Re: NOS with its own OS? (fwd)
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: NOS with its own OS? (fwd)
- From: email@example.com (Alan Cox)
- Date: Tue, 31 Jan 1995 15:28:35 +0000 (GMT)
> Hey, for the most part, NOS _is_ its own O/S. After all, DOS is just a
> non-reentrant program loader with a primitive file system and a handful of
> API calls of its own. NOS does most of the work by itself.
> It is only one step removed from Netware (server NOS), which I understand is
> booted from DOS but then denies that DOS is even present.
I can boot Unix from DOS too. There is a big difference, the existing KA9Q
sits on top of the BIOS and DOS services - good for size, good for compatibility
bad for performance (non re-entrant). Netware is a standalone system apart from