operating system, product
Novell's fully compatible alternative to MS-DOS
. It is intended as an operating system
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.