LANtastic


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LANtastic

(networking, product)
A trademarked name for numerous products of Artisoft, Inc..

LANtastic

A legacy peer-to-peer LAN operating system for DOS, Windows and OS/2 from Linktivity, Tucson, AZ (www.linktivity.com). It supports Ethernet, ARCNET and Token Ring adapters as well as its own twisted-pair adapter at 2 Mbps. LANtastic was popular in the DOS world and in mixed DOS and early Windows environments. Although LANtastic may still be purchased, Linktivity has ceased further development of the product.

Originally developed by Artisoft, Inc., the company was acquired by SpartaCom Technologies in 2000, briefly renamed Converging Technologies and acquired soon after by Inter-Tel, parent of Linktivity. See CorStream.
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Tripp-Lite cumplia 10 anos en Mexico, Artisoft lanzaba LANtastic 8 y el mercado de mayoreo era dominado por CHS, Dataflux, Ingram Dicom, Mexmal y MPS.
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Powell trimmed the networking cost by choosing a LANtastic peer-to-peer WIN95 CAT5 network, which eliminated the need to upgrade the school's new PCs.
However, if you're absolutely opposed to Win 95, products such as Artisoft's LANtastic will enable Win 3.
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Proxim supports the following operating systems: Netware, Vines, LANtastic and several versions of Microsoft Windows.
Until Windows 95, he ran his 12 computers under a DOS-only, LANtastic network.
The last of the problem applications include Artisoft's LANtastic, versions of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Lotus cc:Mail, Corel's CorelDraw, Novell WordPerfect and Quarto Pro, and Symantec PC Anywhere.
I visited this page right after Windows 95 had been released so the "headlines" on the page were links to information on LANtastic and Windows 95.
As PC computing power continued to double every 18 months and the cost decreased, the hardware limitations subsided even in firms continuing to run DOS over networks such as Novell or LANtastic.
Novell/WordPerfect is the most popular networking environment in today's law office, although smaller firms may do better with Lantastic or Windows for Workgroups.
Major LANs (local area networks), including Novell and LANtastic, are supported for remote file and printer access.