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What Is an NOS?

A network operating system is software that imparts special capabilities to a computer. These capabilities revolve around the fact that the configuration of the computer with an NOS makes that computer a server (a server being a computer that can “serve up” resources to computers requesting them). The NOS, in effect, makes the server the control center for all requests made by client computers as they attempt to access resources on the LAN.

Network operating systems have changed a great deal in the last 15 years. Early NOS platforms were basically designed to supply file and print services to users. This meant that deploying other server types, such as Web servers and application servers, meant you had to place a number of single-service servers on the network.


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