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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Source code for proprietary third-party components of Novell DOS 7 will
build upon its predecessors (CP/M DR DOS and Novell DOS 7) by adding
Novell Personal NetWare(TM), bug fixes to Novell DOS 7 and additional
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.
16 /PRNewswire/ -- Novell (Nasdaq: NOVL) today announced that as of February 1, 1996, the company will no longer provide Novell DOS 7(TM) and DR DOS users with Classic Service, the company's complimentary, direct telephone support.
Novell previously announced that it will no longer enhance or modify the Novell DOS 7 and DR DOS products, both of which are no longer available on Novell's price list.
In addition to Priority Service, Novell DOS 7 and DR DOS customers can continue to receive complimentary technical support through Novell's electronic services, including:
Helix's technology operate with all major memory managers, including MS-DOS and Novell DOS, NETROOM, QEMM, and 386MAX.
The development of Novell DOS 7 and Personal NetWare fit the package we meant to deliver.
The close working relationship between Novell and ZDS in building an innovative desktop workgroup computing product has resulted in a tremendous benefit to our customers, because the Z-STOR Personal Server ships with Novell DOS 7 and Personal NetWare pre-installed and pre-configured," said Richard King, general manager and executive vice president of Novell's NetWare Systems Group.

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