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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However, if you're absolutely opposed to Win 95, products such as Artisoft's LANtastic will enable Win 3.
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.
The only product that seriously competed with Novell was LANtastic, a system designed for a smaller office; it was used by 23% of very small CPA offices.
0 works with Windows NT/2000, Novell Netware, Solaris, Linux, Lantastic and other network file servers and supports IPX/SPX, TCP/IP and NETBUI protocols and works on LAN, WAN, RAS, VPN and wireless connections.
Universal Network Loader works on all networks that can push DOS/Windows files to clients at login, including Windows NT, LANtastic, Novell, Banyan vines and CBIS Networks.
The remainder of the market was shared by LANtastic, Bayan VINES and a handful of proprietary programs.
1 and above, Unix and Linux, including systems with existing Netware and Lantastic network connections.
Artisoft and LANtastic are registered trademarks, and i.
Exhibit 3, page 79, compares the costs of configuring four types of multiuser computing environments: a VM/386 DOS-based shared-processor system (see the sidebar titled "A Gaggle of Operating Systems," below), a Unix shared processor, a LANtastic DOS-based peer-to-peer network and a Novell DOS-based dedicated-server local area network (LAN).
Add a Windows NT Server to Your LANtastic Network -
Novell's Netware Lite and Artisoft's LANtastic are two of the most popular peer-to-peer networks.
He was also Vice-President of Engineering for Artisoft (Nasdaq:ASFT) from 1991-92 and was responsible for all product design, development, test and management activities for the makers of LANtastic which at that time was the leading LAN product for small and medium sized businesses and was consistently the winner of the highly coveted PC Magazine Editor's Choice award for its product category.