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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Address 1157 Executive Circle, 865F Cotting Lane, Suite D, Cary, Vacaville, CA 95688 NC 27511 [12] Years in 15 years 9 years business Operating Windows Windows system Network Windows, Novell Novell, LANtastic software and LANtastic and Banyan [12] Number of > 400 Will not disclose packages sold [20] Cost $200 to $400 $2,000 to $3,000 per module per module [20] Typical cost $795 $9,000 for one user: G/L, A/R and A/P Contact www.araize.com www.mirasoft-inc.com information Product Fund E-Z FundWare 7 Vendor Fund E-Z American Development Corp.
Examples of this type of network might be Windows 98 or LANtastic. Peer-to-peer networks are typically most common in smaller property management companies with fewer employees.
The D-Link DMF-560TX 10/100Mb combo PC Card and Modem provides easy installation and configuration for Windows 95, Windows 98 and adapts to a wide variety of Network Operating Systems including NetWare 3.x, 4.x, 5.x, ODI driver; NetWare Lite, Personal; Windows NT workstation, server; Windows for Workgroups; Windows 95; Windows 98; LAN Manager 2.x; IBM LAN Server; IBM PC LAN Support Program; FTP PC/TCP; SCO TCP/IP for Unix 1.2x; AT&T Unix; Sun PC-NFS; WIN/TCP Pathway Access; Banyan VINES; DEC Pathworks 4.0, 5.x, 6.x; Artisoft LANtastic; D-Link TCP/IP for DOS; NDIS 2.0, 3.1; Packet driver for Winsock.
A 1995 review indeed regarded 20 US software products which included CP/M 2.0, VisiCalc, WordStar, dbase II, AutoCAD, Lotus 1-2-3, DOS 2.0, Novell Netware, Unix System V, Mac OS and System 7, PageMaker, LANtastic, Adobe Type, Lotus Notes 3.0 ...
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.x machines to peer network.
The index can be networked using a number of networking solutions including Optinet, CDNet, SCSI Express, CorelSCSI, Discport, and LANtastic. Some knowledge of DOS or text editor is also required.
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.
Multiuser versions can operate under Novell, NetWare, Artisoft, LANtastic, and Windows NT servers.