Network operating systems (NOSs) are OSs that exist mostly or fully for, which main reason for being, is to facilitate networking, between two or more computers, to operate and improve networks, with non-trivial networking (e.g., routing) included and/or built in, which need not be added later, and make little sense without their network functions. Many OSs have some networking ability, but not all such OSs are NOSs. On this page, OSs are arranged in three groups and levels: 1) Top group: types or classes of OS. 2) Middle group: OSs for which there are more than one instance of an OS of this name/type, an OS family. 3) Bottom group: specific OSs, individual instances; there is only one OS of this name/type.
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Cisco IOS, Internetworking Operating System, is a very specialized proprietary operating system (OS) only for network routers and switches. It is dynamically upgradable, internetwork optimized, router-centric; provides common IP fabric, functionality and command-line interface (CLI) across a network. In its niche it is viewed as sophisticated, cost-effective. Does not run applications in the normal sense. Extremely command line oriented, said to be fully configured via only one configuration file.
Distributed operating systems (OSs) are a type of network operating system (NOS). NOSs exist mostly or fully for, their main reason for being, is to facilitate networking, between two or more computers, to operate and improve networks, with non-trivial networking (e.g., routing) included and/or built in, which need not be added later, and they make little sense without their network functions. Many OSs have some networking ability, but not all such OSs are NOSs. Distributed OSs go beyond most NOSs, to divide, distribute, and even dynamically migrate tasks and information, to operate, over networks to run on two or more processors, often called clustering, and heterogeneous multiprocessing. By definition, distributed OSs are multiprocessor OSs, usually asymmetric. On this page, OSs are arranged in two groups and levels: 1) Top group: OSs for which there are more than one instance of an OS of this name/type, an OS family. 2) Bottom group: specific OSs, individual instances; there is only one OS of this name/type.
NetWare, developed by Novell Corporation, is a popular and robust networking and internetworking operating system (OS). The term also encompasses a software suite of products used in a wide variety of networking environments from small-businesses and non-profits to global enterprises.
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Network operating systems (NOSs) are OSs that exist mostly or fully for, which main reason for being, is to facilitate networking, between two or more computers, to operate and improve networks, with non-trivial networking (e.g., routing) included and/or built in, which need not be added later, and make little sense without their network functions. Many OSs have some networking ability, but not all such OSs are NOSs. This category lists sites for NOSs that are available under an Open Source license.
Quality of Service (QoS) is an issue of ever growing importance as the world becomes ever more reliant on networks controlled by computers. QoS is of maximum importance as network traffic rises and networks grow congested. With streaming media being delivered over networks, it is even more vital to maintain reliability and high quality in transmission. QoS issues can only grow larger in time. Even when/where network connections and protocols are very reliable and of high quality, operating systems (OSs) can introduce delays and errors in transmission. Thus network operating systems (NOSs) must also maintain Quality of Service guarantees, so the overall network continues to run reliably.
This category is for Quality of Service (QoS) issues and websites related to operating systems (OSs).
Component-based, event-driven operating environment/framework with network stack. Starts at a few hundred bytes for the scheduler and grows to complete, network applications in a few kilobytes. Designed for resource constrained environments (minimal hardware) where data and control must move quickly between varied sensors, actuators, and a network, for use with embedded networked sensors, to support concurrency intense operations needed by sensor networks. Website has documents, publications, slide shows, downloads. Open Source, BSD license.