Novell DOS

Novell DOS

(operating system, product)
Novell's fully compatible alternative to MS-DOS. It is intended as an operating system for workstations on Novell networks. It features enhanced memory management that moves the operating system, network drivers, and memory-resident programs (TSRs) out of conventional memory on all systems with an Intel 80286 or later processor and extended memory or expanded memory. It supports preemptive multitasking and peer-to-peer networking using the same DOS Requester and VLMs for a "common client" with native Novell NetWare.

A data compression utility effectively doubles storage capacity of the hard disk. It supports disk defragmentation, a read/write disk cache for better performance of both DOS and Microsoft Windows application programs. An undelete utility recovers erased files, even on network drives. It has a complete on-line reference guide, command help, and menu-driven install and setup utilities for easy configuration changes.

Novell DOS has internal and external commands like MS-DOS. The following commands have been significantly enhanced in Novell DOS: CHKDSK, DISKCOPY, HELP, MEM, REPLACE, UNDELETE, and XCOPY. Novell DOS also includes many new commands such as XDIR, CURSOR, XDEL, TOUCH, SCRIPT, and RENDIR.

Version: 7.

Novell DOS

The name Novell gave to DR-DOS after it acquired it from Digital Research in 1991. Novell added NetWare client support to the product and released it as Novell DOS 7 in 1994. It was later dropped from the product line and then sold to Caldera. See DR-DOS and Caldera.
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However, Novell hopes to attract a broader range of users to the new release, known as Novell DOS 7, with such features as peer networking, improved memory management and multitasking - a first for DOS.

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