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Volume 20, Number 1, January, 1995
Volume 20, Number 2, February, 1995
Volume 20, Number 3, March, 1995
Volume 20, Number 4, April, 1995
Volume 20, Number 5, May, 1995
Volume 20, Number 6, June, 1995
Volume 20, Number 7, July, 1995
Volume 20, Number 8, August, 1995
Volume 20, Number 9, September, 1995
Volume 20, Number 10, October, 1995
Volume 20, Number 11, November, 1995
Volume 20, Number 12, December, 1995
Volume 21, Number 1, January, 1996
Volume 21, Number 2, February, 1996
Volume 21, Number 3, March, 1996
Volume 21, Number 4, April, 1996
Volume 21, Number 5, May, 1996
Volume 21, Number 6, June, 1996
Volume 21, Number 7, July, 1996
Volume 21, Number 8, August, 1996
Volume 21, Number 9, September, 1996
Volume 21, Number 10, October, 1996
Volume 21, Number 11, November, 1996
Volume 21, Number 12, December, 1996
Volume 22, Number 1, January, 1997
Volume 22, Number 2, February, 1997
Volume 22, Number 3, March, 1997
Volume 22, Number 4, April, 1997
Volume 22, Number 5, May, 1997
Volume 22, Number 6, June, 1997
Volume 22, Number 7, July, 1997
Volume 22, Number 8, August, 1997
Volume 22, Number 9, September, 1997
Volume 22, Number 10, October, 1997
Volume 22, Number 11, November, 1997
Volume 22, Number 12, December, 1997
Volume 23, Number 1, January, 1998
Volume 23, Number 2, February, 1998
Volume 23, Number 3, March, 1998
Volume 23, Number 4, April, 1998
Volume 23, Number 5, May, 1998
Volume 23, Number 6, June, 1998
Volume 23, Number 7, July, 1998


Byte Magazine
Volume 20, Number 1, January, 1995

                     David Egan   Publisher's Letter . . . . . . . . . . . 14
                      Anonymous   Letters: Readers describe solutions
                                  using agent technology and express
                                  frustration with TCP/IP addressing . . . 18
                      Anonymous   What Notes Users Want: As great as Lotus
                                  Notes is for deploying
                                  productivity-enhancing applications
                                  throughout a company, it still suffers
                                  from numerous weaknesses. Here's what
                                  users want and a hint of things to come
                                  from Lotus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
                  R. Dobson and   
                     D. Andrews   What Notes users want (groupware
                                  requirements and prospects)  . . . . . . 24--25
                      Anonymous   End-User Windows Databases Take Off:
                                  BYTE looks at three Windows database
                                  offerings --- Microsoft Access 2.0,
                                  Lotus Approach 3.0, and Alpha Software's
                                  Alpha Fiver for Windows --- that claim
                                  to be the best end-user database
                                  available  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
                      Anonymous   Infrared Gets Real: The Infrared Data
                                  Association's new standard has vendors
                                  getting on board the infrared bandwagon  30
                      Anonymous   15 MB in a Matchbook: The storage
                                  capacities of personal communications
                                  devices, pagers, and digital cameras
                                  could improve greatly in 1995 thanks to
                                  a 32-Mb new flash memory device called
                                  CompactFlash from SunDisk  . . . . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   Professional Video Prices Drop: Powerful
                                  desktop computers combined with new
                                  video editing programs are delivering
                                  professional video editing to the PC,
                                  Mac, and Power Mac platforms . . . . . . 34
                      Anonymous   Indexing Gets Smart: Information
                                  publishers are turning to a new breed of
                                  smart indexing tools that can
                                  automatically summarize and condense
                                  huge documents without human
                                  intervention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
                      Anonymous   The Next On-Line Wave: On-line services
                                  are responding to the enormous demand of
                                  users for Internet accessibility by
                                  incorporating Internet access and tools  40
                      Anonymous   Blasts from the Past: Highlights from
                                  two decades of covering the PC
                                  revolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
           Andrew Singleton and   
                    Russell Kay   Books and CD-ROMs: Creating Life in a
                                  Computer: A look at books on artificial
                                  life and genetic programming and a CD-
                                  ROM on warplanes . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
                  Dennis Barker   1994 BYTE Awards: BYTE editors pick the
                                  50 outstanding products or technologies
                                  of the past year . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
                 Andy Reinhardt   Solutions Focus: The Newton Goes
                                  Vertical: Why a maker of phone-testing
                                  equipment chose to repackage the Apple
                                  Newton MessagePad as its solution for
                                  client/server-based automated field
                                  service  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
                   A. Reinhardt   The Newton goes vertical (phone testing
                                  equipment: automated field service)  . . 64--66, 68, 70, 72
                     John Vacca   Mosaic: Beyond Net Surfing: This GUI
                                  navigator is also a tool for doing
                                  business on the World Wide Web . . . . . 75
                    Russell Kay   Matching Colors: Getting the color you
                                  want without unpleasant surprises is no
                                  simple trick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
               Michael Sugihara   Consistent Color: New software standards
                                  help manage color for consistent and
                                  accurate reproduction  . . . . . . . . . 93
                  Bill Hilliard   On-Screen Color: Today's crop of
                                  monitors are producing better color than
                                  ever. Here are some tips on how you can
                                  pick the best monitor and video card to
                                  get the kind of color accuracy you need  101
                  Michael Weiss   Final Output: Color printers, more
                                  affordable than ever, hold out the
                                  promise of better color  . . . . . . . . 109
            Paulina Borsook and   
                 Michael Nadeau   Small-Office Computing . . . . . . . . . 120
               Andrew Singleton   The Virtual Storefront . . . . . . . . . 125
                      Anonymous   Making the Internet Connection . . . . . 126
                      Anonymous   One Person's Internet Business . . . . . 132
               Stan Miastkowski   Curing the Windows Fax Blues . . . . . . 133
                 Andy Reinhardt   Doing It All on One Line . . . . . . . . 145
              Gilbert Amine and   
             Annette Riggio and   
                     Ellis Hill   Caller ID Goes to Work . . . . . . . . . 149
                    Ken Sheldon   High-Tech Bookkeeping  . . . . . . . . . 155
                  K. M. Sheldon   High-Tech bookkeeping (personal computer
                                  applications)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155--156
                 Michael Nadeau   Quad-Speed CD-ROM Delivers: Four new
                                  quad-speed CD-ROM drives are affordable
                                  if you work with high-speed video or
                                  animation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165--167
                Trevor Marshall   Lively Pictures: HSC Software's Live
                                  Picture is an impressive image editor
                                  for the Power Mac  . . . . . . . . . . . 171
                    T. Marshall   Lively pictures (Power Mac image
                                  editing) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171--172, 174
                Raymond Ga Cote   Apple's Workgroup Server 9150: Apple
                                  presents its top-of-the-line
                                  PowerPC-based system as an application
                                  server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175--176, 178
                Raymond Ga Cote   Prograph CPX: Purely Visual: Macintosh
                                  programmers have access to a powerful
                                  visual-programming environment --- and
                                  it's not from Microsoft  . . . . . . . . 179
                   Susan Yeaton   Software Roundup: Powerful Presentations
                                  for Windows: The traditional slide-show
                                  leaders --- Charisma, Harvard Graphics,
                                  Lotus Freelance Graphics, and Microsoft
                                  PowerPoint --- concentrate on power and
                                  usability  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
                      S. Yeaton   Powerful presentations for Windows . . . 183--184, 186--188, 190
             G. Armour Van Horn   Audience Share: As more people
                                  incorporate sound and video in their
                                  presentations, projection panels must
                                  keep up. Proxima's new Ovation+
                                  active-matrix LCD projection panels
                                  support 24-bit color and stereo sound    191
             G. Armour van Horn   Audience share (Ovation+ projection
                                  panels)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191--192
                      Jim Carls   dBase Does Windows: The Windows version
                                  of dBase makes all the right noises in
                                  object orientation and ease of use, and
                                  it knows how to read old dBase files . . 193--194, 196
                      Ben Smith   Internet with Style: Netscape
                                  Communication's free Mosaic browser is
                                  optimized for 14.4-Kpbs modem
                                  connections. Versions of its commercial
                                  Mosaic server offer security features to
                                  enable commerce on the Internet  . . . . 197
                     Evan Yares   Bringing 3-D Modeling to PCs: Autodesk
                                  releases AutoCAD Designer 1.0, a 3-D
                                  solid-modeling program . . . . . . . . . 201
                      Anonymous   Lab Report: 62 Big, Beautiful Color
                                  Monitors: BYTE/NSTL searches for the
                                  best 17-, 20-, and 21-inch monitors,
                                  using an extensive battery of tests to
                                  measure image quality, sharpness,
                                  contrast, convergence, legibility, power
                                  consumption, and distortion. We also
                                  evaluate ease of setup, controls, power
                                  management, and documentation. The Best
                                  17-inch Monitors; How We Tested; The
                                  Best 20-and 21-inch Monitors; Honorable
                                  Mentions; Dubious Achievements . . . . . 204
                   A. J. Lennon   62 big, beautiful color monitors . . . . 204--206, 209--210, 212, 215--216, 218--221
                   Oliver Sharp   FPU Precision: A simple comparison
                                  program can help programmers who grapple
                                  with FPU imprecision . . . . . . . . . . 223
                 Floyd Goodrich   AMD's 29030 Microprocessor: A flexible
                                  bus interface and the ability to sustain
                                  high performance with low-cost memory
                                  make the 29030 a good choice for the
                                  embedded market  . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
                  Dick Pountain   The Oberon/F System: Niklaus Wirth's
                                  Oberon/F is a lightweight, portable,
                                  object-oriented component framework for
                                  the Windows and Mac environments . . . . 227
               Stan Miastkowski   Daisy-Chain Ethernet: Bring the
                                  legendary simplicity and flexibility of
                                  PhoneNet to the twisted-pair Ethernet
                                  LAN  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: Communications Issues: Jerry
                                  discusses modems and networking  . . . . 231
                      Anonymous   What's New: The PN60 prints color
                                  anywhere; CalcPac calculates in Windows;
                                  Duet puts a Mac voice in PCs; and more   240
               Richard Jennings   Commentary: Who Needs the Internet:
                                  Heresy or a cogent view? . . . . . . . . 296

Byte Magazine
Volume 20, Number 2, February, 1995

              Raphael Needleman   Editorial  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                      Anonymous   Letters: February letters cover platform
                                  debates and programming issues . . . . . 18
                      Anonymous   Visual Pascal with a Punch: Borland's
                                  Delphi unites a visual design
                                  environment with the industrial strength
                                  of Borland's Pascal compiler and
                                  database connectivity engines  . . . . . 22
                      Anonymous   LexMark Delivers Outstanding Resolution:
                                  Lexmark's new 1200-dpi printer delivers
                                  excellent quality when printing
                                  gray-scale images, such as photographs.
                                  But when printing standard text, the
                                  differences between 1200 and 600 dpi are
                                  not as noticeable  . . . . . . . . . . . 23
                      Anonymous   Notebooks, NT Clusters Capture Awards:
                                  BYTE editors searched throughout the
                                  convention halls of Fall Comdex 1994 for
                                  innovative new products that had been
                                  publicly announced within 30 days of the
                                  show and that would have a strong
                                  influence on business computing  . . . . 24
                      Anonymous   High-End Portables Take Off: High-end
                                  notebook computers are accounting for an
                                  increasing percentage of portables sales
                                  thanks in part to a higher demand by
                                  businesses for desktop PC replacements.
                                  Here's what to expect from new product
                                  introductions in 1995  . . . . . . . . . 26
                      Anonymous   Rewritable Drive Integrates Two Optical
                                  Technologies: Phase change promised much
                                  as a rewritable medium, but high costs
                                  have kept it out of the mainstream.
                                  Matsushita hopes to change that  . . . . 28
                      Anonymous   Brooktrout Cuts the Cost of Internal
                                  Faxing: A new device from the Brooktrout
                                  Networks Group could save you a lot of
                                  money on intracompany fax phone calls    32
                      Anonymous   Blasts from the Past: Highlights from
                                  two decades of covering the PC
                                  revolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
                  Jon Udell and   
                Rick Grehan and   
                    Rex Baldazo   Books and CD-ROMs: A Savvy Guide to
                                  Client/Server Computing: Programming
                                  CD-ROMs, LANs, and the development of
                                  Windows NT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
                      Jon Udell   Novell's Campaign: Novell is embarking
                                  on a grand strategy to get 1 billion
                                  users and devices connected to NetWare
                                  by the year 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
                   Oliver Sharp   The Grand Challenges: Researchers are
                                  beginning to tackle problems in
                                  geography, weather, and other areas that
                                  require more computing capability than
                                  today's most powerful computers can
                                  muster. Here's a look at the biggest of
                                  these challenges and the ways in which
                                  scientists are attacking them with
                                  supercomputers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
                  Mark Clarkson   Solutions Focus: Moody's Evolving Help
                                  Desk: A distinctly different approach to
                                  departmental scheduling uses genetic
                                  algorithms to maximize productivity  . . 76
                    M. Clarkson   Moody's evolving help desk (financial
                                  services agency) . . . . . . . . . . . . 76--78, 80
                      Anonymous   Piecing Together Puzzles: Finding and
                                  understanding patterns in data are key
                                  to creating mainstream applications for
                                  speech-and handwriting-recognition or
                                  machine-vision systems . . . . . . . . . 82
              Edmund X. Dejesus   Face Value: New facial-recognition
                                  research is yielding fast, accurate, and
                                  commercially viable algorithms for a
                                  variety of applications  . . . . . . . . 85
                  Mark Clarkson   Eyes, Ears, and Brains on a Chip:
                                  Economical pattern-recognition
                                  horsepower comes to the desktop thanks
                                  to the latest generations of DSPs
                                  (digital signal processors) and
                                  dedicated processors. Here's how systems
                                  developers are using this power in
                                  commercial products  . . . . . . . . . . 91
               John L. Cuadrado   Mining Statistics: Statistical-pattern
                                  analysis provides the technical
                                  underpinnings to make many types of
                                  recognition systems more accurate  . . . 97
                   Peter Wayner   Agent-Enhanced Communicator: Sony's
                                  Magic Link provides phone, modem,
                                  sendfax, E-mail pager, and infrared
                                  communications abilities . . . . . . . . 103--104
             Stanford Diehl and   
                   Greg Loveria   Video for Free: High-performance desktop
                                  systems, graphics-chip innovations, and
                                  the new DCI (Display Control Interface)
                                  software layer will soon make digital
                                  video a standard feature for Windows
                                  graphics cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
             David S. Linthicum   Make Bulletproof SQL Queries: Software
                                  AG's Esperant, a front end for SQL
                                  database querying, uses an SQL
                                  ``expert'' to guard against
                                  syntactically flawed queries . . . . . . 111
                    Steve Apiki   Simple, Scalable RAID: Micropolis makes
                                  RAID both scalable and multiplatform
                                  with the Raidion LTX, a modular RAID
                                  system that works with any SCSI host . . 115
             Tadesse W. Giorgis   Software Roundup: Networks for the
                                  Enterprise: Heterogeneous enterprise
                                  networks require a robust, reliable, and
                                  secure software environment. NSTL
                                  evaluates the major server-based network
                                  operating systems, including OS/2 Lan
                                  Server, Windows NT, and two flavors of
                                  NetWare  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
                    Barry Nance   File Transfer on Steroids: LapLink for
                                  Windows includes some additional
                                  features beyond simple file transfers,
                                  including remote access, file
                                  synchronization, a chat facility,
                                  file-delta transfers, and security
                                  features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129--130
                  Bill Esposito   On-Line Service on the Cheap: Mustang
                                  Software's popular Wildcat BBS software
                                  gets increased capacity, customizable
                                  menus, V.34 modem support, and an
                                  optional utilities suite that includes a
                                  QuickBasic-like language . . . . . . . . 131
                      Anonymous   Lab Report: True-Color Graphics
                                  Accelerators: PCI cards are finally
                                  delivering on earlier promises. Our
                                  custom tests find the fastest PCI
                                  graphics accelerators under Windows, as
                                  well as some hot new Macintosh cards.
                                  The Best Graphics Accelerators for
                                  General Business; Graphics Glossary;
                                  Video Tests; The Best PCI Graphics
                                  Adapters for Drafting; How We Tested;
                                  The Best Graphics Accelerators for
                                  Macintosh NuBus Systems; Video Glossary;
                                  Honorable Mentions . . . . . . . . . . . 136
                  Dick Pountain   Transport-Triggered Architectures: The
                                  ultimate expression of the RISC
                                  philosophy is the Transport-Triggered
                                  Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
                      Tom Yager   The Great Little File System: Flexible
                                  and secure, Veritas sets the standard
                                  for Unix file systems  . . . . . . . . . 155
                  Dick Pountain   Constraint Logic Programming: CLP's
                                  power to tackle difficult combinatorial
                                  problems may make it the most
                                  significant commercial programming
                                  paradigm over the next five years  . . . 159
              William Stallings   The PGP Web of Trust: Managing public
                                  keys with the PGP (Pretty Good Privacy)
                                  web of trust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: Software-Installation Hell:
                                  Jerry finds installing software a pain   165
                      Anonymous   What's New: The CruisePad provides
                                  wireless control locally; Process
                                  Charter for Windows does smart
                                  flowcharting; WinDD puts Windows on
                                  Unix; and more . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
                   Ezra Shapiro   Commentary: Needed: A GUI Revolution:
                                  GUIs have become fat --- and not very
                                  intuitive  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238

Byte Magazine
Volume 20, Number 3, March, 1995

              Raphael Needleman   Editorial  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                      Anonymous   New PowerPC Standard Supports Macs:
                                  While still in its early stages, the new
                                  CHRP (Common Hardware Reference
                                  Platform) standard promises to let
                                  PowerPC systems freely use different
                                  operating systems  . . . . . . . . . . . 24
                      Anonymous   You're Saving Money when the Meter's
                                  Running: Software metering programs,
                                  which were originally designed to
                                  enforce concurrent licensing agreements
                                  and prevent liability for inappropriate
                                  use of software, are now being used to
                                  cut software costs . . . . . . . . . . . 26
                      Anonymous   Dialects of the Web: A future version of
                                  HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) could
                                  ensure that simple and complex Web
                                  documents can be read by any Web user.
                                  In this vision, the Web will use an
                                  object-oriented model: the core classes
                                  --- basic headings, paragraphs, and
                                  links --- will be understood by all
                                  browsers, but richer ``subclass''
                                  distinctions would be allowed for use by
                                  more sophisticated browsers  . . . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   Internet Publishing Tools Proliferate:
                                  The best World Wide Web publishing tool
                                  for you, whether it's a word processor
                                  add-on or a relational database/SGML
                                  hybrid publishing tool, depends in part
                                  on how often you'll need to update the
                                  information that you're publishing on
                                  the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   Developers Catch the 3-D Wave: For the
                                  last five years, computer users who
                                  demanded sophisticated 3-D graphics
                                  turned to high-end workstations. Now the
                                  computer industry is preparing to bring
                                  this level of performance to low-end
                                  desktop systems  . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
                      Anonymous   Blasts from the Past: Highlights from
                                  two decades of covering the PC
                                  revolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
                  Jon Udell and   
                   Tom Thompson   Books and CD-ROMs: A Model for Future AI
                                  Research: An AI model from Douglas
                                  Hofstadter, a Star Trek technical
                                  manual, and an unauthorized look at
                                  Windows 95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
                 Andy Reinhardt   New Ways to Learn: As networking,
                                  multimedia, and better software
                                  converge, corporations and schools will
                                  be offering much-improved ways of
                                  learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
                      Anonymous   Seven New Ways to Learn  . . . . . . . . 54
                      Anonymous   Starting from Scratch  . . . . . . . . . 62
                      Anonymous   When Money Is Plentiful  . . . . . . . . 66
                    Rick Grehan   BYTE's New Benchmarks: The benchmark
                                  picture just got a whole lot brighter:
                                  BYTE has released new cross-platform
                                  benchmarks, the BYTE Native Mode suite,
                                  for testing CPUs and FPUs. And NSTL has
                                  released its InterMark suite for testing
                                  hardware under Windows . . . . . . . . . 73
                      Anonymous   NSTL's New InterMark Suite . . . . . . . 80
               Randall D. Cronk   Solutions Focus: The Net That Manages
                                  the Mail: A new, traffic-oriented
                                  network of multimedia, multiprocessor
                                  workstations with integrated telephony
                                  gives the U.S. Postal Service the
                                  ability to handle bad weather, deal with
                                  unforeseen operational contingencies,
                                  and manage the flow of mail based on
                                  real-time information  . . . . . . . . . 84--86, 88, 90, 92
                      Anonymous   Agents of Change: Agents and smart
                                  software are still works in progress.
                                  Security and interoperability define the
                                  leading edge of development for these
                                  industries software tools  . . . . . . . 94
                 Kurt Indermaur   Baby Steps: They may not fulfill our
                                  dreams yet, but agents and smart
                                  software are beginning to help us find
                                  information and do our jobs more
                                  effectively  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
                   Peter Wayner   Free Agents: A new generation of
                                  light-weight, multithreaded operating
                                  environments provide security and
                                  interoperability for agent developers    105
                Steve Apiki and   
                    Rick Grehan   Fastest NT Workstations: Windows NT 3.5
                                  opens up your options for choosing a
                                  high-end Windows system. BYTE reviews
                                  seven NT speed demons --- comparing
                                  Alpha, Mips 4400, and Pentium
                                  workstations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115--120, 122
                Rex Baldazo and   
                 Stanford Diehl   Workgroup Conferencing: A look at two
                                  new groupware solutions for Windows:
                                  Collabra Share and Attachmate's
                                  OpenMind. Both products deliver an
                                  effective conferencing system to large
                                  and small workgroups. OpenMind also
                                  includes document management and OLE
                                  Automation features  . . . . . . . . . . 125
                 R. Baldazo and   
                       S. Diehl   Workgroup conferencing (groupware for
                                  Windows) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125--126, 128
                    Rex Baldazo   Tru Multimedia Road Warrior: IBM's
                                  latest ThinkPad with CD-ROM,
                                  motion-video support, and Mwave DSP
                                  brings multimedia to the road warrior.
                                  This new machine also moves laptops a
                                  step closer to desktops  . . . . . . . . 129
                    Barry Nance   Big Blue's Speed Trip: Behind all the
                                  hype about OS/2 Warp, we found a stable,
                                  fast operating system that sports an
                                  updated GUI, improved hardware support,
                                  and a Bonus Pack loaded with useful OS/2
                                  applications. But is it good enough to
                                  displace Windows?  . . . . . . . . . . . 131
               Stan Miastkowski   Peer Power Upgrade: If your LANtastic
                                  peer-to-peer network is running out of
                                  steam, Artisoft's CorStream adds a
                                  NetWare 4.01 server wrapped in a
                                  familiar interface . . . . . . . . . . . 135
                    Barry Nance   Roundup: Network Storage Economizers:
                                  Previously available only on
                                  minicomputers and mainframes, HSM
                                  (hierarchical storage management) is an
                                  increasingly popular way to economize on
                                  network storage. We took a look at three
                                  HSM products for PC LANs . . . . . . . . 137
                      Anonymous   Lab Report: 26 Safeguards Against LAN
                                  Data Loss: BYTE/NSTL selects the best
                                  single-medium tape drives for backing up
                                  midrange networks. We tested tape
                                  subsystems in a range of environments,
                                  including server-based,
                                  workstation-based, and Windows NT
                                  configurations. 4-mm DAT Drives; QIC
                                  Drives; 8-mm Videocassett Drives; DLT
                                  Drives; Honorable Mentions; Dubious
                                  Achievement  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
              T. W. Giorgis and   
                   J. McDonough   26 safeguards against LAN data loss
                                  (single-medium tape drives for backing
                                  up midrange networks)  . . . . . . . . . 144--148, 150, 152, 154, 156, 158, 160--161
                Tom R. Halfhill   The Truth Behind the Pentium Bug: How
                                  often do the five empty cells in the
                                  Pentium's FPU lookup table spell
                                  miscalculation?  . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
                      Jon Udell   A Warped Perspective: IBM says Warp is
                                  for end users. Wrong. It's an
                                  integrator's dream . . . . . . . . . . . 165
                    Steve Apiki   OLE Controls from the Ground Up: OLE
                                  Controls are the technology of choice
                                  for lightweight software components
                                  under Windows. Building one is easy
                                  using the Control Development Kit, but
                                  starting from scratch provides an inside
                                  look at the underlying technology  . . . 169
                   Peter Wayner   Network-Ready Computer: Forget the CPU
                                  and clock speed; network I/O capacity
                                  may be the new measure of a desktop
                                  system's performance . . . . . . . . . . 171
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: Unexpected Adventures: The
                                  simplest things can be an adventure  . . 175
                      Anonymous   What's New: The Doubleplay Series I
                                  doubles your PC storage; the JetEye
                                  ESI-9580A provides wireless printing;
                                  English Wizard translates English into
                                  SQL; Cruiser takes you down a virtual
                                  hallway; and more  . . . . . . . . . . . 186
                    George Bond   Commentary: Bosnia On-Line: The Internet
                                  is becoming populated with enclaves of
                                  xenophobic, crabby egotists  . . . . . . 250

Byte Magazine
Volume 20, Number 4, April, 1995

              Raphael Needleman   Editorial  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                      Anonymous   Letters: Information overload and
                                  Apple's Newton MessagePad  . . . . . . . 18
                      Anonymous   Mac Clones --- finally: The first
                                  Apple-sanctioned Mac OS-compatible
                                  systems have finally arrived . . . . . . 22
                      Anonymous   Low-End Servers Grow Up: Features
                                  associated with high-end PC LAN servers
                                  are migrating to the low end . . . . . . 23
                      Anonymous   Faster Graphics Cards on the Horizon:
                                  Better graphic performance thanks to new
                                  kinds of graphics memory . . . . . . . . 24
                      Anonymous   Free Rides Are Disappearing: Features of
                                  the Internet that users currently use
                                  for free may cost them in the future . . 26
                      Anonymous   Microsoft Furthers NetWare-to-NT
                                  Transition: Microsoft's File and Print
                                  Service for NetWare eases the transition
                                  to Windows NT Server . . . . . . . . . . 26
                      Anonymous   The Net's Next Big Thing: Virtual
                                  Reality: VRML (Virtual Reaity Markup
                                  Language) could make navigating on-line
                                  a snap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
                      Anonymous   PerfectOffice a Strong Contender:
                                  WorkPerfect's new applications suite is
                                  powerful . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   Legal Land Mines Cloud Multimedia: Legal
                                  problems lurk behind multimedia
                                  development  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
                      Anonymous   Blasts from the Past: Highlights from
                                  two decades of covering the PC
                                  revolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
                  Rich Cook and   
              Rich Friedman and   
               Brenda Daunt and   
                     Matt Trask   Books and CD-ROMs: Is There a God: An
                                  original work of theology, a CD-ROM to
                                  help you redesign your yard, and
                                  graphics file formats  . . . . . . . . . 37
                Tom R. Halfhill   Intel's P6: A worthy successor to the
                                  Pentium, the P6 furthers blurs the
                                  already fuzzy boundaries between CISC
                                  and RISC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
                      Anonymous   The Shape of Systems to Come . . . . . . 52
                      Anonymous   Smarter, More Powerful Systems . . . . . 56
                Christine White   Solutions Focus: On-Road, On-Time, and
                                  On-Line: Satellites and computer-based
                                  communications helps a trucking firm cut
                                  costs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
                       C. White   On-Road, on-time, and on-line (trucking
                                  company: global positioning system)  . . 60--62, 64--66
             Lenny Tropiano and   
                   Dinah McNutt   How to Implement ISDN: Knowing the
                                  fundamentals of ISDN costs and service
                                  options can help you save money and
                                  avoid frustration  . . . . . . . . . . . 67--68, 70, 72, 74
             Salvatore Salamone   Control Software Costs: An efficient
                                  software-monitoring strategy can save
                                  organisations thousands of dollars in
                                  unnecessary licensing fees . . . . . . . 75--78, 80, 82
                Bob Friesenhahn   Build Your Own WWW Server: Setting up a
                                  WWW server offers real benefits for many
                                  organizations, and it's probably easier
                                  to accomplish than you think. Here's a
                                  look at what's involved  . . . . . . . . 83
                    Russell Kay   Barricading the Net: Finding a safe path
                                  through the potential minefields of the
                                  Internet calls for planning  . . . . . . 89
                     John Bryan   Build a Firewall: Protect your networks
                                  from unwanted intruders --- build a
                                  firewall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
                       J. Bryan   Build a firewall (networks protection)   91--94, 96
                     John Bryan   Firewalls for Sale: Here's a look at
                                  five different firewall products and
                                  services that you can install today  . . 99
                       J. Bryan   Firewalls for sale . . . . . . . . . . . 99--100, 102, 104
              Robert Orfall and   
                 Dan Harkey and   
                   Jeri Edwards   Intergalactic Client/Server Computing: A
                                  look at four dominant client/server
                                  paradigms  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
                   Jim Gray and   
                   Jeri Edwards   Scale Up with TP Monitors: How TP
                                  monitors enable client/server
                                  applications to scale up . . . . . . . . 123
             Jonathan Mackenzie   Document Repositories: With Notes, users
                                  can build client/server document
                                  repositories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
                   J. Mackenzie   Document repositories (product review)   131--132, 134, 136--138
              Edmund X. Dejesus   Dimensions of Data: Tools that bring
                                  multidimensional analysis to the
                                  client/server world  . . . . . . . . . . 139
              Robert Orfali and   
                     Dan Harkey   Client/Server with Distributed Objects:
                                  CORBA 2.0 mechanisms and services pave
                                  the way for client/server computing with
                                  distributed objects  . . . . . . . . . . 151
                   Tom Thompson   One Box, Two Computers: If you want to
                                  run both PC and Mac applications,
                                  Apple's DOS-Compatible Power Macintosh
                                  offers the best of both worlds . . . . . 165--166
                    Steve Apiki   Visual C++ Goes Multiplatform: With
                                  versions on Intel, Mips, and Alpha; a
                                  slick, well-designed integrated
                                  environment; class-library enhancements;
                                  and a Macintosh cross-development
                                  package, Visual C++ is an impressive
                                  package. But be prepared to jump into
                                  32-bit development with both feet  . . . 167
                J. Bruce Dawson   Intrusion Protection for Networks: The
                                  Internet is a two-way street that can
                                  let unauthorized users into your
                                  network. CheckPont's FireWall-I software
                                  monitors your gateways for such security
                                  breaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171--172
                Kevin Sven Berg   Business Objects Done Right: Using
                                  object-oriented tools to capture
                                  business processes and data is a hot
                                  trend in client/server computing. Next's
                                  Enterprise Objects Framework is among
                                  the best at exploiting this potent
                                  application of the object paradigm . . . 175--176
                    Rick Grehan   Radical Xbase Objects: CA-Visual
                                  Objects, Computer Associate's classy new
                                  entry into the Windows
                                  application-development field, is also a
                                  migration path for DOS-based Clipper
                                  developers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
                      Ben Smith   Server with a Slot: Microplex's M204
                                  multiprotocol print server is winning
                                  the features-for-the-price war among
                                  stand-alone print servers, and it has
                                  little to do with the unit's PCMCIA
                                  network adapter design . . . . . . . . . 181
                    Scott Higgs   Sofware Roundup: Project Management for
                                  Windows: While supporting time-honored
                                  models, such as Gantt and PERT charts,
                                  the current generation of projects
                                  managers also use newer E-mail and
                                  workgroup concepts to involve groups of
                                  people in project tracking . . . . . . . 185
                       S. Higgs   Project Management for Windows (software
                                  review)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185--186, 188, 190, 192
                      Anonymous   Lab Report: 30 No-Compromise Notebooks:
                                  We run 30 active-matrix, 3.3 volt 486DX4
                                  and Pentium notebooks through extensive
                                  benchmarks and choose the best Windows
                                  and DOS portables for power users. We
                                  also report on Apple's PowerBook 540c
                                  and compare the performance of AST's
                                  66-MHz Ascentia 810N to the 75 MHz
                                  486DX4 notebooks. Best 386DX4-based
                                  Notebooks; How We Tested; Best
                                  Pentium-based Notebooks. Honorable
                                  Mentions; Dubious Achievements . . . . . 194
               A. J. Lennon and   
                   J. McDonough   30 no-compromise notebooks (review,
                                  testing) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194--196, 199--200, 202--204, 206--209
                   Tom Thompson   New PowerPCs for Notebooks and PDAs: The
                                  602, 603, and 603e PowerPC processors
                                  zero in on both camps in the low-power
                                  market: the low-cost, single-user
                                  segment and the long-battery-life,
                                  high-performance group . . . . . . . . . 211
                    John Sontag   HP-UX 10.0: Hewlett--Packard's new HP-UX
                                  10.0 will be faster, more reliable, and
                                  easier to use  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
                    Rick Grehan   The Software Stopwatch: Optimize
                                  time-consuming routines with
                                  high-resolution software timers  . . . . 215
                    Tim Winston   Create More IP Addresses: Network
                                  managers facing IP address change have
                                  many options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: Orchids and Onions: Part 1:
                                  What Jerry liked and didn't like in 1994 221
                      Anonymous   What's New: The PowerLite 85 notebook
                                  offers Micro Sparc II performance, Limur
                                  includes Unix source code; DragStrip
                                  organizes your Mac programs; and more    232
                   Sal Salamone   Compatibility Testing: Will computers
                                  replace singles bars?  . . . . . . . . . 286

Byte Magazine
Volume 20, Number 5, May, 1995

              Raphael Needleman   Editorial  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
                      Anonymous   Letters: This month's letters discuss
                                  computers in education, Internet
                                  attitudes, and SGML, as well as clarify
                                  results in our Lab Report on tape drives 17
                      Anonymous   Desktop Databases Pack More Power: PC
                                  database vendors are touting their
                                  products' ability to scale from the
                                  desktop to the enterprise. But vendors'
                                  definitions of scalability vary widely   22
                      Anonymous   Pentium Dream Systems Arrive: An early
                                  look at two of the first 120-MHz Pentium
                                  machines reveals more than just a fast
                                  processor inside the box . . . . . . . . 23
                      Anonymous   VR Can Improve Your Health: Virtual
                                  reality is fundamentally altering and
                                  improving the way medical care is taught
                                  and delivered  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
                      Anonymous   Compaq Reduces Cost of Ownership: Compaq
                                  Computer is making it easier for LAN
                                  management software vendors with its new
                                  line of Deskpro PCs  . . . . . . . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   RISC Invades the School and Home:
                                  Apple's Power Mac 5200 beefs up the LC
                                  line for the school and home with a new
                                  PowerPC processor  . . . . . . . . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   Byte Picks CeBIT's Best: BYTE editors
                                  scoured the CeBIT show for the best in
                                  new international products . . . . . . . 34
                      Anonymous   Companies Cut Phone Bills: Companies are
                                  starting to use the Internet as a
                                  pseudoprivate backbone to carry fax and
                                  voice traffic  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
                      Anonymous   OCR Fuels Slow Paper Burn: OCR is
                                  getting easier, and who knows, maybe the
                                  elusive paperless office will one day
                                  become reality. Naaaaah  . . . . . . . . 40
                      Anonymous   Blasts from the Past: Highlights from
                                  two decades of covering the PC
                                  revolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
                Russell Kay and   
              Rich Friedman and   
                   Tom Thompson   Books and CD-ROMs: Risky Business and
                                  Private E-Mail: An on-line forum in book
                                  form, secure communications, a CD-ROM to
                                  help you travel in Europe cheaply, and a
                                  major work on Mac programming  . . . . . 43
                 Andy Reinhardt   Your Next Mainframe: PCs are becoming as
                                  powerful as mainframes, and mainframes
                                  are being made from PC parts. But the
                                  mainframe of the future won't be a
                                  gigantic PC; it will be software and a
                                  network  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48--52, 54, 56, 58
                  Dick Pountain   Solutions Focus: The British Library's
                                  Catalog Is On-Line: The British Library
                                  computerizes its paper catalogs  . . . . 62
                    D. Pountain   The British Library's catalog is on-line 62--64, 66, 68, 70
                      Anonymous   1995 Readers' Choice Awards: BYTE
                                  readers anoint the best hardware and
                                  software on the market today . . . . . . 75
                Tom R. Halfhill   See You Around: A look at how the
                                  panoramic-video technology used by
                                  Apple's QuickTime VR and Microsoft's
                                  Surround Video can open up a wraparound,
                                  photo-quality, virtual-reality world
                                  right on your computer screen  . . . . . 85
                      Alan Joch   Beyond Hollywood: It's getting easier to
                                  bring digital video to your desktop  . . 95
                 Stanford Diehl   BYTE's Video Workshop: BYTE sets up a
                                  digital video studio to test the
                                  viability of corporate video production
                                  on the PC desktop. Using Windows tools
                                  for digital and analog video production,
                                  we address the major issues of
                                  developing and deploying video content   97
                     John Bryan   Compression Scorecard: Compression's
                                  more efficient than ever if you pick the
                                  right code. Our scorecards compare
                                  compression quality and speed of seven
                                  leading choices  . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
                  Jeffrey Fritz   Video Connections: Isochronous Ethernet
                                  and ATM race to bring video to your
                                  desktop  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
                      Alan Joch   Incredible Expanding Keyboard: IBM's
                                  revolutionary ThinkPad 701C fits a
                                  full-size keyboard and a 10.4-inch LCD
                                  screen into a subnotebook. You must see
                                  it to believe it . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
                 Ethan Wilansky   The Benefits of Recentralization:
                                  There's a move to consolidate network
                                  management tools. Microsoft fields a
                                  powerful entry in Systems Management
                                  Server, which rounds up and controls
                                  network resources multiple vendors . . . 121
                      Tom Yager   Small-Scale Telephony: Multifunction
                                  telephony cards can cost-effectively
                                  make your small business sound big. We
                                  test six . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
                       T. Yager   Small scale telephony (digital signal
                                  processors)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125--128
                   Tom Thompson   Apple's Improved MessagePad: With bug
                                  fixes, more memory, and third-party
                                  support, Apple's new MessagePad 120
                                  strengthens its position in the PDA
                                  marathon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
                      Anonymous   Ga Cote, Raymond: With its quick
                                  object-oriented Pascal compiler,
                                  extensible development environment, and
                                  integrated database access, Borland's
                                  Delphi is a powerful base for
                                  prototyping and developing applications  133
                  Doug Tamaanis   Mathematica Meets Warp: It's no surprise
                                  that the new OS/2 version of Mathematica
                                  runs faster than the Windows version on
                                  IBM's 32-bit OS  . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
                David Seachrist   Software Roundup: Document Image
                                  Managers: NSTL surveyed eight document
                                  image managers for converting paper
                                  documents into electronic form and found
                                  promising programs with much room for
                                  improvement  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
                   D. Seachrist   Document image managers  . . . . . . . . 143--144, 146, 148, 150, 152
                      Anonymous   Lab Report: 29 Printers That Mean
                                  Business: Acquire speed and pizzazz with
                                  printer from this month's Lab Report. We
                                  test color ink-jets, 6-to 10ppm laser
                                  printers, 11-to 30-ppm lasers for
                                  networks, and a few select color lasers.
                                  11- to 30-PPM Laser Printers; Honorable
                                  Mentions; 6- to 10-PPM Laser Printers;
                                  Color Ink-Jet Printers; Color Laser
                                  Printers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
                     M. Guy and   
                   J. McDonough   29 printers that mean business
                                  (evaluation) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154--158, 160--162, 164, 166, 168, 170--171
                   Joe Circello   ColdFire: A Hot Architecture: A new
                                  architecture for 68000 processing means
                                  low cost and high power for embedded
                                  applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
                    Barry Nance   NetWare 4.1 Forges Ahead: Can NetWare
                                  4.1 stand up to strong competition from
                                  NT Server 3.5 and LAN Server 4.O?  . . . 175
                   Tom Thompson   Adding Apple Events to Your Mac
                                  Applications: Part 1: How to make your
                                  application a good neighbor to other
                                  applications --- and thus of value to
                                  your customer  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
             Salvatore Salamone   Virtual LANs Get Real  . . . . . . . . . 181
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: Prizes and Surprises: A visit
                                  to Microsoft finds Jerry coming away
                                  favorably impressed  . . . . . . . . . . 187
                      Anonymous   What's New: The PageCard Wireless
                                  Messaging System keeps you up-to-date
                                  anywhere; PaperPort 2.0 for Windows
                                  converts documents into editable text;
                                  and more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
                  Jessica Keyes   Commentary: So Where's the IT Payoff:
                                  Flawed technology and advice can
                                  seriously affect the bottom line . . . . 260

Byte Magazine
Volume 20, Number 6, June, 1995

              Raphael Needleman   Editorial  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                      Anonymous   Letters: Letter on Intel's P6,
                                  Microsoft's Bob, and personal quandaries 18
                      Anonymous   Chip Wars Drive Down PC Prices: Four
                                  companies are scrambling to put the
                                  fastest and lest expensive x86 chip in
                                  you PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
                      Anonymous   PowerPC Tidal Wave: Apple and IBM will
                                  make major PowerPC-related announcements
                                  this spring and summer . . . . . . . . . 25
                      Anonymous   Color Encroaches on the Desktop: Over
                                  the next several years, technological
                                  advances will accelerate the use of
                                  color printers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
                      Anonymous   Service Providers Consolidate: The day
                                  of numerous, tiny Internet service
                                  providers may be over  . . . . . . . . . 28
                      Anonymous   Pentium OverDrive = Moderate Upgrade:
                                  Intel's Pentium OverDrive processor puts
                                  a rocket in your socket, but the upgrade
                                  has a 32-bit 486-style I/O bus --- not
                                  the 64-bit bus of a Pentium  . . . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   Vendors Ride Bus to Better Telephony: A
                                  new Universal Serial Bus that supports a
                                  maximum 12 Mbps could become standard PC
                                  connector  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   Getting Clear About Fuzzy: What do
                                  pension plans, elevators, and battery
                                  charges have in common? Each is an
                                  application of fuzzy logic . . . . . . . 34
                      Anonymous   Windows 95 Sees Better Future: Microsoft
                                  says it will work to improve Window's
                                  support for blind users  . . . . . . . . 36
                      Anonymous   Blasts from two decades of covering the
                                  PC revolution  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
             Andy Reinhardt and   
              Rich Friedman and   
              Edmund X. Dejesus   Books and CD-ROMs: Word Overload,
                                  Information Shortage: Four books about
                                  the Internet, CD-ROMs for learning
                                  applications and computer languages, and
                                  Nicholas Negroponte's experiences,
                                  insights, and predictions  . . . . . . . 45
                 Michael Nadeau   Solutions Focus: Not Lost in Space:
                                  Xerox's entire sales force will soon be
                                  working from virtual offices . . . . . . 50
                   Tom Thompson   Apple completely redesigned its Mac OS
                                  to provide a growth path to the future
                                  while continuing to support the existing
                                  software base  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
               Andrew Singleton   Cash on the Wirehead: Six new pavement
                                  systems aim to move your money across
                                  the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
                   Peter Varhol   Windows for Control Freaks: QNX's Photon
                                  kernel gives developers welcome control
                                  over windowing programming . . . . . . . 83
              Brett Husselbaugh   Break Up Your Network: Dividing your
                                  network into two or more parts can boost
                                  performance  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
                 Andy Reinhardt   From Here to Mobility: What you need to
                                  know to hit the road . . . . . . . . . . 100
              Salvatore Salamon   Radio Days: Wireless links are expanding
                                  --- despite obstacles  . . . . . . . . . 107
                 Chris Chinnock   Color to Go: New display technologies
                                  are coming, but LCD is still king  . . . 115
                     Gil Bassak   Brainy, Brawny Batteries: Battery
                                  technology for mobile computing is at a
                                  crossroads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
                      Jon Udell   You Can Take It with You: What does
                                  Windows 95 offer users on the go?  . . . 145
                 Michael Nadeau   PDAs Bounce Back: PDAs finally evolve
                                  into useful business tools for mobile
                                  workers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
              Raphael Needleman   Tales from the Trip: Tip from a savvy
                                  world traveler on getting on-line from
                                  anywhere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
                     R. Baldazo   Red-hot 100 MHz portable Pentium
                                  (Tadpole P1000)  . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
                    Rex Baldazo   Red-Hot 100-MHz Portable Pentium: The
                                  Tadpole PI000 -- screaming performance   167
                 Doug Tamasanis   RISC for the Road: The SparcBook 3XP ---
                                  A workstation to go  . . . . . . . . . . 171
                   Dave Andrews   Pentium Power Without Sticker Shock: The
                                  Eurocom --- lots of features but short
                                  battery life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
                    Rex Baldazo   Portable Multimedia: Satellite Pro ---
                                  power at the right price . . . . . . . . 173
                     D. Andrews   Not flashier, but faster (AT&T Globalyst
                                  250P notebook) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
                   Dave Andrews   Not Flashier, but Faster: The Globalist
                                  250P --- good for heavy-duty number
                                  crunching  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
                    Russell Kay   Improve Your Memory: Sorting out the
                                  dazzling variety of new memory
                                  technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
                   Peter Wayner   New chips and new technologies compete
                                  for adoption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
                      Anonymous   Flash Memory Looks Bright  . . . . . . . 188
                      Anonymous   Is Cache Losing Its Cachet?  . . . . . . 191
                      Anonymous   One Machine, Many RAMs . . . . . . . . . 192
                      Rick Cook   More Memory in Less Space: Packing
                                  silicon wafers tightly creates compact
                                  new memory devices . . . . . . . . . . . 197
                    Rex Baldazo   Local Air Networks: With roaming-enabled
                                  access points, good range, and high
                                  throughout, WaveLAN-base wireless LANs
                                  are the ones to beat in North America    201
                   Peter Wayner   Oracle Hits the Road: Oracle In Motion's
                                  agents take over network housekeeping
                                  chores, virtually eliminating the
                                  wireless performance penalty . . . . . . 207
                  Bill Lawrence   Hands-Off Backup: Bundled with
                                  Palindrome's automated backup software
                                  for NetWare, HP's SureStore Tape 12000e
                                  DAT Autoloader can provide weeks of
                                  unattended network backup  . . . . . . . 209
                    David Essex   Better Business Processes: Scitor links
                                  an optimized spreadsheet to flowchart
                                  objects, and --- presto! --- an instant
                                  simulator that most anyone can use . . . 211--212, 214
               Daniel Gasteiger   Wanted: A Good OS/2 Spreadsheet: In the
                                  OS/2 spreadsheet duel, upstart Mesa 2
                                  has the advanced GUI features that 1-2-3
                                  should have  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
                   Charles Vogt   Software Roundup: Simple SQL: SQL
                                  front-end tools empower nontechnical
                                  managers to make informed, time-critical
                                  decisions by giving them direct access
                                  to client/server databases . . . . . . . 217
                      Anonymous   Lab Report: 32 V.34 Modems Answer the
                                  Call: V.34 represents the best and
                                  fastest modem technology available
                                  today. NSTL evaluates 32
                                  state-of-the-market modems for
                                  throughout, reliability, robustness, and
                                  compatibility. External V.34 Modems; How
                                  We Tested; Pick a PC Card; Honorable
                                  Mentions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
                    J. Kane and   
                    H. Holzbaur   32 V.34 modems answer the call
                                  (28.8-Kbps external and PC Card modems,
                                  review)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224--228, 230--232, 234--237
                    Bruce Faust   Designing Alpha-based Systems: Digital's
                                  three CPUs bring powerful possibilities
                                  to desktop and workstation systems
                                  design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
                Standford Diehl   Windows 95 Graphics Architecture:
                                  Windows 95 will eventually unify a
                                  series of graphics APIs --- for video,
                                  games, and 3-D --- using a new set of
                                  device-driver interfaces . . . . . . . . 241
                   Tom Thompson   Adding Apple Events to Your Mac
                                  Application: Part 2: This month, we
                                  write the event handlers and the
                                  dispatch table . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
             Salvatore Salamone   Simplifying Remote Management: Remote
                                  monitoring lets managers find out what's
                                  going on at distant locations  . . . . . 245
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: Privacy and Liberty: AAAS's
                                  annual meeting and Washington, DC,
                                  highlight Jerry's month  . . . . . . . . 249
                      Anonymous   What's New: A 100-MHz Pentium notebook;
                                  wireless infrared printers from
                                  Hewlett--Packard; the latest version of
                                  Dr. Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit; and
                                  more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
                     Ted Prince   Commentary: ATM = After the Millennium:
                                  Don't blindly jump on the bandwagon  . . 306

Byte Magazine
Volume 20, Number 7, July, 1995

              Raphael Needleman   Editorial  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
              Raphael Needleman   Editorial  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                      Anonymous   Radical Databases --- Windows desktop
                                  databases, such as Microsoft's FoxPro,
                                  must compete with Rapid Application
                                  Development tools  . . . . . . . . . . . 24
                      Anonymous   RADical Databses: Windows desktop
                                  databases, such as Microsoft's FoxPro,
                                  must compete with Rapid Application
                                  Development tools  . . . . . . . . . . . 24
                      Anonymous   Notebook Hard Drives Hold More . . . . . 25
                      Anonymous   Notebook Hard Drives Hold More: Gigabyte
                                  drives for notebooks will be standard
                                  this fall  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
                      Anonymous   Apple's Tsunami: PCI Power --- BYTE
                                  takes a close look at the first
                                  PCI-based Mac  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
                      Anonymous   Apple's Tsunami: PCI Power: BYTE takes a
                                  close look at the first PCI-based Mac    26
                      Anonymous   Notes Meets the Internet --- New
                                  products and services that link Lotus
                                  Notes to the Internet are expanding the
                                  uses of Lotus's groupware platform . . . 26
                      Anonymous   Notes Meets the Internet: New products
                                  and services that link Lotus Notes to
                                  the Internet are expanding the uses of
                                  Lotus's groupware platform . . . . . . . 26
                      Anonymous   Oracle Releases 64-Bit Database Bullet
                                  --- High-end network servers offer an
                                  alternative to mainframe systems when
                                  combined with new 64-bit relational
                                  database management software from Oracle 30
                      Anonymous   Oracle Releases 64-Bit Database Bullet:
                                  High-end network servers offer an
                                  alternative to mainframe systems when
                                  combined with new 64-bit relational
                                  database management software from Oracle 30
                      Anonymous   6X Yields Better Software MPEG and
                                  Networking --- Move over quad speed, a
                                  new CD-ROM performance king has arrived  40
                      Anonymous   6X Yields Better Software MPEG and
                                  Networking: Move over quad speed, a new
                                  CD-ROM performance king has arrived  . . 40
                      Anonymous   Blasts from the Past --- Highlights from
                                  two decades of covering the PC
                                  revolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
                      Anonymous   Blasts from the Past: Highlights from
                                  two decades of covering the PC
                                  revolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
          Edmund X. Dejesus and   
              Rich Friedman and   
                 Doug Tamasanis   Books and CD-ROMs: Impossible-to-Use
                                  Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
          Edmund X. Dejusus and   
              Rich Friedman and   
                 Doug Tamasanis   Books and CD-ROMs: Impossible-to-Use
                                  Software: What's wrong with computers, a
                                  CD-ROM for real golf fans, and ---
                                  believe it or not --- a Unix book that's
                                  fun to read  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
               John L. Cuadrado   Optimize Database Queries  . . . . . . . 51
             David S. Linthicum   How Best to Migrate to Windows 95  . . . 51
             David S. Linthicum   How Best to Migrate to Windows 95:
                                  Slowly, very slowly  . . . . . . . . . . 51
                      Anonymous   Windows 95 Migration Planning Kit  . . . 52
                  John Cuadrado   Optimize Database Queries: Optimizing
                                  complex queries on distributed databases 57
             Salvatore Salamone   Solution Focus: Pruning Branch-Office
                                  Problems: The payoff is big if you
                                  replace an SNA backbone with
                                  access-routed networks . . . . . . . . . 64NA4
             Salvatore Salamone   Solutions Focus: Pruning Branch-Office
                                  Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64NA4
                 Nicholas Baran   The Internet: The Greatest Show on
                                  Earth: Ten tips for using the Internet
                                  as a strategic business tool . . . . . . 69
                      Jon Udell   Hello, World: Jon Udell, executive
                                  editor for new media, launches a monthly
                                  column, The BYTE Network Project, to
                                  help you mine the opportunities of
                                  business-to-business networking  . . . . 87
              Edmund X. Dejesus   3-D Graphics Technology  . . . . . . . . 101
                 Edmund Dejesus   3-D Graphic Technology: 3-D graphics is
                                  becoming essential in applications from
                                  financial analysis to entertainment, and
                                  new standards support the trend  . . . . 101
               Grant S. Boucher   Desktop Hollywood F/X ---
                                  Hollywood-style computer-generated 3-D
                                  special effects are no further than your
                                  desktop computer . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
                     David Baum   Assets in Wonderland: Financial traders
                                  can operate almost anywhere with new
                                  data-analysis software and
                                  virtual-reality interfaces . . . . . . . 111--116, 118
                     John Foust   3-D Step Forward: New 3-D standards will
                                  enhance the applications --- and even
                                  the OS --- you'll be using . . . . . . . 123
                     John Foust   3-D Steps Forward --- New 3-D standards
                                  will enhance the applications --- and
                                  even the OS --- You'll be using  . . . . 123
               Stan Miastkowski   Weeding Windows  . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
               Stan Miastkowski   Weeding Windows: Six new uninstaller
                                  utilities take the pain and suffering
                                  out of removing Windows applications . . 133
                      Ben Smith   Short-Order Internet Access: Sun's Netra
                                  and Performance Technology's Instant
                                  Internet can both get your LAN onto the
                                  Internet fast  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
                      Ben Smith   Short order Internet Access  . . . . . . 139
                    Scott Higgs   Software roundup: Windows to the
                                  internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
                    Scott Higgs   Software Roundup: Windows to the
                                  Internet: Five all-in-one packages make
                                  it easy to get on the Internet, but not
                                  without some bumps along the way . . . . 142
                   Steven Baker   The power of X for Windows NT  . . . . . 149
                   Steven Baker   The Power of X for Windows NT:
                                  Hummingbird's eXceed delivers native X
                                  Window System to Windows NT  . . . . . . 149
                    Rex Baldazo   Color and a Pentium to Go: Toshiba's
                                  T4900CT lightweight, low-voltage Pentium
                                  powerhouse makes a great traveling
                                  companion  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
                    Barry Nance   A Whole Other Galaxy: quickly develop
                                  object-oriented applications without the
                                  shortcomings of high-level abstraction   155
                 Doug Tamasanis   A Less Wobbly Wabi . . . . . . . . . . . 159
                 Doug Tamasanis   A Less Wobbly Wabi: Wabi 2.0 makes Unix
                                  more Windows-friendly  . . . . . . . . . 159
                      Anonymous   Lab report: 29 Switching hubs save the
                                  bandwidth  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
                      Anonymous   Lab Report: 29 Switching Hubs Save the
                                  Bandwidth: Looking for more bandwidth?
                                  Our BYTE/NSTL Lab rport describes how we
                                  tested 29 Ethernet switching hubs. We
                                  provide the data and the analysis ---
                                  you make the choice. Store-and-Forwards;
                                  Cut-Throughs; How We Tested; Hub
                                  Glossary; Honorable Mentions; Dubious
                                  Achievements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
                  Dick Pountain   HP's Speedy RISC . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
                  Dick Pountain   HP's Speedy RISC: HP's PA-8000 employs
                                  multiple function units and a radical
                                  out-of-oder execution strategy aimed at
                                  creating the fastest RISC yet  . . . . . 175
                   Tom Thompson   Copland: The Abstract Mac OS . . . . . . 177
                   Tom Thompson   Copland: The Abstract Mac OS: The next
                                  generation of Macintosh OS has been
                                  delayed until early 1996 so that Apple
                                  can implement a Hardware Abstraction
                                  Layer --- which should help support a
                                  Mac clone market . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
                    Rick Grehan   Casting Arrays --- Sometimes a wrong
                                  answer to a programming problem leads
                                  you to the right answer  . . . . . . . . 179
                    Rick Grehan   Casting Arrays: Sometimes a wrong answer
                                  to a programming problem leads you to
                                  the right answer . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
             Salvatore Salamone   ISDN and Analog Access in One Package    181
             Salvatore Salamone   ISDN and Analog Access in One Package:
                                  For users who need both an ISDN link and
                                  a traditional analog phone line, the new
                                  hybrid ISDN/analog modems may be the
                                  perfect solution . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: Windows 95 Arrives  . . . . . 183
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: Windows 95 Arrives: Windows
                                  95 comes to Chaos Manor, and Jerry gets
                                  yet another lesson in networking . . . . 183
                      Anonymous   What's New --- AST Research's Ascentia
                                  950N notebook offers full-motion video
                                  and graphics; Xerox improves the OCR
                                  accuracy in TextBridge Professional
                                  Edition 3.0; ViewSonic's 15GA and 17GA
                                  monitors include built-in speakers; and
                                  more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
                      Anonymous   What's New: AST Research's Ascentia 950N
                                  notebook offers full-motion video and
                                  graphics. Xerox improves the OCR
                                  accuracy in TextBridge Professional
                                  Edition 3.0; ViewSonic's 15GA and 17GA
                                  monitors include built-in speakers; and
                                  more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
                     Arun Mehta   Commentary: Radio Free Usenet  . . . . . 242
                     Arun Mehta   Commentary: Radio Free Usenet:
                                  Broadcasting Usenet can help avoid the
                                  problems of cost and censorship  . . . . 242

Byte Magazine
Volume 20, Number 8, August, 1995

              Raphael Needleman   Editorial  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                      Anonymous   Letters --- Huzzahs for heuristics, plus
                                  comments on mobile computing . . . . . . 18
                      Anonymous   Videoconferencing's Achilles' Heels ---
                                  Videoconferencing won't be used widely
                                  in business until two things change:
                                  interoperability improves and ISDN
                                  becomes more available . . . . . . . . . 24
                      Anonymous   Hot Chips, Tough Choices --- A new wave
                                  of multimedia processors will rely
                                  heavily on software support  . . . . . . 25
                      Anonymous   Apple's New Multimedia Macs --- At
                                  Boston MacWorld Expo this August, Apple
                                  is expected to introduce a new line of
                                  Power Macs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
                      Anonymous   3.5 Will Get You 100 --- Two
                                  technologies are vying to become the
                                  next 3.5-inch floppy drive standard for
                                  holding 100 MB or more . . . . . . . . . 26
                      Anonymous   BBSes to Provide Local Web Access ---
                                  BBS software vendors are bringing Web
                                  capabilities to their products . . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   WinSock 2 Enhances Connectiviy --- The
                                  new WinSock promises to liberate network
                                  applications from dependency on a single
                                  transport protocol . . . . . . . . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   Blue Laser, Bright Future --- Recent
                                  breakthroughs in blue laser diodes and
                                  blue LEDs portend higher-capacity CD-ROM
                                  discs and brighter projection displays   34
                      Anonymous   Color Lasers: Faster, Easier, Cheaper
                                  --- A second generation of color laser
                                  printers is due soon . . . . . . . . . . 40
                  Dennis Barker   Blasts from the Past --- Highlights from
                                  two decades of the PC revolution . . . . 41
                Rowland Aertker   Books and CD-ROMs: Big Blue: An
                                  Insider's View --- An insider's look at
                                  IBM's history, and information
                                  technology reports on CD-ROM . . . . . . 45
                   Peter Wayner   Machine Learning Grows Up --- What's the
                                  difference between Elwood and Jake? The
                                  right algorithm can tell you . . . . . . 63
             David S. Linthicum   The End of Programming --- It's over.
                                  Finis. Kaput. You'll never have to write
                                  another line of code ever again. Yeah.
                                  Right  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
              Edmund X. Dejesus   Solutions Focus: Big OOP, No Oops ---
                                  Moving to object-oriented development
                                  can be like diving into shark-infested
                                  waters. GTE took the plunge. Here's what
                                  happened . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
                      Alan Joch   Herd Instincts --- Groupware's technical
                                  problems are huge, but they're being
                                  solved . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
                  David Marshak   Competing Platforms --- now do Notes,
                                  Exchange, and GroupWise compare today?
                                  How will they compare tomorrow?  . . . . 84
                    David Yavin   Replication's hst (??) Track ---
                                  Large-scale data replication becomes
                                  less daunting with the right scheduling
                                  and systems management. Light at the End
                                  of the Tunnel, or an Oncoming Train?
                                  Strained Relations. How Exchange Handles
                                  Replication  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
                 Kelly Trammell   Under Construction --- Have pity on
                                  groupware developers. They've got some
                                  serious problems to deal with. Doin' the
                                  LN:DI. Telephony's Wake-Up Call  . . . . 93
                      Jon Udell   Live wire --- BYTE's new 56-Kbps link to
                                  the Internet sparks concern over public
                                  versus private IP addressing . . . . . . 103
                   Tom Thompson   Building the Better Virtual CPU --- How
                                  Apple revved up its 680x0 emulator . . . 149
             Salvatore Salamone   Novell Builds a NEST. Novell's vision of
                                  pervasive computing requires NetWare to
                                  move beyond traditional networked
                                  computers. Embedded Systems Technology
                                  brings NetWare to the broader market for
                                  controllers and embedded devices . . . . 151
                 Kevin Thompson   PostScript Sins --- Errors in PostScript
                                  files are becoming painfully plentiful.
                                  Here are some of the most common ones    153
             Salvatore Salamone   Merging ATM and Ethernet --- Combining
                                  ATM switches with Ethernet switching
                                  hubs economically increases network
                                  bandwidth  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: Windows 95 Pastiche --- Jerry
                                  continues to pry the seams of Windows 95 159
                      Anonymous   What's New --- Gateway 2000's 133-MHz
                                  Pentium PC is a tower of multimedia
                                  power; PhoneKits turns your PC into a
                                  personal phone manager; plus more  . . . 168
                     Nick Baran   Commentary: Stop, Look, and Listen! Just
                                  because you can put it on-line doesn't
                                  mean people want it  . . . . . . . . . . 218

Byte Magazine
Volume 20, Number 9, September, 1995

              Raphael Needleman   Editorial  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                      Anonymous   P6 Weakness Revealed . . . . . . . . . . 24
                      Anonymous   PC Power Comes to the Calculator . . . . 25
                      Anonymous   Delphi and VB Turn 32  . . . . . . . . . 26
                      Anonymous   New 486 Chips Deliver Inexpensive Power  30
                      Anonymous   Interactive Music Videos Arrive for Macs
                                  and PCs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
               Tom Thompson and   
                  Alan Joch and   
                  Rich Friedman   Books and CD-ROMs: How to Optimize Your
                                  PowerPC Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
                      Anonymous   Assets on the Line Salvatore/Salamone    37
                    S. Salamone   Assets on the line (computer asset
                                  management)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37--38, 40
                  Jeffrey Fritz   You Can Take It with You . . . . . . . . 41
                    Russell Kay   Collision! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
                   James Burton   Standard Issue . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
                      J. Burton   Standard issue (computer telephony
                                  integration) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201--204, 206, 208
                      Anonymous   Strategic Industry Alliances . . . . . . 203
                      Anonymous   A Checklist for Making CTI Decisions . . 206
                   James Burton   Building Telephony Applications  . . . . 211
             John P. Mello, Jr.   Telephony's Killer App . . . . . . . . . 215
                      Anonymous   Wildfire: One Wild and Not-So-Crazy
                                  Helper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
                      Jon Udell   Web Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
                      Anonymous   Convenience, but at What Price?  . . . . 229
                    George Bond   Gateways to the Internet . . . . . . . . 229--231
                      Anonymous   MSN: Desktop Internet  . . . . . . . . . 231
              Edmund X. Dejesus   Presentation Quality . . . . . . . . . . 233
                  E. X. DeJesus   Presentation quality (IBM ThinkPad
                                  755CV) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
                    Barry Nance   Networking at Warp Speed . . . . . . . . 235
                   Tom Thompson   To Print a Rainbow . . . . . . . . . . . 239
                    T. Thompson   To print a rainbow (colour laser
                                  printers)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239--240
                   Greg Loveria   3-D Graphics Go Zoom . . . . . . . . . . 243--244
                      Anonymous   Lab Report: 16 Fast, Reliable RAID
                                  Subsystems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
                         M. Guy   16 fast, reliable RAID subsystems  . . . 248--252, 254, 256, 259--261
                      Anonymous   How Error Corrections works  . . . . . . 250
                      Anonymous   File Servers with RAID . . . . . . . . . 252
                      Anonymous   How we tested  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
                      Anonymous   Software RAID Solutions  . . . . . . . . 256
                      Anonymous   Helpful Hints  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
                      Anonymous   Honorable Mentions . . . . . . . . . . . 259
              William Stallings   Endian Issues  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
                  Dick Pountain   The Joy of J . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
                 Doug Tamasanis   Springtime at Sun  . . . . . . . . . . . 271
                  Jeffrey Fritz   Tuning In to ISDN  . . . . . . . . . . . 273
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: Of COM Ports and Digital
                                  Frogs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
                      Anonymous   What's New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
              Douglas Engelbart   Commentaly: Dreaming of the Future . . . 330

Byte Magazine
Volume 20, Number 10, October, 1995

              Raphael Needleman   Editorial  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
                      Anonymous   Letters --- Readers write about our
                                  coverage of Windows 95, Microsoft, OS/2,
                                  and RAD; an Amiga update; and more . . . 20
                      Anonymous   Coming A Better Multimedia Platform ---
                                  Several multimedia components for Win 95
                                  won't be available for months  . . . . . 21
                      Anonymous   Intel's Rivals Ready to Exploit P6
                                  Weakness --- Intel's rivals say their
                                  next chips will be better than the P6
                                  running 16-bit software  . . . . . . . . 26
                      Anonymous   New Replication Options in Access,
                                  Oracle, and Notes --- Access for Windows
                                  95 acquires a compelling feature . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   Run-Time Error Checking Comes to
                                  Compilers --- Borland, Microsoft, and
                                  Nu-Mega are  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
                      Anonymous   We Plugged, but They Didn't All Play ---
                                  Tests of several new Plug and Play
                                  devices show that unless you have all
                                  the required pieces in your system, you
                                  can expect to do a lot of work . . . . . 36
                      Anonymous   Radio Comes to Cyberspace --- A new era
                                  in broadcasting begins on the Internet   46
                      Anonymous   3-D Images That Float in Air --- A new
                                  system can project images from a PC so
                                  that they appear to be solid objects
                                  suspended in air . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
              Dennis Barker and   
                   Jeff Macclay   Books and CD-ROMs: Working in the Code
                                  Mine: A novel about working at
                                  Microsoft. Plus, a Marilyn Monroe CD-ROM 49
                Tom R. Halfhill   The New PC --- Despite faster and faster
                                  chips, today's PC is basically
                                  yesterday's AT. But that's about to
                                  change. Here are the technologies that
                                  will . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
                      Anonymous   ATX Motherboards . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
                      Anonymous   Intel and Microsoft: The Agents of
                                  Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
                      Anonymous   Archistrat 4s  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
                      Anonymous   120-MB Disks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
                      Anonymous   Integrated Telephony . . . . . . . . . . 64
                Andrew W. Davis   Face to Face --- Videoconferencing
                                  systems from different vendors can now
                                  wor together, thanks to the H.32x
                                  standard. Plus, some products that let
                                  you  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
                   Peter Wayner   Picking the Crypto Locks --- With
                                  today's hardware and a new technique
                                  called differential cryptanalysis. it's
                                  getting easier for data burglars to
                                  crack your safe. What can you do to keep
                                  them out?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
                      Anonymous   Factoring in Public-Key's Future . . . . 78
             Salvatore Salamone   Olympic-Size Data Pool --- Athletes
                                  aren't the only ones in training for the
                                  Olympic Games in Atlanta. Technology
                                  jocks have been running around to set    80
              Edmund X. Dejesus   Data Mining --- There's gold in those
                                  hills of data  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
             Sara Reese Hedberg   The Data Gold Rush --- Here's how
                                  corporations, researchers, and
                                  scientists are using data-mining
                                  techniques to discover everything from
                                  new customers to new galaxies  . . . . . 83
                Karen Watterson   A Data Miner's Tools --- You can dig it
                                  with query-and-reporting programs,
                                  multidimensional analysis software, and
                                  intelligent agents . . . . . . . . . . . 91
                      Anonymous   Index to Advertisers by Inquiry Reply
                                  Cards  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96A
               Cheryl D. Krivda   Data-Mining Dynamite --- Supercharge
                                  your data-mining projects with data
                                  cleansing, data warehouses, parallel
                                  processing, and mega-storage . . . . . . 97
                      Anonymous   Data-Warehouse Construction Tips . . . . 102
                      Jon Udell   BOMB's Away --- How we built a Web-based
                                  survey to get feedback from readers. And
                                  how you can turn your Web server into an
                                  application server that connects you to
                                  customers, suppliers, and business
                                  partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
                      Anonymous   Anatomy of the Web BOMB  . . . . . . . . 106
                 Stanford Diehl   Windows 95: The Numbers --- The new
                                  Windows architecture delivers enhanced
                                  performance, but as BYTE testing
                                  reveals, there are strings attached  . . 113
                 Stanford Diehl   Applications 95 Arrive --- Programs that
                                  make Windows 95 worth the wait . . . . . 117
                   Tom Thompson   Power Mac Gets PCI --- Apple's Power Mac
                                  9500 delivers great performance and the
                                  promise of fast, low-cost PCI
                                  peripherals  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
             Kenneth M. Sheldon   Au Revoir, Mon Ami --- Ami Pro gets a
                                  major upgrade, new workgroup features,
                                  and a new name, Word Pro . . . . . . . . 127
                Alan Morgan and   
                  Scott Wallace   Digital Cameras for Real Work --- New
                                  digital cameras from Apple, Kodak, and
                                  Logitech find a balance between price
                                  and image quality  . . . . . . . . . . . 129
                    Rick Grehan   Let's Get Small --- A remarkably
                                  complete embedded development system . . 133
                Rex Baldazo and   
                David Essex and   
               Stan Miastkowski   Software Roundup: Industrial-Strength
                                  Fax Servers --- After some hair-pulling,
                                  teeth-gnashing installations, we test
                                  network-based faxing software that can
                                  handle the heavy loads of a workgroup    137
            Trevor Marshall and   
                     John Davey   Is There a GLINT in Your Future? ---
                                  3Dlabs' chip produces fast 3-D graphics.
                                  Here's how it does those dazzling
                                  displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
                  Shashi Prasad   Weaving a Thread --- Solaris and Windows
                                  NT bring the power, speed, and
                                  efficiency of multithreading and
                                  symmetric multiprocessing to the desktop 173
             Alexander Stepanov   The Standard Template Library --- How do
                                  you build an algorithm that is both
                                  generic and efficient? . . . . . . . . . 177
                   Stephen Cobb   Internet Firewalls --- An industry group
                                  is attempting to bring order to
                                  firewalls, demand for which is spurred
                                  by intrusions, building real-time error  179
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: Death Swoops and Upgrades ---
                                  Jerry witnesses several test flights.
                                  First the DC/X spacecraft, and then a
                                  new Pentium, a new hard drive, and
                                  \ldots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
                      Anonymous   What's New --- Apple's PowerBook 5300c
                                  combines RISC processing power with
                                  great battery life; Intuit's QuickBooks
                                  Pro manages your business finances; plus
                                  more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
                      Anonymous   BUYER's GUIDE --- Mail Order.
                                  Hardware/Software Showcase. Buyer's Mart 201
                      Anonymous   Index to Advertisers by Product Category 246
                 Jacques Leslie   Commentary: Ambiguity Machines ---
                                  Computers are better at poetry than
                                  mathematics  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250

Byte Magazine
Volume 20, Number 11, November, 1995

              Raphael Needleman   Editorial  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
                      Anonymous   Letters --- Readers write about our
                                  anniversary edition, OS/2, RAD, the BYTE
                                  Web site, and more . . . . . . . . . . . 20
                      Anonymous   P6 Expands PC Spectnum --- Thought the
                                  first P6 systems would be big servers,
                                  did you? Many companies are actually
                                  preparing to ship desktop boxes first,
                                  some for less than USD4000 . . . . . . . 28
                      Anonymous   End Migration Headaches --- Upgrading
                                  from NetWare 3.x to NetWare 4.x can be
                                  less painful with these NDS migration
                                  utilities  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   Still a Work in Progress --- Windows 95
                                  brings benefits to network managers, but
                                  some of the best stuff is yet to come    34
                      Anonymous   Flat Displays Squeeze Bulky CRTs --- Big
                                  screens, small space-coming soon to a
                                  desktop near you . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
                      Anonymous   Phone Lines Stymie V.34 Modems --- That
                                  spiffy new V.34 modem may feel like a
                                  station wagon instead of a turbocharged
                                  racer. Here's why  . . . . . . . . . . . 40
                      Anonymous   CodeTalk: Watcom C/C++ Gets Visual ---
                                  The new version of one of Rick Grehan's
                                  favorite compilers offers a much more
                                  visual development environment . . . . . 47
                      Anonymous   Vendors Rally for 64-Bit Unix --- The
                                  list of backers is impressive, but we
                                  might not see the results of a new
                                  64-bit Unix initiative for a couple
                                  years  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
                      Anonymous   Bank Robbers Go Electronic --- Citibank
                                  admits it's been robbed, but the alleged
                                  crooks use PCs, not shotguns . . . . . . 48
                Caren D. Potter   Kaboom, Inc --- Whether it's a factory
                                  explosion or James Dean's fatal car
                                  crash, the computer-toting detectives
                                  from Failure Analysis find out what went
                                  wrong  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
            John Montgomery and   
          Edmund X. Dejesus and   
                   Jeff Macclay   Books and CD ROMs: Batlle of the Sexes,
                                  Part II --- The confusion of a digital
                                  culture, computer ``minds,'' and two
                                  CD-ROMs on getting back to nature  . . . 49
              Paul Korzeniowski   Needle Hunting --- You can't tell the
                                  baseball players without a scorecard.
                                  And you can't find network users without
                                  a directory  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
                      Anonymous   X.500: The Once and Future Answer  . . . 52
                      Udo Flohr   Hyper-G Organizes the Web --- This could
                                  be the next big thing on the Web: a new
                                  hypermedia architecture that makes it
                                  easier to find what you're looking for   59
                      Anonymous   Why the Web Won't Work . . . . . . . . . 60
                  John R. Vacca   Faking It, Then Making It --- Simulation
                                  software helped design production flow
                                  in Siemens Solar's new clean room  . . . 66
                      Anonymous   Learn by Doing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
                      Anonymous   Operating Systems --- Hot new
                                  developments in the software that runs
                                  the software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
                      Anonymous   Smooth Operators . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
                      Anonymous   OS Paradise  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
                      Anonymous   Filling in Windows Blanks  . . . . . . . 103
                      Anonymous   Not That DOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
                      Anonymous   Sincere OS Flattery  . . . . . . . . . . 119
                      Anonymous   Inquiry Reply Cards  . . . . . . . . . . 122
                      Anonymous   OO Meets OS  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
                      Anonymous   And One for All  . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
                      Anonymous   Crashing the Party . . . . . . . . . . . 137
                      Alan Joch   Heartthrobs --- The next generation of
                                  processors are guaranteed to get your
                                  heart, and your computer, pumping  . . . 169
            Tom R. Halfhill and   
                John Montgomery   Chip Fashion --- You ain't seen nothing
                                  yet. New multimediachips, appearing in
                                  products next year, will power
                                  eye-popping graphics . . . . . . . . . . 171
              Dick Pountain and   
                Tom R. Halfhill   CPU Scorecards --- Technical details on
                                  nine next-generation chips, including
                                  three Intel challengers from AMD, Cyrix,
                                  and NexGen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
                      Anonymous   MIPS' next generation: R10000  . . . . . 190--190
                 Linley Gwennap   Why the 615 Matters --- Here's our
                                  design for how IBM could build a PowerPC
                                  chip that runs x86 software  . . . . . . 198
                      Anonymous   Alternate Views of the 615 . . . . . . . 200
                      Anonymous   RFC 1597 Revisited . . . . . . . . . . . 203
                      Jon Udell   Global Groupware --- BYTE implements the
                                  virtual press room, a Web archive where
                                  companies can publish press releases and
                                  users can find out about the latest
                                  products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
                      Anonymous   NT Roars on the 604 --- Our tests of new
                                  systems from Austin Direct, IBM, and
                                  Motorola show that the PowerPC 604 chip
                                  makes for a mean Windows NT workstation  209
                      Anonymous   Alpha Stays Ahead  . . . . . . . . . . . 210
                    Barry Nance   Enterprise Database Managers --- The
                                  latest versions of DB2\slash 2, Oracle,
                                  and SQL Server are strong enough to
                                  support a business, but they differ in
                                  reliability and scalability  . . . . . . 213--214, 216
                John Montgomery   Organization Made Loud and Clear ---
                                  NetManage's ECCO Pro 3.0 offers clever
                                  OLE 2.0 integration and a compelling
                                  outline metaphor for the
                                  organizationally challenged  . . . . . . 217--218
                  Steve Gillmor   Storming the Enterprise --- Microsoft
                                  bolsters Visual Basic 4.0 with
                                  distributed-object technology and
                                  enhanced OLE automation. But, as our
                                  reviewer explains, not all objects are
                                  alike  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
                Rex Baldazo and   
                Rick Grehan and   
                    Dave Rowell   Sudden Darkness --- When the lights go
                                  out, which uninterruptible power supply
                                  is going to keep your network running?
                                  We test 31 UPS models to find the best   227
                 R. Baldazo and   
                  R. Grehan and   
                      D. Rowell   Sudden darkness (uninterruptible power
                                  supplies)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227--231
                David Seachrist   Software Roundup: Virtual Whiteboards
                                  --- Desktop-conferencing ---
                                  whiteboarding --- software is often a
                                  more viable solution than
                                  videoconferencing. BYTE and NSTL pick
                                  the best from seven Windows programs . . 233
                   D. Seachrist   Virtual whiteboards (desktop
                                  conferencing)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233--234, 236--237
                      Anonymous   Lab Report: 12 Network Printers Set the
                                  Pace --- We test networked laser
                                  printers with fast engines, built-in
                                  Ethernet, large paper capacities, long
                                  life, and security features  . . . . . . 238
                      Anonymous   Test: 16-to 20ppm Printers . . . . . . . 241
                      Anonymous   Test: 30 to 32-ppm Printers  . . . . . . 243
                      Anonymous   Honorable Mentions/Dubious Achievement   244
                      Anonymous   Network-Printer-Management Software  . . 244
                      Anonymous   How We Tested  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
                      Anonymous   Roll Call  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
                  Dick Pountain   PixelFlow: Scalable Image Processing ---
                                  This new chip architecture takes an
                                  innovative approach to generating
                                  photo-realistic images. Here's how this
                                  rapid renderer works . . . . . . . . . . 249
                  Mark Feniello   Open(ing) VMS to Win32 --- Adding Win32
                                  support to Digital's OS means good news
                                  for developers: They can build for both
                                  OpenVMS and NT machines  . . . . . . . . 251
                  Shashi Prasad   Windows NT Threads --- A multithreaded
                                  application may actually run slower on
                                  an SMP machine than on its
                                  single-threaded equivalent. Here's how
                                  to avoid that  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
                    Rex Baldazo   ATM with a Twist of LAN --- ATM must
                                  interoperate with legacy systems,
                                  especially LANs. LAN Emulation might do
                                  the trick  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: Digital Models --- Jerry
                                  returns from SIGGRAPH, explores
                                  mountains of CD-ROMs and, yes, manages
                                  to find one more problem with Windows 95 257
                      Anonymous   What's New --- Intel's newest OverDrive,
                                  which is faster and less expensive than
                                  the company's first Pentium OverDrive,
                                  is a bargain upgrade; askSam is  . . . . 262
                     Ted Nelson   Commentary: Things to Come --- The
                                  inventor of hypertext makes his
                                  forecasts on the future of computing and
                                  the human race . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312

Byte Magazine
Volume 20, Number 12, December, 1995

              Raphael Needleman   Editorial: The Butterfly Effect  . . . . 10
                    Rick Dobson   Access 95 Advances Database Design ---
                                  Microsoft's new version of Access gets
                                  more than just the Windows 95 look.
                                  Replication technology helps coordinate
                                  changes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
                      Anonymous   Groupware Taps the Internet --- The
                                  planned merger between Netscape and
                                  Collabra will result in a Notes-killer
                                  of an application, some say  . . . . . . 24
                      Anonymous   BYTEmark Bug Bashed --- An update to our
                                  tests of the P6 chip . . . . . . . . . . 25
                      Anonymous   New Suites Embrace the Web --- Software
                                  houses are adding much more to their
                                  Windows communications programs than
                                  just data comm and fax . . . . . . . . . 25
                      Anonymous   New Suites Embrace the Web --- Terminal
                                  emulation is dead. Well, not quite. But
                                  vendors are adding much more to Windows
                                  communications programs than just data
                                  comm and fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
                      Anonymous   Tools Cover Big and Little Iron --- New
                                  enterprise client/server programs
                                  provide tools for writing applications
                                  that span mainframes, workstations, and
                                  personal computers . . . . . . . . . . . 26
                      Anonymous   Multimedia x86 CPUs Coming in 1996 ---
                                  New x86 microprocessors will integrate
                                  DSP functions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   Multimedia x86 CPUs Coming in 1996 ---
                                  Thanks to upcoming chips with integrated
                                  DSP functions, your next PC could be a
                                  real smoker when it comes to running
                                  mixed-media applications . . . . . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   Memory Price Relief to Come in Late 1996
                                  --- If you've been holding out for lower
                                  prices before buying more memory, that
                                  hungry little beastie inside your
                                  Windows PC will have to wait a while for
                                  its next feeding . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
                      Anonymous   Wavelets Challenge MPEG, Fractals ---
                                  Developers claim 300-to-1 compression    34
                      Anonymous   CodeTalk: New Micro Focus Tool Converts
                                  COBOL into Components --- Something old
                                  --- COBOL --- meets something new ---
                                  Windows 95--in Micro Focus's Visual
                                  Object . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
                      Anonymous   Code Talk: New Micro Focus Tool Converts
                                  COBOL into Components --- Organizations
                                  with beaucoup lines of COBOL code can
                                  now wrap it all in OLE controls and
                                  bring it into the world of Windows . . . 36
                      Anonymous   Books and CD-ROMs: How Microsoft Works
                                  --- A wealth of detail on how Microsoft
                                  operates; plus, a CD-ROM satire on bad
                                  art  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
                      Alan Joch   How Software Doesn't Work --- Bad code
                                  can lead to disaster. Here's why there's
                                  a software crisis. And here's what you
                                  can do about it. (How to Build Reliable
                                  Code p 50) (Make Quality Job 1 p 54) . . 48
              Edmund X. Dejesus   Manufacturing Data --- Big changes on
                                  the factory floor. New technology for
                                  data acquisition is changing the way
                                  that manufacturing works . . . . . . . . 63
                       Jim Esch   A Fine MES --- Manufacturing execution
                                  systems unite factory computers from the
                                  planning level to the machine level. (A
                                  New Dimension in Bar Codes p 68) . . . . 67
                        J. Esch   A fine MES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67--68, 70, 74, 76
                 Lawrence Gould   If Al Ran the Zoo --- Ready to turn your
                                  operation over to a bunch of algorithms?
                                  Neural networks and fuzzy logic are
                                  helping to control complex manufacturing
                                  processes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79--83
                      Anonymous   Keep the Data Moving --- Handy
                                  Intel-based computers and PC Cards are
                                  helping mobile data collectors who work
                                  in rugged environments. Plus, tips on
                                  buying a hand-held computer  . . . . . . 87
                Claire Tristram   Keep the Data Moving --- With ruggedized
                                  computers and PC Cards you can
                                  computerize collection of data in the
                                  factory or field. (Buying Rugged
                                  Hand-Held Computers p 90)  . . . . . . . 87--88, 90, 92, 94, 96
             Salvatore Salamone   Untangling Wireless --- Advice on
                                  choosing the right technology and
                                  service for your unplugged applications  96NA1
                      Anonymous   Talking to Machines ---
                                  ``Wuzzatdoonear?'' Your PC might not
                                  understand that question, but some
                                  speech-recognition products would
                                  recognize ``What's that doing here?''    97
               Judith Markowitz   Talking to Machines --- Star Trek
                                  officers talk to their computers. Here's
                                  how we can, too. (Speech-Recognition
                                  Products p 98) (Hidden Markov Models p
                                  100) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
                      Anonymous   DragNET --- G-men use a network of
                                  databases and POTS to track down public
                                  enemies  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
                   Peter Wayner   Solutions Focus: DragNET --- G-men get a
                                  new weapon. The FBI's DNA database is
                                  helping police nab suspects. (DNA by the
                                  Numbers p 110) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
                      Anonymous   The BYTE Network Project: Perl Magic ---
                                  Have you visited BYTE's Virtual Press
                                  Room and wondered how we built it? . . . 115
                      Jon Udell   Perl Magic --- Our Webmeister explains
                                  the Perl and HTML programming tricks
                                  under the hood of the new Virtual Press
                                  Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
                      Anonymous   3-D Action --- A look at the making of
                                  two slick games for the Mac: Dark Forces
                                  and Marathon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
                      Anonymous   3-D Action --- The latest DOS and
                                  Windows shoot'em-up games show how far
                                  we've come since Battlezone  . . . . . . 123
                    Rex Baldazo   3-D Action --- Three-dimensional games
                                  have changed enormously since the days
                                  of Atari Battlezone  . . . . . . . . . . 123
                Tom R. Halfhill   Multimedia Masterpieces --- A look at
                                  the technology behind the scenes of two
                                  dazzling, movie-like adventures:
                                  Phantasmagoria and Buried in Time  . . . 129
                      Anonymous   The Games People Write --- Microsoft's
                                  new Game SDK takes some horror out of
                                  designing for Windows 95 . . . . . . . . 135
                John Montgomery   The Games People Write --- Microsoft's
                                  Win32 development kit will help make
                                  designing games for Windows 95 a
                                  less-scary adventure . . . . . . . . . . 135
                Jerry Pournelle   I'm Game --- All work and no play at
                                  Chaos Manor? Not hardly  . . . . . . . . 139
                      Anonymous   Virtual CDs on the LAN --- CD-QuickShare
                                  offers a cost-effective alternative to
                                  hanging gangs of CD-ROM drives off your
                                  network  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
                    Rex Baldazo   Virtual CDs on the LAN --- CD-QuickShare
                                  speeds up your shared network CD-ROM
                                  drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
                      Anonymous   16 Pentiums High on Win 95 --- If you've
                                  upgraded to Windows 95, you might want
                                  one of these speed demons to go along
                                  with it. We test the latest 120- and
                                  133-MHz Pentium PCs  . . . . . . . . . . 156
          Anthony J. Lennon and   
                 John McDonough   Lab Repoet: 16 Pentiums High on Win 95
                                  --- Can't get enough speed? We test the
                                  latest 120-and 133-MHz Pentium machines
                                  using new Windows 95-based benchmarks.
                                  (120-MHz Pentiums p 158) (32-Bit
                                  Performance Advantages p 158) (133-MHz
                                  Pentiums p 160) (Triton-based Pentiums p
                                  161) (Honorable Mentions p 161) (How We
                                  Tested p 164)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
                      Anonymous   Web Publishing Made Easier --- A review
                                  of Cyberleaf, HotMetal Pro, HTML
                                  Assistant Pro, and Spider  . . . . . . . 170
                Rex Baldazo and   
      Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols   Software Roundup: Web Publishing Made
                                  Easier --- HTML authoring and editing
                                  tools promise to make your documents
                                  Web-ready in no time. But few live up to
                                  their claims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
                      Anonymous   The Penthouse Suite --- Forget the
                                  Windows 95 hype for a while Office 95
                                  really delivers: true 32-bit code, full
                                  OLE 2 support, better integration, and a
                                  great way to mix files from different
                                  applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
               Stan Miastkowski   The Penthouse Suite --- Microsoft Office
                                  95 moves up to true 32-bitness, provides
                                  full OLE 2 support, and introduces the
                                  Bindery for mixing data from different
                                  applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
                      Anonymous   Access 95 Advances Database Design ---
                                  Combine the Windows 95 Briefcase with
                                  Access 95's powerful replication
                                  features and you can take your corporate
                                  databases to the remotest places . . . . 181
                      Anonymous   Symantec C++ Differences --- The latest
                                  edition of Symantec's C++ package adds
                                  network-distributable compiling and an
                                  object-oriented editor. Version 7.2
                                  ensures Windows compatibility via MFC
                                  3.0, ODBC, and OLE 2 . . . . . . . . . . 183
                      Anonymous   Symantec C++ Differences --- The new
                                  edition of Symantec's C++ for the
                                  Macintosh supports the PowerPC . . . . . 183
                Raymond Ga Cote   Symantec C++ Differences --- Symantec's
                                  new object-oriented compiler lets you
                                  distribute compilation jobs across the
                                  network  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
                      Anonymous   Systems Design in ObjecTime --- With
                                  this modeling program, you can build an
                                  object-oriented system from the top
                                  down. ObjecTime runs on workstations
                                  from Sun and Hewlett--Packard and the
                                  IBM RS/6000  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
                  Mike Bienvenu   Systems Design in Object Time ---
                                  ObjecTime can reduce development time    189
                      Anonymous   More RAM for Win 3 Holdouts --- If you
                                  like Windows 3.x but not its memory
                                  confusion, maybe it's time to buy one of
                                  these RAM doublers . . . . . . . . . . . 191
                John M. Goodman   More RAM for Win 3 Holdouts --- Some RAM
                                  doublers can help Windows 3.x manage
                                  physical and virtual RAM. And some can't 191
                      Anonymous   Data to the Nth Dimension --- This
                                  drill-down info analyzer works with a
                                  variety of DOS and Windows front ends,
                                  including Excel and 1-2-3  . . . . . . . 193
                      Anonymous   Data to the Nth Dimension --- You can
                                  soup-up Excel for the Mac with the
                                  high-end data-analysis and development
                                  capabilities of Arbor's Essbase Analysis
                                  Server 3.2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
              Edmund X. Dejesus   Data to the Nth Dimension --- Arbor
                                  Software's Essbase adds multidimensional
                                  analysis to familiar front ends, such as
                                  Lotus 1-2-3  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
                      Anonymous   The Better Virtual PC --- If you need to
                                  run Windows applications but would
                                  rather use a Power Mac, Soft-Windows 2.0
                                  will let you do it . . . . . . . . . . . 195
                      Anonymous   The Better Virtual PC --- Insignia
                                  Solutions' SoftWindows 2.0 lets you run
                                  DOS and Windows applications on your
                                  Power Mac in a networked PC environment  195
                      Anonymous   The Better Virtual PC --- SoftWindows
                                  2.0 not only puts a 486 inside a Power
                                  Mac; it gives DOS and Windows programs
                                  access to the Mac's Ethernet port  . . . 195
                   Tom Thompson   The Better Virtual PC --- SoftWindows
                                  2.0 puts a 33-MHz 486 inside your Power
                                  Macintosh  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
                      Anonymous   Pournelle: A New Mutation --- Jerry gets
                                  a hesitation problem in his DOS word
                                  processor. To solve it, he decides to
                                  install his shrink-wrapped copy of
                                  Windows 95. Adventure ensues . . . . . . 197
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: A New Mutation --- Jerry
                                  provides advice for dodging a new breed
                                  of virus and then returns to his
                                  explorations of Windows 95 . . . . . . . 197
                      Anonymous   Not Just Another Free Unix --- FreeBSD
                                  can be used for everything from
                                  commercial Internet service to a
                                  home-desktop solution, running on
                                  relatively inexpensive PC equipment  . . 207
                 Jordan Hubbard   Not Just Another Free Unix --- FreeBSD
                                  is fast and open, it runs powerful
                                  applications, and it won't cost you a
                                  cent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
                   Tom Thompson   Two Turbocharged PowerPCs --- IBM and
                                  Motorola rev up the 603 and 604 and
                                  reduce their chips' hunger for power . . 209
                      Anonymous   How to Build an Internet App --- Brett
                                  Glass explains how to take a bit of
                                  Visual Basic code, some knowledge of
                                  Internet protocols, and build an on-line
                                  application --- during your lunch break  211
                      Anonymous   How to Build an Internet App --- Thanks
                                  to the Net's protocol suite, it's not as
                                  hard as you might think  . . . . . . . . 211
                    Brett Glass   How to Build an Internet App --- With a
                                  bit of Visual Basic code, the author
                                  builds his own weather channel in a
                                  flash  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
                      Anonymous   Untangling Fast Ethernet Cables --- This
                                  faster standard will run over a variety
                                  of wires. We help you sort them out  . . 213
                Paul Cunningham   Untangling Fast Ethernet Cables --- The
                                  Fast Ethernet standard specifies a
                                  variety of cabling types used in
                                  100-Mbps networks  . . . . . . . . . . . 213
                      Anonymous   What's New --- Previews of HP's CopyJet
                                  color printer/copier and Delrina's
                                  WinFax Pro for Windows 95  . . . . . . . 216
                   James Martin   Commentary: CyberDavid Rocks Goliath ---
                                  You don't have to be a giant to succeed  268


Byte Magazine
Volume 21, Number 1, January, 1996

                       R. Mauth   A consultant in your PC  . . . . . . . . IS40/5--6, IS40/8, IS40/10--11
                       K. Gaida   Interactive highway  . . . . . . . . . . IS40/17--18, IS40/20
              Raphael Needleman   Editorial: Web Sites: Don't Blink  . . . 10
                      Anonymous   How the Web Will Change Computing  . . . 24
                      Anonymous   Intel Beats the Clock\ldots Again  . . . 25
                      Anonymous   Better Tools Reduce Clutter  . . . . . . 26
                      Anonymous   Higher Data Speeds Coming for Plain
                                  Phone Lines  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   PDA Vendors Improve PC Links . . . . . . 34
                      Anonymous   Coming Thousands of Internet On-Ramps    36
                      Anonymous   Code Talk: A Programmer Needs a Mais . . 38
                      Anonymous   The Best of Comdex . . . . . . . . . . . 40
            Tom R. Halfhill and   
                  Rick Cook and   
                   Jeff Macclay   Books and CD-ROMs: Pentium Pin-Out
                                  Signals and More . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
                   Tom Thompson   The World's Fastest Computers  . . . . . 45--47, 50, 52, 54, 58, 62, 64
                Tom R. Halfhill   AMD K6 Takes On Intel P6 . . . . . . . . 67--68, 70, 72
               Andrew Singleton   Wired on the Web . . . . . . . . . . . . 77--78, 80
               Cate T. Corcoran   Installations: Unix Takes Off  . . . . . 80
                      Alan Joch   Killer Components  . . . . . . . . . . . 81
             David S. Linthicum   Integration, Not Perspiration  . . . . . 83--84, 86--88, 90, 92, 94, 96
            Tom R. Halfhill and   
             Salvatore Salamone   Components Everywhere  . . . . . . . . . 97--98, 102, 104, 106
                      Jon Udell   Server Management  . . . . . . . . . . . 107--108, 110
                    Rick Grehan   New Media Is the Message . . . . . . . . 113
                      R. Grehan   New media is the message . . . . . . . . 113--114
               Chandrika Mysore   Lab Report: 20 Big-Picture Monitors  . . 116
             Stanford Diehl and   
             G. Armour Van Horn   Sumo Graphics Giants Weigh In  . . . . . 129--130, 132
                David Essex and   
      Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols   Self-Serve Information . . . . . . . . . 133
                   D. Essex and   
          S. J. Vaughan-Nichols   Self-serve information [fax-on-demand]   133--134, 136
                      D. Rowell   3-D without RISC . . . . . . . . . . . . 137--137
                      Ben Smith   Ultrafast UltraSPARCs  . . . . . . . . . 139--140
                    Dave Rowell   Best Low-Cost Printer on the LAN . . . . 141
             David S. Linthicum   Power Tools for Data Drilling  . . . . . 143--144, 146
             Tadesse W. Giorgis   Software Roundup: Tame the Network . . . 147
                  T. W. Giorgis   Tame the network [network management
                                  tools] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147--148, 150--151
                  Dick Pountain   StrongARM Tactics  . . . . . . . . . . . 153--154
                Dan Thomsen and   
                 Winn Schwartau   Is Your Network Secure?  . . . . . . . . 155
                 D. Thomsen and   
                   W. Schwartau   Is your network secure?  . . . . . . . . 155--156
                  Justin Miller   Clean Up: C++ Garbage Collection . . . . 157--158
             Salvatore Salamone   More Control, Fewer Headaches  . . . . . 159--160
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: Dead Chickens and Portable
                                  Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
                      Anonymous   What's New --- Gateway's Solo V120 is a
                                  zippy little Win 95 notebook: Lotus
                                  Approach 96 makes database work a
                                  breeze; plus more  . . . . . . . . . . . 168
               Bruce F. Webster   Commentary: The Real Software Crisis . . 218

Byte Magazine
Volume 21, Number 2, February, 1996

              Raphael Needleman   Editorial: Not Till It Flies!  . . . . . 10
                      Anonymous   Win 95 Roars with Pentium-Class PCs  . . 24
                      Anonymous   PowerPCs Still a Spec on the Horizon . . 25
                      Anonymous   Web Forces Change  . . . . . . . . . . . 25
                      Anonymous   Alternative Input Spells Relief  . . . . 26
                      Anonymous   Notebooks Take on Rugged Challenges  . . 30
                      Anonymous   Au Revoir, Overheads . . . . . . . . . . 34
                      Anonymous   Home PC Sales Pass Peak  . . . . . . . . 36
                      Anonymous   Year 2000 Promises Strange Days Ahead    36
                      Anonymous   Code Talk: Add Spreadsheets, Charting to
                                  Programs with Ease . . . . . . . . . . . 38
                      Anonymous   New Docks Improve Commuter Computers . . 38
                      Anonymous   Coming Faster, Cheaper Optical Data
                                  Links  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
            John Montgomery and   
                    Rick Grehan   Books and CD-ROMs: Take Home ---
                                  Takedown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
                      Anonymous   1995 Editors' Choice Awards  . . . . . . 43
              Edmund X. Dejesus   Toss Your TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50--54, 56, 60, 62, 64
                      Anonymous   Get Real-time  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
                      Anonymous   We Don't Need No Stinking Computers  . . 54
                      Anonymous   Playing MIME Games . . . . . . . . . . . 56
                      Anonymous   Anyone Connected to the MBone? . . . . . 60
                      Anonymous   AT and T Paradyne's Bandwidth Revolution 60
                      Anonymous   Tour the Sites and Sounds  . . . . . . . 62
                Tom R. Halfhill   Agents and Avatars . . . . . . . . . . . 69--70, 72
                Christine White   Installations: DMV Hits Pothole  . . . . 72
             Salvatore Salamone   Merging Voice and Data . . . . . . . . . 73
             Salvatore Salamone   ISDN: Give Up and Go?  . . . . . . . . . 75--76, 78, 80
                  Nathan Muller   Dial 1-800-Internet  . . . . . . . . . . 83--84, 86, 88
          Christine Heckart and   
                      Beth Gage   Voice Gets Framed  . . . . . . . . . . . 89--90, 92, 94, 96
                      Anonymous   Net Programming for the Masses . . . . . 101
                      P. Wayner   Net programming for the masses . . . . . 101--102, 104
                      Anonymous   Stack Attack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
                    S. Salamone   Stack attack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105--106, 108
                      Anonymous   Windows without Walls  . . . . . . . . . 109
                      D. Haskin   Windows without walls  . . . . . . . . . 109--110, 112, 114, 116
                      Anonymous   SunSoft's Object Lesson  . . . . . . . . 117
                  J. Montgomery   Sunsoft's object lesson  . . . . . . . . 117--120, 122
                       T. Yager   Linux matters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123--124, 126--128
                      Jon Udell   Damn Lies  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
                   Jim Kane and   
                 John McDonough   Lab Report: 18 Graphics Cards Quick on
                                  the Draw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
                    J. Kane and   
                   J. McDonough   18 graphics cards quick on the draw  . . 142--145, 148, 150--151
                      Anonymous   The Best in Ultrafast Graphics Adapters  144
                      Anonymous   MPEG: Pay for Play . . . . . . . . . . . 144
                      Anonymous   Diamond's New Edge . . . . . . . . . . . 147
                      Anonymous   Elsa Incorporates Glint Chip for
                                  Accelerated 3-D  . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
                      Anonymous   How We Tested  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
         Selinda Chiquioine and   
                    Dave Rowell   Pentium Pro Makes NT Fly . . . . . . . . 155
               S. Chiquoine and   
                      D. Rowell   Pentium Pro makes NT fly . . . . . . . . 155--156, 158, 160, 162
                  Steve Gillmor   Enter the NetWare Impostor . . . . . . . 163
                 Andrew Froning   CD-ROM Has a New MO  . . . . . . . . . . 165
                Raymond Ga Cote   OpenDoc: Small Is Beautiful  . . . . . . 167
                     R. Ga Cote   OpenDoc: small is beautiful  . . . . . . 167--168
                Peter D. Varhol   OOP from the Guy Who Wrote the Book  . . 169--170
                 Kelly Trammell   Prospero's Magic Application Integrator  173--174
                George V. Kinal   Where on Earth am I? [GPS] . . . . . . . 175--176, 178
                David Seachrist   Software Roundup: Desktop Publishing
                                  Photo Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
                   D. Seachrist   Desktop publishing photo finish  . . . . 179--180, 182, 184
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: SuperCow on the Beach . . . . 185
                Kurt Westerfeld   Extending the OS/2 Interface . . . . . . 193
                  K. Westerfeld   Extending OS/2's user interface  . . . . 193--194
                   Tom Thompson   An Alpha in PC Clothing  . . . . . . . . 195--196
                  Dick Pountain   What's the Future of Dylan?  . . . . . . 197--198
                  Bob Schoettle   IP Address Management on LANs  . . . . . 199
                   B. Schoettle   IP-address management on LANs  . . . . . 199--200
                      Anonymous   What's New --- Previews of a pointing
                                  device and AT and T's PC Phone, as well
                                  as lots of new hardware and software . . 202
                   Wade Riddick   Commentary: From Copyrights to
                                  Telerights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248

Byte Magazine
Volume 21, Number 3, March, 1996

                        A. Hars   Organizing Babylon . . . . . . . . . . . IS40/11--12, IS40/14, IS40/16, IS40/18
                B. Emmerson and   
                    D. Greetham   GSM's extraordinary growth . . . . . . . IS40/21--22, IS40/24
              Raphael Needleman   Editorial: Keep Your Eye Off the Ball    12
                      Anonymous   Virtual Reality Goes to Work . . . . . . 26
                      Anonymous   New Batteries Will Keep You Running  . . 27
                      Anonymous   Multimedia Tools Animate the Web . . . . 28
                      Anonymous   I'll Talk to You Soon  . . . . . . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   On-line Shoppers: ``Just Looking,
                                  Thanks'' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
                      Anonymous   Get Smart --- Wear a PC  . . . . . . . . 36
                      Anonymous   Codetalk: Symantec Pours Java into Its
                                  Development Environment  . . . . . . . . 38
                      Anonymous   Users Like SmartSuite's Team Computing   38
                      Anonymous   Finally,Push-Button PDA-to PC
                                  Integration  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
               Dave Andrews and   
               Tom Thompson and   
                Rowland Aertker   Books and CD-ROMs: The Future, According
                                  to Bill  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
                Tom R. Halfhill   Inside the Web PC  . . . . . . . . . . . 44--48, 50, 52, 54, 56
                      Anonymous   Four Key Technologies  . . . . . . . . . 46
                      Anonymous   Inside the Pippin  . . . . . . . . . . . 54
                      Udo Flohr   Put the space in cyberspace [Virtual
                                  Reality Markup Language] . . . . . . . . 61--62, 64
             Salvatore Salamone   Opening PBX Doors  . . . . . . . . . . . 64
             Salvatore Salamone   Make Multimedia Happen . . . . . . . . . 65
             Salvatore Salamone   What's the Story?  . . . . . . . . . . . 67
                    S. Salamone   What's the story? [multimedia project
                                  development] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67--68, 70
               Nathan J. Muller   Multimedia over the Network  . . . . . . 73--74, 76--78, 80, 82
             Robert A. Delrossi   Learn the Lingo  . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
                 R. A. Delrossi   Learn the lingo [multimedia authoring
                                  tools] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85--86, 88, 90
                      Jon Udell   Web Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
                    Rex Baldazo   Navigating with a Web Compass  . . . . . 97--98
                    Russell Kay   Big, Bright, and Beautiful . . . . . . . 101--102
                  Bill Lawrence   NetWare Mirror with a Twist  . . . . . . 103--104
                 Stanford Diehl   The Paperless Cubicle  . . . . . . . . . 107--108
                    Rick Grehan   Compiling Convenience +  . . . . . . . . 109--112
                 Chris O'Malley   CD-ROM changers: the inside story  . . . 113--114
                      Tom Yager   Windows --- built for Unix power . . . . 115--116
                   Mark Hettler   Software Roundup: Smart Forms for the
                                  Enterprise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
                     M. Hettler   Smart forms for the enterprise . . . . . 119--120, 122--123
           Chandrika Mysore and   
                   Brent Melson   6 Servers Tangle on the Web  . . . . . . 124--128, 130, 132--133
                      Anonymous   BYTE Best  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
                      Anonymous   Netscape's Navigator 2.0 Adds? Security
                                  and Interactive Multimedia . . . . . . . 126
                      Anonymous   Honorable Mentions . . . . . . . . . . . 128
                      Anonymous   Service Instead of Server? . . . . . . . 128
                      Anonymous   How We Tested  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: An Upgrade for Mrs Pournelle  137
                 Paul Fillinich   Plan 9: Feature Film to Feature-Rich OS  143--144
                      Tom Yager   Bringing Benchmarks Up to SPEC . . . . . 145--146
                    Rick Grehan   Bug-Free Benchmarks  . . . . . . . . . . 149--150
             Salvatore Salamone   Internet-Aware Applications -  . . . . . 151--152
                      Anonymous   What's New --- Apple's QuickDraw 3D
                                  Accelerator Card promises more realistic
                                  3-D imagery: Lotus cc:Mail for Macintosh
                                  Release 3 helps you automate handling;
                                  plus more new hardware and software  . . 154
           Curtis Franklin, Jr.   Commentary: Oh, Grow Up  . . . . . . . . 216

Byte Magazine
Volume 21, Number 4, April, 1996

              Rapahel Needleman   Editorial: But Sir, I Have No
                                  Pornograph!  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                      Anonymous   First Web PCs Arrive . . . . . . . . . . 24
                      Anonymous   Java Chips Boost Applet Speed  . . . . . 25
                      Anonymous   R5000 Cuts 3-D Cost  . . . . . . . . . . 26
                      Anonymous   New CPUs Signal Bener Multimedia PCs . . 30
                      Anonymous   New NT to Offer Win 95 Look, Internet
                                  Links  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
                      Anonymous   Phar Lap's Embeddable Kernel . . . . . . 38
                Rex Baldazo and   
             Stanford Diehl and   
                  Rich Friedman   Books and CD-ROMs: Baby's First Java
                                  Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
                   Tom Thompson   When Silicon Hits its Limits --- What's
                                  next?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
                      Anonymous   Creating Holographic Storage . . . . . . 48
                      Anonymous   Whatever Happened to Josephson
                                  Junctions? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
                 Kelly Trammell   Work Flow Without Fear . . . . . . . . . 55
                  Dick Pountain   The Word on VLIW . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
                  David W. Baum   Installations: When COBOL Is Cool  . . . 64
              Edmund X. Dejesus   The Middleware Riddle  . . . . . . . . . 65
                  John R. Rymer   The Muddle in the Middle . . . . . . . . 67
             Salvatore Salamone   Middle(ware) Management  . . . . . . . . 71
                     John Kador   The Ultimate Middleware  . . . . . . . . 79
                      Jon Udell   E-Mail Adventures  . . . . . . . . . . . 85
               Andrew Singleton   A Hot Cup of Java  . . . . . . . . . . . 129
                  Steve Gillmor   Notes 4.0: Now It's Webware  . . . . . . 133
                     S. Gillmor   Notes 4.0: now it's Webware  . . . . . . 133--136
                   Peter Wayner   E-Mail Without Wires . . . . . . . . . . 138--139
                   Peter Wayner   Hey Baby, Call Me at My IP Address . . . 142
                      Anonymous   Inquiry Reply Cards  . . . . . . . . . . 144
                      Ben Smith   Holes in the Neural Network  . . . . . . 145
                    Brett Glass   Visual Toolkits for Audio Apps . . . . . 147
             G. Armour Van Horn   One Gig to Go  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
             Tadesse W. Giorgis   Software Roundup: Big Decision: Warp vs.
                                  Windows  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
                   Jim Kane and   
                 John McDonough   Lab Report: 13 Notebooks with Video
                                  Muscle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
                    J. Kane and   
                   J. McDonough   13 notebooks with video muscle . . . . . 158--162, 164, 166--167
                      Anonymous   BYTE BEST  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
                      Anonymous   Zoom in on High-Quality Video  . . . . . 162
                      Anonymous   How We Tested  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: The Fragrant and the Foul . . 169
                      John Hyde   How to Make Pentium Pros Cooperate . . . 177
                   Tom Thompson   How Copland Communicates . . . . . . . . 179
                Terry Frederick   Windows NT Event Logging . . . . . . . . 183
              Jeffrey Fritz and   
             Salvatore Salamone   Marrying ISDN to the OS  . . . . . . . . 185
                      Anonymous   What's New --- Sys Technology's 200-MHz
                                  Performance Pro 200 workstation proves
                                  that two disks are better than one: the
                                  latest version of Symantec's Act! gives
                                  Psion 3A users contact management and
                                  scheduling capabilities: plus more new
                                  hardware and software  . . . . . . . . . 187
                      Bob Logue   Commentary: A Word Is Worth a Thousand
                                  Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236

Byte Magazine
Volume 21, Number 5, May, 1996

              Raphael Needleman   Editorial: While You're Waiting for the
                                  Web  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                      Anonymous   New PCs Improve Your Image . . . . . . . 25
                      Anonymous   Inside the Ultimate Web Site . . . . . . 26
                      Anonymous   On-Line Information Services Deliver
                                  Disaster Recovery for Small Business . . 30
               Michael Shoffner   Java's Busting Out All Over  . . . . . . 32--32
                      Anonymous   Better Replication Coming for Databases  36
                      Anonymous   Code Talk: Write Windows 95 Virtual
                                  Device Drivers on Higher Ground  . . . . 38
                      Anonymous   WordPerfect Losing Ground to Microsoft   38
                      Anonymous   Watch Out: 500-MHz PowerPCs Planned for
                                  1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
                      Anonymous   Books and CD-ROMs: The Art of Software
                                  Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
                Tom R. Halfhill   Which side are you on? . . . . . . . . . 42
                      Anonymous   Unix vs. NT: The (Edited) Vendors' View  44
                      Anonymous   A Vote for Unix  . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
                      Anonymous   A Vote for NT  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
                      Anonymous   Unix vs. NT: Technical Head-to-Head  . . 50
             David S. Linthicum   Make Voice Response Sing . . . . . . . . 53
                Andrew W. Davis   A DSP Sampler  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
             Salvatore Salamone   The Lines Unleashed  . . . . . . . . . . 57
             Salvatore Salamone   The New WAN  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
                      Anonymous   Index to Advertisers by Inquiry Reply
                                  Cards  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
                 Liza Henderson   The Price of WAN Connectivity  . . . . . 65
                 Lane F. Cooper   Playing the ATM Card . . . . . . . . . . 71
                      Jon Udell   Let's Talk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
                      Anonymous   Perfect-Fit Portables  . . . . . . . . . 83
                      Anonymous   Reach Beyond Win 95  . . . . . . . . . . 91
                      Anonymous   Stay Connected . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
                      Anonymous   Well-Connected PDAs  . . . . . . . . . . 103
      Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols   Spinning the Corporate Web . . . . . . . 113
               Robert L. Hummel   Browse This Color Laser  . . . . . . . . 119
                   Tom Thompson   Newton Reborn  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
                   Peter Wayner   New Videophones Starved for Bandwidth    125
                   Steve Gilmor   Reinventing SmartSuite . . . . . . . . . 131
                    Barry Nance   Workgroups Dock at IR Port . . . . . . . 135
                   Peter Wayner   Don't Lose Your Crypto Keys  . . . . . . 137
                David Seachrist   Software Roundup: Help-Desk Helpers  . . 138
               Chandrika Mysore   Lab Report: 16 Drives for Fast Data
                                  Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle: Of Cables and Cards . . . . . 153
                Tom R. Halfhill   Mips R5000: Fast, Affordable 3-D . . . . 161
                    Rex Baldazo   The Be-All of Operating systems  . . . . 163
                Alexandre Alves   Parallel Computing --- Windows Style . . 169
                  Doug Anderson   Fibre Channel: Fast and Flexible . . . . 173
                      Anonymous   What's New --- The EpixPro digital
                                  camera makes it easy to zap photos into
                                  your PC; DeltaPoint's QuickSite software
                                  lets you do your own Web pages . . . . . 176
                      Anonymous   Buyer's Guide  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
                      Anonymous   Alphabetical Index to Advertisers  . . . 222
                      Anonymous   Index to Advertisers by Product Category 224
                      Anonymous   Editorial Index by Company . . . . . . . 226
                   Bob Emmerson   Commentary: Wake-Up Call . . . . . . . . 228

Byte Magazine
Volume 21, Number 6, June, 1996

                       N. Beard   Doctors go on-line . . . . . . . . . . . 7--8
               S. Tomkowiak and   
                     P. Hofland   A computer in your wallet  . . . . . . . 11--12, 14, 16
              Raphael Needleman   BYTE's --- New Interface . . . . . . . . 14
                      Anonymous   We get mail about our Webserver review,
                                  the future of computing, and our cover
                                  story on the Web PC  . . . . . . . . . . 19
                     M. LaPedus   Future notebooks . . . . . . . . . . . . 19--20
                      Anonymous   Pentium Pro Moves to the Desktop . . . . 26
                      Anonymous   How Java Can Pay the Rent  . . . . . . . 27
                      Anonymous   IBM to Improve Enterprise Support in
                                  OS/2 Server  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
                      Anonymous   A Road Map to Better Bandwidth . . . . . 27
                      Anonymous   Tool Makers Take It to the Net . . . . . 31
                      Anonymous   Portable Devices Highlight Best of CeBlT 32
                      Anonymous   Codetalk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
                      Anonymous   Faster, Fatter CD-ROM Titles on Hold . . 46
                   Peter Wayner   Crave the RAVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49--50
             Salvatore Salamone   How to Put Mainframes on the Web . . . . 53--54
                   Tom Thompson   Two, Two Chips in One! . . . . . . . . . 59--60
                    Rick Grehan   VxDs in Windows 95 . . . . . . . . . . . 63--64
              Selinda Chiquoine   NT Flies at 333 MHz  . . . . . . . . . . 65--65
                  Susan Colwell   Big picture, little box [NEC's LCD300
                                  monitor] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66--66
           Stephen Satchell and   
              H. B. J. Clifford   Internet Video: Small Isn't Beautiful    69--69
             G. Armour Van Horn   Apple's Desktop Replacement  . . . . . . 70--70
                      Udo Flohr   Electric Money . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74--78, 80, 82, 84
              Edmund X. DeJesus   A Place for Everything . . . . . . . . . 88
                  E. X. DeJesus   A place for everything [data storage]    88--89
              Edmund X. DeJesus   Irresistible Drives  . . . . . . . . . . 91--96
                      Rick Cook   The Way of All Flash . . . . . . . . . . 99--100, 102
              Jason J. Hyon and   
              Michael D. Martin   CD It for Yourself . . . . . . . . . . . 105--106, 108, 110, 112
                   Jim Kane and   
                 Dorothy Hudson   12 Ink-Jet Printers for Quality Color    114--118, 120, 122--123
                   Mark Hettler   New Leaders of the Client/Server
                                  Migration  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124--126, 128, 130
                      Jon Udell   Web Conferencing . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
                    Tom Thomson   Must-See 3-D Engines . . . . . . . . . . 137
                    T. Thompson   Must-see 3-D engines . . . . . . . . . . 137--138, 140, 142, 144
                    J. N. Fritz   Building bandwidth . . . . . . . . . . . 146--148, 150
     Steven J. Vaughan- Nichols   Exchange: E-mail on Steroids . . . . . . 153
          S. J. Vaughan-Nichols   Exchange: e-mail on steroids . . . . . . 153--154
                Jerry Pournelle   Pournelle --- When D Equals E  . . . . . 157
                      Anonymous   What's New --- Pick your CPU for this PC 216
                      Anonymous   Toys --- Virtual Reality . . . . . . . . 224

Byte Magazine
Volume 21, Number 7, July, 1996

                      Anonymous   Reader Service --- Inquiry Reply Cards 1
                                  36A-D, 208 A-B . . . . . . . . . . . . . ??
                     E. Gronert   Global mobile communications . . . . . . IS40/6--8
                B. Emmerson and   
                    D. Greetham   Teamwork on the net  . . . . . . . . . . IS40/9--12
                     M. LaPedus   Motherboards smarten-up  . . . . . . . . IS40/13--17
                   Mark Schlack   Triumphant Technologists . . . . . . . . 14
                      Anonymous   Readers write ahout Unix and NT, the Web
                                  PC, and how Microsoft blew it with ISDN  19
                      Anonymous   Richer, Thinner Notebooks Arrive . . . . 26
                      Anonymous   Geoprocessing Goes Prime Time  . . . . . 27
                      Anonymous   Better Images through Micromirrors . . . 28
                      Anonymous   OpenDoc: A Better OLE Than OLE?  . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   Codetalk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
                      Anonymous   ISDN: The Good, Bad, and Ugly  . . . . . 32
                      Anonymous   Ten Reasons to Buy Duplex Printers . . . 32
                      Anonymous   RoboCop, Meet Robo Fire Fighter  . . . . 34
                      Anonymous   How NT 4.0 Merges Win APIs\ldots Right!  36
                      Anonymous   HP Takes the Lead in Workstation
                                  Performance  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
                Raymond Ga Cote   The New OS in the Blue Box . . . . . . . 41
                    Rohit Khare   The Next Big Thing on the Web  . . . . . 42
                   William Zhao   Solving the Chinese Puzzle . . . . . . . 47
                   Peter Wayner   PDA Packs Power in Your Pocket . . . . . 48
           Emily R. Vander Veer   OpenDoc says OLE to developers
                                  [operating systems]  . . . . . . . . . . 49--50
             Salvatore Salamone   Life in the fast LANE [ATM application]  53--54
                Tom R. Halfhill   x86 Enters the Multimedia Era  . . . . . 59--60
                    Barry Nance   Diagnosing Token-Ring Ailments . . . . . 63
                       B. Nance   Diagnosing token ring ailments . . . . . 63--64
                   Bill Roberts   Groupware Strategies . . . . . . . . . . 68--72, 74, 76, 78
                      Alan Joch   Brave New Interface Worlds . . . . . . . 80
               Tonl R. Halfhill   GUIs Get a Facelift  . . . . . . . . . . 83--84, 86, 88, 90
                  Dick Pountain   VR Meets Reality . . . . . . . . . . . . 93--94, 96, 98
                      Alan Jock   What Pupils Teach Computers  . . . . . . 99
                        A. Joch   What pupils teach computers  . . . . . . 99--100
                   Jim Kane and   
             Dorothy Hudson and   
               J. McDonough and   
                  M. Bender and   
                     S. Colwell   5 Reliable Servers for Remote Access . . 102--108
             Tadesse W. Giorgis   Six Comm Programs That Speak Windows 95  110--114
                      Jon Udell   Lessons Learned  . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
                      Anonymous   NT Everywhere  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
                      Anonymous   4.0 Isn't for Everyone . . . . . . . . . 121
                D. S. Linthicum   4.0 isn't for everyone [Microsoft NT 4.0
                                  release] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121--122, 124, 126
                      Anonymous   NetWare: Fight or Switch?  . . . . . . . 127
                     S. Gillmer   NetWare: fight or switch?  . . . . . . . 127--128, 130, 132
                      Anonymous   NT and the Net . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
                       T. Yager   NT and the Net . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133--134, 136
                      Anonymous   NT Server's Growing Pains  . . . . . . . 137
                       B. Nance   NT Server's growing pains  . . . . . . . 137--140
                   Tom Thompson   The 1996 Readers' Choice Awards  . . . . 145
                   Tom Thompson   The Network in the Server  . . . . . . . 151--154
                    Rex Baldazo   Battle of the Web Site Builders  . . . . 157--158
                    Rick Grehan   Womb-to-Tomb C++ Development . . . . . . 159--160
                 Stanford Diehl   Forging a new medium [Strata's
                                  MediaForge 2.0 multimedia authoring
                                  tool]  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161--162
                      Anonymous   Comments on Code --- Why C is a
                                  disaster, and other ruminations on
                                  programming  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
                      Anonymous   Index To Advertisers by Alphabetical
                                  Order  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
                      Anonymous   Index To Advertisers by Product Category 210
                      Anonymous   Editorial Index by Company . . . . . . . 212
                      Anonymous   Previews of an urban navigator and a
                                  Macintosh ISDN pod . . . . . . . . . . . 214
                      Anonymous   Digital Imagery --- New digital cameras
                                  from Kodak and Polaroid  . . . . . . . . 220

Byte Magazine
Volume 21, Number 8, August, 1996

                    D. Pountain   Best CASE scenario: choosing OO methods  IS40/11--15
                     M. LaPedus   Asian Internet fever . . . . . . . . . . IS40/16--20
                   Mark Schlack   Weird, wacky, and wonderful  . . . . . . 14
                      Anonymous   Raders react to our stories on Unix vs.
                                  NT and works flow, and write about
                                  problems with the year 2000  . . . . . . 19
                      Anonymous   New desktop standard: 200 MHz  . . . . . 26
                      Anonymous   Vendors Eye Internet telephony standard  27
                      Anonymous   Stratus PC server Wins Best of COMDEX    28
                      Anonymous   Java business applications arrive  . . . 30
                      Anonymous   Codetalk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
                      Anonymous   How te create a network security policy  36
                      Anonymous   Lower prices, modularity lead notebook
                                  trends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
                      Anonymous   The interviews: MOLAP,ROLAP, overlap . . 40
              Selinda Chiquoine   Mainstreaming Pentium Pro [Bravo MS-T
                                  6200]  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41--41
                    Rex Baldazo   Navigator turns 3.0  . . . . . . . . . . 42--42
                   Dave Andrews   ThinkPad Gets thin . . . . . . . . . . . 47
                     D. Andrews   ThinkPad proves you can be too thin  . . 47--47
                   Tom Thompson   Move Aside, Mac  . . . . . . . . . . . . 48--48
                   Jim Reynolds   Air-tight Windows NT . . . . . . . . . . 51--52
              William Stallings   Patching the cracks in SNMP  . . . . . . 55
                   W. Stallings   Patching the stacks in SNMP  . . . . . . 55--56
                   Tom Thompson   The Power PC goes consumer . . . . . . . 59
                    T. Thompson   The PowerPC goes consumer  . . . . . . . 59--60
            Jonathan Khazam and   
                  Bev Bachmayer   Programming strategies for Intel's MMX   63--64
                      Jon Udell   Your Business Needs the Web  . . . . . . 68--70, 72, 74, 76, 78, 80
                   Tom Thompson   The elements of design . . . . . . . . . 80
                      Alan Joch   Is ATM ready to catch fire?  . . . . . . 82--83
                 Lane F. Cooper   Are you ready for ATM? . . . . . . . . . 85--86, 88, 90
                      Alan Joch   Virtually well connected . . . . . . . . 93--95
                    Barry Nance   Teach your apps to speak ATM . . . . . . 97--101
                   Jim Kane and   
              Dorthy Hudson and   
                   Maggi Bender   LAB report: Hardware 12 tape libraries
                                  for network backup . . . . . . . . . . . 102
                    J. Kane and   
                  D. Hudson and   
                      M. Bender   12 tape libraries for network backup . . 102--106, 109--111
            David Seachrist and   
                     Russel Kay   LAB Report: Software --- Microsoft's
                                  suite Victory  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
               D. Seachrist and   
                         R. Kay   Microsoft's suite victory [Office
                                  95/Office Professional]  . . . . . . . . 112--116
                    Rex Baldazo   JavaScript adventures  . . . . . . . . . 117
                     Rich Grace   Beyond benchmarketing  . . . . . . . . . 121
               Robert L. Hummel   Double-speed SCSI  . . . . . . . . . . . 126
                   R. L. Hummel   UltraSCSI doubles speed  . . . . . . . . 126--128, 130
                   Mark Hettler   SQL server: The Sequel's better  . . . . 131--132
                Jerry Pournelle   Adieu, pentafluge\ldotshello, cyrus  . . 133
                      Anonymous   What's new --- A preview of AMD's
                                  5K86-P75 CPU, plus a look at
                                  Micro-Help's zip file utility  . . . . . 182
                      Anonymous   Web phones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188

Byte Magazine
Volume 21, Number 9, September, 1996

                      Anonymous   Reader Service --- Inquiry Reply Cards 1
                                  28A-B, 21 2A-B . . . . . . . . . . . . . ??
                   Mark Schlack   Smart, Fast, and Well Connected  . . . . 14
                      Anonymous   INBOX --- BYTE readers sound off on
                                  electric money, Internet commerce and
                                  privacy, programming for Intel's MMX,
                                  and praise the core of BYTE  . . . . . . 19
             Nelson H. F. Beebe   Letter to the Editor: Web Lessons
                                  Learned  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 22
                      Anonymous   Cyrix 6x86 vs. Pentium . . . . . . . . . 26
                      Anonymous   SSA Drives Arrive  . . . . . . . . . . . 28
                      Anonymous   Smarter Radar Detectors  . . . . . . . . 28
                      Anonymous   BYTE's Best of PC Expo . . . . . . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   New PowerMacs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
                      Anonymous   Objects and the Web  . . . . . . . . . . 36
                      Don Knuth   Interview: Knuth Comments on Code  . . . 40--40
                    Rex Baldazo   Microsoft Catches Up with Netscape ---
                                  Microsoft's latest Web browser matches
                                  Netscape Navigator feature for feature,
                                  plus adds some tricks all its own  . . . 41
                    Russell Kay   Adobe's Finally the Managing Type ---
                                  Get unified font management on the Mac
                                  and Windows PCs with Adobe's new ATM 4.0 42
               Robert L. Hummel   Quality Printing, Fast and Cheap ---
                                  NEC's SuperScript 860 combines great
                                  features with Adobe PrintGear technology
                                  for good Windows performance in a
                                  low-cost laser printer . . . . . . . . . 47
                    Barry Nance   You Talk, Warp Listens --- Thanks to
                                  VoiceType technology, you can tell the
                                  new version of OS/2 where you want to go 48
                  Vik Sohal and   
                  Mitch Bunnell   A Real OS for Real Time --- LynxOS
                                  provides a good, portable environment
                                  for embedded applications  . . . . . . . 51
              William Stallings   The New and Improved Internet Protocol
                                  --- Additions to the Internet Protocol
                                  ensure future growth and new functions   55
                    Andrew Shaw   How PrintGear Works --- Adobe's custom
                                  processor implements a print
                                  architecture for high-performance,
                                  low-cost laser printers  . . . . . . . . 59
                   Peter Wayner   Better Java Programming: Knowing how
                                  Java's dynamic linking works can help
                                  you improve a program's performance  . . 63--64
                Tom R. Halfhill   Break the Bandwidth Barrier --- New
                                  technologies will deliver an
                                  unprecedented amount of speedy on-line
                                  bandwidth  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
              Edmund X. DeJesus   Control Quality --- Maintaining software
                                  quality when developing client/server
                                  applications requires new tools--and new
                                  concepts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
                 Edward Yourdon   When Good Enough Is Best --- When
                                  designing client/server systems, ``good
                                  enough'' is best, says the software guru 85
             Charles D. Knutson   Developing Quality --- Advice on
                                  developing those scary distributed
                                  applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
           Stephen R. Quinn and   
             Muralidhar Sitaram   Testing, Testing --- Simplify testing
                                  client/server applications with
                                  shrink-wrapped and custom tools  . . . . 97
               Maggi Bender and   
             Dorothy Hudson and   
                   Jim Kane and   
                 John McDonough   10 Multifunction Telephony Boards ---
                                  NSTL tests all-in-one boards that let
                                  you dial up, dial in, send faxes, browse
                                  on- line, and do voice mail  . . . . . . 104
                   Mark Hettler   Serving Up Data on the Web --- We take a
                                  close look at three Web-server programs
                                  designed to deliver database access to
                                  your browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
                      Jon Udell   Push Me, Pull You --- How to combine
                                  e-mail push and Web pull with Next's
                                  WebObjects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
                      Anonymous   Convergence Strategies . . . . . . . . . 123
                      Anonymous   Data's New Voice . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
                      Anonymous   Global Video Village . . . . . . . . . . 137
                      Anonymous   Forms Follow Function --- Peter/Jerram
                                  Electronic forms linked to Web front
                                  ends could help replace those zillion
                                  pieces of paper  . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
                Dave Rowell and   
                Peter D. Varhol   Powerhouse Pentium Pros --- We test the
                                  fastest Intel boxes on Earth: 200-MHz
                                  quad-Pentium Pro servers from ALR and
                                  Compaq . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
               Robert S. Hummel   A High Five for the Latest LaserJet ---
                                  Hewlett--Packard's LaserJet 5 is an
                                  impressive workgroup/network printer . . 167
                Jerry Pournelle   A Little Taste of Crow --- Jerry tracks
                                  down the real reason his new Cyrix
                                  machine crashed and finds an answer in
                                  an unexpected place  . . . . . . . . . . 169
                      Anonymous   de lorme's Map'n'Go makes an excellent
                                  traveling companion; Gateway's newest
                                  Pentium machine has more than just a
                                  zippy CPU  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
                   Dave Andrews   Wearable Pentium --- What Claudia
                                  Schiffer might wear while
                                  troubleshooting a nuclear reactor  . . . 228

Byte Magazine
Volume 21, Number 10, October, 1996

                   Mark Schlack   Wanted: New Software --- HTML converters
                                  for five-year-old applications: Is this
                                  the best we can hope for?  . . . . . . . 14
                      Anonymous   BYTE readers write about new server
                                  architectures, Windows NT issues, MMX
                                  programming, and ``free PCs''  . . . . . 19
                      Anonymous   Tech-Support Software  . . . . . . . . . 26
                      Anonymous   Aerial Telecommuting . . . . . . . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   New Face of Security . . . . . . . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   The Next Internet File System  . . . . . 32
                      Anonymous   Dirt-Cheap Color Printers  . . . . . . . 36
                      Anonymous   Unix Survey  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
                      Anonymous   Network Cameras Go Mobile  . . . . . . . 44
                      Anonymous   Reader Service --- Inquiry Reply Cards   44A-44B, 200A-200B
                      Anonymous   Entomophagous Bruce Brown  . . . . . . . 48
                  Steve Gillmor   Notes Opens Up to the Web --- Lotus
                                  Domino delivers Notes databases to Web
                                  clients and powerful tools to Notes
                                  developers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
                   Peter Wayner   XTerminal + Browser + Java = Web PC ---
                                  HDS's (a) workStation is a lowcost box
                                  for Web access, Java applets, and
                                  Windows  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
             G. Armour Van Horn   Road-Show Romance --- Proxima's Desktop
                                  Projector 4100Z sets a new standard for
                                  direct digital projection  . . . . . . . 55
              Selinda Chiquoine   Alpha Learns to Do Windows --- Digital's
                                  clever technology lets you run 32-bit
                                  x86 code on an Alpha machine . . . . . . 56
              Joseph J. Lazzaro   Windows 95: Aiding the Disabled ---
                                  Computer users with disabilities need
                                  support from their OS to accomplish
                                  tasks independently  . . . . . . . . . . 59
              William Stallings   The Backbone of the Web --- HTTP 1.1 is
                                  a much-needed standard for the growing
                                  Internet. Here's what it does and how it
                                  works  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
                   Tom Thompson   The Server's Helper --- Intel's new i960
                                  RP intelligent VO processor simplifies a
                                  server's architecture while also
                                  improving performance  . . . . . . . . . 67
                    Rick Dobson   Make Access and the Web Work Together
                                  --- How to use Microsoft Access and ODBC
                                  drivers to produce interactive Web pages
                                  and on-line databases. notebooks are
                                  expensive, but testing shows they're
                                  worth it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
                      Udo Flohr   3D for Everyone --- Coming soon to a
                                  screen near you: low-cost 3-D graphics.
                                  But first, some technical difficulties   76
                    Rick Grehan   NT in Real Time --- Embedded-systems
                                  developers can now add Windows NT to
                                  their list of real-time OSes . . . . . . 88
              Edmund X. DeJesus   How to Tame Big Networks --- It's easier
                                  when you use intelligent design,
                                  simulation, and maintenance tools  . . . 90
               Nathan J. Muller   Design and Conquer --- Intelligent tools
                                  can validate your network design and
                                  gauge its performance before you buy a
                                  single piece of equipment  . . . . . . . 93
             Charles D. Knutson   Building the Model Network --- Modeling
                                  and simulation provide a cure for pain   101
                     Tim Wilson   See the Big Picture --- Software that
                                  helps manage mega-size networks  . . . . 107
               Maggi Bender and   
                   Jim Kane and   
                 John McDonough   19 Pentium Portables Do Multimedia ---
                                  The current crop of Pentium  . . . . . . 114
               Robert L. Hummel   Running on NT --- NT 4.0's Win 95
                                  interface and leading-edge connectivity
                                  features make for a valuable upgrade ---
                                  but beware those nasty installation
                                  glitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
                      Jon Udell   Web Surveys --- With properly designed
                                  forms, the Web becomes a valuable
                                  resource for data collection . . . . . . 133
                Tom R. Halfhill   CDs for the Gigabyte Era --- Thanks to
                                  DVD technology, next-generation optical
                                  discs will hold 25 times more data than
                                  current CD-ROMs  . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
      Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols   Net Saviors --- Two backup products take
                                  very different approaches to saving
                                  network data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
               Volker Weber and   
            Hans-Jochen Schmitt   Enterprise Visual Basic? Almost ---
                                  ComUnity OT Framework, Siemens Nixdorf's
                                  software for augmenting Visual Basic
                                  with business logic and client/server
                                  tools, falls short of its goal . . . . . 149
                    Rick Grehan   A C++ Tool That Cures VB Envy ---
                                  Drag-and-drop C++ programming doesn't
                                  get any better than Powersoft's slick
                                  Optima++ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
                    Dave Rowell   Notebook Under Construction --- You can
                                  reconfigure Compaq's Armada from a
                                  5-pound notebook to a full-featured
                                  multimedia machine . . . . . . . . . . . 154
                Jerry Pournelle   Of Zip and Spam and NT 4.0 --- Jerry
                                  finds uses that go beyond backup for
                                  Iomega's Zip drives and takes a first
                                  look at the Windows NT 4.0 beta version  157
                      Anonymous   What's New --- A preview of Matrox's
                                  Mystique PCI graphics board, plus a look
                                  at Microsoft's Outlook 97  . . . . . . . 208
                    Rick Grehan   Beyond the Bouncing Heads --- Rogue
                                  Wave's JFactory can get you started
                                  building Java applications quickly . . . 216

Byte Magazine
Volume 21, Number 11, November, 1996

                   Mark Schlack   Computing Crossroads: Will it be Intel
                                  inside or Java everywhere? . . . . . . . 14--14
                      Anonymous   INBOX --- BYTE readers write about our
                                  Web coverage, NT security, the on-line
                                  future, and more . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
                      Anonymous   The Return of Hand-Held Windows  . . . . 26
                      Anonymous   Web Info Delivery  . . . . . . . . . . . 27
                      Anonymous   Cyrix 6x86 Bug . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   Post-Millennium Cruising . . . . . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   Plugged-In CD-ROMs . . . . . . . . . . . 32
                      Anonymous   FlashPix Graphics  . . . . . . . . . . . 36
                      Anonymous   Survey: Web Commerce . . . . . . . . . . 36
               David L. Andrews   Java Forms: Better than HTML . . . . . . 38--38
                      Anonymous   Future Notebook Screens  . . . . . . . . 42
                      Anonymous   New PowerPCs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
                      Anonymous   Flying Robots  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
                   Tom Thompson   Componentized WAV of the Future ---
                                  Digital Harhor's WAV word processor is
                                  among the first OpenDoc components for
                                  the Macintosh  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
               Robert L. Hummel   Waterproof Color That Lasts --- The Alps
                                  MD-4000 prints smudge-proof color images
                                  and razor-sharp text. It's also a
                                  600-dpi color scanner  . . . . . . . . . 50
                  Steve Gillmor   GroupWise Sends a Message --- Novell's
                                  Release 5 makes the choice of groupware
                                  a tougher decision . . . . . . . . . . . 53
                      Jon Udell   Hybrid Web/CD-ROM: Do It Yourself ---
                                  What bandwidth problem? WebCD lets you
                                  publish your Web site on CD-ROMs that
                                  retain live Internet links . . . . . . . 54
                      Ben Smith   VMS: Alive and Well --- A young horse is
                                  fast, but an old horse knows what's
                                  going on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
                Bob Friesenhahn   A File System for the Web --- A modified
                                  version of Sun's NFS can deal with large
                                  amounts of Web data  . . . . . . . . . . 63
                   Tom Thompson   The Consumer PowerPC Revisited ---
                                  Motorola's slimmed-down PowerPC could be
                                  the brains of your next hand-held PC . . 67
                  Dick Pountain   Parallel Processing in Bulk --- A new
                                  programming model offers hope for
                                  solving problems of complexity . . . . . 71
                      Alan Joch   Tomorrow's CPUs --- They just keep
                                  getting faster . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
                   Peter Wayner   Sun Gambles on Java Chips: Are Java
                                  chips better than general purpose CPUs?
                                  Or will new compilers make them
                                  obsolete?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79, 80, 82, 84, 86
                Tom R. Halfhill   The x86, Faster with Age --- A guide to
                                  the PC chip choices you'll face in the
                                  next year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
                Tom R. Halfhill   PowerPC Regroups --- The PowerPC may
                                  break the 300-MHz barrier before the
                                  Pentium  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
                      Anonymous   Reader service --- Inquiry Reply Cards   104A--B, 232A--B
               Jeffrey N. Fritz   From LAN to WAN with ISDN --- ISDN can
                                  extend your LAN to the Internet, remote
                                  users, and enterprise networks. An
                                  expert examines the technologies, the
                                  \ldots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
                   Peter Wayner   Inside the NC: Are network computers
                                  just stripped-down terminals? No way.
                                  The official NC platform covers
                                  everything from a set-top box to a Cray  105, 106, 108, 110
               Maggi Bender and   
             Dorothy Hudson and   
                   Jim Kane and   
                 John McDonough   Eight Twin-Engine Pentium Pro
                                  Workstations --- Our tests point out the
                                  peak performers and the best buys  . . . 112
                David Seachrist   How Multimedia Multitools Compare ---
                                  NSTL tests four authoring programs for
                                  building mixed-media applications  . . . 122
                      Jon Udell   On-Line Componentware --- Here's how you
                                  can turn your Web site into a flexible
                                  software component to build new
                                  applications quickly . . . . . . . . . . 129
                  Dick Pountain   Your Next OS --- Six key issues to
                                  consider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
                 Laurent Lachal   Unix Leads the 64-bit Charge --- 64-bit
                                  OSes are moving from the horizon to the
                                  desktop  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
                    Mark Minasi   Unearthing Cairo --- Follow the signs to
                                  Cairo to get a glimpse of NT's future    145
                   Tom Thompson   Copland, Revisited --- A look at the
                                  current state of Apple's next OS . . . . 151
                    Barry Nance   Keep Networks Safe from Viruses ---
                                  Networks put you at risk from viruses,
                                  an enterprise-wide strategy can help
                                  keep you safe  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
                   Mark Hettler   Upgraded C/S Tools: How Much Better?
                                  Evaluating new versions of two
                                  client/server toolkits: Power-Builder
                                  and Centura Team Builder (the program
                                  formerly known as SQLWindows)  . . . . . 177
                    Rick Crehan   Real-Time RAD --- Verilog's ObjectGeode
                                  does a decent job of marrying realtime
                                  control to OO-modeling standards . . . . 181
               Robert L. Hummel   Ditto Your Data --- Iomega's Ditto 2GB
                                  External drive delivers everything you
                                  expect from a portable backup unit:
                                  convenience, low cost, ease of use . . . 184
                Jerry Pournelle   Don't Swap--Network! Jerry offers advice
                                  on upgrading and engages in another
                                  struggle over IRQ assignments, this time
                                  under Windows 3.11 . . . . . . . . . . . 185
                      Anonymous   WHAT'S NEW --- Fractal Design's
                                  Expression goes beyond standard
                                  vector-drawing packages; Gateway's Solo
                                  2100 S5-120 combines raw power and good
                                  looks  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
                    Rick Grehan   Visual Age for BASIC\ldots Sort of ---
                                  Visual Age for BASIC has more in common
                                  with Visual Basic than with the other
                                  Visual Age products  . . . . . . . . . . 248

Byte Magazine
Volume 21, Number 12, December, 1996

                   Mark Schlack   Peace on the Wired Planet --- Flaming's
                                  one thing, but the lack of civility
                                  on-line is getting out of control  . . . 14
                      Anonymous   INBOX --- BYTE readers write about that
                                  bandwidth barrier and the future of the
                                  Internet, Web conferencing, and the
                                  search for killer software . . . . . . . 19
                 Michael Moncur   Letter to the Editor: Adventures in
                                  JavaScript . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20--20
                      Anonymous   Double Trouble for 56-Kbps Modems  . . . 27
                      Anonymous   Call Centers Deliver Data  . . . . . . . 28
                      Anonymous   Holiday Gift Sampler . . . . . . . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   BYTE Survey  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
                      Anonymous   Digital Cameras  . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
                      Anonymous   Apple's New Notebooks  . . . . . . . . . 34
                      Anonymous   Browsers for the Blind . . . . . . . . . 36
                      Anonymous   Banking On-line  . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
                      Anonymous   Tuned Into the Web . . . . . . . . . . . 40
                   Peter Wayner   An Open Window for OpenDoc --- The
                                  promise of platform-independent reusable
                                  components comes closer to reality with
                                  the second beta of the OpenDoc toolkit
                                  for Windows 95 and NT  . . . . . . . . . 41
                  Steve Gillmor   Toward a More Productive Office in '97
                                  --- Microsoft's Office 97 sets a new
                                  standard in applications software suites 42
                      Tom Yager   The Power of Fusion --- Need to manage a
                                  mixed Unix/Windows environment? Ross's
                                  SPARCplug helps by combining a
                                  SparcStation and a Pentium PC  . . . . . 47
                  Joy-Lyn Blake   A (Re)Touch of Genius --- Image
                                  manipulation gets easier and more
                                  powerful with Adobe's Photoshop 4.0  . . 48
                 Stewart Palmer   A RISC OS for all Seasons --- Tired of
                                  OSes that require acres of memory and
                                  huge hard drives? Acorn's multifaceted
                                  RISC OS fits in ROM and runs in just 4
                                  MB of RAM  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
               Jeffery N. Fritz   The Complete ISDN Telecommuter --- A
                                  look at connection issues of using an
                                  ISDN line to support the home office . . 53
                    Satya Simha   Super Mario Chip --- Inside the 64-bit
                                  RISC processor that powers the new
                                  Nintendo game machine  . . . . . . . . . 59
             Stephen P. Johnson   Direct3D Revealed --- Microsoft's
                                  Direct3D API allows 3-D applications to
                                  run on a wide variety of PCs. A seasoned
                                  programmer of device drivers explains
                                  how to accomplish this task  . . . . . . 63
                   Peter Wayner   How Chips changed the world --- 10 ways
                                  in which that silver of silicon altered
                                  the course of Planet Earth . . . . . . . 68
                 Linley Gwenmap   Birth of a Chip --- A brief history of
                                  the microprocessor, from the 4004 to
                                  today's nitro-burning rockets  . . . . . 77
                  Robert Hummel   Eight Ways to the Future --- Technology
                                  experts agree: Change is the only sure
                                  thing about computing in the next decade 85
                Tom R. Halfhill   PowerPC Speed Demon --- Bipolar
                                  transistors give Exponential's 533-MHz
                                  PowerPC chip the performance of an Alpha
                                  at an affordable price . . . . . . . . . 88NA1
             Dorothy Hudson and   
                   Jim Kane and   
                 John McDonough   Six Laser Printers for Workgroups --- We
                                  test six of the latest 17- and 24-ppm
                                  network laser printers for workgroups    100
                   Mark Hettler   Lotus Notes vs. Microsoft Exchange ---
                                  Our testing shows that Lotus Notes
                                  remains a generation or two ahead of
                                  Microsoft Exchange, its closest
                                  groupware competitor . . . . . . . . . . 112
                      Anonymous   Web Development --- This month we take
                                  an indepth look at the technologies that
                                  will shape the Web of tomorrow . . . . . 118
                    Jamie Lewis   LDAP Unites the Internet --- New
                                  directory services, especially
                                  Lightweight Directory Access Protocol,
                                  extend the directory metaphor to the
                                  Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
              William Stallings   Internet Armor --- Secure IP lets you
                                  use the open Internet with privacy and
                                  confidence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
                    Dave Kosiur   E-Mail Grows Up --- IMAP will provide
                                  e-mail services and options impossible
                                  with the current POP . . . . . . . . . . 135
                      Jon Udell   Dual-Mode Conferencing --- The BYTE
                                  Webmaster explains how to bring both
                                  news-style conferencing and Web-style
                                  conferencing to your site  . . . . . . . 141
                     Rob Hummel   Affordable 3-D Workstations --- With
                                  dual Pentium Pros and accelerators,
                                  these PCs bring 3-D graphics down to
                                  earth  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
               Richard Cranford   The Spreadsheet War, Revive --- Lotus's
                                  release of a 32-bit version of 1-2-3 for
                                  Windows revives the spreadsheet fight,
                                  but not for long. Our reviewer examines
                                  why  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
                      Anonymous   Reader Service --- Inquiry Reply Cards   152C--D, 192A--B
                Jerry Pournelle   A Hot Night at the Opera --- A disk
                                  error on Cyrus's hard drive forces Jerry
                                  to reach for several of his favorite Win
                                  95 utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
                      Anonymous   WHAT'S NEW --- A preview of Psion's
                                  Siena hand-held information manager,
                                  plus a look at Macromedia's FreeHand
                                  Graphics Suite 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
                    Rick Grehan   Visual Programming for Science --- Rick
                                  checks out Visual Science, a
                                  mathematical programming and simulation
                                  tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208


Byte Magazine
Volume 22, Number 1, January, 1997

                   Mark Schlack   Editorial: Living Dangerously: The
                                  computer industry is engaged in a
                                  platform war. Which side should you be
                                  on?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--14
                      Anonymous   INBOX --- Readers react to our stories
                                  on 64-bit OSes, WebNFS, network
                                  computers, on-line help, and more  . . . 19
                      Anonymous   Better Web Tools on the Way  . . . . . . 26
                      Anonymous   Smart Netcards Coming to America . . . . 28
                      Anonymous   Wireless PDAs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   BYTE Survey: Data Warehouse Woes . . . . 32
                      Anonymous   Internet and Outernet  . . . . . . . . . 34
                      Anonymous   Security Wake-Up Call  . . . . . . . . . 36
                     Jon Pepper   Corel PDA to Bundle Java Suite . . . . . 38--38
                      Anonymous   Interview: Why Java Won't Repeat the
                                  Mistakes of Unix. Scott McNealy,
                                  chairman and CEO of Sun Microsystems,
                                  talks about how Java will change
                                  computing and the computer industry  . . 40--40
                    Dave Rowell   Silicon Graphics' Wintel Killer --- Just
                                  when NT-based Pentium Pro PCs are
                                  starting to look like hot 3-D machines,
                                  SGI introduces the cool blue 02  . . . . 41
      Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols   Local AltaVista Searching --- AltaVista
                                  now lets you aim its popular Internet
                                  search engine at your PC and LAN. But
                                  you need big metal for good performance  42
             Raymond G. A. Cote   Multiplatform CodeWarrior ---
                                  Metrowerks' CodeWarrior 10 hits the
                                  scene with development tools for some
                                  PDAs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
                      Anonymous   Reader Service --- Inquiry Reply Cards   48A--B, 176A--B
               Stan Miastkowski   World's Fastest Disk Drive --- Seagate
                                  makes a giant leap in hard drive speed
                                  with the 10,000-rpm Cheetah  . . . . . . 48
                       Jim Mohr   The State of Linux --- An update on this
                                  32-bit Unix-like OS, with pointers to
                                  even more Linux info . . . . . . . . . . 49--50
                      Tom Yager   Client/Server Magic --- Remote procedure
                                  calls provide seamless data exchange
                                  among applications across a network,
                                  regardless of the platform . . . . . . . 53
                  William Chien   Video for Everyone --- C-Cube's low-cost
                                  MPEG encoder can turn a desktop PC into
                                  a video-editing station  . . . . . . . . 59
                Gary McGraw and   
                  Edward Felton   Java Security and Type Safety --- Java's
                                  sophisticated security mechanism
                                  performs run-time safety checks before
                                  it allows a downloaded applet to execute 63--64
                Tom H. Halfhill   Today the Web, Tomorrow the World. Is
                                  Java a serious programming language?
                                  Yes. Will it become a Windows killer?
                                  Maybe  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68--71, 74, 76, 78, 80
                      Anonymous   Data Warehouses --- How to build the
                                  best facility for your information, and
                                  how to help users find the data they
                                  need right now . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
              Jay-Louise Weldon   Warehouse Cornerstones --- An expert in
                                  database management explains how a
                                  well-designed data warehouse leads to
                                  smarter decisions  . . . . . . . . . . . 85
                     Alan Simon   Better Clients, Better Decisions --- The
                                  right tools can turn all that data into
                                  useful information . . . . . . . . . . . 91
                   Mike Hurwicz   Take Your Data to the Cleaners ---
                                  ``Dirty'' data could bring your
                                  warehouse tumbling down  . . . . . . . . 97
             Dorothy Hudson and   
                   Jim Kane and   
                 John McDonough   LAN Report: Hardware --- Big Screens for
                                  Big Jobs --- We pick the best of the
                                  big-screen monitors  . . . . . . . . . . 104
                Tadesse Giorgis   8 Tools for Weaving Your Web Site ---
                                  Build your Web site with one of these
                                  authoring tools  . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
                      Jon Udell   Search Again --- Our Webmaster explains
                                  how to move beyond basic search-engine
                                  capabilities to make your site more
                                  informative  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
                   Peter Wayner   At Last: Pocket PCs That Run Windows ---
                                  New hand-held PCs bring Windows to the
                                  palmtop. We test three HPCs built around
                                  Windows CE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
                  Steve Gillmor   Dial 411 for Directory Assistance ---
                                  Novell's latest NetWare release bets big
                                  on Java and the intranet . . . . . . . . 137
                    Russell Kay   Hot Sauce for Cooking Up Databases ---
                                  If you've got Salsa, you don't need to
                                  understand database theory to build an
                                  application  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
                Jerry Pournelle   A Hard Drive and a Hot Santa Ana ---
                                  It's a month of disasters at Chaos
                                  Manor: Jerry has to replace a baked hard
                                  drive, and Cyrus needs internal surgery
                                  after taking a fall  . . . . . . . . . . 141
                      Anonymous   What's New --- Design Intelligence's
                                  i-publish helps you turn ideas into
                                  compelling documents; the Tektronix
                                  Phaser 350 rivals fast color laser
                                  printers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
                    Rick Grehan   You Can Start Developing Now --- Moss
                                  Micro's programming tool guides you down
                                  the path of Visual Basic . . . . . . . . 192

Byte Magazine
Volume 22, Number 2, February, 1997

                   Mark Schlack   Cadillacs or Cherokees? --- It's wise
                                  not to confuse newness with
                                  appropriateness  . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
                      Anonymous   BYTE readers write about Copland,
                                  network computers, impolite robots ---
                                  and users, and our 64-hit future . . . . 19
                     John Navas   Letter to the Editor: The Java Race  . . 20--20
                   Tom Thompson   How to Make the World's Fastest CPUs:
                                  Enter a world where dust is your enemy,
                                  day and night run together, and
                                  blazingly fast CPUs are born . . . . . . 20--20
                      Anonymous   Better in Fits and Starts --- We test a
                                  new Pentium hopped up with Intel's MMX   26
                      Anonymous   Just How Fast Are Those New MMX Chips?   26
                      Anonymous   Best of Comdex . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
                      Anonymous   The Networked House  . . . . . . . . . . 28
                      Anonymous   Unhinged Notebooks . . . . . . . . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   Bad News for Broken Portables  . . . . . 32
                      Anonymous   57 Varieties of Internet Faxing --- Now
                                  you can do it without a Net connection   34
                      Anonymous   Better Backbones to Shoulder Bigger
                                  Network Burden --- New high-speed links
                                  and services are on the way  . . . . . . 36
                      Anonymous   Improbable Research  . . . . . . . . . . 38
                      Anonymous   Lessons in Data Mining . . . . . . . . . 40
                   Peter Wayner   On TV: The Set-Top Morphing PowerPC ---
                                  Bandai Digital's set-top box, a nice
                                  implementation of Apple's Pippin
                                  technology, is a Mac-based Web browser   40A
                    Rick Grehan   Delphi Does C++ --- Borland's popular
                                  RAD tool sheds its Pascal beginnings and
                                  gets a new name: C++ Builder . . . . . . 42
               Robert L. Hummel   3-D Mighty Mite --- Dynamic Pictures'
                                  Oxygen 202 is a single-slot PCI card
                                  that can compete with 3-D graphics
                                  accelerators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
                    Barry Nance   Your PC's Ringing --- Answer It! ---
                                  With EtherPhone, you can turn your
                                  Ethernet LAN into a phone system easily
                                  and inexpensively  . . . . . . . . . . . 48
              Joao Carreira and   
           Diamantino Costa and   
             Joao Gabriel Silva   Fault Tolerance for Windows Applications
                                  --- Here's a utility that provides fault
                                  tolerance so that mission-critical
                                  32-bit Windows applications can run
                                  reliably and continuously  . . . . . . . 51
                  Jeffrey Fritz   Building Bridges and Secure Connections
                                  --- A look at the Point-to-Point
                                  Protocol and how it fits into the
                                  corporate network  . . . . . . . . . . . 55
                   Tom Thompson   The Mac Goes Multiprocessor --- A new
                                  library and API enable preemptive
                                  multitasking and multiprocessing on Mac
                                  OS machines  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
               Jeffrey P. Shell   Python Does Scripts and Objects ---
                                  Python is a platform-independent OOP
                                  language with capabilities ranging from
                                  simple scripting to sophisticated object
                                  libraries  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
                      Anonymous   Your E-Mail Is Obsolete --- The impact
                                  of the Internet on your proprietary
                                  e-mail system? It's probably obsolete
                                  now. Here's how to get back up to speed  66
                      Alan Joch   CTI Matures --- Integrating computers
                                  and telephones is still tricky, but new
                                  hardware and development tools are
                                  making the job easier  . . . . . . . . . 82
                      Anonymous   CTI, Piece by Piece --- Setting
                                  communications standards throughout an
                                  enterprise is one of the most,
                                  fundamental yet contentious tasks in a
                                  CTI launch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
                      Anonymous   CTI, Piece by Piece --- The scalability
                                  and reliability of Unix make it the
                                  traditional choice for running CTI
                                  servers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
                      Anonymous   CTI, Piece by Piece --- Wider
                                  applications support and open APIs are
                                  making more companies consider Windows
                                  NT for CTI systems . . . . . . . . . . . 85
                   John Silling   CTI, Piece by Piece --- These basic
                                  building blocks can help you launch a
                                  successful CTI implementation  . . . . . 85
                      Anonymous   Tools for Telephony Apps --- Building
                                  CTI applications requires choosing among
                                  three classes of CTI development tools,
                                  which offer varying degrees of control
                                  and difficulty . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
                 Michael Nadeau   Tools for Telephony Apps --- Here's how
                                  to find the right telephony development
                                  tool for your needs and skill level  . . 91
             Dorothy Hudson and   
                   Jim Kane and   
                 John McDonough   13 Graphics Cards for Business --- We
                                  test 13 high-end graphics cards that can
                                  really speed up the Windows interface
                                  and even have some low-end 3-D features  100
                David Seachrist   Present a Businesslike Slide Show ---
                                  Present your case more effectively with
                                  one of these five graphics packages  . . 108
                      Anonymous   NT Security --- Windows NT security
                                  isn't perfect. This month's Web Project
                                  offers seven ways to make NT safer . . . 117
                      Jon Udell   NT Security --- How to make Windows NT a
                                  secure Internet platform . . . . . . . . 117
                      Anonymous   Share the Wealth . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
                      Anonymous   Which OS? --- NT Server offers an
                                  ever-growing base of applications that
                                  leverage the multiprocessing nature of
                                  the OS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
                      Anonymous   Which OS? --- Sun's Solaris is easily
                                  customizable, which means you can create
                                  applications servers that are tuned to
                                  your particular needs  . . . . . . . . . 125
                      Anonymous   Which OS? --- Warp Server provides solid
                                  applications-server capabilities, file
                                  and print services, management tools,
                                  remote connectivity, and backup and
                                  recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
                      Anonymous   Suite and Sour --- BackOffice slugs it
                                  out in the features war with IBM
                                  Software Servers . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
                      Anonymous   Suite and Sour --- The nine server
                                  components within IBM Software Servers
                                  let you scale a client/server
                                  implementation to your particular needs  131
                      Anonymous   Power to the Server --- For performance
                                  and reliability, RISC servers running
                                  Unix excel as applications servers . . . 133
                      Anonymous   Power to the Server --- SMP and
                                  economical prices are turning NT and x8
                                  6-based machines into decent
                                  applications servers . . . . . . . . . . 133
      Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols   Eudorable Web Mail --- Better POP and
                                  MIME support, plus new filtering
                                  plugins, make the new Windows 95 version
                                  of Eudora well worth paying for  . . . . 140
               Jacqueline Emigh   All 12X CD-ROM Drives Are Not Equal ---
                                  A look at the first four 12X CD-ROM
                                  drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
                      Anonymous   Reader Service --- Inquiry Reply Cards   144A--B, 144C--D, 176A--B
                    Pete Loshin   Tune In, Turn On the Web --- Marimba's
                                  Castanet aims to solve the Web's
                                  bandwidth problems by ``broadcasting''
                                  pages and applets over a distributed
                                  transmission system  . . . . . . . . . . 145
                Jerry Pournelle   Of Bug-Hunting and a New Frontier ---
                                  Jerry offers his opinions on what's best
                                  for the desktop in the new age of
                                  graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
                      Anonymous   Two things for the modern Jack Kerouac
                                  to take on the road: DeLorme's Tripmate
                                  satellite navigator and Millenia's Email
                                  Reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
                    Rick Grehan   Java's RAD Route to Data Access ---
                                  Developing distributed data access
                                  applications? Visual Café Pro can handle
                                  some of the ugliness for you . . . . . . 192--192

Byte Magazine
Volume 22, Number 3, March, 1997

                   Mark Schlack   Apple's Opening Move --- The IT
                                  community does indeed have an interest
                                  in seeing a revived Apple  . . . . . . . 14
                      Anonymous   INBOX --- BYTE readers sound off on
                                  Moore's Law, Windows NT network
                                  architecture, e-mail standards, and more 19
                      Anonymous   PCs: The Road Ahead  . . . . . . . . . . 26
                      Anonymous   New PC Phones  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
                      Anonymous   Building a Better Error Trap . . . . . . 32
                      Anonymous   Five Guides to Better Site Construction  34
                      Anonymous   NT Suits Up for Enterprise Computing . . 36
                      Anonymous   Improbable Research  . . . . . . . . . . 38
                      Anonymous   Microsoft Promises Fewer Headaches . . . 40
                    Rick Grehan   Web Server Activator --- Microsoft's
                                  Visual InterDev provides the means for
                                  building Active Server-based Web sites   41
                   Tom Thompson   The MessagePad Makeover --- The newest
                                  Newton puts a big screen into a smallish
                                  package and a fast StrongARM CPU inside.
                                  It's the best one yet  . . . . . . . . . 44
               Stan Miastkowski   This Cartridge Is Loaded --- SyQuest
                                  reaches a new milestone in fast,
                                  cost-effective, removable-media drives   48
                    Rick Dobson   A Visual Basic for Web Work --- A
                                  variant of Visual Basic allows you to
                                  script and control objects on a Web page 51
                      Tom Yager   Unix and Windows Dance the Samba --- The
                                  Samba suite of utilities enables Windows
                                  clients to access Unix servers . . . . . 55
                   Mike Phillip   Zen and the Art of Cache Maintenance ---
                                  Proper understanding and use of on-chip
                                  cache can improve an application's
                                  performance  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
              Andrew Taylor and   
             Raymond G. A. Cote   Enhancing Netscape with Plug-Ins --- A
                                  how-to guide to the tricks and traps of
                                  writing a Netscape plug-in on the
                                  Macintosh  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
                      Jon Udell   Net Applications: Will Netscape Set the
                                  Standard?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66--69, 72, 74, 76, 80, 82, 84
                   Mike Hurwicz   Superfast Peripherals --- SCSI is
                                  nearing its limits, and serial is going
                                  to eat its breakfast . . . . . . . . . . 89
                       Jim Mohr   Linux in a Gray Flannel Suit: It's
                                  powerful. It's open. It's free. That's
                                  why this Unix is entering corporate IS   96NA3, 96NA6, 96NA8
      Holly Hubbard Preston and   
                      Udo Flohr   Globalizing Software: Global from Day
                                  One  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97, 98, 100, 102, 104
                     Ken Fowles   Globalization Software: Unicode Evolves:
                                  Worried about localization problems?
                                  Content-enabled software, through
                                  Unicode, may be what really matters  . . 105, 106, 108, 110
                     Thom Stark   Encryption for a Small Planet --- U.S.
                                  restrictions on encryption exports are
                                  cramping development of secure
                                  international applications. What are
                                  your options for competing in the world
                                  market?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
                      Jon Udell   Digital IDs --- Today's digital
                                  identification technologies promise
                                  long-term benefits but currently inflict
                                  short-term pain  . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
             Andrew Froning and   
                 Helen Holzbaur   13 Modems: Fast for the Web --- If you
                                  browse the Web, it's time to upgrade
                                  your 14.4-Kbps modem. We test a baker's
                                  dozen of the first 33.6 Kbps modems  . . 120
                   Mark Hettler   OLAP Serves Up Your Data --- Powerful
                                  on-line analytical processing servers
                                  from Arbor Software and Oracle offer
                                  serious enterprise-wide data analysis    130
             G. Armour Van Horn   Power Macs: Cookin' at 225 MHz ---
                                  Should you buy a clone or stick with the
                                  original brand? We test the latest 200-
                                  and 225-MHz Power Macs to find the best  135
                    Rick Grehan   Client/Server C++: Write Fast, Run Fast
                                  --- Picking a visual tool to program
                                  client/server databases in C++ involves
                                  many trade-offs. We try toolkits . . . . 139
                Jerry Pournelle   It Was a Great Comdex --- Comdex
                                  according to Jerry: What he liked ---
                                  and a few words of warning . . . . . . . 143
                      Anonymous   What's New --- Adobe's Acrobat 3.0 adds
                                  a hefty list of Web-integration
                                  features. Hewlett--Packard's ScanJet 5p
                                  adds improved image quality, a sleek
                                  design, and Plug and Play installation   178
                    Rich Grehan   Javatalk: Convert Visual Basic to Java   188--188

Byte Magazine
Volume 22, Number 4, April, 1997

                   Mark Schlack   Tracking New Technologies  . . . . . . . 14
                      Anonymous   Inbox --- Readers respond to BYTE  . . . 19
             David L. Moore and   
                Tom R. Halfhill   Letters to the Editor: On Java . . . . . 19--20
                  Tom Moran and   
                Tom R. Halfhill   Letter to the Editor: Ada Speaks Java    20--20
                      Anonymous   Apple's Next OS  . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
                      Anonymous   Tiniest Weather Station  . . . . . . . . 28
                      Anonymous   Multipoint Videoconferencing . . . . . . 32
                      Anonymous   Replication Everywhere . . . . . . . . . 34
                    Russell Kay   CD-ROM Review: Prevent Java Attacks:
                                  Good explanations but lame advice  . . . 38--38
                      Anonymous   Decongesting the Net . . . . . . . . . . 40
                  Steve Gillmor   The Basics of Web Development --- Visual
                                  Basic 5 supports easy component
                                  construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
               Robert L. Hummel   Notebook with a View --- NEC's Versa
                                  6200MX is a natural for presentations    45
                   Peter Wayner   This Hand-Held Stands Out --- The Velo 1
                                  is the best little PC  . . . . . . . . . 46
              Joseph J. Lazarro   Unix Helps the Disabled --- Long-awaited
                                  adaptive technology comes to Unix  . . . 51--52
                    Steen Lohse   Reliable ATM Networking --- LAN
                                  emulation links legacy networks and ATM
                                  segments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
                   Tom Thompson   First Look at PowerPC G3 --- A new
                                  generation offers speed and low fuel
                                  consumption  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
                Bob Friesenhahn   Expect Offers Unix Scripting ---
                                  Embeddable language offers
                                  pattern-matching capabilities  . . . . . 63
                      Jon Udell   Perl's Future --- How to benefit from
                                  Perl and its challengers . . . . . . . . 121
                    Rick Grehan   Javatalk: SuperCede Lives Up to Its
                                  Names  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125--126
             Dorothy Hudson and   
                    Dave Rowell   Lab Report: Hardware: Seven Fast Color
                                  Printers: These midrange printers,
                                  though still pricy, give you
                                  business-quality color without trading
                                  off performance  . . . . . . . . . . . . 128--135
                 Steve Mann and   
                    Rick Grehan   Hand-Held Development Options --- We
                                  test software for building applications
                                  for hand-helds, including CE-based HPCs  141
                    Rick Grehan   Review: Development Software: Java
                                  Development Kit, Take Two  . . . . . . . 145--146
                Jerry Pournelle   Orchids and Onions Are Blooming ---
                                  Jerry looks back on the hits and misses
                                  of 1996  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
                      Anonymous   What's New --- Apple's PowerBook 3400 is
                                  faster, brighter, and better; Adobe's
                                  PageMaker 6.5 has improved power,
                                  flexibility, and electronic publishing   178
                      Anonymous   Advances and Retreats in Computing ---
                                  Internet Barbie, a new threat to data
                                  warehouses, and a request for terabytes
                                  of quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188

Byte Magazine
Volume 22, Number 5, May, 1997

                   Mark Schlack   Serve 'Em Up Hot . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
             Balaji Raghunathan   Letter to the Editor: Java for C++ . . . 19--20
                      Anonymous   Bits --- x86 Breaks 200 MHz  . . . . . . 26
                      Anonymous   Bits --- New Storage Technology  . . . . 28
                      Anonymous   Bits --- Fatter, Cheaper Pipes . . . . . 32
                      Bob Quinn   ``Thin'' Windows Firms Up --- Citrix's
                                  WinFrame 2.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
                   Peter Wayner   Real Remote Control from Your Pocket PC
                                  --- Symantec's pcAnywhere CE . . . . . . 42
                    Steve Apiki   C++ on Every Level --- Microsoft's
                                  Visual C++ 5.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
               Robert L. Hummel   Quick-Striking Mighty Mite --- Avatar's
                                  Shark portable drive . . . . . . . . . . 48
                   Chris Briggs   Smarter and Faster I/O for Servers ---
                                  I2O blasts bottlenecks . . . . . . . . . 51
                      Selina Lo   Inside Gigabit Ethernet --- Ethernet and
                                  Fibre Channel team up for 1-Gb
                                  throughput . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
                Peter J. Bannon   Alpha Arrives at the Desktop --- A
                                  low-cost version brings workstation
                                  power to desktop PCs . . . . . . . . . . 59
                    Tonya Engst   The Internet Robot's Guide to a Web Site
                                  --- How to block Netbot access . . . . . 63
                 David Chappell   Enterprise Ready 5.0 --- Windows NT is
                                  gaining powerful distributed features
                                  for advanced networking  . . . . . . . . 66
                    James Boyle   A Blueprint for Managing Documents ---
                                  Ways to find the needle in the gigabyte
                                  haystack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
                   Mike Hurwicz   PCs Strike Back --- Armed with Zero
                                  Administration and NetPCs, Microsoft and
                                  Intel counterattack the NC rebels  . . . 81
                     David Baum   Intranet Politics and Technologies ---
                                  VARs and integrators are successfully
                                  tangling with the intranet maelstrom . . 88A
               Cate T. Corcoran   Cutting-Edge Health Care --- Medicine
                                  counts on IT to take the knife to
                                  paperwork and inefficiency . . . . . . . 88M
                  Dick Pountain   Parallel Goes Populist --- Three new
                                  technical trends could push parallel
                                  processing onto your desktop . . . . . . 88NA3
                  G. McGraw and   
                      E. Felten   Avoiding Hostile Applets: They're out
                                  there. and they want to get in . . . . . 89
                  Dick Pountain   The Component Enterprise --- Future apps
                                  will create a more flexible
                                  client/server architecture . . . . . . . 93
                     John Udell   Web Project: JavaScript Revisited  . . . 99, 100, 102
                    Rich Grehan   Javatalk: Jet-assisted Java: Optima++
                                  developers will feel at home in
                                  Powersoft's PowerJ for Java  . . . . . . 103--104
               Robert L. Hummel   Multiprocessor Intranet Servers --- We
                                  stress-test six SMP boxes  . . . . . . . 106
            David Seachrist and   
                      Tom Yager   Put Your E-Mail on the IMAP --- These
                                  e-mail servers make for handier
                                  management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
                    Rick Grehan   Redesigned Delphi Masters Networked Apps
                                  --- The emphasis is on Web and
                                  distributed applications . . . . . . . . 121
                    Pete Loshin   Netscape's Enterprising Server Upgrade
                                  --- 3.0 has promising cross-platform
                                  directory support  . . . . . . . . . . . 123
                    Russell Kay   Color That's Simply Amazing --- Epson's
                                  nifty and thrifty color ink-jet prints
                                  super images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
               Stan Miastkowski   Maximum DAT Backup --- HP's SureStore
                                  DAT24 offers great backup speed  . . . . 125
                   Peter Wayner   Throw Me a LifeBook --- Fujitsu squeezes
                                  all the essentials into a 4-pound
                                  package  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
                Jerry Pournelle   Two Heads Are Better Than One --- Chaos
                                  Manor gets a new multiprocessor Windows
                                  NT machine for high-end graphics . . . . 127
                      Anonymous   What's New --- NEC's low-cost
                                  SuperScript 660Plus prints 600 dpi;
                                  Corel's Lumiere moves video editing into
                                  the mainstream . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
                  Marc Abrahams   Advances and Retreats in Computing ---
                                  The amazing new Content Analyzer; the
                                  fab combo of chips and snacks; and how
                                  Plug and Play has saved lives  . . . . . 160

Byte Magazine
Volume 22, Number 6, June, 1997

                    Roger Fedyk   Letter to the Editor: Java Unveiled  . . 19--19
                Gary McGraw and   
                      Ed Felton   Letter to the Editor: Lame Review? . . . 20--20
                      Jon Udell   Web Project: Java Servlets: Servlets,
                                  the Java equivalent of CGI applications,
                                  can deliver on many of Java's promises
                                  while dodging some of its worst
                                  limitations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115, 116, 118

Byte Magazine
Volume 22, Number 7, July, 1997

                      Anonymous   Why Interfaces Matter --- Computers are
                                  about to join the Information Age  . . . 12
               Aaron Irvine and   
                     Ken Fowles   Letter to the Editor: Latin-X  . . . . . 16--16
                      Anonymous   Natural Dictation  . . . . . . . . . . . 22
                      Anonymous   300-MHz Pentium II Tests . . . . . . . . 22
                      Anonymous   PCI Hot Plug for Servers . . . . . . . . 23
                      Anonymous   New.Domain.Names . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
                      Anonymous   Clustering Technology  . . . . . . . . . 26
                   Deborah Hess   Datapro Report: New Java Tools Cozy Up
                                  to Servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      Anonymous   Windows 95/Memphis: Ready for the Future
                                  --- The next Windows upgrade . . . . . . 33
                      Anonymous   Upwardly Mobile 3-D Workstation ---
                                  Digital Equipment's dual-CPU machine . . 35
                      Anonymous   Corel's Nearly Perfect Suite Spot ---
                                  WordPerfect 8  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
            Alexa Bielefeld and   
                Rick Martin and   
                  Brian Wachter   Using the Web to Maintain Legacy
                                  Databases --- Salvo lets you use
                                  protocols to manage mainframe data . . . 41
                      Lyle Supp   The Heart of Hand-Held PCs --- Hitachi's
                                  SH-3 addresses the demands of hand-held
                                  PCs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
                  Justin Morgan   Cross-Platform Development with Concert
                                  --- Here's a way to rapidly port a Mac
                                  OS application to Windows and Unix . . . 51
              Charles Mirho and   
                   Tom Clements   JavaOS: Thin Client, Fat Service ---
                                  JavaOS uses a small memory footprint,
                                  yet its network-centric design lets it
                                  access large-scale services  . . . . . . 53--54
                  Jeffrey Fritz   Bulletproofing ATM, Part 2 --- How LAN
                                  emulation and proper switch and router
                                  configuration can establish redundancy   55
                Tom R. Halfbill   Good-Bye GUI, Hello NUI --- The user
                                  interface is about to undergo the
                                  biggest revolution since 1984 --- How
                                  IBM's team defeated the world champ  . . 60
                Karen Watterson   Attention, Data-Mart Shoppers ---
                                  Top-down or bottom-up, building a data
                                  mart gives you the information you value
                                  most . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
                   Mike Hurwicz   A Virtual Private Affair --- Finally, a
                                  real way to save money with the
                                  Internet: Virtual private networks . . . 79
                  Joe Celko and   
                   Jackie Celko   Double Zero --- 2000 means trouble for
                                  computers, including --- gulp --- PCs    89
                      Jon Udell   Textbase Tricks --- Some tips on making
                                  good use of all that information on the
                                  Web  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
                    Rick Grehan   Javatalk: Visual Age for Java: IBM's
                                  Visual Age for Java isn't just beans . . 101--102
                      Anonymous   Rebuilding Human Resources --- As HR
                                  departments get smaller, resellers have
                                  more opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . 104K
                      Anonymous   Resellers Learn Wall Street Smarts ---
                                  Custom middleware helps resellers profit
                                  from the financial industry's volatility 104C
                      Anonymous   MMX Power for Desktop PCs: We look at 10
                                  Pentium systems souped-up with MMX
                                  technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
            David Seachrist and   
                  Stephen Platt   Web Applications at Your Service ---
                                  Enliven your Web site with one of these
                                  application servers  . . . . . . . . . . 114
                      Anonymous   Faster on the Draw --- AutoCAD 14  . . . 119
                      Anonymous   Dawn of the New Millennium --- Matrox's
                                  upgraded hardware  . . . . . . . . . . . 121
                   Peter Wayner   Novera Composes Epic for Java  . . . . . 122--123
                      Anonymous   Making Linux More Livable --- Caldera's
                                  OpenLinux Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
                Jerry Pournelle   A Web Site for Chaos Manor --- Jerry
                                  builds a Web site, installs an OverDrive
                                  chip in Pentafluge, and pays a visit to
                                  WinHEC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
                      Anonymous   Reader Service --- Inquiry Reply Cards   152A
                      Anonymous   Editorial Index by Company . . . . . . . 154
                      Anonymous   Toshiba's Libretto notebook, Motorola's
                                  300-MHz Mac, Hauppauge's VideoTalk, plus
                                  new development tools  . . . . . . . . . 155
                      Anonymous   A Free Java Platform . . . . . . . . . . 158--158
                      Anonymous   Manage Objects in Java . . . . . . . . . 158--158
                  Marc Abrahams   Advances and Retreats in Computing ---
                                  Revenge on junk e-mailers, part 2; plus,
                                  exacerbating the bandwidth crunch  . . . 160

Byte Magazine
Volume 22, Number 8, August, 1997

                      Anonymous   New x86 Processors . . . . . . . . . . . 20
                      Anonymous   Recycling Digital Ink  . . . . . . . . . 22
                      Anonymous   Faster Mac Bus . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
                      Anonymous   Enterprise Apps Use Web  . . . . . . . . 26
                      Anonymous   Lanier on VR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
                      Anonymous   I Say! An Understanding Application ---
                                  Dragon's Naturally Speaking  . . . . . . 33
                      Anonymous   What's in Store for the Web --- Object
                                  Design's ObjectStore 5 . . . . . . . . . 34
                      Anonymous   Laser Color, Inexpensive and Quick ---
                                  Xerox's DocuPrint  . . . . . . . . . . . 37
                      Anonymous   Never-Ending Power Supply --- APC's
                                  Symmetra UPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
             Richard Hackathorn   Data Warehousing's Credibility Crisis
                                  --- ``We've got a problem: The VP of
                                  finance is questioning our reports'' . . 43
                      Andy Turk   Building a Better Interface with Java:
                                  Internet Foundation Classes lets you
                                  build Java applets with useful features
                                  such as drag and drop  . . . . . . . . . 45--46
           Jonathan E. Brickman   Faster Internet Access --- By caching
                                  name/address translations on your own
                                  system, you can speed your way to Web
                                  sites  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
                  Dick Pountain   Atomic Power Speeds Data into the Home
                                  --- A new family of chips helps handle
                                  Digital Subscriber Line connections
                                  between the central office and the home  51
                    Rick Dobson   Fast and Flexible Access to Databases
                                  --- Microsoft's ODBCDirect gives
                                  programmers better ways of processing
                                  ODBC data sources  . . . . . . . . . . . 53
              Dick Pountain and   
                John Montgomery   Web Components: Components and the Web
                                  are a match made in developer heaven . . 56--60, 62, 64, 66, 68
                      Udo Flohr   Intelligent Intranets --- Some tips and
                                  products that will help you avoid
                                  anarchy  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
                      Anonymous   Guaranteed Delivery --- Transaction
                                  processing monitors keep Web servers
                                  humming  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
              Edmund X. DeJesus   The Pull of Push --- Five types of
                                  ``push'' technology are transforming
                                  info delivery  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
                   Tom Thompson   I2O Beats I/O Bottlenecks --- A new
                                  architecture promises a big boost in
                                  server performance but not a big boost
                                  in cost  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
                      Anonymous   Air War --- TDMA, CDMA, GSM --- from
                                  this alphabet soup will come tomorrow's
                                  wireless network . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
                      Anonymous   A Kinder, Smaller Windows --- Porting to
                                  hand-held PCs is nothing to dread  . . . 103
                     John Udell   Web Project: Persistent Java: A
                                  servlet-based group calendar becomes a
                                  surprising success and prompts an
                                  exploration of ways to bind Java
                                  programs to persistent storage . . . . . 109, 110, 112
                    Rick Grehan   Javatalk: Write Cosmic Code: Cosmo Code,
                                  soon to be combined with SGI's Cosmo
                                  Worlds 3-D development system, is a
                                  worthy Java IDE on its own . . . . . . . 113--114
                      Anonymous   Burning Paper with Internet EDI --- VARs
                                  are building new models for electronic
                                  commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
                      Anonymous   CTI Gets Ready for the Masses ---
                                  Commercial middleware helps ring up
                                  profits with telephony . . . . . . . . . 116
                      Anonymous   IBM Builds a Better DBMS --- IBM's
                                  enhanced DB 2 5.0  . . . . . . . . . . . 133
                      Anonymous   All the Web's a Stage --- Trusted Web, a
                                  one-step authentication server . . . . . 135
                      Anonymous   Speedy File Delivery --- Tumbleweed's
                                  Posta  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
                      Anonymous   IBM's Digital Shrinkwrapper --- An early
                                  look at Cryptolope . . . . . . . . . . . 138
                Jerry Pournelle   Some Things Make You Feel Stupid --- Win
                                  95 rains plagues upon Jerry. But
                                  Softimage's graphics wizardry cheers him
                                  up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
                      Anonymous   What's New --- AST's quiet Pentium
                                  machine, Kai's PhotoSoap image cleanser,
                                  digital cameras, programming tools, and
                                  more new hardware and software . . . . . 163
                  Marc Abrahams   Advances and Retreats in Computing ---
                                  The programmer's best friend and Cyber
                                  BabeWatch  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168

Byte Magazine
Volume 22, Number 9, September, 1997

                     Stan Diehl   Java Cyber Class: Java multimedia study
                                  hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
             David Chappell and   
             David S. Linthicum   ActiveX Demystified: It's invasive. It's
                                  ubiquitous. But what, exactly, is
                                  ActiveX? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56--62, 64
                    Rick Grehan   Javatalk: Vibe Java: Feel that
                                  cross-platform Vibe is one thing;
                                  deploying it is something else . . . . . 89--90
                      Anonymous   Visual Java for Visual Basic Developers  145--146

Byte Magazine
Volume 22, Number 10, October, 1997

                      Larry Rau   Core Programming: Programming in Limbo   53--54
              Robert Orfali and   
                 Dan Harkey and   
                   Jeri Edwards   CORBA, Java, and the Object Web: The Web
                                  is in trouble, CORBA and Java are out to
                                  save it  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95--98, 100
                    Rich Grehan   Javatalk: Rebuilt Parts: Parts for Java
                                  delivers an excellent visual programming
                                  environment for Java . . . . . . . . . . 117--118

Byte Magazine
Volume 22, Number 11, November, 1997

                   Mark Schlack   Editorial --- Raising the Java Standard  10--10
                      Anonymous   Inbox  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
                      Anonymous   600-MHz Alpha  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
                      Anonymous   Socket 7 Successor?  . . . . . . . . . . 19
                      Anonymous   400-MHz Pentium II PCs . . . . . . . . . 22
                      Anonymous   Power Mac Prevails . . . . . . . . . . . 22
               David L. Andrews   What's Next for Java Office Apps . . . . 24
                     Stan Diehl   Book Reviews: The Bible, Updated . . . . 28--28
                      Anonymous   Number Nine's New Spin: Revolution 3D
                                  --- Fast video playback and your choice
                                  of AGP or PCI  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
                      Anonymous   CMOS Gets the Picture --- Using a CMOS
                                  sensor, Sound Vision's SVmini-209
                                  delivers high-quality pics at a low
                                  price  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
                      Anonymous   A Watchamacallit for Words --- Dan
                                  Bricklin's software for making hypertext
                                  documents  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
              William Stallings   Adjustable Cell Rates for ATM Networks
                                  --- A new ATM service compensates for
                                  network congestion . . . . . . . . . . . 43
                Bob Friesenhahn   Autoconf Makes for Portable Software ---
                                  Use of OS features and a freeware
                                  scripting utility solves application
                                  portability across various flavors of
                                  Unix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45--46
             Stephen R. Gardner   The Quest to Standardize Metadata ---
                                  Someday, disparate data manipulation
                                  tools will be able to exchange
                                  information  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
                     Eric Traut   Building the Virtual PC --- A software
                                  emulator transforms the PowerPC into a
                                  Pentium PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
                    Rick Dobson   Dynamic HTML Explained, Part 1 ---
                                  Dynamic objects and client-side
                                  processing mean better Web sites and
                                  better browsing  . . . . . . . . . . . . 53--54
                John Montgomery   Fiber in The Sky --- Broadband satellite
                                  systems are ready to beam data around
                                  the world at multimegabit rates. So
                                  what's the catch?  . . . . . . . . . . . 58
                Tom R. Halfhill   Socket to Me --- The Pentium II's
                                  proprietary slots could mean trouble for
                                  Intel's competitors. What does it mean
                                  for users? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
                Peter Mudge and   
                 Yobie Benjamin   Deja Vu All Over Again --- Those holes
                                  in NT security sure look familiar. No
                                  wonder: Other OSes patched them years
                                  ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
              Robert Richardson   Components Battling Components ---
                                  Software plug-ins for Windows and
                                  Macintosh can do remarkable things. But
                                  they're also a source of conflict  . . . 87
                      Jon Udell   Cascading Style Sheets --- CSS will
                                  change how Web designers work. Here are
                                  some ways to learn and use it  . . . . . 97
                    Rick Grehan   An Uncertain Discovery --- Metrowerks'
                                  Discover Programming will give you a
                                  decent introduction to Java, but it can
                                  be annoying  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
                 Ilan Greenberg   Making Money with Point-of-Sale  . . . . 104M
                 Ilan Greenberg   The Universal Inbox  . . . . . . . . . . 104S
                      Alan Joch   BackOffice at the Forefront  . . . . . . 104C
                    Pete Loshin   Cryptography Gets Personal --- Six
                                  products that promise to secure your
                                  data, both over the Internet and on your
                                  desktop  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
                    Barry Nance   Battle of the Network Superservers ---
                                  Netscape's SuiteSpot 3 vs. Microsoft's
                                  IIS 4  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
                Jerry Pournelle   Fooling Around with the Web --- New
                                  tools help build the Manor's Web site.
                                  Plus, a visit to the world's greatest
                                  graphics show: SIGGRAPH  . . . . . . . . 129
                      Anonymous   Reader Service --- Inquiry Reply Cards   156A
                      Anonymous   Editorial Index by Company . . . . . . . 158
                      Anonymous   What's New --- Alpha workstations hit
                                  600 MHz; Unix notebooks; and more new
                                  products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
                      Anonymous   Something to STARE at --- 4-D images
                                  arrive (on our very own pages)! Senders
                                  of junk e-mail get hosed . . . . . . . . 164

Byte Magazine
Volume 22, Number 12, December, 1997

                      Anonymous   Editorial --- Step Aside, x86  . . . . . 14
                      Anonymous   Inbox  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
                      Anonymous   Centaur's New WinChip  . . . . . . . . . 24
                      Anonymous   Ultraportables Get More Power  . . . . . 25
                      Anonymous   Chips Promise Cheaper Modems . . . . . . 28
                      Anonymous   Future Watch: I2O Processors . . . . . . 28
                      Anonymous   DVD: A Moving Target . . . . . . . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   Interview: A Voice for Java Developers   44--44
               Morgan Stern and   
                     Gary Monti   Microsoft Laces Up for the Enterprise
                                  Race --- Enterprise-ready Windows NT 4.0 45
             Michelle Campanale   Smart Phones Make the Grade ---
                                  Mitsubishi's MobileAccess and Samsung's
                                  Duette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
                    Colin White   Managing Data Transformations --- Data
                                  requires careful control and cleansing
                                  to make it useful for business decisions 53
              Joseph J. Lazzaro   Speech Enables the Common Desktop PC ---
                                  Powerful processors, cheap memory, and a
                                  hardware standard enable speech
                                  recognition and synthesis on
                                  out-of-the-box PCs . . . . . . . . . . . 55
               Jeffrey N. Fritz   Demystifying ATM Addressing --- Before
                                  connecting your ATM network to the
                                  outside world, consider its addressing
                                  scheme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
                   Les Kohn and   
                    Greg Efland   Making Personal Video a Reality --- A
                                  video compressor/decompresser from
                                  C-Cube enables real-time MPEG-2 encoding
                                  for PCs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
                    Rick Dobson   Dynamic HTML Explained, Part II  . . . . 61--62
                      Anonymous   Special Report --- Extending The
                                  Enterprise --- The Extranet Revolution   65
                      Anonymous   Special Report --- Extending the
                                  Enterprise --- Defending from the
                                  Unthinkable  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
                      Anonymous   Special Report --- Extending the
                                  Enterprise --- Extranets at Your Service 75
                Tom R. Halfhill   Beyond Pentium II --- The first detailed
                                  look at the new breakthrough
                                  microprocessor architecture from Intel
                                  and Hewlett--Packard --- and what it
                                  will mean for developers and users . . . 80
                Tom R. Halfhill   Beyond MMX --- New 3-D power of AMD,
                                  Centaur, and Cyrix chips will challenge
                                  Intel  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
                   Mike Hurwicz   Reach Out and Touch Everyone --- Global
                                  enterprise directories offer a big
                                  payoff, but the technology's new, and
                                  the integration requires hard work . . . 92NA1
                Karen Watterson   Commanding the Enterprise --- Soon
                                  you'll be able to manage the network and
                                  all those devices from one console . . . 93
                 David Ckappell   COM+: The Next Generation ---
                                  Microsoft's next Component Object Model
                                  will make it easier to create and use
                                  objects  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
                      Anonymous   1997 Editors' Choice Awards --- We honor
                                  software and hardware that prove
                                  innovation was alive and well in 1997    103
                      Jon Udell   The Value of Free Software --- Freeware
                                  gems like Apache, Linux, and Perl keep
                                  the Web spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
                    Rick Grehan   Poet Goes Java --- An OODBMS takes the
                                  plunge into Java . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
                      Anonymous   Reseller --- Cashing In on Web Shopping
                                  Sprees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116C
                      Anonymous   Reseller --- Oracle8: Have It Your Way   116K
                  Steve Gillmor   Toolkits for Building Web Applications
                                  --- We look at seven sitebuilding and
                                  maintenance kits to help you choose the
                                  right one  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
             Michelle Campanale   Back to the Future with 9 Network
                                  Computers --- We test the current crop
                                  of thin clients to see what they're good
                                  for  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
                    Barry Nance   Drive Your Data Through the Middle(ware)
                                  --- We test two middleware programs that
                                  take the muddle out of multiple
                                  databases  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
                   David Em and   
                 Alex Pournelle   3-D Animation Blossoms on NT --- Three
                                  high-end programs let you create
                                  Hollywood-quality 3-D animation on an NT
                                  workstation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
                   Peter Wayner   The Be-All-That-You-Can-Be OS --- A new
                                  OS offers users a new set of options . . 137
                Jerry Pournelle   Fire Three for Effect! Building a new
                                  dual Pentium Pro system is a snap, until
                                  you try to put it on the network . . . . 139
                      Anonymous   What's New --- MetaCreations' Ray Dream
                                  3-D, Tektronix's new color printer,
                                  better OCR from Scan-Soft, and more
                                  hardware and software  . . . . . . . . . 163
                      Anonymous   Cell Death --- A great new way to
                                  terminate annoying cell-phone calls  . . 168


Byte Magazine
Volume 23, Number 1, January, 1998

                   Dave Andrews   Java Poison or Just PR?  . . . . . . . . 22--23
                     Jon Pepper   Bigger Flat Panels . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 25
                  Keith Levkoff   Remote Access Devices Mix Analog and
                                  Digital  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--27
                   Tom Thompson   Apple Macs Get Faster and More
                                  Affordable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--29
                      Anonymous   Where's NetWare Headed? Eric Schmidt,
                                  CEO and chairman of the board, discusses
                                  the technology directions he's setting
                                  for Novell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                      Tom Yager   Four Tillamooks Face Off --- New 233-MHz
                                  Pentium notebooks from Compaq,
                                  Hewlett--Packard, NEC, and Toshiba . . . 33--34
                      Anonymous   PowerSite Straddles the Object World ---
                                  Sybase PowerSite offers agnostic Web
                                  development  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
                      Anonymous   Windows CE Goes Global --- With Windows
                                  CE 2.0, you can now put Windows on color
                                  hand-helds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
                    Rick Dobson   Dynamic HTML Explained, Part III ---
                                  Data binding utilizes data source
                                  objects that can cache Web pages,
                                  speeding up Internet access  . . . . . . 43
                   Tom Thompson   A First Look at Rhapsody --- Apple's
                                  Rhapsody offers modern OS features, but
                                  the UI needs some work, and certain Mac
                                  technologies are missing . . . . . . . . 45
                      Paul Clip   IIOP: The Next HTTP? TCP/IP version of a
                                  messaging protocol enables client/server
                                  communications over the Net  . . . . . . 47
                Tom R. Halfhill   RISC Fights Back with the Mips R12000
                                  --- SGI tweaks its chip with better bus
                                  bandwidth, wider parallelism, and
                                  stronger emphasis on FP performance  . . 49
                     Dale Skeen   Enabling the Real-Time Enterprise --- A
                                  new communications infrastructure moves
                                  critical data through intranets at
                                  nearly real-time speed . . . . . . . . . 51
                      Anonymous   Standing on a Moving Platform  . . . . . 54
                      Anonymous   The Next Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
                      Anonymous   CPU Interface Wars . . . . . . . . . . . 58
             David S. Linthicum   Java Evolves: With solid standards and
                                  tools, Java is becoming important in
                                  enterprise and embedded development  . . 60--60
                      Anonymous   Centralized Management for Desktops  . . 63
                      Anonymous   Stop the Insanity  . . . . . . . . . . . 64
                      Anonymous   MultiWin Gets Its Audition . . . . . . . 66
                      Anonymous   Apple Plays a Rhapsody . . . . . . . . . 70
                      Anonymous   Extranets Reach the Spotlight  . . . . . 71
                      Anonymous   Serving Up Storage . . . . . . . . . . . 72
                      Anonymous   HTML Groupware . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
                      Anonymous   Memories of Things to Come . . . . . . . 74
                      Anonymous   Solving for the Year 2000  . . . . . . . 75
                      Anonymous   The Smartcard Invasion . . . . . . . . . 76
                      Anonymous   DVD Stands for DiVideD . . . . . . . . . 77
                      Anonymous   Broadband Goes Guerrilla . . . . . . . . 78
                      Anonymous   Dynamic HTML and Scriptlets Add Life . . 79
                      Anonymous   XML  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
                      Anonymous   Transacting On the Web . . . . . . . . . 81
                      Anonymous   The Next Internet  . . . . . . . . . . . 82
                      Anonymous   I Am Virus: Hear Me Roar . . . . . . . . 83
                      Anonymous   Gigabit Ethernet Gears Up  . . . . . . . 84
                      Anonymous   When Will E-Cash Jingle in Your
                                  E-Pocket?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
                      Anonymous   Call Control for the Rest of Us  . . . . 86
                      Anonymous   Getting the Message  . . . . . . . . . . 87
                      Anonymous   Actions on All Fronts  . . . . . . . . . 88
                      Anonymous   Wherefore Warehouse? The future of data
                                  mining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88NA1
                      Jon Udell   HTTP Authentication --- Worried that
                                  anyone can get into your site?
                                  Authentication is the answer, but not
                                  all Web servers do it the same . . . . . 89
                    Rich Grehan   More Java Persistence: A look at another
                                  Java-enable database reveals what's in
                                  store for you  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93--94
                      Anonymous   Baan Fires Up Rapid Deployment . . . . . 96C
                      Anonymous   Unix's Bum Rap . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96I
             Michelle Campanale   Eight Heavy-Hitting NT Workstations ---
                                  We stress-test 300-MHz PII workstations
                                  with the 440LX chip set  . . . . . . . . 98
                   William Wong   Nine Fax Programs to Serve the Internet
                                  --- We wring out nine fax servers for
                                  workgroups and the enterprise  . . . . . 108
                      Anonymous   Do You Hear What I Say? Dictation with
                                  continuous speech recognition  . . . . . 115
                   Peter Wayner   Making Java Development JSafe --- RSA's
                                  cryptographic toolkit targets Java as
                                  the platform of choice for secured
                                  Internet applications  . . . . . . . . . 117--117
                      Anonymous   Cable Modems Take the Early Lead ---
                                  Cable modems live up to their promise of
                                  high-speed access  . . . . . . . . . . . 119
                      Anonymous   Which Compiler Is Fastest? Our tests
                                  reveal surprising bugs and
                                  inefficiencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
                Jerry Pournelle   From the Workbench --- Jerry builds a
                                  new system that uses AMD's K6 MMX
                                  Enhanced chip  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
                      Anonymous   Index to Advertisers --- Alphabetical
                                  Order  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
                      Anonymous   What's New --- Wintel notebooks from a
                                  former Mac cloner, HP's Kayaks, NT
                                  clustering, Web commerce tools, and more
                                  new hardware and software  . . . . . . . 151
                      Anonymous   Pet Sounds --- New technology combines
                                  three of the most annoying things about
                                  modern life: car alarms, barking dogs,
                                  and cell phones  . . . . . . . . . . . . 156

Byte Magazine
Volume 23, Number 2, February, 1998

                      Anonymous   Editorial --- Coping with Change . . . . 14
                      Anonymous   Thin Clients for Windows . . . . . . . . 24
                      Anonymous   Speedier Server I/O  . . . . . . . . . . 28
                      Anonymous   Actual USB Devices . . . . . . . . . . . 32
                      Anonymous   DSL for Everyman . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
                      Anonymous   Software Building Blocks . . . . . . . . 40
                  Steve Gillmor   Productivity Software --- A Different
                                  Desktop for the Workplace --- Lotus'
                                  eSuite uses JavaBeans  . . . . . . . . . 41--41
                      Anonymous   High-Speed Desktops --- Three Vendors
                                  Make an Alpha Bet --- Alpha-powered PCs
                                  from Aspen, Polywell, and Tri-Star . . . 43
                      Anonymous   Performance Analyzers --- Profilers for
                                  a Component World --- NuMega's TrueTime
                                  and Rational's Visual Quantify find
                                  bottlenecks in Windows code  . . . . . . 46
                     Dale Skeen   Databases --- Real-Time Queries in the
                                  Enterprise --- New forms of persistent
                                  queries are necessary to handle live
                                  data as it speeds through a network  . . 47
                  Piroz Mohseni   Operating Systems --- Glasgow Enhances
                                  JavaBeans  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51--52
                      Paul Clip   Networks --- Java's Object-Oriented
                                  Communications --- Remote method
                                  invocation is a powerful mechanism that
                                  enables flexible and scalable
                                  distributed communications among Java
                                  programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53--54
                 Bill Moyer and   
                    John Arends   CPUs --- RISC Gets Small --- Motorola's
                                  MCore embedded RISC processor has
                                  low-power modes that enable
                                  battery-juiced products to run for
                                  longer time  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55--56
                Bob Friesenhahn   Programming --- Writing JavaScript
                                  Applications --- Some tricks for
                                  building useful applications, and some
                                  ways to get around this language's
                                  limitations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59--60
                Tom R. Halfhill   Disposable PCs: New technology,
                                  fragmenting standards, and a revolt
                                  against rapid obsolescence will
                                  radically change the PC landscape over
                                  the next two years. Are you ready? . . . 62
                      Anonymous   Jackpot at Comdex --- We check out the
                                  hundreds of new products at the big show
                                  in Vegas and pick the best . . . . . . . 77
               David S. Renshaw   Building Network Apps --- Making
                                  Components Portable with JavaBeans --- A
                                  key to integrated solutions across
                                  multiple platforms . . . . . . . . . . . 81--84, 86--88
                    Nigel Pende   Managing Data --- OLAP Omnipresent ---
                                  On-line analytical processing is popping
                                  up in spreadsheets, on the Web, and in
                                  other new locations  . . . . . . . . . . 88NA1
             Daniel P. Dern and   
                     Scott Mace   Network Integration --- The Internet
                                  Reinvented --- Changing the way
                                  researcher work and collaborate, newly
                                  minted high-speed networks will also
                                  benefit  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
                      Jon Udell   In Search of SSL Spidering --- Building
                                  tools that fetch and process secure
                                  pages teaches some painful lessons . . . 97
                    Rick Grehan   The Federated Database ---
                                  Objectivity/DB, a Java-based OODBMS
                                  Plus, Powersoft's component transaction
                                  server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101--102
                Michael Hurwicz   Swimming the Fibre Channel . . . . . . . 104C
                      Alan Joch   Sales with No Strings Attached . . . . . 104K
                   William Wong   Software --- Team-Building on the Fly
                                  --- We test ``teamware''- programs for
                                  building fast little workgroups across
                                  the Internet and across organizational
                                  boundaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
                    Russell Kay   Hardware --- 15 Disks Cover More Data
                                  Than Ever --- Platter clatter: We test
                                  gigabyte disk drives for workstations
                                  and servers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
                    Russell Kay   Storage --- Part I: 15 Disks Cover More
                                  Data Than Ever --- Platter clatter: We
                                  test gigabyte disk drives for
                                  workstations and servers . . . . . . . . 112
              Edmund X. DeJesus   Part II: Infinite Space --- Holograms,
                                  molecules, and atoms will be the
                                  components of tomorrow's storage
                                  technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
                      Anonymous   Middleware --- Publish and Subscribe
                                  Meets the Internet --- Pull out the old
                                  and push in the new with scalable
                                  publish/subscribe middleware for WANs
                                  and the Web  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
                      Anonymous   Workgroup Printer --- HP Makes an Even
                                  Better Impression --- The new LaserJet
                                  4000 delivers 1200 dpi, lets you manage
                                  more of the print process from your
                                  \ldots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
                      Anonymous   CAD Software --- CADzooks! What a Deal
                                  --- We test Visio's IntelliCAD, a
                                  heavy-duty but low-cost alternative to
                                  AutoCAD  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
                      Anonymous   To Cure a Failing Memory --- Jerry's
                                  unending quest for more storage space
                                  and RAM leads him into the thicket of
                                  disk and memory optimization . . . . . . 131
                      Anonymous   What's New --- Compaq's notebook,
                                  Philips' latest Velo, and Accent's
                                  translation software. Plus, IBM brings
                                  its ``giant MR'' technology to a desktop
                                  disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
                      Anonymous   Mail Call --- Readers respond to the big
                                  question: Besides Civilization, what is
                                  the Net the end of?  . . . . . . . . . . 160

Byte Magazine
Volume 23, Number 3, March, 1998

                    Robert Fink   Network integration --- Boning Up on
                                  IPv6 --- The 6bone global test bed will
                                  become the new Internet  . . . . . . . . {96NA-3}-{96NA-8}
                      Anonymous   Pentium II in '98  . . . . . . . . . . . 24
                Tom R. Halfhill   Survey Reveals Java Adoption Plans . . . 26, 30
                      Anonymous   Dual Analog Routers  . . . . . . . . . . 32
                      Anonymous   GartnerGroup Report on ERP Software  . . 34
                      Anonymous   Wanted: Programmers  . . . . . . . . . . 40
                      Anonymous   PENTIUM II PCs --- Shooting the Rapids
                                  at 333 MHz --- we test new systems from
                                  Compaq and HP  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
                      Anonymous   Remote Terminal Server --- Terminal
                                  Compromises --- Windows-Based Terminal
                                  Server: a leap forward or a step back in
                                  time?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
                      Anonymous   NetWare Enters the Nineties --- Netware
                                  5 makes it easy to use TCP/IP for all
                                  network client communications  . . . . . 44
                  Tom Whittaker   An OS for Information Appliances ---
                                  Sun's Software Suite is a scalable set
                                  of OS and application components for
                                  hand-held and embedded devices . . . . . 45
                      Paul Clip   DCOM: Microsoft Enhances DCE --- The
                                  Distributed Component Object Model is an
                                  object-oriented RPC architecture that's
                                  built on standards, yet it's extensible  47
               Reynaldo Archide   A Flexible CPU for Digital Cameras ---
                                  The MIPS processor architecture offers
                                  ways to extend computing power for
                                  custom applications. LSI Logic used it   49
                  David Orchard   Better Performance with Exceptions in
                                  Java --- You can use the language's
                                  runtime error checking to improve a
                                  program's performance  . . . . . . . . . 53--54
                   Daniel Evans   The OQL Standard Emerges --- Object
                                  Query Language offers a good solution
                                  for complex data management and
                                  distributed object computing . . . . . . 55
                 Scott Mace and   
                  Udo Flohr and   
                Rick Dobson and   
                    Tony Graham   Weaving a Better Web --- The Web is
                                  falling apart due to HTML's lack of
                                  essential features. But help is on the
                                  way  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
                     Bill Gates   VBA and COM --- Gates discusses his view
                                  of the future of application
                                  programmability  . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
                  Dick Pountain   TeraFLOPS Power --- Big problem to
                                  solve? First you get 9000 Pentium chips  73
                   Tom Thompson   Writing for Rhapsody --- Apple's latest
                                  OS offers a rich set of object-oriented
                                  frameworks for rapidly building GUI
                                  applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
                  Joe Celko and   
                   Jackie Celko   Stored Procedures: Threat or Menace? ---
                                  Stored procedures are fine --- if you
                                  want to produce slow code  . . . . . . . 87
                  Dick Pountain   Amending Moore's Law --- Technology,
                                  finance, and physical law may force chip
                                  transistor density to level off  . . . . 91
                      Anonymous   Perl and Apache --- Apache's embedded
                                  Perl interpreter, mod-perl, integrates
                                  Web services with scripting  . . . . . . 97
                    Rich Grehan   Object Marries Relational --- Ardent's
                                  Java Relational Binding turns a
                                  relational database into a Java
                                  object-oriented database management
                                  system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101--102
                      Anonymous   Microsoft's Data-Acces Directions --- A
                                  practical look at the giant's strategy   104K
                      Anonymous   Storing Smart Saves Space --- HSM moves
                                  little-used data where it belongs:
                                  elsewhere  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104C
                      Anonymous   Multicast Offers Bandwidth Salvation ---
                                  Three for data broadcasting  . . . . . . 121
                      Anonymous   If You Build It, Will They Come? ---
                                  Sitara rewrites TCP  . . . . . . . . . . 125
                      Anonymous   Novell's New Directory Direction ---
                                  With NDS for NT, Novell tries to solve a
                                  big problem  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
                      Anonymous   OfficeMac: Worth Revisiting in 98 ---
                                  Microsoft restores Mac/Windows file
                                  compatibility  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
                      Anonymous   Doing Something About Microsoft ---
                                  Jerry has some ideas about how to
                                  resolve the Microsoft/Justice flap.
                                  Plus, another encounter with Plug and No
                                  Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
                      Anonymous   Previews of a new Toshiba Satellite and
                                  Softimage's Digital Studio . . . . . . . 153
                      Anonymous   Get to the Point --- A product to end
                                  voice-mail hemming and hawing  . . . . . 158

Byte Magazine
Volume 23, Number 4, April, 1998

                      Anonymous   New Notes and Domino . . . . . . . . . . 24
                      Anonymous   What's Up with Tape? . . . . . . . . . . 26
                      Anonymous   PowerPC: 400 MHz in '98  . . . . . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   GartnerGroup on Remote Access and the
                                  Net  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
                      Anonymous   E-Commerce Strategy  . . . . . . . . . . 40
                      Anonymous   Pretty Thin, Very Wide --- Gateway's
                                  Solo 5100  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
                      Anonymous   Giant Heads, Monster Drives --- IBM's
                                  GMR drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
                      Anonymous   Your Brain in Software --- Natrificial's
                                  The Brain  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
                      Anonymous   JavaSoft Rides Again --- A peek at the
                                  highlights of the upcoming JDK 1.2 . . . 46
                   David Wilner   120's OS Evolves . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
                   Randy Sartin   HP JetSend: Off-the-Cuff Communications  49
                Tom R. Halfhill   IBM's Powerhouse Chip  . . . . . . . . . 51
                    Rick Dobson   Scriptlets Simplified  . . . . . . . . . 55
                     Bob Breton   Reliable Data Replication  . . . . . . . 57
                Tom R. Halfhill   Today's PCs are the most crash-prone
                                  computers ever built Here's why, and
                                  here's how you can make yours more
                                  reliable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
                   Mike Hurwicz   Behind the Benchmarks --- Can you really
                                  believe those test results the vendor
                                  gave you?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
                     Scott Mace   Commodity Clusters --- The Virtual
                                  Interface Architecture will tie together
                                  clusters from multiple vendors . . . . . 87
            Michael Stonebraker   Betting on ORDBMS --- Informix's CTO
                                  analyzes the capabilities of
                                  object-relational databases in
                                  line-of-business applications  . . . . . 91
                    Rick Dobson   Scriptlets to Energize Your Site ---
                                  This technology could have major impact
                                  on Web developers and their clients. We
                                  look at its strengths and weaknesses . . 96NA1, 96NA4, 96NA6
              George A. Stewart   Prophetable Software --- Business
                                  forecasting software is using new ideas
                                  in statistics to improve the bottom line 97
                      Jon Udell   Securing Mail and News . . . . . . . . . 105
                    Rick Grehan   Small Footprint, Will Travel . . . . . . 109
                      Anonymous   Help Desks Make the Web Connection ---
                                  Web-based customer service can lower
                                  costs and improve response . . . . . . . 112K
                      Anonymous   Smartcard Invasion Continues ---
                                  Security applications will be the
                                  spearhead for these ``credit cards with
                                  brains.''  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112C
                    Barry Nance   Jasmine Challenges Traditional Databases 129
                      Tom Yager   Sun Makes a Desktop Gamble . . . . . . . 131
                    Tom Shafron   Slip into Silverstream's Web App
                                  Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
                Jerry Pournelle   Good Enough Is Good Enough . . . . . . . 135
                      Anonymous   Editorial Index by Company . . . . . . . 162
                      Anonymous   Sony's 3-pound notebook, Dell's speedy
                                  PII desktops, and Compaq's 5-pound
                                  Armada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
                      Anonymous   Quality Problems --- An unlikely new use
                                  for toothpaste and a call for Ugly Tech
                                  Building photos  . . . . . . . . . . . . 168

Byte Magazine
Volume 23, Number 5, May, 1998

               Dave Andrews and   
                   Jason Krause   More PC Power to go: Intel's new mobile
                                  processor brings Pentium II power to
                                  portable PCs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--24
                   Jason Krause   Unixes for Merced  . . . . . . . . . . . 25--26
                      Dan Coyle   Security for Your Eyes Only:
                                  Iris-Scanning Security . . . . . . . . . 26, 30
                 Eugene Mondrus   How to Build an Electronic Store Fast    32, 36
             Michael Gartenberg   Gartnergroup Report: Win 98 or NT for
                                  the PC Desktop? It Depends . . . . . . . 38--38
                  Steve Gillmor   Java for Windows: Microsoft's Visual J++
                                  6.0 ties Java ever more tightly into the
                                  Windows platform . . . . . . . . . . . . 41--41
                       David Em   3D Labs Puts a Glint in Graphics World's
                                  Eye: The first single-chip geometry and
                                  lighting processor, 3D Lab's Glint GMX
                                  2000 screams on Windows NT . . . . . . . 42--42
                    Barry Nance   Unix Gears Up for Merced. SCO's new
                                  UnixWare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45--45
                 Gary Monti and   
                      John Clay   SMS: Ready for NT 5.0: Microsoft SMS
                                  (Systems Management Server) 2.0 has
                                  better inventorying and distribution,
                                  but upgrading might be tricky  . . . . . 46--46
                   Robert Krten   A Tiny OS That Scales Up: QNX/Neutrino
                                  is a microkernel-based OS suitable for
                                  embedded applications. It can also be
                                  scaled up for bigger jobs  . . . . . . . 47--48
                James Kempf and   
                Charles Perkins   What's Your Service? The new Service
                                  Location Protocol enables computers to
                                  automatically locate and use resources
                                  on the network . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
                Susan Shimshock   ColdFire Revisited: Motorola's
                                  third-generation embedded processor
                                  boosts performance with a RISC core  . . 51
                      Paul Clip   Servlets: CGI the Java Way: These
                                  server-oriented Java classes offer
                                  better performance than CGI programs.
                                  They bring system-independence, too  . . 55--56
                       Tony Cox   Using Perl with Databases: For a Unix
                                  shop, getting a Windows database
                                  connected to the Web need not be an
                                  expensive and time-consuming task  . . . 57
                Tom R. Halfhill   How to Soup Up Java: Part 1: The rap on
                                  Java is that it's too slow. Proponents
                                  are inventing ways to speed it up,
                                  including better compilers . . . . . . . 60--64, 66, 68, 70, 72, 74
                   Peter Wayner   How to Soup Up Java, Part II: Nine
                                  Recipes for East, Easy Java: A Maturing
                                  Java brings a wide variety of
                                  programming solutions to developers  . . 76--80
                    Russell Kay   Computers to Go: What to expect in the
                                  future of portable computing . . . . . . 80
                      Ken Rudin   When Parallel Lines Meet: Parallel
                                  databases can wring the best performance
                                  out of parallel processing hardware  . . 81
                     Scott Mace   Breaking Bandwidth Bottlenecks:
                                  Management tools can prioritize traffic,
                                  guarantee bandwidth, and cache data
                                  closer to users  . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
                 Bruce Schneier   The Crypto Bomb Is Ticking: Cracking
                                  encryption gets easier as computers get
                                  faster and cheaper. Now what?  . . . . . 97
                      Jon Udell   Deploying Effective HTML Forms: 10 tips
                                  for creating the best Web forms you can  103
                    Rick Grehan   TopLink Bridges Two Worlds: A pure Java
                                  object-relational database system maps
                                  Java objects to relational databases . . 107--108
                      Udo Flohr   The Smallest Components: Deep inside
                                  IBM's R&D labs, the future of computing
                                  looks nanomechanical and optical . . . . 111
                Karen Watterson   The road to a Universal Repository:
                                  Components technology heats up an old
                                  idea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112S
                Michael Hurwicz   Cracker Tracking: Tighter Security with
                                  Intrusion Detection  . . . . . . . . . . 112C, 112D, 112F, 112H, 112J
                      Alan Joch   IDBC's Growing Pains: Java Database
                                  Connectivity: Developers need more than
                                  promises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112M, 112N, 112P
                     Dan Tanner   333-MHz Pentium IIs: Slow-Bus Swan Song:
                                  We test 19 NT workstations powered by
                                  Intel's Deschutes processor  . . . . . . 114
               Robert L. Hummel   Cheap PCs: Bargain or Blunder? They cost
                                  less than a grand: are they worth it?    125
                   William Wong   Remote-Control Registry: Key Vision
                                  removes a lot of the hassle and lets you
                                  manage Windows 95 and NT registries from
                                  afar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
             Michelle Campanale   Remote Access for Short Attention Spans:
                                  We check out Covad's TeleSpeed ADSL
                                  service  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
                Jerry Pournelle   Four Ways to More Storage: Jerry tests
                                  five methods to increase storage, from
                                  adding disk drives, to RAID, to digital
                                  video  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
                      Anonymous   Index to Advertisers: Alphabetical Order 152
                      Anonymous   Editorial Index by Company . . . . . . . 154
               Robert L. Hummel   Big backup on a budget, image editing
                                  tools, easy Web access, and PA-RISC
                                  notebooks  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
                  Marc Abrahams   The Click of Doom: A Delete key that
                                  could save civilization and sanity . . . 160--160

Byte Magazine
Volume 23, Number 6, June, 1998

                      Anonymous   Intel's Low-Cost CPU . . . . . . . . . . 24
                      Anonymous   Byte's Best of CeBIT . . . . . . . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   GartnerGroup Report: Firewalls . . . . . 34
                      Anonymous   Voice-Mail Purgatory . . . . . . . . . . 34
                      Anonymous   Detecting Hackers  . . . . . . . . . . . 40
                      Anonymous   Visual InterDev Grows Up Fast ---
                                  Microsoft's RAD Web tool . . . . . . . . 41
                      Anonymous   SmartSuite Heads for the Millennium ---
                                  Lotus adds Web technology  . . . . . . . 42
                      Anonymous   Qube Is Convenience Squared --- Services
                                  for small LANs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
                      Anonymous   A Portable Device for
                                  PBX(a)Home-EXTender lets phones roam . . 48
                    Dinesh Dutt   Bringing Quality of Service to IP  . . . 49
                       Tony Cox   MkLinux: Linux for the Power Mac . . . . 51
                     Osman Khan   TriMedia Powers a Videophone . . . . . . 57
                 John Dreystadt   Storing Java in a Relational Database    61
                      Anonymous   Win98 roadmap  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
                      Ron Fryer   Data-Warehouse Scalability . . . . . . . 63
                John Montgomery   Win98 roadmap  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
                Tom R. Halfhill   Inside IA-64 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81--88
              Cameron Laird and   
                 Kathryn Soraiz   Get a Grip on Scripts  . . . . . . . . . 89
               Marcus Ranum and   
                     Scott Mace   Finding Your Firewall  . . . . . . . . . 96
                Karen Watterson   Part I: Enterprise Databases Battle On   97
                    Barry Nance   Part II: Relations with Your Data  . . . 100
                    Barry Nance   Relations with Your Data . . . . . . . . 100
                      Jon Udell   Local Web Servers  . . . . . . . . . . . 105
                    Rick Grehan   Rapid Java Development . . . . . . . . . 109
                      Udo Flohr   Quantum Leaps  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
                      Anonymous   Buyer's Guide  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112K
                      Anonymous   Hackers in White Hats  . . . . . . . . . 112O
                      Anonymous   Sweet Dreams with Embedded Databases . . 112C
               Robert L. Hummel   Eight-Way Servers Race for the NT Prize  114
                      Anonymous   A Pentium II Notebook That Talks to You:
                                  Digital's HiNote VP 765  . . . . . . . . 122
                      Anonymous   Is That Really You?: Nuance Verifier
                                  knows  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
                      Anonymous   C++ Forever!: Borland's C++ Builder 3    124
                      Anonymous   100-MHz: A System Bus for Tomorrow: PIIs
                                  ride a faster bus  . . . . . . . . . . . 125
                      Anonymous   A ``Box'' Designed for Manageability:
                                  Toshiba's Equium 7000S . . . . . . . . . 128
                Jerry Pournelle   A Smarter Windows 95 . . . . . . . . . . 129
                      Anonymous   What's new: HP's multifunction machine,
                                  Photoshop 5, graphics accelerators,
                                  do-it-yourself G3 Mac upgrades, PII
                                  servers, and lots of development tools   155
                  Marc Abrahams   An experimental lecture hall and
                                  software for the next celebrity requiem  160

Byte Magazine
Volume 23, Number 7, July, 1998

                      Anonymous   Editorial  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
                      Anonymous   Better Notebook Screens  . . . . . . . . 20
                      Anonymous   VPNs for Small Businesses  . . . . . . . 21
                      Anonymous   Windows: Fast Ink-Jet Takes on Lasers    24
                      Anonymous   MMX Alternatives . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
                      Anonymous   GartnerGroup Report  . . . . . . . . . . 28
                      Anonymous   Networks: Windows Terminal Server Gets a
                                  Hand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   A Perl for Web Developers  . . . . . . . 30
                      Anonymous   Windows Terminal Server Gets a Hand  . . 30
                      Anonymous   Future Office  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
                      Anonymous   Groupware: Browsing Through Notes  . . . 33
                      Anonymous   V.90 Modem Sets a Standard . . . . . . . 37
                      Anonymous   Backup Software: Network Backup That
                                  Users Will Like  . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
                Bob Friesenhahn   Operating Systems: Real Time Goes
                                  Mainstream. New additions to the Post    39
              William Stallings   Networks: S/MIME E-mail Gets Secure  . . 41
                   Tom Thompson   CPUs: PowerPC Does Blazing Vector  . . . 43
                    Rick Dobson   Programming ECMAScript: The Holy
                                  Standard?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
                    John Fomook   Databases: Moving Mission-Critical Apps
                                  to the Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
                      Anonymous   Databases Year 2000 Survival Guide . . . 52
                      Anonymous   Managing PC Costs  . . . . . . . . . . . 65
                      Anonymous   DSL's Devilish Details . . . . . . . . . 72
                      Anonymous   Web Project  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
                      Anonymous   Inprise's JBuilder: Take 2 . . . . . . . 85
                      Anonymous   Computers with Attitude  . . . . . . . . 87
                      Anonymous   Thin's In: 20 LCD Monitors for Your
                                  Desktop  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
                      Anonymous   When Push Comes to Serve . . . . . . . . 98
         Michelle Campanale and   
                    David Essex   Hand-held PCs: Computing Out of Your
                                  Palm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
                   Tom Thompson   Mac Notebook: The Most Powerful Notebook 107
                    Barry Nance   Workgroup Server: A Server with Headroom 110
                      Anonymous   The Days of Ninety-Eight . . . . . . . . 111
                      Anonymous   Editorial Index (by Company) . . . . . . 138
                      Anonymous   IBM's ThinkPad 600, monster
                                  workstations, a funky desktop machine,
                                  simple drawing software, and a
                                  translation tool for Web sites . . . . . 139
                  Marc Abrahams   A mouse that uses satellite technology,
                                  and lessons in high tolerance  . . . . . 144