Internet touted as global catalyst.
- INET '95 conference attendees elected a new
president for the Internet Society, pondered
Internet security, and heard updates from
developing countries on why Internet access
is difficult or illegal. (3,500 words,
- A better Wabi, SunPC.
- SunSoft improved its PC integration hardware and software in
announcements promising a quicker SBus coprocessor and a more
- UltraSPARC: Coming soon.
- Long the performance laggard in the CPU foot-race, Sun's UltraSPARC
processor promises to gain a lap or two on the competition.
- Should you worry about the RAM shortage?
- Although it has not yet resulted in higher prices for consumers,
there are shortages of crucial computer components.
- Sun hails "virtual companies."
- Last month's "Insights" conference in San Francisco reinforced Sun
Microsystems Inc.'s vision of the virtual company as a key segment of
its future customer base.
- All the SPARC and Solaris-related new products that are fit to print.
(more than 4 new entries!)
- Java: The inside story
By Michael O'Connell
- When a handful of SunLabs engineers started work on what's become Java, none imagined it would appear in a graphical Internet browser. In fact,
such browsers didn't even exist! We reveal what Java was meant to be,
its development, and what its future holds.
- Configuration management tools comparison
By Dave St. Clair
- A comparative review of two popular CM tools. Includes sidebars on installing and using each tool, a brief look at a low-cost
competitor, and a comprehensive list of rival Unix software.
- Internet access provider benchmark proposed
By Neal Nelson & Barry D. Bowen
- The creator of an Internet access provider performance
benchmark discusses its genesis, value, strengths, and
weaknesses. Includes sidebars on technical issues and vendor
- Women in engineering
By Kaitlin Duck Sherwood
- A pointed but humorous survival guide for women in
engineering or any other male-dominated business.
Male readers will appreciate the perspectives, too (at least
these male editors did).
by Peter Galvin
- New! Galvin introduces the column stating it will be a mix
of ageless advice and timely tips on today's issues. Includes
a reader questionnaire.
by Hal Stern
- With a clever and practical example, Hal shows how system
administrators can use SCCS to control critical system files.
Replete with code samples and discussions of undocumented features.
by Bill Rosenblatt
- Bill peels back Microsoft's marketing hype surrounding its SQL
Server 6.0 database and finds impressive technology and the
reasons behind its impressive performance claims. He also
uncovers a proprietary package worthy of IBM.
- Unix Enterprise
by Harris Kern and Randy Johnson
- Harris and Randy describe how Sun has extended the "glass house"
concept over networks to include remote "glass closets."
- Career Adviser
by Edgar Saadi
- Readers write, and recruiter Saadi answers. This month, a
programmer knows the job he wants, but not how to get there,
and a job seeker wants to know how to appear interested, but
- PC Connectivity
by Rawn Shah
- Why are network managers hearing so much about Winsock 2.0?
For one, it promises to make life much easier for developers
and users, who struggle daily interconnecting PCs on LANs.
Second, it promises simultaneous connectivity, a feat tricky
with today's Winsock.