network operating system

<networking, operating system> (NOS) An operating system which includes software to communicate with other computers via a network. This allows resources such as files, application programs, and printers to be shared between computers.

Examples are Berkeley Software Distribution Unix, Novell, LAntastic, MS LAN Manager.

[Is there a specific OS called "Network Operating System"?]

Last updated: 2001-03-13

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Network Node Interface « network number « Network Operating System « network operating system » Network Operations Center » network operator » network redirector