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network operating system

network operating system in Technology

operating system
(NOS) The operating system on Control Data Corporation's Cyber Computer.

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"?]

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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