Network Operating System (NOS)

A network operating system (NOS) is a computer operating system system that is designed primarily to support workstation, personal computer, and, in some instances, older terminal that are connected on a local area network (LAN). Here are some examples of network operating systems:

  • Artisoft’s LANtastic
  • Banyan VINES
  • Novell’s NetWare
  • Microsoft’s LAN Manager

In addition, some multi-purpose operating systems, such as Windows NT and Digital’s OpenVMS come with capabilities that enable them to be described as a network operating system. A network operating system provides printer sharing, common file system and database sharing, application sharing, and the ability to manage a network name directory, security, and other housekeeping aspects of a network.

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