First Production Version of OSF/1 Offered

Digital Equipment Asia has become the first vendor in the industry to offer a production version of the open software foundation — OSF/1 operating system as a deliverable product. Digital is offering the technologies employed in Open Software Foundation Distributed Computing Environment (DEC OSF/ 1) to the Santa Cruz Operation (SCO) to be included in [...]

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Chip revolution no flash in the pan

A personal computer 1.3 centimeters thick, 250 grams in weight and $ 100 in price is one of the goals of a trans-Pacific partnership forged last week to exploit the latest thing memory chips. The chips are railed “flash memories” and advocates say they will soon replace disc drives as well as conventional memory chips [...]

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WHERE MIGHTY MICROSOFT IS VULNERABLE

OPERATING SYSTEMS MS-DOS is still used on 90% of IBM PC-compatibles. But DR DOS is doing better since Digital Research was bought by Novell. IBM’s OS/2, aimed at high-end applications, is expected to get to market many months before Microsoft’s own top-end New Technology package. VVORD PROCESSING Microsoft’s Word for Windows had the market virtually [...]

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Multimedia technology to be cornerstone of tomorrow’s PC

It’s a rainy morning in May 1994. Still cursing the traffic, a user rushes into his cube, flips on his PC and hits the space bar to quickly bypass the PC’s lest of its 12M bytes of RAM. The 19-inch color monitor springs to life. An icon of a tape recorder begins rewinding as the [...]

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IBM Unveils New RS/6000 Models

In the largest RISC System/6000 (RS/6000) unveiling since the introduction of the product line, IBM launched five new models that include two mid range and one high-end workstations. It also made a big splash in the crowded pool of low-end Unix workstations with the unveiling of three new models in the $5,000 to $10,000 price [...]

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Birth of a Software: GIS

posted in 1992 (Computer Jagat) Birth of a Software: GIS — Zaved Iqbal DataBases are complicated things. They scare the typical end-user: Words like RDBMS & SQL are not everybody’s cup of tea. So database designers try to make programs as user-friendly as possible. The result is windows, Mac-OS, GUI. Now lets try to put [...]

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Epson Officials Visit Dhaka

published in 1992 (Computer Jagat) Computer technology is fast developing in all countries in Asia. Bangladesh also should develop in this field. While visiting Dhaka two managing directors of Epson recently said that the development that has taken place in Dhaka as far as new offices, roads, business centers etc. are concerned make them optimistic [...]

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Oracle broadcasts data in cells

Published in 1992 (Computer Jagat) McCaw Cellular Communications and Oracle Systems Corp. have signed agreements to develop jointly and test new high-speed data broadcasting technology that promises major cost and performance benefits. It is to be based on a cellular system, which is to be tested in the Seattle, USA, area during the first quarter [...]

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IBM tools up Arabic for OS/2 applications

IBM is busy building Arabic solutions into OS/2. It has developed an Arabic Toolkit for OS/2 Presentation Manager that provides Arabic services on both the user and the programmer level. With the help of Arabic Toolkit, Arabic users will be able to enter, edit and display bilingual text through an intuitive user interface. The toolkit [...]

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