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A cable used to connect two computers together for file transfer. Prior to USB, laplink cables were serial cables, technically "null modem cables," but often called Laplink cables due to the popularity of the Laplink program. The serial Laplink cable simulates two telephone modems, crossing the receiving line with the sending line. Laplink Software, Inc. also offers parallel and USB cables for direct connection between two machines. See Laplink.
A file transfer program for Windows from Laplink Software, Inc., Bellevue, WA (www.laplink.com). This veteran product, first introduced in 1987 and noted for its ease of use, has been so widely used that people often refer to "laplinking" as a general term for file transfer. Laplink 2000 was the first version of the software to provide file transfer over the Internet. Earlier versions supported transfer between PCs and Macs. Laplink.com was formerly Traveling Software, Inc. See Laplink cable and how to transfer a file.
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