you don't have
                                  to be a recording engineer to add audio
                                  to your presentations  . . . . . . . . . 174--194
                   Mike Wiggins   Windows BASICs: Three Windows BASIC
                                  programs square off  . . . . . . . . . . 196
                    Steve Apiki   Clocking the Fastest PCs on the Planet:
                                  Performance comparison of 66-MHz DX2
                                  systems from Compaq, Dell, ALR, and NEC  205
                  Shelley Cryan   A New LaserJet, A New Standard:
                                  Hewlett--Packard's LaserJet 4M should
                                  shake up the printer market  . . . . . . 209--210
                      D. Barker   TypeReader Takes OCR Toward Better
                                  Recognition: ExperVision's TypeReader
                                  OCR software is a step toward better
                                  recognition  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213--214, 216
                   Tom Thompson   The Phaser II SD Prints Dazzling Dyes:
                                  Tektronix's new dye sublimation printer
                                  costs under US\$10,000 . . . . . . . . . 217
                Raymond Ga Cote   Stepping Up to XVT 3.0: The latest XVT
                                  marks interface library improvements and
                                  new development tools  . . . . . . . . . 224
             Stanford Diehl and   
                     Dana Hudes   The Windows File Shuffle: File
                                  conversion under Windows solves the
                                  complex problem of divergent graphics
                                  formats  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
              Howard Eglowstein   Reviewer's Notebook: A Real-World
                                  Notebook Battery Test: Notebook
                                  battery-life testing . . . . . . . . . . 232
                Hugh Kenner and   
                  Tom Yager and   
               Tom Thompson and   
                  Jon Udell and   
                 Stanford Diehl   Book and CD-ROM Reviews: Photographic
                                  Lies: The search for visual truth,
                                  design tips, TCP/IP explainer, the times
                                  of physicist Richard Feynman, and more   234
                Roger C. Alford   Under the Hood: The PCMCIA Redefines
                                  Portability: The PCMCIA 2.0 PC card
                                  standard opens a new world for
                                  subnotebook and hand-held computers  . . 237
                Randall A. Nagy   Some Assembly Required: Writing a
                                  Windows DLL: Here's a simple DLL-based
                                  debugging aid for Windows  . . . . . . . 247
                Barry Nance and   
               Tom Thompson and   
                      Ben Smith   Software Corner: Audit Your LAN: Easy
                                  LAN inventory, a crash disk for System
                                  7.0, and face-saving Unix utilities  . . 256
                    Gen Keyooka   Beyond DOS: Object-Oriented DLLs: Build
                                  reusable objects with Windows DLLs . . . 257
                      Anonymous   Ask Byte: The BYTE Lab Responds on clock
                                  inconsistencies, loopback plug pin-outs,
                                  and other issues . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
                    James Burke   STOP BIT: Technology and the New World
                                  Order: Advancing technology is creating
                                  a new, more complex social order . . . . 324


Byte Magazine
Volume 18, Number ??, 1993

                 Bruce Schneier   Digital Signatures . . . . . . . . . . . ??
                      P. Wayner   Optimal Character Recognition  . . . . . ??
                J. P. Mello and   
                      P. Wayner   Wireless Mobile Communications . . . . . 147--154
                      P. Wayner   Stretching the Ether . . . . . . . . . . 159--165

Byte Magazine
Volume 18, Number 1, January, 1993

                      Anonymous   ColorFrame: A portable color display for
                                  Macs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   Datafax: A Windows fax program . . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   Epson Progression: A 486/33 with a
                                  graphics-acceleration Wingine  . . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   Flexscan F340iW, Graphite Card, and
                                  Paradise Accelerator: Working toward
                                  clearer Windows  . . . . . . . . . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   InFax Pro 3.0: Fax software with OCR and
                                  a cool cover-page designer . . . . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   Visio: A new approach to graphics  . . . ??
                    Eduard Hovy   MT at Your Service . . . . . . . . . . . ??
                   Ed Perratore   A Higher End For Compaq Notebooks  . . . ??
               Bernard E. Scott   The Five Layers of Ambiguity . . . . . . ??
            Muriel Vasconcellos   Is MT Right For You? . . . . . . . . . . ??
                   Dennis Allen   Editorial 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
                      Anonymous   Letters: Responses on BYTE's global
                                  perspective, the October editorial, and
                                  other topics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
                      Anonymous   Microbytes: Preliminary info on
                                  Motorola's 68060 is impressive, but the
                                  PowerPC 601 will probably ship first . . 32
               Andrew Reinhardt   Report From Hong Kong: Hong Kong hopes
                                  to profit by its ties to mainland China  41
                    Gene Smarte   First Impressions: Two Toshiba Systems
                                  to Go: The T4500 notebook and the
                                  Dynapad T100X pen-based computer . . . . 46
                      Tom Yager   UnixWare: New Hope for Unix: The
                                  friendliest Unix around  . . . . . . . . 51
                      Anonymous   Turbo Pascal 7.0 and Borland Pascal with
                                  Objects 7.0: A new generation of Pascal  54
                      Anonymous   What's New: The ScreenStar displays two
                                  full-size documents; the Digibot II
                                  ``reads'' multidimensional objects; and
                                  more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
                Jerry Pournelle   User's Column: The Principle of Pursuit:
                                  Microsoft moves to dominate with Access
                                  and Windows for Workgroups . . . . . . . 97
                 Michael Nadeau   The 1992 BYTE Awards: BYTE editors pick
                                  the best products of the past year . . . 116
                  Dick Pountain   Computing Without Clocks: Asynchronous
                                  processors turn computing on its head    145
            Muriel Vasconcellos   Overview: Machine Translation: Machine
                                  translation is coming to your computer   152
                    Eduard Hovy   How MT Works: There is more than one way
                                  to perform machine translation . . . . . 167
                L. Chris Miller   Babelware for the Desktop: Many
                                  machine-translation systems are
                                  available on workstations and personal
                                  computers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177--178, 80, 182--183
                      Anonymous   Resource Guide: Machine-Translation
                                  Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
                  Ben Smith and   
              Howard Eglowstein   Solutions Focus: Putting Your Data on
                                  the Map: Connecting maps with data helps
                                  visualize information  . . . . . . . . . 188
                    Rick Grehan   Making Windows Rock and Roll: The BYTE
                                  Lab looks at 16 accelerators that speed
                                  up Windows operations (for as little as
                                  US\$139) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
                   Rob Mitchell   AST's PowerExec Goes Modular:
                                  Upgradability meets portability in AST's
                                  new PowerExec  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
                      Jon Udell   Desktop CD-ROM Publishing: Philips'
                                  CDD521 ushers in the second CD-ROM
                                  revolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
                Maureen Caudill   Neural Net Adds Smarts to Spreadsheets,
                                  Slowly: If I only had a brain: Braincel
                                  aims to smarten spreadsheets with
                                  neural-network technology  . . . . . . . 221--222, 224
                    Steve Apiki   Next-Generation Code Generators for
                                  Windows: Latest versions of Case:W and
                                  WindowsMaker Professional ease the task
                                  of generating Windows code . . . . . . . 225
                      Tom Yager   Topas 4.0 Simplifies 3-D: Topas 4.0
                                  makes quick work of realistic 3-D
                                  graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
                      Tom Yager   Commodore Gets Tough: Two new
                                  69040-based Amigas . . . . . . . . . . . 239
              Howard Eglowstein   Photography by the Numbers: Professional
                                  electronic cameras from Kodak and Sony
                                  deliver instant results to your Mac or
                                  PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
                    Rick Grehan   Reviewer's Notebook: How to Give Windows
                                  a Workout: The BYTE Lab introduces new
                                  Windows benchmarks . . . . . . . . . . . 246
                Hugh Kenner and   
                   Bob Ryan and   
         Raymond G. A. Cote and   
                   Tom Thompson   Book and CD-ROM Reviews: Going-On at the
                                  Edge: The science of complexity  . . . . 248
           Jean Renard Ward and   
                  Debra Schultz   Under the Hood: Digitizer Renaissance:
                                  Pen computers are reinvigorating
                                  digitizer tablet technologies  . . . . . 251
                    Barry Nance   Some Assembly Required: OS/2's System
                                  Object Model: The OS/2 2.0 System Object
                                  Model offers a language-neutral approach
                                  to object-oriented programming . . . . . 261
                Barry Nance and   
               Tom Thompson and   
                      Bem Smith   Software Corner: Your Own Devices: DOS
                                  device drivers, hexadecimal editing in
                                  Unix, and monitoring System 7.0 memory
                                  partitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
                      Jon Udell   Beyond DOS: Connecting Windows to Data
                                  with ODBC: Open Database Connectivity is
                                  an API for database-enabled Windows
                                  applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
                      Anonymous   Ask BYTE: Internet access solutions,
                                  Procomm problems, and other issues . . . 278
                    Roger Ebert   Stop BIT: Cinema by Computer: Movies no
                                  longer offer an escape from reality  . . 334

Byte Magazine
Volume 18, Number 2, February, 1993

                      Anonymous   Falcon030, Atari's PC with a DSP . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   Freelance Graphics for Windows 2.0,
                                  prepare presentations painlessly . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   QMS 1725 Print System, the latest 17-ppm
                                  screamer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   TyIN 2000, a packed adapter card . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   VideoSpigot for Windows, SuperMatch's
                                  video-capture board  . . . . . . . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   WordPerfect 5.2 for Windows, an
                                  impressive upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . ??
                   Tom Halfhill   Buying a CD-ROM Drive  . . . . . . . . . ??
                   Ed Perratore   The New Breed Of CD Players  . . . . . . ??
                 Andy Reinhardt   Optical Flavors  . . . . . . . . . . . . ??
                  Jon Udell and   
              Howard Eglowstein   Affordable CD-R Drives . . . . . . . . . ??
                   Dennis Allen   Editorial CD-ROM: Now Is the Time  . . . 12
                      Anonymous   Letters: Operating-system trends, OS/2
                                  at a crossroads, digital photography,
                                  the ultimate workstation, and other
                                  issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
                      Anonymous   Microbytes: HP, DEC, and Sun unveil new
                                  high-powered workstations  . . . . . . . 32
                    Rich Malloy   Comdex: Bigger Than Ever: Picking the
                                  best products at the show was even
                                  harder than usual  . . . . . . . . . . . 41
                   Andy Redfern   Computers Italian Style: The Italians
                                  love stylish computers but crave
                                  innovation from abroad . . . . . . . . . 47
                Kenneth Sheldon   Lotus Improv for Windows: A radical
                                  application comes to Windows . . . . . . 52
                      Anonymous   FoxPro 2.5, the cross-platform strategy
                                  begins to pay off  . . . . . . . . . . . 54
                      Anonymous   What's New: Tektronix offers printers
                                  for workgroups, SunConnect extends LANs
                                  to global networks, and more . . . . . . 72
                Jerry Pournelle   LAN Wars: Windows for Workgroups battles
                                  LANtastic for domination at Chaos Manor  97
                      Jon Udell   Start the Presses: CD-ROM publishing
                                  comes to the desktop . . . . . . . . . . 116
                        Cary Lu   Is ITV Here to Stay: Interactive TV's
                                  survival and prosperity are in question  139
         John P. Mello, Jr. and   
                   Peter Wayner   Overview: Wireless Mobile
                                  Communications: The ability to
                                  communicate anytime, from anywhere, is
                                  almost here  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
                   Peter Wayner   Stretching the Ether: Technology expands
                                  the wireless spectrum  . . . . . . . . . 159
                       Bob Ryan   Communications Get Personal: AT&T's
                                  Hobbit powers a new generation of
                                  personal communications devices  . . . . 169--176
                      Anonymous   Resource Guide: Plugging into Wireless   177
            Raymond Ga Cote and   
                Steve Apiki and   
                    Stan Wszola   Network Fax on Tap: The BYTE Lab peers
                                  into 11 fax servers for PC, Mac, and
                                  Unix networks  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178--180, 182, 184--190, 192, 194, 196
                    Rick Grehan   New Tricks for Slow Macs: The BYTE Lab
                                  tests 17 Mac accelerator boards  . . . . 198
                      Tom Yager   The Second Premiere: Premiere 2.0 for
                                  the Mac offers QuickTime movie editing
                                  at its best  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
                      Tom Yager   A BASIC Breakthrough: Visual Basic for
                                  DOS makes powerful programs easy to
                                  write  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
               Stan Miastkowski   Forging a Business Tool: Three Fax
                                  Software Packages for Windows: Three
                                  next-generation fax software packages
                                  bring new abilities to communications    209--210, 212
                 Stanford Diehl   Complete Communications for Small
                                  Businesses: A new fax and voice-mail
                                  card from Prometheus takes on the
                                  upgraded Complete Communicator . . . . . 213
                    Barry Nance   Stacking Up TCP/IP for Windows: Linking
                                  Windows clients with Unix hosts via
                                  TCP/IP stacks from Beame and Whiteside,
                                  Frontier Technologies, and NetManage . . 215
                  Birrell Walsh   Correspondence That Looks Good Globally:
                                  Multi-Lingual Scholar, a word processor
                                  for the global market  . . . . . . . . . 219
                   Tom Thompson   Reviewer's Notebook: Retooling a
                                  Classic: The BYTE Lab updates its
                                  Macintosh benchmarks . . . . . . . . . . 221
                Hugh Kenner and   
              Dick Pountain and   
                  Jon Udell and   
                Raymond Ga Cote   Again the Swinging Gates: Another look
                                  at Microsoft's leader, a controversial
                                  Windows book, how to program in Oberon,
                                  and more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
            Andrew W. Davis and   
                      Joe Burke   The Mac Goes to the Movies: A detailed
                                  look at Apple's QuickTime architecture   225
                Randall A. Nagy   Handling Input Events Using C++: Use the
                                  Event class to handle keyboard and mouse
                                  input across platforms . . . . . . . . . 231
                Barry Nance and   
               Tom Thompson and   
                      Ben Smith   A Small Browser with Everything: A
                                  powerful DOS browser, a faster Finder,
                                  and Perl-based recursive grep  . . . . . 235
                 Mark J. Minasi   A New OS/2: IBM's ServicePak and the
                                  Professional Developer's Kit CD-ROM are
                                  dissected  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
                      Anonymous   Ask BYTE: Adobe Type Manager conflicts,
                                  the Next as document manager, and more   239
                 Andy Nicholson   Software Gluttony: It's time for
                                  programmers to rein in today's bloated,
                                  resource-hogging applications  . . . . . 286

Byte Magazine
Volume 18, Number 3, March, 1993

                      Anonymous   Personal Communicator 440: Start-up EO
                                  does it right the first time . . . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   PowerExec EL: Forgoing some notebook
                                  frills means big savings . . . . . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   SPARCstation LX: Sun's feature-packed
                                  little Unix box  . . . . . . . . . . . . ??
             James D. Gantt and   
             Catherine M. Beise   The Public Reacts To Group Decision
                                  Support Systems  . . . . . . . . . . . . ??
              David H. Mitchell   Being Here And There . . . . . . . . . . ??
                      Jon Udell   E-Mail From The Workplace Shell  . . . . ??
                      Jon Udell   The Vines Advantage  . . . . . . . . . . ??
                   Dennis Allen   Editorial: The State of BYTE . . . . . . 12
                      Anonymous   Letters: Choosing a CPU; low-cost PCs;
                                  BYTE's Windows issue; and other topics   20
                      Anonymous   Microbytes: The first HDTV sets are not
                                  likely to appear in U.S. homes before
                                  1995, yet companies from Microsoft to
                                  HBO are already involved in programming
                                  projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
                     Jay Ranade   Report From India: High-Tech
                                  Opportunities Abound: The government is
                                  high on growth but down on imports . . . 37
               Tom Thompson and   
                Tom R. Halfhill   First Impressions: A Spring Harvest of
                                  Apple Macintoshes: With street prices of
                                  about US\$1000 to {US}\$4500, these new
                                  Macs are price-conscious and powerful    40
                      Anonymous   Lotus 1-2-3 for OS/2 2.0 and Lotus
                                  Freelance Graphics for OS/2 2.0: Two
                                  major applications for IBM's OS  . . . . 46
                      Anonymous   What's New: BriteLite LX puts SPARC
                                  power on the road, LANDesk simplifies
                                  network management, and more . . . . . . 58
                Jerry Pournelle   User's Column: CD-ROM Secrets: The trick
                                  to integrating CD-ROM and Windows for
                                  Workgroups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
                 Andy Reinhardt   Smarter E-Mail Is Coming: Intelligent
                                  E-mail delivers more than messages. It
                                  will change how your business works by
                                  improving communications and automating
                                  workflow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90, 92, 94, 96--98, 100, 102, 105--106, 108
                Jeffrey Hsu and   
                  Tony Lockwood   Overview: Collaborative Computing:
                                  Computer technology brings workgroups
                                  closer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112--114, 116, 118, 120
               Mark A. Clarkson   Hitting Warp Speed for LANs:
                                  Collaboraative computing demands faster
                                  networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
                  Tom Yager and   
                 D. H. Mitchell   Better Than Being There: Desktop video
                                  conferencing is on its way . . . . . . . 129--130, 132--134
          Howard Eglowstein and   
                      Ben Smith   Solutions Focus: Mixed Messaging:
                                  Multiplatform internetwork mail can link
                                  diverse clients on widespread networks   136
             G. Armour Van Horn   A New Resolution for Desktop Lasers: A
                                  comparison of the latest 600-dpi laser
                                  printers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
         Kathleen LaRiviere and   
               Stan Miastkowski   How to Deal with Taxing Questions:
                                  Tax-preparation software for DOS, the
                                  Mac, and Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
                    Barry Nance   Compaq Stakes Out Both Ends of the
                                  Server Spectrum: Compaq's new high-end
                                  Systempro/XL and low-end ProSignia
                                  servers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
                   Tom Thompson   Two PowerBooks Great and Small: The
                                  PowerBook 180 and PowerBook Duo 230 show
                                  different design directions  . . . . . . 173
                      Tom Yager   Visual Basic for Windows Gets a
                                  Face-Lift: Microsoft improves its
                                  programming package with version 2.0 . . 177
             Raymond G. A. Cote   Imagining the World: Macintosh software
                                  for simulating systems from the
                                  administrative office to the factory
                                  floor  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
                    Rick Grehan   Reviewer's Notebook: It Worked Fine a
                                  Minute Ago: Reflections on Macintosh
                                  compatibility problems . . . . . . . . . 183
                Hugh Kenner and   
              Dick Pountain and   
             Raymond G. A. Cote   Book And CD-ROM Reviews: The AI Debate
                                  Revisited: What Computers Still Can't
                                  Do, guides to the Internet, and updated
                                  Grolier's multimedia encyclopedia, and
                                  more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
                Thomas Jeffries   Some Assembly Required: Divide and
                                  Conquer: Here's how to debug interrupt
                                  service routines . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
                Roger C. Alford   Under The Hood: CD-ROM Inside and Out:
                                  Exploring the complexities of CD-ROM
                                  drives, discs, and associated standards  197
                Barry Nance and   
               Tom Thompson and   
                      Ben Smith   Software Corner: Automatic NetWare
                                  Log-Ins: Let your applications log in to
                                  NetWare; a Mac text editor; and a
                                  graphics file viewer . . . . . . . . . . 208
             Bruce D. Schatzman   Beyond DOS: Next-Generation OLE: A
                                  faster, simpler OLE looms on the horizon 209
           Clifford A. Pickover   Stop Bit: Fractal Fantasies: Fractals
                                  add a new dynamic to game design . . . . 256

Byte Magazine
Volume 18, Number 4, April, 1993

                      Anonymous   AudioMan: An easy and inexpensive
                                  approach to Windows sound  . . . . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   Encarta: A multimedia CD-ROM
                                  encyclopedia worth exploring . . . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   microWriter: Texas Instruments' low-cost
                                  laser printer  . . . . . . . . . . . . . ??
                Maxine D. Brown   Visualization Applications . . . . . . . ??
             Jeffrey D. Shepard   Japanese Leaders In Fuzzy Logic  . . . . ??
              Lloyd A. Treinish   Inside Multidimensional Data . . . . . . ??
                   Dennis Allen   Editorial: Fatware Strategies  . . . . . 12
                      Anonymous   Letters: The Amiga 3000T-040/200 and
                                  4000-040/120, OS/2 2.0, Braincel
                                  defended, and other reader mail  . . . . 20
                      Anonymous   Microbytes: Tandy and Casio stand poised
                                  to compete with Apple's Newton PDA . . . 28
                Neven Prasnikar   Report From Croatia: Recovery Through
                                  Technology: Technology helps a troubled
                                  country rebound  . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
                      Jon Udell   First Impressions: Easy Does It with
                                  MS-DOS 6.0: Microsoft adds compression
                                  and memory management to the venerable
                                  operating system . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
                      Tom Yager   Photoshop Now Does Windows: Version 2.5
                                  is new for Windows and improved for the
                                  Mac  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
                      Anonymous   Stylus 800: Epson is back in the ink-jet
                                  business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
                     What's New   The Dauphin 5500 Color Pentop flips its
                                  display, the Pocket Faxxer sends
                                  paperless faxes, ParaSet helps you
                                  develop and maintain software, and more  62
                Jerry Pournelle   User's Column: What's Hot, What's Not:
                                  Pournelle's annual Orchid and Onion
                                  parade arrives . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
               Ed Perratore and   
               Tom Thompson and   
                  Jon Udell and   
                    Rich Malloy   Fighting Fatware: Bloated software slows
                                  you down, but help is on way . . . . . . 98--102, 104--106, 108
                Janet J. Barron   Putting Fuzzy Logic into Focus:
                                  Fuzzy-logic applications arrive on the
                                  desktop  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
                     Jack Weber   Overview: Visualization: Seeing Is
                                  Believing: Visualization lets you see
                                  the meaning of numeric data  . . . . . . 120
               William Ribarsky   Navigating the Data Flood: Find your way
                                  through large data sets visually . . . . 129
                   Peter Wayner   Image Building: A look at the core of
                                  modern visualization software  . . . . . 137
              Nahum Gershon and   
                    Jeff Dozier   The Difficulty with Data: Visualization
                                  requires diverse data types and formats  143
                      Anonymous   Resource Guide: Visualization Software   148
                Rick Grehan and   
                    Stan Wszola   Solutions Focus: Shrink to Fit: The BYTE
                                  Lab tests on-the-fly data compressors
                                  for Macs and PCs . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
                Robert E. Calem   Ultraportable PCs: Worth the Trade-offs:
                                  Subnotebook or palmtop? BYTE looks at
                                  the alternatives . . . . . . . . . . . . 164--166, 168, 170, 172
                   Tom Thompson   PowerBook Peripherals: New hardware
                                  makes your Apple notebook more useful    173
                      Tom Yager   OS/2's Multimedia Extensions: IBM builds
                                  a strong multimedia foundation for OS/2  177
                Raymond Ga Cote   Two Ways to Say VL-Bus: Testing two
                                  motherboards that mix VL-Bus and EISA    179
                 Stanford Diehl   Teaching Macs to Fetch: Aldus introduces
                                  Fetch, a new multiuser, mixedmedia
                                  database for the Mac . . . . . . . . . . 183
                      Tom Yager   Macs and Windows PCs Share Control:
                                  Timbuktu for Windows makes
                                  cross-platform remote control possible,
                                  but it can be slow . . . . . . . . . . . 185
             Benjamin Fried and   
                  Othar Hansson   Sun's C Solution for Solaris: Sparcworks
                                  Professional C is a solid compiler with
                                  a few good tools . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
                      Ben Smith   A Beefier MKS Toolkit: MKS Toolkit 4.1
                                  is a bigger and better collection of
                                  Unix tools for DOS and OS/2  . . . . . . 191
              Howard Eglowstein   Pioneer's Super CD-ROM Drive: Pioneer's
                                  new minichanger can access six CDs at
                                  quadruple speed  . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
                Hugh Kenner and   
         Raymond G. A. Cote and   
                  Jon Udell and   
               Tom Thompson and   
                   Rob Mitchell   Book And CD-ROM Reviews: Market as
                                  Virtual Reality: The Death of Money,
                                  Windows 3.1 Insider, and other titles    194
              William Stallings   Under The Hood FDDI Speaks: The FDDI II
                                  standard mixes voice and data on a
                                  single medium  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
             Raymond G. A. Cote   Some Assembly Required: Processing Magic
                                  on the Mac: How to exploit the System 7
                                  Process Manager in your applications . . 201
                Barry Nance and   
               Tom Thompson and   
                      Ben Smith   Software Corner: LAN Remote Control:
                                  Remote-control programs for NetWare and
                                  Apple Talk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
                      Jon Udell   Beyond DOS: Simple MAPI Delivers:
                                  Microsoft's first-release messaging API
                                  is easily supported  . . . . . . . . . . 211
                      Anonymous   Ask BYTE: Laptop parallel-port problems
                                  and creating dynamic arrays  . . . . . . 215
               Patricia Seybold   Stop Bit: The Learning Organization:
                                  Distributed computing won't work unless
                                  companies are willing to change  . . . . 264

Byte Magazine
Volume 18, Number 5, Spring, 1993

                      Anonymous   Editorial: Windows Reaches Beyond the
                                  Desktop  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
                      Anonymous   Windows News and Views: Claris Works,
                                  VL-Bus accelerators, WordPerfect
                                  Presentations, Windows CAD, and more . . 10
              Anne Fischer Lent   Workgroups by the Numbers: Ten essential
                                  tips and techniques for getting the most
                                  out of Windows for Workgroups  . . . . . 32--35
              Anne Fischer Lent   Workgroups Partners: A guide to products
                                  that integrate seamlessly with Windows
                                  for Workgroups . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
                  Dick Pountain   Extending Visual Basic: Visual Basic
                                  extensions let you produce quality
                                  programs faster than ever before . . . . 43
                   Greg Loveria   The Fine Art of Windows Printing: How to
                                  speed up printing from Windows . . . . . 52
                      Tom Yager   Inside Video for Windows: Microsoft's
                                  new extensions for desktop video open
                                  new horizons to Windows computing  . . . 57
                 Nicholas Baran   Keyboarding!: How to put your mouse out
                                  to pasture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
                      Tom Yager   Color you can carry anywhere: combine a
                                  486 CPU with a color active-matrix LCD,
                                  and you get a dynamite Windows notebook  69--70, 72--73
             Kenneth M. Sheldon   Do you know where your money is?
                                  Microsoft Money and Quicken for Windows
                                  let you get a grip on your personal-and
                                  not so personal-finances . . . . . . . . 75--76, 78, 80
                   Ed Perratore   The Case of the Missing File . . . . . . 81
               Stan Miastkowski   Beyond word processing: word processors
                                  aren't just for juggling text anymore    85--86, 88, 90
                     John Bryan   Desktop publishing made easy: Windows
                                  desktop publishing is more accessible
                                  than ever  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91--93
                    Steve Apiki   Compressing with Fractals  . . . . . . . 95
                    Stan Wszola   Info Select clears clutter: this PIM for
                                  Windows works the way you do . . . . . . 97--98
               Mark A. Clarkson   Presentations to go: the best
                                  presentation graphics package is the one
                                  you don't have to think about  . . . . . 99--104
                    Barry Nance   Serving Up the Works . . . . . . . . . . 105
             Henry Fersko-Weiss   Contact Managers: Keeping in Touch . . . 109
                Raymond Ga Cote   Mathcad: Better Than Paper . . . . . . . 115
                      Anonymous   Short Subjects: MicroPhone Pro for
                                  Windows, Dr. Floyd's Desktop Toys, and
                                  more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
                Jerry Pournelle   Unsung Heroes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136

Byte Magazine
Volume 18, Number 6, May, 1993

                      Anonymous   Compel: Multimedia presentation software
                                  from Asymetrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   HP LaserJet 4Si and 4Si MX:
                                  Hewlett--Packard's newest network
                                  printers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   NoteJet 486: Canon's notebook/printer
                                  makes a dynamic package  . . . . . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   Painter 2.0: A ``natural,''
                                  professional, and fun paint tool . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   PagePlus 2.0: A US\$59.95 desktop
                                  publishing package . . . . . . . . . . . ??
                   Dennis Allen   Editorial: Our New Lab Report: Your New
                                  Consultant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
                      Anonymous   Letters: Coming to terms with software
                                  gluttony; OS/2 hassles; machine
                                  translation; and other topics  . . . . . 20
                      Anonymous   Microbytes: Bringing UNIX into the
                                  NetWare fold presents Novell with a
                                  marketing dilemma: what to tell software
                                  developers who ask which platform to
                                  write applications for . . . . . . . . . 24
             Patrick Waurzyniak   First Impressions: AutoCAD Draws on
                                  Windows: Autodesk's best-selling CAD
                                  software goes Windows  . . . . . . . . . 33
                      Ben Smith   A Heavy-Hitting Unix for PCs: Solaris
                                  for Intel is the most complete PC Unix   37
                      Anonymous   NetWare 4.0: The next step for a growing
                                  network  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
                      Anonymous   What's New: The DTR-1 is a notebook or a
                                  pen computer, the SmartLink V32bis
                                  FaxModem encrypts your data, LapCAD 5
                                  for the Mac gives you finite modeling,
                                  and more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
                Jerry Pournelle   User's Column: Once More into the
                                  Breach: User's Choice Awards wrap-up . . 75
                Tom R. Halfhill   Intel Launches Rocket in a Socket:
                                  Intel's new Pentium CPU doubles the
                                  speed of the fastest 486 . . . . . . . . 92--94, 96, 98, 100, 102--104, 106, 108
                  Dick Pountain   Oberon: A Glimpse at the Future: A
                                  radically object-oriented design
                                  previews future operating systems  . . . 111
                Paulina Borsook   Overview: Seeking Security:
                                  Mainframe-type security is coming to the
                                  client/server environment  . . . . . . . 118--122, 124, 126, 128
                   Peter Wayner   Should Encryption Be Regulated: U.S. law
                                  enforcers want to limit your use of data
                                  encryption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
                   John DeHaven   Stealth Virus Attacks: Anonymous attack
                                  software targets networked computers . . 137--138, 140, 142
                      Anonymous   Resource Guide: Virus Protection for
                                  Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
                Richard Fox and   
                  Alan Joch and   
    Chandrika Krishnamurthy and   
              Stephen Platt and   
               Leonard Presberg   Lab Report: Hands-On Testing 126
                                  Printers: Our testing shows which
                                  printer is best for your needs . . . . . 146--149, 152, 154, 156--158, 160, 162, 164--166, 168, 170, 172, 174--5
                   Greg Loveria   Solutions Focus: Making the MPC Upgrade:
                                  Some of the best options available for
                                  bringing multimedia to the PC  . . . . . 176
                 Nicholas Baran   Personable PIMs: Ten PIMs for Windows,
                                  DOS, and the Mac, ranging from simple
                                  organizers to full-blown project
                                  managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194--198
                   John Rydberg   Banyan's ``StreetTalk for NetWare'':
                                  Banyan's distributed directory meets
                                  server-based NetWare . . . . . . . . . . 199
                      Tom Yager   Windows Video Recorders: The hardware
                                  side of Video for Windows  . . . . . . . 201
              Howard Eglowstein   Tape Backup on the Go: A review of four
                                  parallel-port tape drives for backup . . 205
          Nicholas John Delonas   Lotus 1-2-3 Release 3.4 for DOS: Lotus'
                                  latest high-end DOS spreadsheet is
                                  faster, but you still may prefer the
                                  low-end line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
                Hugh Kenner and   
                Steve Apiki and   
                      Tom Yager   Book And CD-ROM Reviews: From the Mind
                                  of MIT: Windows NT, multimedia, MIT,
                                  Compton's on CD-ROM, and more  . . . . . 210
                  Dick Pountain   Under The Hood: Computing on Wheels:
                                  This month's column literally goes under
                                  the hood to examine a new generation of
                                  automotive-control computers . . . . . . 213
                    Allen Holub   Some Assembly Required: The Power of
                                  Inheritance: How to take advantage of
                                  multiple inheritance in your C++ class
                                  designs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
                    Gen Kiyooka   Beyond DOS: Getting a Handle on NT:
                                  Windows NT offers outstanding
                                  exception-handling tools. Here's why you
                                  need them  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
                  Hans Berliner   Stop Bit: Losing the Human Edge:
                                  Computers are about to mount a new
                                  challenge in the chess world . . . . . . 282

Byte Magazine
Volume 18, Number 7, June, 1993

                   Dennis Allen   Editorial: More Personal Pathways  . . . 10
                      Anonymous   Letters: Readers respond on E-mail, Mac
                                  accelerator boards, computing in Italy,
                                  and other topics . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
          Nicholas John Delonas   Lotus Takes Another Run at Windows:
                                  Windows version of 1-2-3 is a serious
                                  challenger to Microsoft Excel  . . . . . 22
              Dick Pountain and   
Amstrad's Affordable Pen Package   The Pen Pad PDA600 may not offer the
                                  dazzle of Newton, but it's affordable
                                  and it works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
                   Tom Thompson   PostScript Level 2: Adobe Takes the
                                  Driver' Seat: You may already have a
                                  PostScript Level 2 printer, but now you
                                  can take advantage of it with Level 2
                                  drivers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
                      Ben Smith   Going to Extremes: With a powerful new
                                  graphics processor, Silicon Graphics'
                                  Indigo2 was born for data visualization  34
                 Andy Reinhardt   HP Takes Color Mainstream:
                                  Hewlett--Packard's DeskJet 1200C meets
                                  the demand of users who covet color  . . 38
             Patrick Waurzyniak   WordPerfect Goes GUI with DOS Update:
                                  It's taken WordPerfect more than three
                                  years to update its DOS word processor,
                                  but version 6.0 may be worth the wait    42
                Tom R. Halfhill   A Peek at PowerOpen: The first PowerPC
                                  chip may not equal the Pentium's
                                  performance, but at one-fifth the price,
                                  you may not care . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
                Tom R. Halfhill   Visual Basic 3.0 Strengthens
                                  Connectivity: The newest version of
                                  Visual Basic inherits Microsoft's Access
                                  database engine  . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
                      D. Barker   Report from Mexico: Local programmers
                                  wait for a break . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
                Hugh Kenner and   
            Raymond Ga Cote and   
          Howard Eglowstein and   
                   Rob Mitchell   Reviews: Books and CD-ROMs Computer
                                  Ruminations: Unix Power Tools, Things
                                  That Make Us Smart, and other titles . . 51
              Joseph J. Lazzaro   Computers for the Disabled:
                                  Off-the-shelf products help you meet the
                                  needs of disabled workers  . . . . . . . 59--60, 62, 64
                      Anonymous   Readers' Choice Awards: BYTE readers
                                  name their favorite products . . . . . . 65
                      Jon Udell   Windows, Windows Everywhere: Microsoft
                                  wants you to someday use a version of
                                  Windows for every computing platform.
                                  The unique demands of each platform,
                                  however, might make this goal
                                  unrealistic  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
                      Anonymous   The Mips Challenge . . . . . . . . . . . 80
                      Anonymous   Many Processors, Many Threads  . . . . . 84
                      Anonymous   Windows Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
                      Anonymous   NT's Architects Speak  . . . . . . . . . 92
                   Ellen Ullman   Client/Server Frees Data: Client/server
                                  brings data to your desktop  . . . . . . 96
                      Anonymous   Unix Database Servers Are Not for
                                  Everyone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
                      Anonymous   Serving Mobile Clients . . . . . . . . . 106
                  Mark Clarkson   The Many Flavors of SQL: Market forces
                                  complicate the search for a database
                                  access standard. While vendors pitch
                                  their versions of SQL, users suffer  . . 109
              Paul Korzeniowski   Make Way for Data: Middleware --- such
                                  as remote procedure calls and
                                  message-passing systems --- invisibly
                                  aids data exchange. With it, you can
                                  save development time implementing your
                                  client/server applications. Programmers
                                  don't have to modify applications to
                                  accommodate network protocols  . . . . . 113
               Randall D. Cronk   EISes Mine Your Data: Client/server
                                  computing revolutionizes executive
                                  information systems. EISes can help you
                                  find and analyze your data, but it's not
                                  always as easy as it might sound . . . . 121, 123, 125, 127--128
                   Tom Thompson   Apple's Midrange Mac a Heavy Hitter:
                                  Benchmark results and hands-on
                                  experience with two of Apple's newest
                                  Macs, the Centris 650 and PowerBook 165c 129--130
                       Jim Hurd   Microsoft's Visual C++: Is Visual C++ a
                                  more powerful Visual Basic or a more
                                  graphical C++? Jim Hurd checks out its
                                  new tools and capabilities . . . . . . . 133
           Stan Miastkowski and   
                   Marc Schnapp   Two Roads to Windows Databases: Paradox
                                  and FoxPro migrate to Windows: Borland's
                                  Paradox for Windows wraps its powerful
                                  features in an object-oriented package.
                                  Microsoft's FoxPro 2.5 for Windows
                                  maintains its solid Xbase underpinning
                                  and is built for speed . . . . . . . . . 136--138
                      Anonymous   Performance Comparisons  . . . . . . . . 138
              Howard Eglowstein   HP's Simple Laser: HP's new LaserJet 4L
                                  brings laser-quality output to the
                                  desktop, along with low cost and simple
                                  operation. The BYTE Lab examines the
                                  speed, quality, and expansion trade-offs
                                  of the 4L series . . . . . . . . . . . . 141--142
                   Tom Thompson   BASIC for the Rest of Us: Zedcor's
                                  FutureBasic provides a powerful
                                  development environment for the
                                  Macintosh that's actually easy to use.
                                  Thompson builds a project with
                                  FutureBasic and a helpful add-on, PG:PRO 143
                Raymond Ga Cote   The Renaissance of Imaging: Kodak hopes
                                  to change the way graphics professionals
                                  process electronic images with Photo CD
                                  and supporting software. BYTE examines
                                  two of Kodak's flagship Photo CD
                                  software products, PhotoEdge and
                                  Renaissance  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146--147
                    Stan Wszola   Windows Dressing: The Windows user
                                  interface isn't for everyone. The BYTE
                                  Lab examines 12 accessory packages that
                                  plug the gaps in the Windows user
                                  interface, including New Wave, Power
                                  Launcher, and Norton Desktop for Windows 148
                Richard Fox and   
                  Alan Joch and   
           Leonard Presberg and   
                   Leslie Reisz   BYTE Lab Report: Desktop Dynamite: 116
                                  Fast 486s: We tested 116 50-and 66-MHz
                                  486s to tell you which is best for your
                                  DOS, Windows, and UNIX applications. How
                                  we tested; Poor Quality; Bus Choices . . 156
                  Dick Pountain   Under the Hood The Multiprocessor
                                  Solution: Multiprocessor architectures
                                  lead the charge to improve I/O
                                  performance  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
                    Barry Nance   Beyond DOS, IBM Unleashes a New OS/2:
                                  IBM delivers a full-featured successor
                                  to OS/2 2.0  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
               Michael J. Young   Some Assembly Required Animation for
                                  Windows Applications: CSprite class
                                  forms the foundation for adding
                                  animation to Windows programs  . . . . . 197
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: Statistics Programs Help
                                  Businesses Work: Mysteries revealed  . . 201
                      Anonymous   What's New: The Paperless 1 imaging
                                  system reduces paper consumption, the
                                  Raidion LT provides fault-tolerant
                                  disk-array storage for OS/2, and more    220
                 Clifford Stoll   Commentary: The Cuckoo's Egg Revisited:
                                  Five years after a hacker broke into a
                                  computer at Lawrence Berkeley
                                  Laboratory, the repercussions still echo
                                  across the Internet  . . . . . . . . . . 274

Byte Magazine
Volume 18, Number 8, July, 1993

                   Dennis Allen   Editorial: The Real Multimedia . . . . . 10
                      Anonymous   Letters: Fighting fatware, MS-DOS 6, the
                                  Commodore Amiga, and other topics  . . . 19
                    Barry Nance   WordPerfect Office 4.0: The latest
                                  version of WordPerfect's groupware
                                  product supports multiple operating
                                  systems  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
                   Tom Thompson   QMS Strikes with Color Laser Printer:
                                  ColorScript Laser 1000 brings color
                                  laser printing into a more affordable
                                  price range  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
                   Dave Andrews   RAID Down to the Desktop: This storage
                                  technology is moving from mainframes and
                                  minicomputers to the desktop . . . . . . 28
                Tom R. Halfhill   Ruling Won't Mean Lower Prices for 486
                                  Chips: Despite AMD's winning the latest
                                  round in its legal battle with Intel,
                                  don't expect a big price drop in 486
                                  systems  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
                    Gene Smarte   Toshiba Gets Aggressive with Passive
                                  Color: Toshiba's T1900C could change the
                                  way you look at passive-matrix color
                                  displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
             Patrick Waurzyniak   HP's Superior Subnotebook:
                                  Hewlett--Packard packs a lot, including
                                  Windows and applications in ROM, into
                                  its 3-pound Omnibook . . . . . . . . . . 32
                   Peter Wayner   Encryption Chip Draws Fire: A new
                                  encryption chip promises to protect your
                                  electronic messages, but there's a
                                  catch: A trapdoor lets the government
                                  eavesdrop  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
                    Chris Kofer   A Quicker Quicken: A new Mac version of
                                  Intuit's personal-finance software . . . 40
                Khaldoon Tabaza   Report from Jordan: Localizing software
                                  in Arabia  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
                Hugh Kenner and   
             Stanford Diehl and   
            Raymond Ga Cote and   
             Michael Nadeau and   
                    Rick Grehan   Reviews: Books and CD-ROMs Quest for the
                                  Silicon Grail: Tales of AI hackers, the
                                  green PC, art on CD, and other subjects  49
             Michael J. Gutmann   Cluster PCs for Power: A look at network
                                  high-end PCs able to run applications
                                  that were once too big for your server   57
                      Ben Smith   Data from the Depths: Engineers at the
                                  Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
                                  deploy inexpensive, autonomous data
                                  loggers on small underwater vessels.
                                  BYTE Lab editors study the Woods Hole
                                  solution and the latest trend in data
                                  acquisition  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
             Andy Reinhardt and   
                 T. R. Halfhill   Pentium Changes the PC: The Intel
                                  Pentium CPU demands subsystems and I/O
                                  that can keep pace and that call for a
                                  fundamental rethinking of how to build
                                  everything from the expansion bus to
                                  memory architecture  . . . . . . . . . . 80--82, 84, 86--87, 90, 92--93
            Raymond Ga Cote and   
                    Barry Nance   Pentium PCs: Power to Burn: Fast and
                                  ready to roll, the first Pentium systems
                                  are now available  . . . . . . . . . . . 94--96, 98, 100, 102
                   Sara Hedberg   New Knowledge Tools: Combining knowledge
                                  systems with other technologies can
                                  improve your cost/performance figures    106
                  Jay Liebowitz   Roll Your Own Hybrids: Emerging
                                  technologies --- such as neural networks
                                  and genetic algorithms --- can add
                                  robustness to knowledge-based systems.
                                  Stand-alone expert systems could go the
                                  same route as the dinosaurs  . . . . . . 113
                   Sara Hedberg   See, Hear, Learn: With smart multimedia
                                  and virtual reality, you can create
                                  virtual Cheshire cats to answer your
                                  questions. Projects at Northwestern
                                  University and Andersen Consulting are
                                  putting this technology to use . . . . . 119, 121, 123, 125, 127--128
              Howard Eglowstein   Applying the Power of the Pen: The
                                  promise of pen computers has been dulled
                                  by a lack of innovative, pen-centric,
                                  general-purpose applications. Here are
                                  nine software packages for Go's PenPoint
                                  and Microsoft's Windows for Pen
                                  Computing that challenge the notion that
                                  pen systems are only good for vertical
                                  markets  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
                      Jon Udell   NetWare Goes Global: NetWare 4.0 has
                                  arrived, claiming support for serious
                                  enterprise networking. NetWare,
                                  Directory Service brinks NetWare beyond
                                  the LAN, and 4.0 adds other features
                                  like file compression, CD-ROM sharing,
                                  and data migration . . . . . . . . . . . 141
                 Robert Schmidt   Dynamic Documents: Folio Views 3.0 comes
                                  to Windows and brings with it some
                                  exciting new features, including an open
                                  client/server architecture, concurrent
                                  multiuser editing, embedded graphics and
                                  multimedia support . . . . . . . . . . . 145--146, 148
                Tom R. Halfhill   ClarisWorks 2.0 for Macintosh:
                                  ClarisWorks is already established as
                                  the leading integral package for the
                                  Macintosh, but it's not resting on its
                                  existing modules. Version 2.0 adds new
                                  features and applications to this
                                  seamlessly integrated software . . . . . 151
             G. Armour Van Horn   PageMaker 5.0 vs. Quark 3.1: Recent
                                  releases of these two popular
                                  page-layout packages duke it out both on
                                  the Mac and under Windows. Van Horn
                                  determines which of these aggressive
                                  competitors currently has the upper hand 157--158, 160
                      Jon Udell   One Thumb Up, One Thumb Down: Release 3
                                  of Lotus Notes delivers long-awaited
                                  features, including Macintosh support
                                  and full-text indexing, but it lacks
                                  development tools needed to build
                                  effective groupware. Our reviewer finds
                                  some significant improvements and some
                                  significant disappointments  . . . . . . 161
                       Jim Hurd   BYTE Lab Report V.32 or Better: 69
                                  Modems: We run line-impairment nd
                                  data-throughput tests to measure the
                                  efficiency of 9600-bps and faster
                                  modems. Results reveal the best for
                                  high-speed communications, portability,
                                  data-only applications, and all-around
                                  communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172--176, 178, 180--182, 184, 186--187, 192--197, 189--190, 192--195
         Benjamin W. Slivka and   
                Eric Straub and   
               Richard Freedman   Under the Hood: Inside MS-DOS 6: MS-DOS
                                  6's designers examine the inner workings
                                  of MemMaker and DoubleSpace  . . . . . . 197
               Steve Mastrianni   Beyond DOS: Confessions of a DDK
                                  Developer: IBM's OS/2 DDK is a good
                                  start  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
               Eric Shapiro and   
                   Tom Thompson   Some Assembly Required: The Mac
                                  Extended: Savvy programmers can write
                                  their own Mac Extensions . . . . . . . . 205
                Jerry Pournelle   The DOS 6 Question: Our columnist finds
                                  DOS 6 is the least expensive route to
                                  disk compression and memory optimization 209
                      Anonymous   What's New: The latest Tektronix
                                  dye-sublimation printer, Smartcom for
                                  Windows from Hayes, Alps Electric's
                                  wireless LAN adapter, and more . . . . . 226
                     Paul Saffo   A Conspiracy of Silence: The dangers of
                                  electromagnetic-field radiation are
                                  evident. So why isn't the industry doing
                                  anything?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278

Byte Magazine
Volume 18, Number 9, August, 1993

                   Dennis Allen   Editorial  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                      Anonymous   Letters: From Pentium to printers,
                                  readers register their comments  . . . . 18
                      Anonymous   Illustrator 5.0: New Face, New Features:
                                  The new version of Adobe's drawing
                                  program for the Mac offers layering,
                                  gradient fills, and an interface
                                  make-over  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
                      Anonymous   A New Graphics Standard from Matrox:
                                  Matrox's new 64-bit video card for the
                                  PC represents a new standard for
                                  accelerated graphics . . . . . . . . . . 23
                      Anonymous   PCI: Apple's New Bus: The Peripheral
                                  Component Interconnect local-bus
                                  architecture receives a powerful
                                  endorsement  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
                      Anonymous   QuickRing Gets Closer, Expands to
                                  Networking: Apple and National
                                  Semiconductor say QuickRing will be used
                                  to deliver 180-MBps data transfer over
                                  fiber-optic networks . . . . . . . . . . 27
                      Anonymous   Acrobat Bounds into the Paperless
                                  Publishing Arena: Adobe's Acrobat has a
                                  tough balancing act in delivering
                                  electronic, no-font-hassle documents to
                                  the screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   IBM and Apple Work to Perfect Voice
                                  Input: Two technologies that will
                                  eventually let you interact with your
                                  computer solely through spoken commands  32
                      Anonymous   The PowerBooks of Summer: Apple, TI, and
                                  Tadpole deliver a new wave of color
                                  notebook computers . . . . . . . . . . . 36
                      Anonymous   Report from Hannover: The European
                                  Community takes a community approach to
                                  research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
                    Hugh Kenner   Books and CD-ROMs: The Pocket Godzilla:
                                  The impact of Nintendo, Mac networking,
                                  nanotechnology, artificial life, OS/2
                                  programming, and other subjects  . . . . 49
                   Tom Thompson   PowerPC Performs for Less: Will your
                                  next desktop PC be RISC-based? The
                                  PowerPC 601 has the performance, low
                                  cost, and support for multiple operating
                                  systems needed to make that a
                                  possibility come true; PowerOpen Gives
                                  Users Freedom of Choice; The PowerPC
                                  Does Windows; Pentium Out-Powered;
                                  Translation Tool Ports Programs in a
                                  Flash  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
                       Bob Ryan   RISC Drives PowerPC: The PowerPC puts
                                  all the best features of RISC ---
                                  pipelining, branch prediction, and
                                  plenty of registers --- into a scalable,
                                  low-price package  . . . . . . . . . . . 79
             John P. Mello, Jr.   Future Communications: Beyond file and
                                  print sharing, networks are evolving
                                  into the preferred medium for all sorts
                                  of communications --- voice, text,
                                  graphics, and video  . . . . . . . . . . 94
                      Anonymous   Storage Without Limits . . . . . . . . . 104
                  Mark Clarkson   All-Terrain Networking: ATM can span the
                                  network, from the desktop to the
                                  wide-area network. Is it the answer to a
                                  network manager's dreams? It could be
                                  --- if all the pieces fall in place  . . 111
                     John Bryan   Pumping Up Ethernet: The competition is
                                  intensifying in the race to define a
                                  100-Mbps Ethernet standard . . . . . . . 121
                      Anonymous   The Great Light Hope . . . . . . . . . . 124
                    Stan Wszola   Fax Plus OCR: More Than Meets the Eye:
                                  The BYTE Lab reviews eight fax packages
                                  with OCR built in. OCR on faxed
                                  documents is not quite automatic, but
                                  these systems can speed the transition
                                  from graphical image to usable text data 130--132, 134, 136, 138, 140
                      Ben Smith   NextStep for Intel: Next is back, but
                                  not in black. NextStep for Intel
                                  Processors brings Next's strong
                                  object-oriented environment to PCs. Ben
                                  tests NextStep 3.1, concluding that
                                  Next's move to ``white'' hardware was a
                                  wise move  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
                    Rick Grehan   Mips Inside: The RISC PC: DeskStation
                                  Technology is not the first to build a
                                  PC for NT based on a Mips processor, but
                                  it is the first to price machines
                                  directly against 486s. Test results
                                  based on BYTE's preliminary Portable
                                  Benchmarks illustrate the speed you can
                                  expect from the Evolution RISC PC  . . . 145
               Harriett Hardman   New Authoring Tools for Windows: Two new
                                  Windows applications deliver different
                                  approaches for authoring multimedia
                                  titles. Authorware Professional 2.0 is
                                  more suitable for interactive training
                                  and information kiosks, while Microsoft
                                  Viewer 2.0 has stronger support for
                                  indexing, searching, and linking large
                                  textural databases . . . . . . . . . . . 153--154, 156
                  Dick Pountain   Amstrad's Modest PDA: The first PDA is
                                  somewhat less ambitious than systems
                                  (like Newton) still on the drawing
                                  board. Dick works with Amstrad's PDA 600
                                  Pen Pad, which offers pen input with
                                  character recognition  . . . . . . . . . 161--162, 164
                      Jon Udell   WorkMan Needs Work: WorkMan, Reach
                                  Software's work-flow applications
                                  development package, is the first system
                                  to present a usable model for the
                                  creation of work-flow applications.
                                  Unfortunately, the implementation fails
                                  to deliver on the architecture's promise 167
                      Anonymous   Lab Report: Network Connections: 100
                                  Ethernet Cards: We tested 100 Ethernet
                                  network interface cards and picked the
                                  best 8-and 16-bit cards for workgroups,
                                  large networks, and transaction-based
                                  networks; NICs for Workgroups; How We
                                  Tested; NICs for Large Networks;
                                  Wireless LAN Adapters; NICs for
                                  Transaction Processing; Honorable
                                  Mentions; Dubious Achievements . . . . . 172
                Thomas Jeffries   Under the Hood: Multimedia
                                  Infrastructures: A developer's view of
                                  Microsoft's Windows Multimedia
                                  Extensions and IBM's MMPM/2 architecture 193
                      Jon Udell   Beyond DOS: Exploring NetDDE: The power
                                  of this peer-to-peer protocol in Windows
                                  for Workgroups remains largely
                                  unappreciated  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
                    Gen Kiyooka   Some Assembly Required: Elegant Windows
                                  Dialog Boxes: Reusable classes let you
                                  construct special Windows dialog boxes   203
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: Basic Instinct: Programming a
                                  QuickBasic application, tax software,
                                  and the search for the ideal word
                                  processor  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
                      Anonymous   What's New: Fargo's Primera Color
                                  Printer, Octocom V.fast modems, and more 220
             Walter S. Mossberg   Commentary: They Just Don't Get It:
                                  Needless complexity has alienated many
                                  businesspeople from the personal
                                  computer revolution  . . . . . . . . . . 268

Byte Magazine
Volume 18, Number 10, September, 1993

                   Dennis Allen   Editorial  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                      Anonymous   Letters: Readers react to BYTE's new
                                  look . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
                      Anonymous   Behind the Wheel of the First Newton and
                                  Zoomer PDAs: Test drives of prerelease
                                  Apple, Sharp, and Casio Zoomer PDAs
                                  reveal rough edges and a lot of promise  22
                      Anonymous   Spreadsheet or Database? The Best of
                                  Both: A new breed turns the traditional
                                  spreadsheet metaphor on its head . . . . 29
                      Anonymous   Windows No Mac at DTP: In desktop
                                  publishing, Windows has come a long way.
                                  But DTP experts say it still has a long
                                  way to go  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
                      Anonymous   Scanners Turn Business Cards into
                                  Database Records: Is your desk cluttered
                                  with business cards that you still
                                  haven't entered into your database?
                                  Technology comes to the rescue . . . . . 44
                      Anonymous   AMD Declared Independence: AMD unveils
                                  the first of a new line of processors    46
                      Anonymous   IBM Announces ``Better'' DOS Than
                                  MS-DOS: IBM releases a new version of
                                  PC-DOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
                      Anonymous   Report from Taiwan: Taiwan is
                                  reengineering itself to be a designer of
                                  computer products  . . . . . . . . . . . 48
                    Hugh Kenner   Books and CD-ROM's: Cyber Worlds:
                                  William Gibson's Virtual Light; the hip
                                  guide to NetWare; learning about
                                  computers on CD-ROM; nanotechnology; and
                                  other titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
                      Jon Udell   India's Software Edge: India has
                                  contributed programming talent to the
                                  microcomputer world. Now it wants to
                                  contribute products  . . . . . . . . . . 55
                 Andy Reinhardt   Video Conquers the Desktop: Integrated
                                  video capability has arrived for desktop
                                  systems --- and with it, intriguing new
                                  possibilities  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64--67, 70, 72, 76--77, 80
                      Anonymous   Document Conferencing Keeps Data
                                  Close-By . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
                      Anonymous   Video Compression Standards Vie for
                                  Acceptance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
                      Anonymous   Pandora and the Active Office  . . . . . 76
               Tom Thompson and   
                      Ben Smith   Apple, SGI Blaze Video Trail: With
                                  integrated video and sound features, new
                                  systems from Apple and Silicon Graphics
                                  herald a new era of desktop computers    81
                        Cary Lu   Publish It Electronically: Electronic
                                  publishing lets you build
                                  enterprise-wide knowledge bases  . . . . 94--97, 100, 102, 106, 108--109
                      Anonymous   Magazines Without Paper  . . . . . . . . 108
                  Randall Cronk   Unlocking Data's Content: Tagging
                                  languages and compound document
                                  architectures code your documents for
                                  cross-platform access  . . . . . . . . . 111
                  Philip Murray   Documentation Goes Digital: A confusing
                                  array of tools await those who want to
                                  publish reference material
                                  electronically, but the benefits might
                                  be worth the trouble . . . . . . . . . . 121
                      Anonymous   Finding Text Fast  . . . . . . . . . . . 128
                    Rick Grehan   C++ Does Windows: The BYTE Lab tests
                                  five C/C++ compilers, from Microsoft,
                                  Borland, Symantec, MetaWare, and Watcom,
                                  to determine how well each addresses the
                                  complexities of Windows  . . . . . . . . 130
                    Steve Apiki   The Littlest Notebooks: BYTE tests three
                                  next-generation subnotebook machines,
                                  including CompUSA's 4SL/25 Subnote, HP's
                                  OmniBook 300, and the Zenith Data
                                  Systems Z-Lite 320L  . . . . . . . . . . 137--138, 140, 142
                    Barry Nance   A Giant Leap to OS/2 2.1: OS/2 2.1
                                  brings IBM's 32-bit operating system
                                  forward, beyond the reach of current
                                  desktop operating systems. Bulletproof
                                  multimasking and support for Windows 3.1
                                  applications are among the improvements  145
                Raymond Ga Cote   A FirstClass Experience: SoftArc's
                                  FirstClass mail and conferencing system
                                  goes multiplatform. Its elegant client
                                  interface, strong conferencing features,
                                  and multitasking communications engine
                                  make it a real contender in the E-mail
                                  market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149--150, 152
                  Bob Lindstrom   Video Machine: True Desktop Video: Fast
                                  Electronic of Munich, Germany, presents
                                  the Video Machine, a software/hardware
                                  combination that links with VCRs and
                                  video monitors to turn a PC into a
                                  Windows-based desktop video editing
                                  system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
                    Barry Nance   LANtastic 5.0 vs. Invisible LAN 3.4:
                                  Upgraded versions of peer-LAN
                                  operating-system staples from Invisible
                                  Software and Artisoft offer improved
                                  performance, better Windows integration,
                                  and options for connectivity. Testing
                                  speed and ease-of-use features set the
                                  two apart  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
             G. Armour Van Horn   CorelDraw 4.0: The Word Is More: Corel
                                  releases an ambitious upgrade. CorelDraw
                                  4.0 features tighter integration across
                                  modules, multiple page illustrations, an
                                  underlying object database, an
                                  impressive bundle of fonts and clip art,
                                  path-based animation, and even OCR and
                                  forms generation. Van Horn finds out how
                                  it all comes together  . . . . . . . . . 169
                      Anonymous   Lab Report: 32 High-Speed Hard Drives:
                                  We stress-tested 32 hard drives to find
                                  the best performers in capacities from
                                  250 MB to 2 GB . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
                      Anonymous   The Best Drives in Capacities from 250
                                  to 350 MB  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
                      Anonymous   How We Tested  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
                      Anonymous   The Best Drives in Capacities from 400
                                  to 600 MB  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
                      Anonymous   The Best Drives in Capacities from 1 to
                                  2 GB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
                      Anonymous   Honorable Mentions . . . . . . . . . . . 190
                  Dick Pountain   Under the Hood: Pentium: More RISC Than
                                  CISC: Why the Pentium's architecture
                                  doesn't measure up to its RISC
                                  competitors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
                   Matt Pietrek   Some Assembly Required: Debugger Support
                                  in Windows 3.1: How to exploit debugging
                                  support in Windows 3.1 . . . . . . . . . 207
               Bill Hawkins and   
                     Ed Puckett   Beyond DOS: Virtual Device Drivers for
                                  DOS: Virtual device drivers aren't just
                                  for Windows applications . . . . . . . . 217
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: IBM's Preemptive Strike: OS/2
                                  2.1 is technically excellent. What's
                                  needed is widespread device-driver
                                  support  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
                      Anonymous   What's New: A workstation line with
                                  zippy graphics, a notebook with an
                                  active-matrix display, portable
                                  multimedia, a RAID-5 array, CAD tools,
                                  and more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
               Michael Crichton   Commentary: Installer Hell: Software
                                  installation programs work in strange
                                  and mysterious ways, says the author of
                                  Jurassic Park  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291

Byte Magazine
Volume 18, Number 11, October, 1993

             T. R. Halfhill and   
               E. Perratore and   
                D. Pountain and   
                        B. Ryan   PDAs arrive but aren't quite here yet    66--69, 72, 74, 76, 78, 80--82, 84, 86
                T. Thompson and   
             T. R. Halfhill and   
                      M. Nadeau   Ease of use is relative  . . . . . . . . 89--90, 92, 94
                H. D. Crane and   
                D. Rtischev and   
                    A. Rudnicky   Pen and voice unite  . . . . . . . . . . 98--100
                  D. Mezick and   
                    D. Bricklin   Pen computing catches on . . . . . . . . 105--106, 108, 110--112
               W. S. Meisel and   
                      D. B. Roe   Talk to your computer  . . . . . . . . . 113--116, 118, 118
                   M. Trask and   
                    D. Sorensen   Personal databases . . . . . . . . . . . 124--128
                       S. Diehl   Acrobat vs. Common Ground (electronic
                                  documents distribution)  . . . . . . . . 133--134
                     R. Ga Cote   Mac for workgroups . . . . . . . . . . . 137--138
                   S. Chiquoine   DOS dilemma: Word or WordPerfect?  . . . 145--146
                     R. Fox and   
                       S. Platt   62 high-power notebooks  . . . . . . . . 162--167, 170, 172, 174, 178, 181--182, 184, 189--190

Byte Magazine
Volume 18, Number 12, November, 1993

                   Dennis Allen   Editorial  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
                      Anonymous   Letters: Comments on OCR, Windows
                                  development, Pournelle, and PowerPC  . . 18
                      Anonymous   Excel 5.0 Gets Smart: Excel 5.0 offers
                                  much in the way of new features. Even
                                  more intriguing is the tighter
                                  integration with members of Microsoft's
                                  Office package, such as Word 6.0 for
                                  Windows  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
                      Anonymous   Cirrus Subsidiary Leads CDPD Push:
                                  Analog cellular phone services will soon
                                  carry digital data, too  . . . . . . . . 28
                      Anonymous   E-Mail Unplugged by Wireless WANs:
                                  E-mail will be an important application
                                  for wide-area, wireless communications   28
                      Anonymous   Sony's MiniDisc for Data: Future Floppy:
                                  Sony's new medium for storage  . . . . . 32
                      Anonymous   First PowerPC Systems Hit the Street:
                                  The first IBM PowerPC systems should be
                                  available soon . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
                      Anonymous   At Your Own Risk: Faster Modems Now,
                                  Standards Later: Modem manufacturers
                                  that can't wait another year for a new
                                  standard are shipping nonstandard
                                  product  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
                      Anonymous   Intel's VDI Speeds Up Video, Miffs
                                  Microsoft: Microsoft and Intel are at
                                  odds on how to improve the video
                                  playback in Video for Windows  . . . . . 42
                      Anonymous   Report from Birmingham . . . . . . . . . 46
                      Anonymous   Report from Orlando  . . . . . . . . . . 48
             Andy Reinhardt and   
                  Jon Udell and   
                Frank Hayes and   
                Raymond Ga Cote   Books and CD-ROMs: Big Blue Tales:
                                  Inside the walls of IBM, technological
                                  change, constructing your own robots,
                                  and more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
                   Daniel Joffe   Get Your Kicks with Switched 56: Faster
                                  than a speeding modem, Switched 56
                                  service may be the answer to your
                                  communications needs . . . . . . . . . . 57
                  Ben Smith and   
              Howard Eglowstein   In Good Electronic Form: Two companies
                                  prove how valuable electronic forms can
                                  be . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67--68, 70, 72, 74
                      Anonymous   Special Report: Is There a Better
                                  Windows 3.1 Than Windows 3.1: Windows,
                                  OS/2, and NT offer distinct benefits and
                                  disadvantages. One excels at running
                                  standard Windows applications  . . . . . 85
                      Anonymous   OS/2 2.1: A User's Perspective . . . . . 97
                      Anonymous   Partners Seek to Unite Phone and PC  . . 107
                      Anonymous   IBM Has High Hopes for Multimedia on
                                  OS/2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
                      Anonymous   Pen for OS/2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
                      Anonymous   IBM Makes MP Promises for OS/2 . . . . . 114
                      Anonymous   OS/2 and Windows Networks  . . . . . . . 117
                      Anonymous   IBM's Assault on Distributed Objects . . 125
                      Anonymous   Developers Cautiously Optimistic About
                                  Multiplatform OpenDoc  . . . . . . . . . 130
                      Anonymous   IBM Ships DCE SDK for OS/2 and Windows   131
                      Anonymous   Compilers: Essential Partners  . . . . . 135
                      Anonymous   Windows NT Supports Posix, but Does It
                                  Matter?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
                      Anonymous   Will OpenGL Be 3-D Standard for Windows
                                  NT?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
                      Anonymous   OS/2 Gets Device Support . . . . . . . . 146
                      Anonymous   Top Software for Windows and OS/2  . . . 151
                 John Bryan and   
                       Bob Ryan   The Power of Graphics: Advanced graphics
                                  technologies are empowering new classes
                                  of applications. C-Cube Marries Video
                                  and RISC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
                      Anonymous   Three Ways to 3-D: Creating 3-D graphics
                                  images in real time requires
                                  sophisticated and well-balanced
                                  computer-graphics pipelines  . . . . . . 215
               Norton Ewart and   
                   Larry Thayer   HP Takes a Dual Approach . . . . . . . . 216
                   Bill Fleming   Sun Breaks the Bottlenecks . . . . . . . 218
               Douglas Voorhies   Damn the Torpedoes!  . . . . . . . . . . 224
                   Peter Wayner   Inside Windows accelerators: Speeding up
                                  the operations of your graphical
                                  interface is the job of some very
                                  specialized technology . . . . . . . . . 229
                    Rick Grehan   Building SQL Front Ends: SQL databases
                                  enable sharing of critical information
                                  throughout the corporation, but creating
                                  client applications can be a tough row
                                  to hoe. BYTE examines client
                                  construction tools from Borland, Gupta,
                                  KnowledgeWare, and PowerSoft that
                                  provide technology that can ease the
                                  process  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
                    Dave Rowell   Windows Under 4 Pounds: Two 486-class
                                  subnotebooks for Windows: Epson's
                                  ActionNote 4000 and IBM's ThinkPad 500   249--250, 252
                  Mark Clarkson   Point-and-Click Presentations: Two
                                  presentation programs for Windows square
                                  off. While Harvard Graphics solidifies
                                  its position as a market leader,
                                  newcomer WordPerfect Presentations
                                  exhibits some serious flaws  . . . . . . 257--258
              Howard Eglowstein   The Business-Card Shuffle: Microtek's
                                  scan-in-Dex will appeal to any
                                  professional who makes numerous business
                                  contacts. The scanner reads business
                                  cards and drops the data into a
                                  searchable Windows database  . . . . . . 267--268
               Mike Hurwicz and   
                    Dan Carroll   Merlin and AlertView: Two packages for
                                  managing PC networks have similar
                                  capabilities but drastically different
                                  orientations. AlertView takes action on
                                  workstation events, while NLMerlin
                                  automates procedures with a focus on
                                  NetWare servers. Hurwicz and Carroll
                                  question the long-term viability of each 271
                H. Holzbaur and   
                    J. Hurd and   
                       S. Platt   Lab Report: 176 Printers Face Off: We
                                  stress-tested 176 printers to choose the
                                  best ones for eight important business
                                  applications. The Best Printers for
                                  General Business; Enhanced Drivers; How
                                  We Tested; Dye Sublimation; Color for
                                  Tomorrow?; The Best Printers for:
                                  High-Quality Color; General-Purpose
                                  Color; Workgroups; Draft Quality; Large
                                  Format; CAD and DTP; Portable; 600 vs.
                                  300: Trading Speed for Quality;
                                  Honorable Mentions; Dubious Achievements 276--280, 282, 284--285, 289--291, 293, 295, 299, 301--302, 304--7
                 Mark J. Minasi   Beyond DOS: OS/2 Extended Attributes:
                                  How to fix problems with OS/2 extended
                                  attributes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
             Steve Niezgoda and   
                 Lloyd Holt and   
                 Derek Wojciech   Some Assembly Required: NT's Structured
                                  Exception Handling: The reality of
                                  structured exception handling in Windows
                                  NT may not live up to its promise  . . . 317
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: Fenasoft and Furniture: Jerry
                                  travels to Brazil to attend Fenasoft, a
                                  world-class computer exposition  . . . . 325
                      Anonymous   What's New: X Window System and
                                  dual-Pentium systems; a digital, on-line
                                  video production system for the Mac; a
                                  cellular link for modems and faxes;
                                  project scheduling in Windows; and more  342
                    Hugh Kenner   Commentary: Electronic Books: Our
                                  eminent critic doesn't share the
                                  excitement of books on CD-ROM  . . . . . 404
                 Bruce Schneier   Under the Hood: Digital Signatures:
                                  Digital signatures will enable
                                  electronic documents to serve as legal
                                  instruments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3309

Byte Magazine
Volume 18, Number 13, December, 1993

                   Dennis Allen   Editorial  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
                      Anonymous   Letters: Opinions on video computing,
                                  SGML, India's software development, and
                                  installer hell . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
                      Anonymous   Apple Revamps Its Lineup: We help you
                                  sort out Apple's newest line of desktops
                                  and preview new Apple Duos . . . . . . . 23
                      Anonymous   Intel, AT&T, and AMD Continue the Chase:
                                  New PDA chips from AMD, AT&T
                                  Microelectronics, and Intel/VLSI are
                                  slated to ship in 1994 . . . . . . . . . 28
                      Anonymous   Moving Toward Windows Building Blocks:
                                  Writing an OLE 2.0 application isn't the
                                  easiest thing to do in the world. But
                                  the benefits are worth it  . . . . . . . 32
                      Anonymous   Demand for Multimedia Upgrade Kits
                                  Growing: If current trends continue,
                                  CD-ROM will soon gain wide acceptance in
                                  the business world . . . . . . . . . . . 38
                      Anonymous   New RISC Chips For Windows NT: Windows
                                  NT is sparking hot competition among
                                  chip makers who want a piece of the
                                  growing market for high-performance
                                  desktop PCs and servers  . . . . . . . . 42
                      Anonymous   Microsoft Tunes WFW: Microsoft fixes
                                  some deficiencies in its workgroup
                                  program  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
                      Anonymous   WordPerfect 6.0 for Windows: WordPerfect
                                  opts for bigger code and more features   46
                      Anonymous   Report from Cyprus: Information
                                  technology consultants in Cyprus get no
                                  respect  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
            Raymond Ga Cote and   
                   Tom Thompson   Books and CD-ROMs: Entrepreneurial
                                  Enterprise: Starting a business, a
                                  classic dictionary on CD-ROM, and more   49
                  Dick Pountain   Track People with Active Badges:
                                  Developed by Olivetti and DEC, the
                                  Active Badge network improves at-work
                                  communications by tracking your
                                  colleagues' whereabouts  . . . . . . . . 57
                  Ben Smith and   
                      Jon Udell   Linking Aids: The four key issues of
                                  connecting networks to one another are
                                  bandwidth, protocols, management, and
                                  cultural conflicts . . . . . . . . . . . 66
                      Anonymous   Reducing Router Network Transmission
                                  Costs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
                      Anonymous   Political Primer for Enterprise Networks 78
                      Anonymous   TCP/IP Addressing  . . . . . . . . . . . 84
             John P. Mello, Jr.   Printers in Transition: People want
                                  faster, easier-to-use printers that
                                  produce higher-quality images. Those
                                  demands are starting to be met . . . . . 94
                      Anonymous   Laser Quality Without the Drum . . . . . 96
                      Anonymous   Your Next Printer Might Be for Your TV   98
                    Frank Hayes   The Printers Talk Back: The Network
                                  Printing Alliance Protocol will provide
                                  communications capabilities to your
                                  network printer. Now you'll know when
                                  the printer is low on toner, out of
                                  paper, and more  . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
                      Anonymous   Talking Printer Politics . . . . . . . . 110
                   Peter Wayner   Print Pages Faster: In the near future,
                                  you will be asking your printer to
                                  produce pages ever more quickly. Help is
                                  on the way in the form of better
                                  processors and more efficient software.
                                  Your computer's CPU might throw its
                                  weight behind processing print images,
                                  too  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
                   Michael Zeis   Color Becomes Affordable: At both the
                                  high and low ends, color printing
                                  continues to improve dramatically.
                                  Whether you want photographic-quality
                                  output or to spice up a document, you'll
                                  find a color technology that fits the
                                  bill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
                      Anonymous   Color Management Makes Color Easier to
                                  Use  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
               Daniel Gasteiger   The Big Three Square Off: All three of
                                  the market-leading Windows spreadsheets
                                  --- Borland Quattro Pro for Windows,
                                  Lotus 1-2-3 for Windows, and Microsoft
                                  Excel --- have undergone major product
                                  upgrades. Gasteiger sorts out the field
                                  and determines how each competitor
                                  stacks up  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138--140, 142, 144, 146, 148
                    Steve Bosak   The NetWare CD-ROM Solution: Microtest's
                                  Discport CD-ROM server makes the
                                  marriage of CD-ROM and Novell NetWare
                                  easy for all concerned . . . . . . . . . 151--152
                   Tom Thompson   Bargain Color Printers: Inexpensive
                                  color printing from Star Micronics,
                                  Hewlett--Packard, and Fargo. Star
                                  Micronics' SJ-144 and Fargo's Primers
                                  break the US\$1000 price barrier for
                                  thermal-transfer color printing by
                                  leaving the image processing to the host
                                  system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153--154, 156, 158, 160
                      Anonymous   A Walk on the High End . . . . . . . . . 156
                 Cal Vornberger   Beyond Bit Maps: Multiple floating
                                  objects deliver new power and
                                  flexibility to bit-map image processing.
                                  Micrografx Picture Publisher 4.0 and
                                  Fractal Design Painter X2 feature object
                                  layers and other useful innovations  . . 165--166, 168
                    Rick Grehan   A Tale of Two Alphas: An under-the-hood
                                  exploration of two Alpha-based systems
                                  from DEC: The DEC 3000 Model 300, a Unix
                                  box, and the DECpc AXP 150, which runs
                                  Windows NT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
                         R. Fox   Lab Report: 90 High-Speed 486 Systems:
                                  We evaluate 90 high-end 486 systems,
                                  with CPUs from Intel, Cyrix, and IBM, to
                                  find the best PCs for your applications.
                                  Our rankings include ISA and EISA bus
                                  implementations, as well as local-bus
                                  designs. The Best Systems for Windows
                                  Applications; The Best Systems for
                                  High-Performance Windows; How We Tested;
                                  Pentium Performance; Energy Star
                                  Systems; The Best Systems for Unix
                                  Applications; Honorable Mentions;
                                  Dubious Achievements . . . . . . . . . . 176--180, 183--184, 187--188, 190, 192, 193, 196
                   Peter Wayner   Under the Hood: Optimal Character
                                  Recognition: Reliable optical character
                                  recognition faces many hurdles,
                                  including odd typefaces and marginal
                                  output. Expert systems, machine
                                  learning, and other techniques can help
                                  you tackle the problem . . . . . . . . . 203
                 Allen I. Holub   Some Assembly Required: Using C++ for
                                  Directory Management: Build C++ tools to
                                  manage your directories and perform
                                  other useful tasks . . . . . . . . . . . 213
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: Clean Water and Dirty
                                  Keyboards: The water is in Stockholm;
                                  the keyboards are in Chaos Manor . . . . 225
                      Anonymous   What's New: A color and gray-scale
                                  scanner; external and internal frame
                                  grabbers; a 3-D manipulator; graphics
                                  software; and more . . . . . . . . . . . 243
                Edward R. Swart   Commentary: ``How Are You at
                                  Interfacing?'': Computers are rapidly
                                  changing the English language  . . . . . 302


Byte Magazine
Volume 19, Number 1, January, 1994

                   Dennis Allen   Editorial  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                      Anonymous   Letters: Readers share their views on
                                  PDAs, time synchronization, the software
                                  bulge battle, and more . . . . . . . . . 14
                      Anonymous   Chicago Enters Beta Testing: Microsoft
                                  is working on a new version of Windows
                                  that takes several steps toward rivaling
                                  IBM's OS/2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
                      Anonymous   Apple Provides PC on a Mac: Apple's new
                                  card lets you run DOS and Windows
                                  applications and cut and paste among
                                  your Mac and PC programs . . . . . . . . 19
                      Anonymous   Competition for Active Matrix: The first
                                  commercial cold cathode field emission
                                  displays, which may compete with
                                  active-matrix screens, could show up
                                  this year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
                      Anonymous   Graphics Gets Down to Basics: Though not
                                  as powerful as full-featured drawing
                                  programs, programs like Visio and
                                  SnapGrafx make it easy to generate
                                  professional graphics for business . . . 28
                      Anonymous   A Giant Leap for Borland C++: Borland
                                  now has the best C++ environment, but
                                  just barely  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
                      Anonymous   Speedy CDs Improve Video Performance:
                                  Toshiba and others are developing new
                                  CD-ROM players to improve the
                                  performance of video playback on
                                  multimedia computers . . . . . . . . . . 36
                      Anonymous   Falling Prices Boost ISDN: The falling
                                  prices of ISDN in Europe may spark
                                  growth in telecomm and
                                  videoteleconferencing applications . . . 40
                      Anonymous   Remote Control Gets Redirected: Several
                                  programs offer an inexpensive, though
                                  less capable, alternative to dedicated
                                  hardware/software solutions for remote
                                  LAN access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
          Howard Eglowstein and   
                  Ben Smith and   
                 Michael Nadeau   Books and CD-ROMs: Low-Cost Data
                                  Acquisition: All you want to know about
                                  data acquisition, an improved Encarta,
                                  open systems, and more . . . . . . . . . 41
                 Michael Nadeau   1993 BYTE Awards: The best products of
                                  1993 provide a window to the trends of
                                  1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
                      Anonymous   How BYTE Selected the Best . . . . . . . 48
                  Dick Pountain   Microprocessor Trends: Several trends
                                  converge to threaten the near monopoly
                                  the Intel 80x86 architecture enjoys on
                                  the desktop  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
                      Anonymous   Power2 Takes the Lead, For Now . . . . . 77
                       Bob Ryan   M1 Challenges Pentium: Cyrix will
                                  compete with Intel's Pentium using an
                                  innovative 80x86 superscalar processor   83
                      Anonymous   Pipeline Hazards . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
                   Bob Ryan and   
                   Tom Thompson   RISC Grows Up: RISC vendors expand their
                                  offering to respond to the needs of a
                                  wider variety of applications  . . . . . 91
                     Paul Statt   Intel/VLSI Join the PDA Fray: The
                                  Intel/VLSI Polar chip set brings the
                                  80x86 architecture to the PDA realm  . . 101
                      Anonymous   The Am386SC Does DOS and Windows . . . . 104
                      Anonymous   The AT&T Hobbit Enters Its Second
                                  Generation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
                   Peter Wayner   Digital Video Goes Real-Time: Real-time
                                  video might soon be on your desktop
                                  thanks to C-Cube's VideoRISC Compression
                                  Architecture, which can encode video on
                                  the fly using either MPEG 1 or MPEG 2    107
                      Jon Udell   Advanced Operating Systems:
                                  Introduction: The Great OS Debate  . . . 117
                   Peter Varhol   Small Kernels Hit It Big: Microsoft,
                                  IBM, USL, and others differ in their
                                  opinions on how best to implement
                                  microkernel architecture into new
                                  operating systems  . . . . . . . . . . . 119
                  Dick Pountain   The Chorus Microkernel: Pountain takes a
                                  look at Chorus/MiX, a microkernel-based
                                  distributed Unix operating system from
                                  France . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
                   Peter Wayner   Objects on the March: The trend is
                                  toward an object-oriented approach to
                                  the design of operating systems  . . . . 139
                    Frank Hayes   Personality Plus: Multiple
                                  operating-system personalities are here
                                  to stay  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
                      Anonymous   SunSelect's Wabi vs. Insignia Solutions'
                                  SoftWindows  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
                      Anonymous   Windows NT and Workplace OS: Plug it in  166
                      Anonymous   A Better OS/2 Than OS/2? . . . . . . . . 168
                    Steve Apiki   Paths to Platform Independence: With
                                  multiplatform toolkits, you can build
                                  applications for Windows, the Mac,
                                  X/Motif, OS/2 Presentation Manager, and
                                  a variety of other platforms --- from a
                                  single set of sources. Apiki develops an
                                  application with Liant Software's
                                  C++/Views, WNDX, XVT Software's XVT, and
                                  Zinc's Application Frameworks and
                                  evaluates each product for its
                                  programming environment and for its
                                  portability across multiple operating
                                  systems  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
                  Bob Lindstrom   Opening Night for Premiere 3.0: For
                                  multimedia audio and video, Adobe
                                  Premiere 3.0 offers impressive editing
                                  capabilities --- if you've got the
                                  hardware to handle it. Lindstrom
                                  evaluates the latest version of Premiere
                                  as a professional tool for video
                                  development  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179--180, 182
                      Ben Smith   Digital-Media Power: Imaginative
                                  packaging and start-up software add some
                                  fun to SGI's new low-price workstation.
                                  The fun doesn't detract from the Indy's
                                  computing price/performance, 2-D
                                  graphics strengths, and ability to work
                                  with both Macs and PCs. Ben Smith's
                                  hands-on testing finds the new Indy
                                  serious about 2-D graphics and SGI's
                                  concept of digital media . . . . . . . . 183
                   Oliver Sharp   NT Programming's Early Leader:
                                  Microsoft's Visual C++ 32-bit Edition
                                  shows flaws, but overall, it delivers
                                  effective tools for Windows NT
                                  programming and for porting 16-bit
                                  Windows applications . . . . . . . . . . 189
                   Tom Thompson   New Mac Blazes Technology Trails:
                                  Apple's new Mac Quadra 840AV makes the
                                  move into video and voice communications
                                  with a faster CPU, a built-in DSP, video
                                  connections, and software for voice
                                  recognition and text-to-speech
                                  conversion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197--200
                      Anonymous   Lab Report: 70 Color Monitors: We
                                  evaluate 70 15-to 21-inch color monitors
                                  and choose the best for important
                                  business applications. Best Monitors for
                                  General Business; Energy Stars Burn
                                  Dimmer; How We Tested; Quality Gauges;
                                  The Keys to Image Quality; Best Monitors
                                  for Spreadsheets and Graphics; Emissions
                                  Overview; Is Bigger Better?; Best
                                  Monitors for Complex Graphics
                                  Presentations; Color-Matching Monitors;
                                  Do-It-Yourself Monitor Testing;
                                  Honorable Mentions . . . . . . . . . . . 202
                      Jon Udell   Beyond DOS: Wide-Area Windows
                                  Networking: Experimenting with routable
                                  protocols for Windows networking . . . . 227
                     Jason Hyon   Under the Hood: A Standard for Writing
                                  Recordable CDs: A look at a
                                  CD-recordable standard, ISO 13490, that
                                  supports adding sessions and support for
                                  new operating systems  . . . . . . . . . 231
                    Gen Kiyooka   Some Assembly Required: Subclassing in
                                  OLE 2.0: On the road to object-oriented
                                  system services  . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: Travels and Travails: An
                                  especially busy month finds Jerry
                                  roaming the country but also active at
                                  Chaos Manor  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
                      Anonymous   What's New: A desktop unit that faxes,
                                  prints, copies, and scans; a wireless
                                  device that coexists with your mouse;
                                  software that learns from experience;
                                  and more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
                Thornton A. May   Commentary: Shakespearean Wisdom:
                                  Richard III and information
                                  technologists have much in common, but
                                  there are differences  . . . . . . . . . 312

Byte Magazine
Volume 19, Number 2, February, 1994

                   Dennis Allen   Editorial  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                      Anonymous   Letters: Readers champion their favorite
                                  operating systems  . . . . . . . . . . . 18
                      Anonymous   Just Like Magic: After more than four
                                  years in gestation, a suite of
                                  technologies designed by General Magic
                                  stands poised to alter today's mishmash
                                  of wired and wireless networks . . . . . 22
                      Anonymous   Agents on the Loose: Telescript, General
                                  Magic's communications-oriented
                                  programming language, lets developers
                                  write tools that permit casual users to
                                  create intelligent applications that
                                  seek out and retrieve important
                                  information  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
                      Anonymous   Best of Comdex Awards: BYTE editors
                                  worked morning, noon, and night picking
                                  the best products and technologies at
                                  Fall Comdex in Las Vegas . . . . . . . . 24
                      Anonymous   High-Performance 3-D Coming to PCs:
                                  Applications such as 3-D model
                                  animation, stock market visualization,
                                  and other high-end programs usually
                                  found on expensive workstations should
                                  start appearing in 1994 on less
                                  expensive 80x86-based PCs  . . . . . . . 28
                      Anonymous   Simon Says: Communicate: IBM's new
                                  personal communication device combines a
                                  cellular phone, fax, E-mail, paging, and
                                  personal productivity applications . . . 28
                      Anonymous   Developers Announce PowerPC Mac
                                  Applications: Apple has distributed the
                                  first software development kits for
                                  writing applications for the System 7
                                  operating system on the PowerPC.
                                  Numerous developers are now announcing
                                  support for the Mac PowerPC platform . . 38
               Tom Thompson and   
            Raymond Ga Cote and   
                 Michael Nadeau   Books and CD-ROMs: The Genesis of the
                                  Mac: The birth of a computer, an
                                  astronomy CD-ROM, legal requirements in
                                  business, and laptop repair  . . . . . . 41
                   Tom Thompson   The Macintosh at 10: On the Mac's tenth
                                  birthday, BYTE looks at its profound
                                  influence on computing . . . . . . . . . 47
                   Tom Halfhill   How Safe Is Data Compression: On the fly
                                  data compression can double your storage
                                  space --- but not without some hassles
                                  and headaches  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
                      Anonymous   Data Compression on the Macintosh  . . . 62
                      Anonymous   Data Loss: A Cautionary Tale . . . . . . 64
                    Frank Hayes   Today's Compilers: Challenged by
                                  multiple new processors, parallel
                                  machines, and operating systems,
                                  compiler builders must rework their
                                  mainline products to produce faster,
                                  leaner code  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
                      Anonymous   Compiler Benchmarks: How Useful? . . . . 80
                      Alex Lane   Optimizing for Today's CPUs: Making code
                                  run faster and smaller is an important
                                  goal of modern compilers . . . . . . . . 81
                      Anonymous   Optimizing with Pre- and Post-Compilers  82
                      Anonymous   Pentium Optimizations  . . . . . . . . . 86
               Douglas K. Olson   Developing for Multiple Platforms:
                                  Writing applications to run on multiple
                                  platforms is an art that software
                                  engineers are just beginning to master   91
                      Anonymous   Porting Adobe Photoshop: A Case Study    92
                   Olvier Sharp   Compilers for Parallel CPUs: In
                                  converting applications for parallel
                                  processing, how much of the job can the
                                  compiler do without programmer
                                  intervention?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
                      Anonymous   Types of Parallel Machines . . . . . . . 98
                      Anonymous   Converting an Application for Parallel
                                  Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
              Howard Eglowstein   Advancing Communications: Data
                                  communications programs with scripting
                                  languages can automate your on-line
                                  sessions. Testing editor Howard
                                  Eglowstein looks at seven popular
                                  communications packages from four
                                  different environments, testing them
                                  with new 28.8-Kbps moderns . . . . . . . 104
                      Anonymous   Life at 28.8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
                      Anonymous   New and Improved . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
                  Steve Gillmor   A New Synergy for Windows: With Prodea
                                  Synergy, you can easily automate
                                  interapplication Windows tasks. Gilmor
                                  builds cross-application projects with
                                  off-the-shelf Windows software and the
                                  Prodes tools, Doing the same chores
                                  without ProdeaSynergy is difficult and
                                  sometimes impossible . . . . . . . . . . 115
                       Joel Orr   Hoops 4.0: Beyond 3-D: The common API to
                                  most 2-D and 3-D libraries and hardware
                                  now offers a real-time mode and a
                                  powerful font engine . . . . . . . . . . 125
                   Ed Perratore   Low-Priced Pentium PCs: General Pentium
                                  price wars have started. This review
                                  examines three Pentium systems, priced
                                  between US\$4000 and {US}\$4500, from
                                  ALR, Gateway, and Ambra  . . . . . . . . 129--130, 133--134
              Howard Eglowstein   PhotoStyler Fights Back: Since Aldus's
                                  last release of PhotoStyler, the
                                  image-editing market has heated up with
                                  the introduction of Photoshop on the
                                  Windows platform. PhotoStyler 2.0
                                  represents more than a simple face-lift.
                                  Aldus pumped up the performance and the
                                  features set and comes away with a
                                  serious competitor . . . . . . . . . . . 137
               Stan Miastkowski   WinFax Pro Hits the Network: Delrina's
                                  WinFax Pro for Networks lets workgroups
                                  share fax modems . . . . . . . . . . . . 141--145
                      Anonymous   Lab Report: 76 Cards for Fast Graphics:
                                  Our applications-based tests identify
                                  the best PC and Mac accelerator boards
                                  for general-purpose and specialized
                                  applications. Best for VL-Bus Systems
                                  --- How We Tested --- Best for ISA-Bus
                                  Systems --- Windows NT Drivers: Better
                                  Late Then Never?--How to Buy a Graphics
                                  Accelerator --- Best for Macintosh NuBus
                                  Systems --- Best for EISA-Bus Systems
                                  --- How Bus Architecture Affects
                                  Graphics --- Honorable Mentions ---
                                  Dubious Achievements . . . . . . . . . . 146
                 Andy Singleton   Some Assembly Required: Genetic
                                  Programming with C++: With an
                                  appropriate algorithmic structure, you
                                  can develop programs that are
                                  self-modifying and evolving  . . . . . . 171
                 Guy W. Kendall   Under the Hood: Inside the PCI Local
                                  Bus: This new PC bus provides high
                                  throughput and self-configuring add-in
                                  cards  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
                      Jon Udell   Beyond DOS: Windows for Workgroups: This
                                  is the most advanced version of
                                  DOS-based Windows now available  . . . . 181
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: Upgrades from Hell: One
                                  assumes Jerry didn't have a great month  185
                      Anonymous   What's New: A cellular device transmits
                                  data; an applications development
                                  environment lets you create
                                  cross-platform workgroups; virtual
                                  reality becomes interactive; and more    204
                Steve Evangelou   Commentary: Layoff Software: Let's hope
                                  this doesn't become a new growth
                                  category . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262

Byte Magazine
Volume 19, Number 3, March, 1994

                   Dennis Allen   Editorial  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                      Anonymous   Letters: WANs, printer technology, and
                                  statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
                      Anonymous   Chicago: An Ambitious Compromise:
                                  Windows NT it's not, but Microsoft's
                                  next version of Windows will play well
                                  on low-end, Intel-based PCs  . . . . . . 22
                      Anonymous   Low-End PowerPC Leaves 68040 Macs in the
                                  Dust: Preliminary test results have the
                                  least expensive PowerPC Mac completing
                                  compute-intensive tasks at least three
                                  to four times faster than a Mac Quadra
                                  900  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
                      Anonymous   Teutonizing the Newton: In working on
                                  the German version of the Newton PDA,
                                  Apple discovered that
                                  handwriting-recognition systems add a
                                  whole new set of factors in localizing a
                                  product  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
                      Anonymous   Tut's 10-Mbps Telephone Cord Network
                                  Could Be Small-Office King: A new
                                  development brings 10-Mbps networking to
                                  companies that are put off by the
                                  complexities of network wiring . . . . . 28
                      Anonymous   Intel and Nestor to Commercialize
                                  Neural-Net Chip: An agreement between
                                  Intel and Nestor to commercialize a
                                  neural processor could affect
                                  applications ranging from handwriting
                                  recognition to air-traffic control . . . 32
                      Anonymous   Fax Gets a Face-Lift: This spring and
                                  summer, a new wave of products will give
                                  fax a face-lift by adding
                                  binary-file-transfer capabilities  . . . 34
                      Anonymous   Alliances Could Mean Better Integration:
                                  Microsoft and DEC will integrate DEC's
                                  Object Broker distributed-object system
                                  with Microsoft's OLE technology, and the
                                  agreement will allow Windows- and
                                  OLE-supported Mac applications to
                                  seamlessly access data on a wide variety
                                  of platforms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
                   Bob Ryan and   
             Michael Nadeau and   
                Raymond Ga Cote   Books and CD-ROMs: A Cache-Memory
                                  Primer: The theory and practice of
                                  cache-memory design, a fantastic world
                                  on CD-ROM, multimedia production, and
                                  strange patterns . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
                 Andy Reinhardt   Building the Data Highway: Building the
                                  data highway will require a blending of
                                  diverse technologies. What's the best
                                  way to send large amounts of data over
                                  today's mix of copper, coaxial cable,
                                  and fiber-optic lines? Should the
                                  transport protocol be ATM? TCP/IP?
                                  TCP/IP over ATM? The major players ---
                                  the phone companies, the cable
                                  companies, and proponents of the
                                  Internet --- each have their own vision
                                  of what the data highway should be.
                                  Whose vision should prevail? . . . . . . 46
                      Anonymous   Government Policy on the Data Highway    52
                      Anonymous   Data Highway Lags in Japan . . . . . . . 56
                      Anonymous   Europe's Many Data Highways  . . . . . . 58
                      Anonymous   Highway Safety: The Key Is Encryption    60
                      Anonymous   The Tools for New TV . . . . . . . . . . 62
                  Scott Wallace   Managing Mass Storage: Advances in
                                  storage technology struggle to keep up
                                  with the burgeoning pace of storage
                                  requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
                      Anonymous   Storage Hot Spots  . . . . . . . . . . . 86
                   Peter Wayner   Digital Hard Drives:
                                  Digital-read-channel technology will
                                  double the capacity of a standard hard
                                  drive, letting you pack more data on
                                  your hard disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
                      Anonymous   PRML at Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
                      Joe Bryan   IDE Takes Off: A low-cost solution,
                                  enhanced IDE will allow you to connect
                                  more and different peripherals to your
                                  PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
                      Anonymous   SCSI vs. IDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
          David K. Campbell and   
                   Kraig Proehl   Optical Advances: A convergence of
                                  technologies is set to take the capacity
                                  of magneto-optical drives into the
                                  stratosphere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
                  Bill Lawrence   Three Suits Deals: Office application
                                  suites are taking the market by storm.
                                  But do you really get extra
                                  functionality and smoother integration
                                  by turning to a single vendor for all
                                  your major applications  . . . . . . . . 120--126
                      Anonymous   OLE 2.0: Death to Monoliths? . . . . . . 122
                Raymond Ga Cote   Multiprocessor Horsepower: BYTE compares
                                  three dual-processor PCs from ALR,
                                  Compaq, and VTech. Running two
                                  processors --- whether 486 or Pentium
                                  --- gives a big boost to Microsoft's SQL
                                  Server under Windows NT  . . . . . . . . 129
                    Steve Apiki   Q+E: The Key to ODBC: With ODBC drivers
                                  and Q+E's 2.0 release of Database
                                  Library, you can build a
                                  database-independent applications. The
                                  drivers enable a transparent connection
                                  to multiple data sources, while the
                                  library of DLLs delivers features ---
                                  such as transactions support and
                                  explicit record locking --- not
                                  necessarily supported by the database
                                  engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
                      Ben Smith   Client/Server Made Easy: NobleNet's
                                  EZ-RPC takes the sting out of writing
                                  client/server applications. Whether
                                  converting existing stand-alone programs
                                  of starting from scratch, applications
                                  programmers can write distributed
                                  applications without any network
                                  programming skills . . . . . . . . . . . 143
                   Tom Thompson   Budget CD Recording: Cutting your own
                                  CD-ROMs has become affordable now that
                                  CD-R drives with recording software go
                                  for around US\$4000. {Tom Thompson}
                                  tests three, from {JVC}, {Microboards},
                                  and {Pinnacle Micro}, on both {Mac} and
                                  {PC} platforms . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
                Raymond Ga Cote   Desktop Telephony: PhonePro makes it
                                  easy to build phone automation
                                  applications for the Mac . . . . . . . . 151--152, 154
                      A. Lennon   Lab Report: 46 Powerful Portables: 486
                                  processing power now comes in two
                                  portable-computer form factors. See our
                                  exclusive ranking to find the best
                                  notebook and subnotebook for your
                                  application. Best Windows Notebooks; New
                                  Pointers; How We Tested; Essential
                                  Features; Best Color Notebooks; Dual
                                  Scan: An Economical Compromise?; Best
                                  Desktop Replacement Notebooks; Mobile
                                  Multimedia; Best Subnotebooks;
                                  SL-Enhanced CPU's: Power Misers, but
                                  Rare; Lithium Promises Longer Battery
                                  Life; Honorable Mentions; Dubious
                                  Achievements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156--160, 164, 166, 169, 171--172, 174, 177--178, 180--181
                   Kurt Piersol   Under the Hood: A Close-Up of OpenDoc: A
                                  new vendor-neutral document standard
                                  provides a natural way to work with
                                  information while operating on different
                                  platforms  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
                     David Betz   Some Assembly Required: Life with
                                  NewtonScript: Programming the game of
                                  Life in the Apple Newton's scripting
                                  language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
                      Jon Udell   Beyond DOS: Visual Basic Custom
                                  Controls: Exploring Visual C++ 1.5's
                                  powerful OLE support . . . . . . . . . . 197
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: Booting, Benchmarking, and
                                  Bob's Your Uncle: A potpourri of
                                  activity at Chaos Manor as Jerry
                                  continues his exploration of the Windows
                                  machinery  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
                      Anonymous   What's New: A PCMCIA card with its own
                                  audio; Windows software for powerful
                                  imaging; Visual Basic tools; and more    220
            Victor J. Cosentino   Commentary: Virtual Legality: As the law
                                  struggles to catch up with technological
                                  changes, what happens to our legal,
                                  social, and ethical responsibilities?    278

Byte Magazine
Volume 19, Number 4, April, 1994

                   Dennis Allen   Editorial  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                      Anonymous   Letters: Compression problems, the
                                  Richard III-MIS director comparison, and
                                  Mac SCSI hints . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
                      Anonymous   Intel Pushes the 80x86 Envelope: In
                                  terms of sheer processing power, Intel
                                  is behind the RISC curve. Its
                                  next-generation Pentium may only keep
                                  the gap from widening. But that may be
                                  enough . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
                      Anonymous   Apple Opens the Mac OS: After years of
                                  carefully guarding its Macintosh system
                                  software, Apple (Cupertino, CA) is
                                  taking steps to spread the Mac OS to
                                  several different platforms  . . . . . . 24
                      Anonymous   Video Acceleration in the Fast Lane: Two
                                  coalitions, VESA and an Intel-ATI
                                  pairing, have offered new graphics
                                  standards to speed digital video across
                                  the desktop  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
                      Anonymous   35mm-Size Display Has VGA Resolution:
                                  Thanks to Kopin's Smart Slide
                                  technology, it may not be long before
                                  you can wear a head-mounted display
                                  that's about the size of a 35mm slide
                                  yet sports 640-by 480-pixel VGA
                                  resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
                      Anonymous   Motif Offers Variation on LCD Theme:
                                  Motif says its active addressing offers
                                  the best of both worlds --- the low cost
                                  of passive matrix and the fast response
                                  of active matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
                      Anonymous   New Access Targets Wider Audience:
                                  Access 2.0 is what Microsoft wanted
                                  Access 1.0 to be: an easy-to-use,
                                  full-featured, relational database for
                                  Windows  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
              Dave Vislosky and   
              Rich Friedman and   
                Roger Goode and   
                     Lee Zaslow   Books and CD-ROMs: Internet Resource
                                  Guide: Thousands of Internet listings,
                                  government information on CD-ROM,
                                  computer design, and repetitive strain
                                  injuries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
               Tom Thompson and   
                       Bob Ryan   Apple, IBM Bring PowerPC to the Desktop:
                                  The first PowerPC systems for the
                                  desktop provide many pleasant surprises,
                                  especially low price . . . . . . . . . . 44--47, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60--63, 66--68, 70
           Richard Marlon Stein   Object Databases: Object-oriented DBMSes
                                  solve the problem of storing persistent
                                  data from an object-oriented application 74
                      Anonymous   The Object Database Standard . . . . . . 82
               Craig S. Mullins   The Great Debate: To store complex data
                                  objects, relational database systems
                                  must perform expensive and CPU-intensive
                                  transformations because of their
                                  simplified storage capabilities. Object
                                  database systems and object-oriented
                                  programming languages make it possible
                                  to store and access such data in an
                                  easy, efficient manner . . . . . . . . . 85
                    Russell Kay   Objects in Use: The object-oriented
                                  approach looks great in theory --- but
                                  what's it like out in the field? Here's
                                  a look at how object database technology
                                  is being used in a variety of real-world
                                  applications --- the reasons, the
                                  benefits, the drawbacks, product
                                  selection, and wish lists  . . . . . . . 99
                    Steve Apiki   Windows on RISC: Emulating Windows on
                                  even the fastest RISC workstation might
                                  mean disappointing performance . . . . . 109
                      Anonymous   Intel, TI Show Off the 486DX4  . . . . . 112
                Tom R. Halfhill   Emulation: RISC's Secret Weapon:
                                  Emulation is beginning to appear as an
                                  integral feature in some new operating
                                  systems, and its ambitious goal is to
                                  shield users from the incompatibilities
                                  of different hardware and
                                  operating-system platforms . . . . . . . 119
                   Randy Thelen   Under the Hood: The Power Mac's Run-Time
                                  Architecture: The RISC-based Power Mac
                                  uses a dramatically different
                                  application architecture that provides
                                  compatibility with past applications and
                                  future applications  . . . . . . . . . . 131
                      Alex Lane   Developing for RISC: RISC development
                                  tools must offer more variety and
                                  greater ease of use  . . . . . . . . . . 139
                      Anonymous   Porting to RISC: Not Just a Recompile    142
                      Jon Udell   Justifying NT: Available on RISC, CISC,
                                  and SMP platforms, Advanced Server and
                                  SQL Server make NT a viable choice to
                                  provide file and database services to
                                  your LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
                      Anonymous   How We Tested SQL Server on NetWare,
                                  OS/2, and NT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
                      Anonymous   SQL Server for NT on CISC and RISC . . . 158
                      Anonymous   LAN Operating-System Testing . . . . . . 164
                  H. Eglowstein   Almost as good as being there
                                  (conferencing enhancements)  . . . . . . 173--174, 176
                      Anonymous   Whiteboarding with Software  . . . . . . 178
                      Ben Smith   Multiprotocol Print Server: A US\$695
                                  multiprotocol print server from {Axis
                                  Communications} connects as many as
                                  three printers directly to {Ethernet
                                  LANs}, providing equal access to {PCs},
                                  {Macs}, and {Unix} machines. The {NPS}
                                  550's virtual printer technology
                                  simplifies configuration and
                                  administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
                    Barry Nance   Easier Ethernet: Plug Tut Systems'
                                  US\$99 {Silver Streak} adapter onto your
                                  {Ethernet} card, and you can string
                                  inexpensive, easy-to-install
                                  silver-satin phone cord instead of thin
                                  {Ethernet}. The {Silver Streak} allows
                                  full {10-Mbps Ethernet} speed over the
                                  {UTP} phone cord . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
                      Anonymous   Ethernet Cabling Methods . . . . . . . . 186
                      Anonymous   Verifying Your LAN Cables  . . . . . . . 188
                  Shelley Cryan   Multimedia Presentations:
                                  Time-line-based presentation software
                                  can enliven a traditional computer-based
                                  presentation with motion, animation,
                                  video, sound, and interactive controls.
                                  Cryan evaluates the best multimedia
                                  presenters for Windows and the Mac . . . 189--190, 192--195
                Raymond Ga Cote   Mac Programming Power Tools: Cote finds
                                  Mainstay's new C and BASIC programming
                                  environments for the Macintosh hard to
                                  pigeonhole and harder to resist  . . . . 199
             H. E. Holzbaur and   
                    S. M. Platt   Lab Report: 57 PCs That Set the Pace:
                                  Should you buy a high-end 486 or a
                                  Pentium? We evaluate 37 66-MHz 486DX2
                                  systems and 20 Pentium systems to find
                                  the best performers for Windows, Unix,
                                  and DOS applications. Best Pentiums for
                                  Windows; How We Tested; Best Pentiums
                                  for Unix; Best ISA 486s for Windows;
                                  Best EISA 486s for Windows; Best 486s
                                  for Unix; Best 486s for DOS; Honorable
                                  Mentions; Dubious Achievements . . . . . 206--211, 215, 217, 219, 221--222, 224--228
                      Anonymous   NIC Update: 22 New Ethernet Cards:
                                  16-bit NICs from Asia, evaluated by the
                                  Taiwan-based independent testing lab
                                  LANBit Computer  . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
               Tom Christiansen   Some Assembly Required: Developing
                                  Applications in Perl: This widely
                                  supported public domain language can
                                  easily solve many general programming
                                  problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
                      Jon Udell   Beyond DOS: Essential Reading: A look at
                                  four recent books on Windows NT, Win32,
                                  and OLE 2  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: What's Hot, What's Not: It's
                                  time once again for the annual User's
                                  Choice Awards from Chaos Manor . . . . . 241
                      Anonymous   What's New: RediDockit and DigiDial
                                  provide wireless control for your PC;
                                  Rapport Script brings object-oriented
                                  word processing to Unix;
                                  Internet-In-A-Box lets you access the
                                  Internet from your PC; and more  . . . . 252
                   Fred Shapiro   Commentary: The First Bug: Exposing the
                                  myth of the first bug  . . . . . . . . . 308

Byte Magazine
Volume 19, Number 5, May, 1994

                   Dennis Allen   Editorial  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                      Anonymous   Letters: The data superhighway, the
                                  ``real'' reasons for technical-support
                                  calls, and environmental concern . . . . 18
                      Anonymous   What's New: Sparcbook 3 ships with the
                                  Solaris OS; Face to Face provides
                                  real-time cross-platform document
                                  conferencing for PCs and Macs; and more  20
                      Anonymous   The Engines to Make Multimedia
                                  Mainstream: As industry groups seek to
                                  standardize software programming
                                  interfaces, DSPs may hold the key to
                                  bringing voice video, and telephony to
                                  low-cost PCs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
                      Anonymous   LANtastic 6.0 Creates Peer Pressure:
                                  Peer LANs have evolved from
                                  limited-function packages to
                                  full-featured systems that integrate
                                  into enterprise LANs . . . . . . . . . . 26
                      Anonymous   Front Ends Ease Internet Access: A
                                  number of companies are releasing
                                  software designed to make accessing the
                                  Internet easier  . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   Adapting GUI Software for the Blind Is
                                  No Easy Task: The widespread adoption of
                                  graphical applications adds a whole new
                                  set of challenges for applications
                                  developers and visually impaired users   33
                      Anonymous   Motorola's Envoy First to Run Magic Cap:
                                  Despite initial disappointing results in
                                  the area of PDAs, companies continue to
                                  develop hand-held,
                                  communications-centric computing devices 34
                      Anonymous   CAD Gets Objective: CAD software vendors
                                  are beginning to exploit new
                                  technologies such as object-oriented
                                  programming and OLE 2.0  . . . . . . . . 38
                      Anonymous   Apple's and Microsoft's System Software
                                  Road Map: Apple recently divulged new
                                  information on plans for its Mac
                                  operating system . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
                  Rick Cook and   
                Lamont Wood and   
              Dave Vislosky and   
                      Ben Smith   Books and CD-ROMs: Entertaining Math
                                  Models: Mathematical modeling, CD-ROM
                                  databases, computer ethics, and 3-D
                                  graphics libraries . . . . . . . . . . . 41
                      Jon Udell   Componentware: Component software, as
                                  exemplified by Visual Basic's custom
                                  controls, is succeeding where
                                  object-oriented computing has failed . . 46
                      Anonymous   Object Wars  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
              Dick Pountain and   
              Clemens Szyperski   Extensible Software Systems: New
                                  programming tools are needed to develop
                                  software systems tha can be easily
                                  extended with new modules  . . . . . . . 57
                      Anonymous   Subtyping or Subclassing?  . . . . . . . 58
                      Anonymous   Inheritance or Delegation? . . . . . . . 60
                  Scott Wallace   The Computerized Patient Record:
                                  Computerized patient records will
                                  improve health care and reduce costs . . 67--68, 70, 72, 74, 76
                Andrew W. Davis   Desktop Data Conferencing: A new breed
                                  of multifunction DSP-based peripherals
                                  makes data conferencing inevitable and
                                  lays the groundwork for personal
                                  videoconferencing  . . . . . . . . . . . 81--84, 86
                      Anonymous   The High Cost of Videoconferencing . . . 82
                      Anonymous   DSPs and the PC Mainstream . . . . . . . 84
            David A. Harvey and   
              Richard Santalesa   Wireless Gets Real: Buoyed by new
                                  products, services, and access
                                  standards, wide-area wireless
                                  communications is ready for prime time   90
                      Anonymous   PCSes Are Coming . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
                 Cees Links and   
            Wim Diepstraten and   
                      Vic Hayes   The IEEE brings order to the chaotic
                                  world of wireless LANs by agreeing upon
                                  a foundation protocol for media access   99
                      Anonymous   The Evolution of a Standard  . . . . . . 102
                   Peter Wayner   Agents Away: Telescript provides the
                                  glue that lets personal communicators
                                  access the world. It could change the
                                  way you talk to the world  . . . . . . . 113
                      Anonymous   Speaking the Same Language . . . . . . . 118
          Howard Eglowstein and   
                      Ben Smith   E-Mail from Afar: Lotus cc:Mail and
                                  Microsoft Mail provide the necessary
                                  E-mail tools for communicating with
                                  offices in far-flung locations. We liked
                                  both user interfaces, but cc:Mail is
                                  easier on the administrator  . . . . . . 122--124, 126, 128, 130
                      Anonymous   E-Mail in Your Pocket  . . . . . . . . . 124
                      Anonymous   Can PC E-Mail Be the Wrong Choice? . . . 126
                    Barry Nance   Without Peer: Zenith Data Systems' new
                                  US\$999 {Z-Stor Personal Server} is a
                                  dedicated file server that makes sense
                                  for small workgroups. Bundled with
                                  {Novell}'s {Personal Net} ware, it
                                  almost installs itself on {Ethernet
                                  LANs}  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
                    Rick Grehan   Poet in Motion: Poet 2.1 is a true
                                  object-oriented database that also
                                  includes all the features of a
                                  full-blown multiuser database: compound
                                  indexes, locks, even multilevel
                                  transactions. Grehan explains how
                                  programmers can use the same structures
                                  of C++ code to support the database  . . 137
                 Stanford Diehl   Desktop Dictation: The IBM Personal
                                  Dictation System brings computer-based
                                  dictation services to a mainstream
                                  corporate audience. With its support of
                                  voice input of system commands and its
                                  sophisticated dictation application, the
                                  system can support text entry in a fully
                                  ``hands free'' environment. Its accuracy
                                  and ease of use make the system viable
                                  for general business correspondence  . . 145--146
                      Anonymous   Learning to Listen . . . . . . . . . . . 146
                   Ed Perratore   Printer at Work: The First At Work laser
                                  printer. Lexmark's WinWriter 600
                                  provides good performance and an
                                  excellent user interface . . . . . . . . 149
                    Steve Apiki   Big-Screen Stars: Capable 21-inch
                                  monitors from Nanao and Nokia push
                                  resolution to a flicker-free 1600 by
                                  1200 pixels. Both can support an 80-HZ
                                  refresh rate if you've got the right
                                  graphics card  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
                   Tom Thompson   SITcomm Is Serious: Apple Events support
                                  is one reason Thompson finds Aladdin
                                  Systems' SITcomm a standout among Mac
                                  communications packages  . . . . . . . . 161
                Scott Higgs and   
               Chandrika Mysore   Lab Report: Head to Head: 71 Printers:
                                  We use our PC and Mac printer tests to
                                  choose the best of today's laser,
                                  ink-jet, dot-matrix, and color printers
                                  for six important business applications.
                                  Best for General Business; As We Went to
                                  Press; How We Tested; Best for
                                  Workgroups; Best for CAD and DTP; Best
                                  for Color; Best for Draft Quality; Best
                                  for Listings and Forms; Honorable
                                  Mentions; Dubious Achievements . . . . . 164, 166--169, 171, 173, 175, 177--178, 180--184
               Scott Boggan and   
           Michael De Laurentis   Under the Hood: The Panose
                                  Typeface-Matching System: A look at a
                                  font-matching system based on visual
                                  characteristics  . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
              Ralph E. Griswold   Some Assembly Required: The Icon
                                  Programming Language: Icon does string
                                  and structure processing and numerical
                                  computation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
                    Barry Nance   Beyond DOS: IPX and NetBIOS for OS/2:
                                  Over-the-wire message passing with
                                  NetBIOS and IPX in an OS/2 environment   201
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: Crash, Bang --- Quake: Jerry
                                  survives an earthquake, installs a LAN
                                  server, and gives out more User's Choice
                                  Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
                Tom R. Halfhill   Commentary: The Introversion of America:
                                  Are virtual communities on the Internet
                                  taking the place of neighborhood
                                  communities? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278

Byte Magazine
Volume 19, Number 6, June, 1994

                   Dennis Allen   Editorial  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
                      Anonymous   Letters: PowerPCs, the legality of
                                  E-mail contracts, a data-highway reality
                                  check, and Chicago's effect on software
                                  development  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
                   A. Reinhardt   Desktop Conferencing Takes Off: Although
                                  not as flashy as full-length feature
                                  films on CD-ROM or 3-D virtual reality,
                                  desktop conferencing applications can
                                  save you time and money  . . . . . . . . 24--25
                      Anonymous   Switching Hub Get Their Due: Somewhat
                                  overshadowed by ATM products, Ethernet
                                  switching hubs are now getting the
                                  respect they deserve . . . . . . . . . . 28
                      Anonymous   The Memory-Card Manager Grows Up: The
                                  committee works on a new PCMCIA standard
                                  that will add bus mastering, a 32-bit
                                  data path, and 3.3-V operation . . . . . 32
                      Anonymous   Vendors Work to Cure Incompatibility
                                  Blues: Backup software and hardware
                                  vendors hope that a new standard, the
                                  System Independent Data Format, will
                                  make incompatibility problems obsolete   32
                      Anonymous   OS/2 On the PowerPC Slated for This
                                  Year: By year-end, IBM plans to release
                                  its first Microkernel-based Workplace OS
                                  product for the PowerPC, which is, in
                                  essence, OS/2 running on the PowerPC . . 33
                      Anonymous   Users: Give Us Connected PDAs with
                                  PCMCIA: BYTE interviewed and surveyed
                                  about 30 current or former PDA users and
                                  came up with a 10-point wish list for
                                  next-generation PDAs . . . . . . . . . . 34
                      Anonymous   Options for Notes Developers to Improve:
                                  Developers frustrated by a limited
                                  number of visual-programming tools
                                  should see a change this summer  . . . . 40
                Rick Grehan and   
               Tom Thompson and   
            Raymond Ga Cote and   
                  Scott Wallace   Books and CD-ROMs: Levels of Secrecy: A
                                  look at cryptography, Marvin Minsky on
                                  CD-ROM, ``plugs,'' and visualization of
                                  scientific data  . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
                  Dick Pountain   The Fine Art of CD-ROM Publishing: The
                                  electronic version of the National
                                  Gallery collection demonstrates how
                                  traditional material can be adapted to
                                  new publishing media . . . . . . . . . . 47--48, 50, 52, 54
                 Karl M. Guttag   Multimedia Powerhouse: The designer of
                                  the TI MVP discusses the multimedia
                                  functions that drove the design of the
                                  chip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
                      Anonymous   1994 Readers' Choice Awards: BYTE
                                  readers separate the best from the rest  65
                Tom R. Halfhill   80x86 Wars: The Intel-based 80x86
                                  continues to dominate the desktop, and
                                  it will likely continue with the
                                  anticipated introduction of new designs
                                  from Intel and its competitors . . . . . 74
                      Anonymous   NexGen Nx586 Straddles the RISC/CISC
                                  Divide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
                      Anonymous   BYTE Lab Benchmarks the First P54C
                                  Systems  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
                      Anonymous   An 80x86-Compatible PowerPC? . . . . . . 86
                    Russell Kay   Software Goes Global: U.S. software
                                  developers scramble for a piece of the
                                  international pie  . . . . . . . . . . . 90
                   Chris Miller   Transborder Tips and Traps: A look at
                                  the many technical issues and problems
                                  involved in moving software  . . . . . . 93
                      Anonymous   Observing the Conventions  . . . . . . . 96
                Kumiyo Nakakoji   Crossing the Cultural Boundary: Cultural
                                  factors impinge on software design . . . 107
                 Edward Yourdon   Developing Software Overseas: The
                                  developing countries are also developing
                                  competitive software industries  . . . . 113
                      Anonymous   Quality: The Hidden Offshore Advantage   114
                      Anonymous   Software in Russia . . . . . . . . . . . 118
            Michael D. Millikin   DCE: Building the Distributed Future:
                                  The Distributed Computing Environment
                                  standard provides the services to make
                                  distributed computing manageable,
                                  multiplatform, and transparent to users  125
                   Jane Richter   Distributing Data: Although complex,
                                  businesses are relying more and more on
                                  distributed databases  . . . . . . . . . 139
                 Andy Reinhardt   Managing Storage: How do you get the
                                  most recent, important data where it is
                                  needed in a distributed environment? . . 153
                    Russell Kay   Distributed and Secure: Securing
                                  distributed systems starts with
                                  controlling access . . . . . . . . . . . 165
                Karen Watterson   The Changing World of EIS: The role of
                                  EIS in a distributed environment is
                                  uncertain  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
                 Michael Nadeau   Remote Connections: Access performance,
                                  and data integrity are some of the
                                  issues of connecting remote clients  . . 197
                      Anonymous   Distributed-Computing Resource Guide . . 206
                   Tom Thompson   Power to the New Macs: Affordable Power
                                  Macs run old 680x0 software surprisingly
                                  well. The new Macs save their
                                  performance punch for a small but
                                  growing number of programs compiled for
                                  the PowerPC 601 processor  . . . . . . . 209--210, 212
                  Ben Smith and   
              Howard Eglowstein   Scheduling Across the Enterprise:
                                  Group-scheduling software relieves some
                                  of the tedium and frustration of
                                  corporatewide scheduling by accessing
                                  the combined calendars of all the people
                                  across an organization. The BYTE Lab
                                  evaluates six cross-platform schedulers  216--220, 222
                   Bruce Dawson   Plug-and-Go File Server: As simple to
                                  use as an appliance, the FAServer 400 is
                                  a fast, affordable NFS file server for
                                  TCP/IP networks  . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
                   Bruce Dawson   Dial-Up Networking: Telebit's NetBlazer
                                  remote routers enable telecommuting. The
                                  NetBlazer PN1, a small Ethernet router
                                  with a built-in V.32bis modem, supports
                                  IP, IPX, and Apple Ethernet protocols    233
                 George Stewart   Forecasting the Future: Business
                                  forecasting software predicts future
                                  trends --- sales projections, inventory
                                  levels, energy usage --- by
                                  incorporating traditional forecasting
                                  methods. The four programs reviewed here
                                  guide businesspeople through a
                                  forecasting session and generate
                                  accessible reports and graphs  . . . . . 237--240
                 Terje Mathisen   Novell's Newest DOS: Is Novell DOS 7 a
                                  better DOS than Microsoft's? . . . . . . 241
                   Bob Ryan and   
                   Tom Thompson   PowerPC 604 Weighs In: IBM and
                                  Motorola's latest CPU outperforms the
                                  Pentium  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
                  Michael Kogan   Retrofitting OS/2 for SMP: OS/2 well
                                  exploit symmetric multiprocessing
                                  hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
                      Ben Smith   From Here to There: A look at the
                                  growing popularity of the Point-to-Point
                                  Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
                    Rick Grehan   Port Mac Applications to the PowerPC:
                                  Apple finds a way to ease the task of
                                  moving programs over to the Power Mac    273
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: A Pentium Is Sounded Out:
                                  Sound boards clash with hard drive
                                  controllers on new Pentium system  . . . 277
                      Anonymous   What's New: InterActive Communicator
                                  talks back, HotDocs automates document
                                  creation, and more . . . . . . . . . . . 288
                Raymond Ga Cote   Commentary: Think Multiplatform: A
                                  software engineer's perspective of
                                  multiplatform applications development   344
                      Anonymous   Lab Report: 66 Ethernet Adapters: We
                                  test Ethernet NICs, PCMCIA cards, and
                                  parallel-port adapters to find the best
                                  networking hardware for desktop and
                                  mobile applications. Best 16-bit NICs;
                                  Hassle-Free NICs; How We Tested; Best
                                  PCMCIA Cards; Best Portable Ethernet;
                                  Adapters; Honorable Mention; Dubious
                                  Achievements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346

Byte Magazine
Volume 19, Number 7, July, 1994

                   Dennis Allen   Editorial  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
                      Anonymous   Letters: Readers resist hype and respond
                                  to coverage of object computing, object
                                  databases, and medical databases . . . . 18
                      Anonymous   Borland Readies dBase, Takes Aim at
                                  Microsoft: It looks like dBase for
                                  Windows, Borland's long-delayed Windows
                                  version of the popular database
                                  development language, is close to
                                  release. Based on a look at a prerelease
                                  version, the program will offer features
                                  that won't be available in FoxPro for
                                  Windows for several months. Also
                                  covered: the next release of Paradox for
                                  Windows  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
                      Anonymous   WordPerfect Enters Paperless-Document
                                  Arena: With WordPerfect Envoy,
                                  WordPerfect joins Adobe, Farallon
                                  Computing, and No Hands Software in
                                  offering portable electronic-document
                                  solutions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
                      Anonymous   The Best of Interop + Networld: Editors
                                  from McGraw-Hill's TechNet magazines ---
                                  BYTE, Data Communications, LAN Times,
                                  and Open Computing --- recognized
                                  companies that have products that
                                  advance global networking  . . . . . . . 36
                      Anonymous   High-Speed 1394 Train Still at the
                                  Station: First products based on the
                                  proposed high-speed serial-bus P1394
                                  interface, also known as FireWire,
                                  likely won't begin showing up until
                                  later this year  . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
                      Anonymous   1-2-3 Proves DOS Isn't Dead: Lotus's
                                  latest DOS spreadsheet includes many
                                  slick features already proven in 1-2-3
                                  for Windows, such as nameable index tabs
                                  and SmartIcons . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
                      Anonymous   PIMS Are Not So Personal Anymore:
                                  Proving that no person is an island,
                                  software developers are adding
                                  group-collaboration features to PIMs . . 40
                  Jon Udell and   
                Hughes Pack and   
                  Ben Smith and   
                  Scott Wallace   Books and CD-ROMs: Put Fuzzy Logic to
                                  Work: A calculus of everyday concepts, a
                                  CD-ROM about the space shuttle,
                                  cross-platform connection, and
                                  electronic imaging . . . . . . . . . . . 51
                  Dick Pountain   Parallel Course: With Taos --- a
                                  radically different, object-oriented,
                                  parallel operating system --- it's
                                  possible to harness together the power
                                  of different types of processors . . . . 53
                  Scott Wallace   Accelerating Engineering Design: A
                                  sophisticated engineering design system
                                  --- combined with concurrent engineering
                                  methodology --- is compressing time on a
                                  Lockheed Missile and Space Corp. missile
                                  development program  . . . . . . . . . . 62
                      Jon Udell   Computer Telephony: The means to link
                                  your phone and computer is now available
                                  to nearly everyone . . . . . . . . . . . 80--82, 86, 88--90, 94, 96
                      Anonymous   First-Party vs. Third-Party Call Control 86
                      Anonymous   Macintosh Telephony  . . . . . . . . . . 89
                      Anonymous   Distributed Computer Telephony . . . . . 94
                  Scott Wallace   Working Smarter: Process-analysis and
                                  modeling tools provide core support for
                                  workgroup and work-flow applications.
                                  Experience in the trenches shows that
                                  technology is only part of the solution  100--101
                   Thornton May   Know Your Work-Flow Tools: The four
                                  basic classes of work-flow tools vary
                                  widely from one another  . . . . . . . . 103
                      Anonymous   DEC and Wang Put It All Together . . . . 106
                Meichun Hsu and   
                    Mike Howard   Work-Flow and Legacy Systems: Legacy
                                  systems are good at what they do; it's
                                  what they don't do that's the problem    109
                      Anonymous   Software Roundup: Network Management
                                  Systems: BYTE evaluates software tools
                                  for managing complex LANs. The utilities
                                  range from desktop administration tools
                                  to high-end products with
                                  enterprise-wide device management  . . . 121--122, 124, 126--127, 130, 132
                   Greg Loveria   Easing Windows' Graphics Bottleneck:
                                  Greg Loveria tests new 64-bit graphics
                                  adapters from five companies. All are
                                  blazingly fast with 24-bit graphics; one
                                  is surprisingly affordable . . . . . . . 133
                      Anonymous   A Bigger Bus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
                   Bruce Dawson   PowerPC Hits the Road: IBM introduces
                                  the first PowerPC-based notebook. The
                                  RS/6000 N40 borrows many nice features
                                  from IBM's ThinkPad line, but though
                                  strong on performance, it's weak on
                                  battery life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141--142
                 Ira Eglowstein   Friendly Acquisition: The latest Windows
                                  data acquisition software lets you build
                                  applications without writing a line of
                                  code. Graphical programming saves time
                                  and money, allows more flexibility,
                                  reduces programming errors, and empowers
                                  nonprogrammers, Eglowstein evaluates
                                  seven current Windows tools  . . . . . . 147
                 Edmund Dejesus   Linking Development Teams: With a
                                  distributed-objects architecture, a full
                                  suite of programming tools, and seamless
                                  version control, DEC's Cohesion WorX
                                  delivers a sophisticated environment for
                                  software development across
                                  heterogeneous networks . . . . . . . . . 153
                      Anonymous   Controlling Cross-Platform Objects . . . 155
                      Ben Smith   Power Workstation at a Pentium Price:
                                  The HP 9000 Series 700 Model 712/60 uses
                                  innovative hardware packaging and the
                                  superscalar PA-7100LC CPU to achieve
                                  breakthroughs in low cost and high
                                  performance for a Unix workstation . . . 161
                 H. E. Holzbaur   Lab Report: 26 Modems: Faster Than 14.4
                                  Kbps: High-speed modems flout standards
                                  but promise faster transmission and
                                  lower costs. We evaluate 26 modems to
                                  see which are ready for data and fax
                                  applications. Best V.34 Modems; V.34
                                  versus V.32terbo; How We Tested;
                                  Impaired Lines: Crash Tests for Modems;
                                  Best V.32terbo Modems; Portable Modems;
                                  Honorable Mentions . . . . . . . . . . . 168--173, 175--176, 178--181
                      Jon Udell   A Taligent Update: Taligent's
                                  long-awaited developer's kit debuts this
                                  summer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
                Peter D. Varhol   Visual Programming's Many Faces: A quick
                                  climb through a growing family tree of
                                  visual programming products and
                                  paradigms  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
                 Terje Mathisen   Pentium Secrets: Undocumented features
                                  of the Intel Pentium can give you all
                                  the information you need to optimize
                                  Pentium code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
              William Stallings   Pretty Good Privacy: Privacy and
                                  security are important issues to
                                  commercial users of public E-mail
                                  systems. PGP, an E-mail security
                                  package, is finding acceptance as the
                                  way to achieve protection  . . . . . . . 193
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: An Educational Trip: A
                                  journey to England finds Jerry attending
                                  a conference on education and a computer
                                  show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
                      Anonymous   What's New: A stackable Ethernet switch;
                                  portable wireless LAN adapters; imaging
                                  in Windows NT; object-based programming;
                                  and more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
                 Andy Reinhardt   Commentary: Call in the Feds: The
                                  government must be involved with the
                                  data highway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270

Byte Magazine
Volume 19, Number 8, August, 1994

                   Dennis Allen   Editorial  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                      Anonymous   Letters: How to preserve a sense of
                                  community in neighborhoods while still
                                  enjoying on-line communities . . . . . . 18
                      Anonymous   OS/2 Gets Lean and Mean: IBM has
                                  released the first beta of a new version
                                  of OS/2 for Windows: a 32-bit operating
                                  system that will run well on 4-MB PCs.
                                  But support for APIs for future versions
                                  of Windows is uncertain  . . . . . . . . 26
                      Anonymous   Hubs Branch Out of the Wiring Closet:
                                  When combining hubs with devices that
                                  give users WAN access, vendors are
                                  making sure the components complement
                                  each other so that the combination is
                                  often better than what you'd get if you
                                  bought the pieces separately . . . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   IBM Plans Ambitious Network: This fall,
                                  IBM will introduce Intelligent
                                  Communications, a set of communications
                                  services that span the gulf between
                                  different access providers, mail
                                  systems, delivery media, and user
                                  devices  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
                      Anonymous   Add Seamless ZIP Support to Your Windows
                                  Applications: DynaZIP lets you build
                                  Windows-based C/C++ or Visual Basic
                                  programs that can read and write
                                  standard ZIP files . . . . . . . . . . . 44
                      Anonymous   Help for Patent Fever: New products and
                                  services are out that can help a
                                  developer file a patent application or
                                  search for prior patents . . . . . . . . 44
                      Anonymous   CorelDraw 5.0 Adds Better Image-Editing
                                  Tools: CorelDraw 5.0 offers an improved
                                  PhotoPaint image-editing application and
                                  numerous new image-editing tools . . . . 48
                      Anonymous   Kurzweil Brings Voice Dictation to
                                  Windows: At least three Windows
                                  voice-dictation programs will be
                                  available by year-end. Kurzweil Applied
                                  Intelligence's Voice for Windows 1.0 is
                                  the first  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
                Rick Grehan and   
               Tom Thompson and   
                 Michael Nadeau   Books and CD-ROMs: Embedded Systems
                                  Programming: Developing embedded
                                  systems, a Holocaust story on CD-ROM,
                                  and a look at the future of publishing   49
             Amin R. Ismail and   
                  Rhonda Copley   Fine-Tune LANtastic: The LANtastic API
                                  gives you an unprecedented degree of
                                  control over your network configuration  55
                   Peter Wayner   Silicon in Reverse: Reversible logic
                                  circuits promise to radically decrease
                                  the power requirements of future VLSI
                                  chips  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
                      Anonymous   Low-Power Chip Technology  . . . . . . . 68
                 David F. Bacon   Cache Advantage: CPUs get the glory, but
                                  cache type and organization are just as
                                  critical in determining system
                                  performance  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
                 Andy Reinhardt   Managing the New Document: As compound
                                  document architectures make their way
                                  into the desktop computing mainstream,
                                  the way we manage documents is
                                  fundamentally changing . . . . . . . . . 90
                      Anonymous   Standards Efforts Aim to Ease
                                  Interoperability . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
                      Anonymous   Distributed Document Management with OLE
                                  and OpenDoc  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
                      Anonymous   Image Retrieval for Compound Documents   104
                    Russell Kay   Back of the Bus: Connecting add-on
                                  devices to your computer can be an
                                  exercise in frustration. New buses
                                  promise to simplify the process  . . . . 108
                   Dinah McNutt   SCSI and Beyond: New standards clarify
                                  the future direction and higher-speed
                                  capabilities of this long-established
                                  workhorse interface for PC, Macintosh,
                                  and Unix platforms . . . . . . . . . . . 111
                      Anonymous   Purchasing Hints, Troubleshooting Tips   112
                  Mark Clarkson   Seriously Serial: Two new serial buses
                                  contend for desktop acceptance --- the
                                  low-speed Access. bus and the high-speed
                                  P1394/Fire Wire. Each has special
                                  strengths  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
                      Anonymous   Pumping Up the Parallel Port . . . . . . 118
                     John Bryan   Fibre Channel Speeds Up: Here's a new
                                  route to the fast lane on the serial
                                  superhighway, opening up the
                                  capabilities of optical-fiber
                                  connections and incorporating other
                                  buses and protocols  . . . . . . . . . . 123
                      Anonymous   Software Roundup: Virus-Prevention NLMs:
                                  As the computing world becomes
                                  increasingly interconnected through
                                  LANs, wide-area links, the Internet, and
                                  on-line services, corporations are more
                                  vulnerable to the threat of computer
                                  viruses. BYTE evaluates a convenient and
                                  effective solution: antivirus software
                                  that works as NetWare NLMs. We test
                                  seven products for performance,
                                  effectiveness, usability, and
                                  versatility  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129--130, 132--134, 136
             G. Armour Van Horn   Flatbed Color Professionals: New color
                                  flatbed scanners from Agfa, Microtek,
                                  and Umax provide a price/performance
                                  balance that should appeal to graphics
                                  professionals. You may not need your
                                  local color service's drum scanner for
                                  image processing . . . . . . . . . . . . 137--141
                   Tom Thompson   Apple Redefines the Notebook: The latest
                                  PowerBooks set a new standard for
                                  notebook computers: built-in Ethernet,
                                  an innovative trackpad, optional PCMCIA
                                  expansion, 16-bit color, stereo sound,
                                  and a fast 68040 processor upgradable to
                                  PowerPC. Tom Thompson tests the new
                                  PowerBooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143--145
                      Ben Smith   Blazing the Path: DEC's LinkWorks
                                  delivers a multiplatform --- Unix,
                                  OpenVMS, PC, and Macintosh --- work-flow
                                  system. If groups in your organization
                                  collaborate on the creation and
                                  development of documents, images, or
                                  data, LinkWorks can provide an effective
                                  set of tools for automating your most
                                  complex work-flow tasks  . . . . . . . . 147--148, 150
                    Steve Apiki   SPARC Workstations to Go: SPARC
                                  portables from RDI, Sun, and Tadpole put
                                  workstation computing on the road. These
                                  systems have at least a 50-MHz
                                  MicroSparc CPU, 32 MB of RAM, 340 MB of
                                  internal SCSI storage, and a color TFT
                                  display. All include software to handle
                                  such mobile problems as rapidly
                                  reconfiguring between different network
                                  situations. Apiki tests for performance,
                                  features, and portability  . . . . . . . 153
                   Tom Thompson   ``The'' Debugger Is Aptly Named: This
                                  program is an essential tool for
                                  developing native PowerPC programs . . . 159
                   S. Higgs and   
                        J. Kane   Lab Report: 21 Pyrotechnic Pentiums: Our
                                  application tests identify the best
                                  Pentium systems for general business and
                                  high-performance computing. Best
                                  Pentiums for General Purpose Windows;
                                  486DX4: A 100-MHz Alternative to
                                  Pentiums; Best Pentiums for
                                  High-Performance Windows; Best Pentiums
                                  for Unix Applications; How We Tested;
                                  Beating the Heat; Honorable Mention  . . 164--167, 169, 171, 174, 176, 178--181
                  Dick Pountain   Functional Programming Comes of Age:
                                  Following a decade of crucial research
                                  breakthroughs, functional programming
                                  languages are catching on, even in the
                                  realms of parallel programming and
                                  real-time systems  . . . . . . . . . . . 183
                      Anonymous   The Eriang Language  . . . . . . . . . . 184
                  Dick Pountain   A Different Kind of RISC:
                                  Hewlett--Packard's PA-RISC 7200
                                  superscalar processor is not typical,
                                  and neither is its performance: It's
                                  likely to hold the title of ``fastest
                                  RISC in town'' for the immediate future  185
                   Tom Thompson   System 7.5: A Step Toward the Future:
                                  System 7.5 is a significant evolutionary
                                  step toward a new Mac OS . . . . . . . . 187
          William Stallings and   
                      Ben Smith   SNMP Version 2: SNMP is maturing as
                                  evidenced by the added functionality of
                                  SNMP 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: Traveling Light: Jerry
                                  experiments with minimalist computing    193
                      Anonymous   What's New: The Quartet provides four
                                  PCI ports; Enable for Windows integrates
                                  five applications; and more  . . . . . . 202
                Tom R. Halfhill   Commentary: R.I.P. Commodore 1954-1994:
                                  A look at the company that introduced
                                  millions to personal computing . . . . . 252

Byte Magazine
Volume 19, Number 9, September, 1994

                   Dennis Allen   Editorial  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
                      Anonymous   Letters: Computing in a global
                                  environment, computing and U.S.
                                  politics, and a few clarifications . . . 18
                      Anonymous   Into the Enterprise: New software
                                  releases by Lotus and announcements by
                                  Microsoft and WordPerfect reflect the
                                  companies' different strengths and
                                  philosophies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
                      Anonymous   Color Laser Moves Toward Mainstream:
                                  Color laser printers for under US\$5000
                                  may be appearing in offices soon . . . . 25
                      Anonymous   Photoshop and Picture Publisher Get a
                                  Face-Life: The top vendors of
                                  image-processing software are unleashing
                                  new versions of their high-end programs  30
                      Anonymous   Businesses Turn to BBSes: Amid all the
                                  information-highway headlines, business
                                  and government agencies are turning to
                                  an information-sharing technology that's
                                  existed since the early days of personal
                                  computing: the electronic bulletin board
                                  system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
                      Anonymous   Getting CISC into RISC: The RISC-CISC
                                  debate is taking some interesting turns
                                  that could have a profound effect on the
                                  future of the personal computer industry 38
                      Anonymous   Bigger and Better: Reality is setting
                                  in: Small too often translated into
                                  flimsy and underpowered products.
                                  Subnotebook vendors' renewed efforts
                                  will hit the market this summer and fall 40
                      Anonymous   Inexpensive, Fast, and Slow to
                                  Acceptance: When looked at from a
                                  technological viewpoint, Windows
                                  printers ought to be big sellers. But
                                  analysts don't expect the category to
                                  take off for a couple of years. Here's
                                  why  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
                  Jon Udell and   
              Rich Friedman and   
                      Rick Cook   Books and CD-ROMs: PowerPC: Cultural and
                                  Technological Perspective: A chronicle
                                  of the PowerPC revolution, college
                                  selection via CD-ROM, and an
                                  encyclopedia of computer cracking via a
                                  network  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
                  Dick Pountain   The Last Bastion: ``Computer on a chip''
                                  is old hat; are you ready for a
                                  ``supercomputer on a chip''? . . . . . . 47
                     John Bryan   Data over Cellular: Support builds for
                                  AT&T Paradyne's Enhanced Throughput
                                  Cellular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
                    Rick Grehan   Processors Proliferate: While most CPU
                                  designers seek bigger processors with
                                  more power, others are looking for less.
                                  Small is a strategy that's working
                                  remarkably well in niche markets . . . . 67
                      Anonymous   The Taming Power of the Small  . . . . . 68
                Tom R. Halfhill   Transforming the PC: Plug and Play: For
                                  over a decade, users have struggled with
                                  the arcana of expanding a PC system.
                                  Plug and Play promises to make system
                                  configuration --- and reconfiguration
                                  --- a simple and painless affair.
                                  Getting from here to there, however,
                                  won't be nearly as simple or painless    78
                      Anonymous   Plug and Play with DMI . . . . . . . . . 80
                      Anonymous   Tips for Plug and Play . . . . . . . . . 82
                      Anonymous   What They're Saying About Plug and Play  86
                      Anonymous   Building a Better BIOS . . . . . . . . . 92
                      Anonymous   Connecting Networks: Linking up
                                  multiple, far-flung networks for an
                                  enterprise calls for high-bandwidth
                                  digital connections  . . . . . . . . . . 98
                   Peter Wayner   On the Road to ATM: ATM is a strong
                                  contender for connecting enterprise
                                  networks cost-effectively. Among the
                                  first to adopt ATM will be small
                                  workgroups that need to move large
                                  blocks of data . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
                     John Bryan   LANs Make the Switch: Three types of
                                  packet-switching hardware ---
                                  shared-memory systems, shared-bus
                                  designs, and multistage switch matrix
                                  units --- make it easier to maintain
                                  high-speed connections among an
                                  organization's LANs  . . . . . . . . . . 113
                      Anonymous   What's on the Market . . . . . . . . . . 114
                  Jeffrey Fritz   Digital Remote Access: No longer an
                                  expensive and hard-to-justify luxury,
                                  high-speed remote access to networks is
                                  now possible using ISDN and other
                                  digital services available from the
                                  phone companies  . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
                      Anonymous   The Analog Alternative . . . . . . . . . 126
                      Anonymous   Software Roundup: Remote-Control
                                  Windows: With remote-control software,
                                  you can access all the resources of your
                                  desktop computer system from just about
                                  anywhere. BYTE evaluates the six
                                  remote-control programs most widely used
                                  for running Windows applications. We
                                  test the programs for performance,
                                  features, usability and versatility  . . 137
                    David Essex   Big, Fast IDE Drives: New IDE drives
                                  provide performance suitable for
                                  local-bus systems and capacities that
                                  exceed a gigabyte. We test eight of the
                                  latest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
                      Jim Carls   Access 2.0: The Best of Both Worlds:
                                  With new ease-of-use features and
                                  enhanced development tools, Microsoft
                                  Access 2.0 aims at database dabblers and
                                  developers. Reviewer Jim Carls evaluates
                                  Access as both an end-user tool and a
                                  development environment  . . . . . . . . 157
                   Eric Garland   SparcStation Overhaul: Sun has updated
                                  its graphics workstation lineup. BYTE
                                  looks at the inexpensive SparcStation 5,
                                  powered by Sun's new MicroSparc II
                                  processor, and the SparcStation 20,
                                  which holds up to four SuperSparc
                                  processors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
                      Anonymous   Dual SuperSparcs . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
                J. Bruce Dawson   Power of Cooperation: Linux is a freely
                                  available version of Unix, developed by
                                  individuals from all over the world. But
                                  it isn't a bare-bones Unix clone. It is
                                  full of the features you would expect to
                                  find only in a commercial implementation
                                  of Unix  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
                      Dany Dion   Low-Cost Simulation: A circuit simulator
                                  lets you try before you fry  . . . . . . 171
                      Anonymous   Lab Report: 24 CD-ROM Drives:
                                  Double-Speed Rules: We test 24
                                  double-speed and faster CD-ROM drives to
                                  identify the price/performance leaders.
                                  The Best Double-Speed CD-ROM Drives; Do
                                  You Need Quad Speed? How We Tested; Fast
                                  Access to Multiple CDs; CD-ROM for the
                                  Road; Honorable Mentions; Dubious
                                  Achievements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
                   Peter Wayner   Silicon for 3-D: Inexpensive 3-D
                                  hardware is coming to a PC near you, and
                                  games, slide presentations, virtual
                                  reality --- even spreadsheets --- will
                                  never be the same  . . . . . . . . . . . 191
                      Jon Udell   The Fix Is In for Chicago: Chicago will
                                  be the most radical Windows upgrade
                                  ever. Here's what's important and
                                  improved in Microsoft's newest operating
                                  system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
                    Rick Grehan   Object-Oriented COBOL: Object-oriented
                                  --- hold on to your hat --- COBOL is in
                                  the works. How could such a thing remain
                                  true to the spirit of the language ---
                                  and what would it look like? . . . . . . 197
                    David Yavin   Optimizing Notes Replication: The issue
                                  of replication scheduling is moving to
                                  the forefront. Buyers and vendors of
                                  distributed data systems should raise
                                  their level of awareness about this
                                  potentially critical issue . . . . . . . 201
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: Don't Blink: Jerry tackles
                                  the trinity of SCSI, video cards, and
                                  sound cards; as usual, he wins . . . . . 205
                      Anonymous   What's New: PCMCIA connects notebooks to
                                  Ethernet, Macs become multimedia-ready,
                                  open architecture brings visual
                                  development to C++, and more . . . . . . 220
                      Jon Udell   Commentary: Why IBM Should License
                                  Win32: To survive as an operating-system
                                  vendor, IBM will need a credible Win32
                                  strategy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278

Byte Magazine
Volume 19, Number 10, October, 1994

                   Dennis Allen   Editorial  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                      Anonymous   Letters: Reactions to Commodore's demise 18
                      Anonymous   BPR Tools Help You Work Smarter:
                                  Applications for the desktop that let
                                  managers implement business process
                                  reengineering projects and, in some
                                  cases, create work-flow applications . . 24
                      Anonymous   The Pentium Goes Mainstream: Intel has
                                  reduced prices on all but it 100-MHz
                                  Pentium chips. The result: a new line of
                                  affordable Pentium-based PCs, some with
                                  enhanced IDE drives, high-speed serial
                                  ports, and 64-bit graphics acceleration
                                  for US\$2500 or less . . . . . . . . . . 25
                      Anonymous   TV Services Add Value to Desktop PCs:
                                  Cable TV may soon provide a lot more
                                  than clear reception of the Simpsons.
                                  Companies are testing custom news
                                  services, on-line access, local
                                  discussion forums, and other services
                                  that will be delivered to your PC or a
                                  set-top box  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
                      Anonymous   Taiwanese Vendors Wait for Operating
                                  Systems: They're ready with the
                                  hardware, but major Taiwanese PC
                                  manufacturers continue to wait for a
                                  wider selection of operating systems
                                  than just AIX to load on the PowerPC
                                  clones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   Low-Cost Video Acceleration Arrives:
                                  Graphics accelerator cards that deliver
                                  improved video playback should arrive in
                                  force this fall at prices under US\$500  34
                      Anonymous   Ethernet Switching at a Fraction of the
                                  Cost: Even with the benefits of improved
                                  network performance, companies hesitate
                                  to adopt Ethernet switching, fearing
                                  expense and unfamiliarity. A new class
                                  of product, a switching hub on a PC
                                  card, eliminates both objections . . . . 36
                      Anonymous   Blasts from the Past: Highlights from
                                  two decades of covering the computer
                                  revolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
            Raymond Ga Cote and   
              Rich Friedman and   
                    Russell Kay   Books and CD-ROMS: Build Power Macintosh
                                  Applications: Power Mac program
                                  development, a science CD-ROM, and
                                  object-oriented programming languages    45
                 Andy Reinhardt   The Network with Smarts: Intelligent
                                  networks from AT&T and IBM could
                                  dramatically change the way you work and
                                  may set the model for a future of mobile
                                  software agents  . . . . . . . . . . . . 50--52, 56, 58, 60, 62, 64
                      Anonymous   Don't Write Off the Internet . . . . . . 52
                      Anonymous   Telescript Security  . . . . . . . . . . 64
               Oliver Sharp and   
                 David F. Bacon   Measure for Measure: The more you know
                                  about benchmarks, the more you can use
                                  them intelligently when evaluating
                                  systems  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65--66, 68, 70, 72
                      Anonymous   A world of Benchmarks  . . . . . . . . . 68
                 Peter H. Salus   Unix at 25: For a quarter of a centry,
                                  Unix has defined the design of
                                  commercial operating systems. Here's the
                                  story of what gives Unix its staying
                                  power  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
                  Scott Wallace   Solutions Focus: Experts in the Field:
                                  Expert-system technology can pay off by
                                  capturing and codifying knowledge from
                                  throughout an organization . . . . . . . 86--88, 90, 94--96
                      Anonymous   Get That Data!: Modern business runs on
                                  information. New tools and standards
                                  help capture and process that
                                  information in nontraditional ways . . . 98
             Sara Reese Hedberg   Design of a Lifetime: Product designers
                                  today face new requirements: They must
                                  account for the entire life cycle up
                                  front  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
                      Anonymous   Made in the USA  . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
                  Mark Clarkson   Process Control's New Face: Personal
                                  computers are a cost-effective tool for
                                  controlling industrial processes . . . . 111
                   Peter Wayner   EDI Moves the Data: Eliminating the
                                  paper chase can speed up business and
                                  cut costs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121--122, 124, 126, 128
                      Anonymous   Digital Cash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
                      Anonymous   Whose Authentication Systems?  . . . . . 128
               Mark Hettler and   
                    Scott Higgs   Software Roundup: SQL Front Ends for
                                  Windows: NSTL evaluates three high-end
                                  SQL packages for developing
                                  sophisticated applications in a
                                  client/server environment. PowerBuilder,
                                  SQL Windows, and Object View are tested
                                  for performance, versatility, power, and
                                  usability  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
              Howard Eglowstein   Networking on a Beam of Light:
                                  Photonics' Cooperative infrared LAN
                                  connects a roomful of Macs wirelessly.
                                  It's simple to use: You plug the small
                                  transceiver unit into a system's
                                  LocalTalk port . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143--144
              Howard Eglowstein   Due Recognition of OCR: We compared the
                                  new high-end Windows products of major
                                  OCR vendors Caere and Calera with each
                                  other and with the international edition
                                  of less-know Recognita's product. We
                                  also tested Xerox's low-cost TextBridge
                                  2.0 against all three. For serious OCR
                                  work, accuracy is critical, but if you
                                  don't do high-volume OCR, TextBridge may
                                  be your best bet . . . . . . . . . . . . 145--148
                    Rick Grehan   Watcom C/C++ Get a New Face: With
                                  version 10.0 of its C/C++ compiler,
                                  Watcom has added a complete graphical
                                  development environment and enhanced
                                  cross-platform capabilities. From a DOS,
                                  OS/2, Windows, or Windows NT host, you
                                  can now generate executables for DOS,
                                  Windows, Windows NT, OS/2, Novell
                                  NetWare, and AutoCAD. And from a single
                                  host you can produce both 16-and 32-bit
                                  code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
                   Tom Thompson   Mac SCSI Utility Sampler: Two SCSI
                                  utilities that let you attach
                                  third-party SCSI drives to your Mac  . . 159
                Cote Raymond Ga   Cross-Platform Warrior: Metrowerk's
                                  CodeWarrior is a powerful, exciting
                                  development environment for both 680x0
                                  Macintosh and Power PC platforms . . . . 163
              Howard Eglowstein   One World, One Fax: Global Village's One
                                  World fax server gives a Mac network an
                                  easy shared fax solution. The One World
                                  fax server installed on the BYTE
                                  editorial LAN is evaluated for its
                                  performance, flexibility, and ease of
                                  use  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169--170
                   A. J. Lennon   Lab Report: 31 No-Compromise Portables:
                                  We choose the best high-performance
                                  notebooks and subnotebooks. We also rate
                                  the leading portable printers for speed
                                  and print quality. Best High-Performance
                                  Notebooks; PowerBook Update; Best 486
                                  Based Subnotebooks; Best Protable
                                  Printers; How We Tested; Honorable
                                  Mentions.; Dubious Achievements; Roll
                                  Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174--177, 181, 183, 186, 188, 192--195
                       Bob Ryan   Alpha Rides High: The 21164 is head and
                                  shoulders above the rest . . . . . . . . 197
                Peter D. Varhol   QNX Forges Ahead: New uses for QNX, a
                                  venerable, micro-kernel-based operating
                                  system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
                 Steve Niezgoda   Charting the Uncharted: Market dynamics
                                  may force you to port your Unix
                                  applications to Windows NT. Here's a
                                  guide to translating calls from one
                                  operating system to the other  . . . . . 203
                  Jeffrey Fritz   Clearing Away the ISDN Roadblocks: ISDN
                                  still isn't smoothly interoperable, but
                                  there's hope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: Odds and Ends: Jerry looks at
                                  a dramatic morphing program, a neural
                                  network, and more  . . . . . . . . . . . 211
                      Anonymous   What's New: DECtalk Express Speech
                                  Synthesizer goes where you go; Visual
                                  Thought communicates ideas graphically;
                                  and more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
                     Craig Nova   Commentary: Slouching Toward the
                                  Internet: A world of information can
                                  seem just out of reach . . . . . . . . . 282

Byte Magazine
Volume 19, Number 11, November, 1994

                   Dennis Allen   Editorial  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                      Anonymous   Letters: Plug and Play new and old,
                                  split routing, Linux sources, OS/2 with
                                  Win32, and Ghost Busters . . . . . . . . 18
                      Anonymous   The Web Means Business: The Internet's
                                  popularity is booming, and it's being
                                  partly driven by the World Wide Web's
                                  red-hot popularity . . . . . . . . . . . 26
                      Anonymous   Solutions to Internet Traffic Jams: The
                                  number of bytes transferred on the
                                  Internet has doubled. Many Internet
                                  observers are busy working to prevent
                                  network overloads in the future  . . . . 27
                      Anonymous   Polysilicon: The Path to Better
                                  Displays: New fabrication techniques for
                                  creating screens based on the
                                  polysilicon technology could result in
                                  bigger, higher-resolution LCD displays
                                  than currently found on laptop computers 34
                      Anonymous   New Languages Reflect Different
                                  Priorities: With their newest C++
                                  products, Borland and Microsoft have
                                  taken fundamentally different focuses:
                                  Microsoft emphasizes cross-platform
                                  coverage and the ability to create OLE
                                  Custom Controls, and Borland introduces
                                  a highly modular set of OLE 2.0 tools    38
                      Anonymous   CD-ROM Drive Prices Drop: A combination
                                  of strong competition and new technology
                                  should force prices for CD-ROM readers
                                  to drop this fall  . . . . . . . . . . . 41
                      Anonymous   Apple Redefines the Macintosh: Apple
                                  Computer is embarking on a two-to
                                  three-year project to redefine the Mac's
                                  proprietary hardware/software
                                  architecture to accommodate industry
                                  standards and eventually merge with
                                  IBM's PReP (PowerPC Reference Platform)  56
                      Anonymous   Blasts from the Past: Highlights from
                                  two decades of covering the PC
                                  revolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
                     Craig Nova   Books and CD-ROMs: The Joy of the
                                  Internet: A look at 10 guides to the
                                  Internet and a CD-ROM on morphing  . . . 61
                     John Bryan   PCMCIA: Past, Present, and Promise: With
                                  Chicago on the horizon and adherence to
                                  standards improving, PCMCIA promises
                                  peripherals that truly let you plug and
                                  play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
                  Dick Pountain   Starting with a Clean Sheet: Objects are
                                  the future of programming, and the
                                  CleanSheet spreadsheet construction set
                                  gives you a picture of what that future
                                  holds  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
                 Andy Reinhardt   Smarter Copiers, Printers, and Fax
                                  Devices Are Coming: Microsoft and Novell
                                  believe that peripherals and PDAs need
                                  their own operating system . . . . . . . 81
                      Anonymous   The New CPUs: As competition heats up
                                  both in the PC and the workstation
                                  marketplaces, many of the industry's
                                  leading companies stake their futures on
                                  new ground-breaking CPUs . . . . . . . . 92
                Tom R. Halfhill   AMD vs. Superman: The AMD K5 is an
                                  innovative marriage of RISC and CISC
                                  technology that will challenge Intel's
                                  strangehold on the high end of the PC
                                  market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
                   Peter Wayner   SPARC Strikes Back: The latest
                                  incarnation of SPARC can perform with
                                  the big boys and is a multimedia
                                  screamer to boot . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
               Tom Thompson and   
                       Bob Ryan   PowerPC 620 Soars: The newest member of
                                  the PowerPC family targets the
                                  workstation market with fast throughput
                                  and speedy floating-point performance    113
                Tom R. Halfhill   T5: Brute Force: Using aggressive
                                  superscalar techniques, the T5 gives a
                                  big boost to the Mips architecture as it
                                  battles Windows NT competitors Alpha and
                                  Pentium  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
                      Jon Udell   Exploring Chicago and Daytona  . . . . . 132
                Andrew W. Davis   Windows Becomes DSP-Aware  . . . . . . . 151
                    Tom Sheldon   MAPI Blooms in Chicago . . . . . . . . . 163
                  Dean Abramson   Globalization of Windows . . . . . . . . 177
                   Peter Wayner   Automating TCP/IP in NT  . . . . . . . . 189
                    Keith Pleas   Extending the Reach of OLE . . . . . . . 199
                    Barry Nance   Windows Becomes LAN Friendly . . . . . . 207
                Tom R. Halfhill   Managing Color in Chicago  . . . . . . . 215
               Eric Garland and   
                    Dave Rowell   Face-to-Face Collaboration: BYTE takes
                                  an in-depth look at a sampling of
                                  desktop videoconferencing systems  . . . 233--237, 240--242
                      Anonymous   The C-Phone Solution: Out of Band  . . . 239
             G. Armour Van Horn   Windows Illustration: Similarly priced
                                  but miles apart in the features they
                                  offer, CorelDraw 5 and FreeHand 4 for
                                  Windows both hold their own in the
                                  competitive Windows design and graphics
                                  illustration arena . . . . . . . . . . . 243--246
                      Ben Smith   Network Problem Solver: Fluke's LANMeter
                                  675 tests and analyzes protocols,
                                  networking hardware, and cables. This
                                  tool can quickly isolate problems on
                                  both Ethernet and Token Ring LANs  . . . 247--248, 250
                  Jeffrey Fritz   Switching ISDN: Symplex Communications'
                                  DirectRoute is a flexible and powerful
                                  tool for remote LAN access. It provides
                                  aggregate bandwidth on multiple ISDN
                                  channels, data compression, and
                                  connection-oriented switching  . . . . . 251--254
                 Bobby Joe Reff   Software Roundup: Dynamic-Viewing
                                  Spreadsheets: Lotus Improv gained
                                  exposure and praise as a tool for
                                  viewing strategic data in a variety of
                                  useful ways. Although Improv has been
                                  discontinued, other programs deliver
                                  similar functionality, slicing and
                                  dicing data to create analytical models.
                                  NSTL evaluates Microsoft Excel, Quattro
                                  Pro, and TM/1 Perspectives . . . . . . . 255--258
                    J. Kane and   
                   J. McDonough   92 Printers Go to Battle: Ninety-two
                                  laser, color, ink-jet, and fast
                                  dot-matrix printers go head-to-head in
                                  our latest round of real-world tests.
                                  Our rankings identify the best models
                                  for six important business uses, ranging
                                  from general business to high-end color
                                  applications. The Best Printers for
                                  General Business; How We Tested; The
                                  Best Printers for Workgroups; CAD and
                                  DTP; High-Quality Color; Draft Quality;
                                  Listings and Forms . . . . . . . . . . . 262--265, 268--269, 271, 273, 277, 279--283
                   Peter Wayner   VLIW Questions: Does the Intel/HP
                                  alliance spell the beginning of the end
                                  for RISC?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
               Bruce F. Webster   Whither NextStep: Concepts of the
                                  NextStep operating system are finding
                                  new life in OpenStep . . . . . . . . . . 289
                   Tom Thompson   Power Mac Code Optimizations: Avoid
                                  performance pitfalls in Mac OS . . . . . 291
          Michael McParland and   
                 Ethan Wilansky   Running the Frame-Relay Race: Frame
                                  relay is an affordable way to get your
                                  LANs talking to each other . . . . . . . 297
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: A Look to the Future: Jerry
                                  highlights some major trends he sees in
                                  the computer industry  . . . . . . . . . 299
                      Anonymous   What's New: Scan color graphics in a
                                  single pass; converse and hold
                                  interactive conferences from a distance;
                                  turn workgroup objects into networked
                                  discussion forums; and more  . . . . . . 308
                    Hughes Pack   Commentary: Teacher Training Is Key: Too
                                  many schools are buying computers and
                                  stinting on the training . . . . . . . . 366

Byte Magazine
Volume 19, Number 12, December, 1994

                  M. Williamson   High-tech training (Anderson Consulting) 74--75, 78, 80, 84, 88
                    T. Thompson   Low-cost color lasers  . . . . . . . . . 139--140, 142, 144
                    C. O'Malley   Simonizing the PDA (personal digital
                                  assistant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145--146, 148
                 S. Miastkowski   Collecting facts from fax  . . . . . . . 153--154, 156, 158
                  C. Mysore and   
                   J. McDonough   19 Pentiums at 90 MHz  . . . . . . . . . 192--195, 198, 201, 203--204, 206--209