<operating system, product> Novell's fully compatible alternative to MS-DOS
It is intended as an operating system
for workstations on Novell networks.
It features enhanced memory management
that moves the operating system, network drivers, and memory-resident programs (TSR
s) 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
s 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
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.