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An Overview of the NetWare Operating System

Drew Major
Greg Minshall
Kyle Powell
Novell, Inc.


The NetWare operating system is designed specifically to provide service to clients over a computer network. This design has resulted in a system that differs in several respects from more general-purpose operating systems. In addition to highlighting the design decisions that have led to these differences, this paper provides an overview of the NetWare operating system, with a detailed description of its kernel and its software-based approach to fault tolerance.

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