Runs on: 386-based PC or above
The NetWare 3.12 network operating system (NOS) enables users of the same
or different desktop operating systems to share file, print, and other services.
Its design is based on the 32-bit 386 and 486 architectures, providing a
foundation of speed and reliability. In many cases, you can install a NetWare
3.12 network for thousands of dollars less than a minicomputer or mainframe
system, yet it provides comparable processing power, functionality, and
reliability. The modular design of NetWare 3.12 enables you to configure
it for use in many different computing environments.
Computing Environment and Common Uses
In multivendor computing environments, NetWare 3.12 provides a high- performance
network services platform. The NetWare 3.12 NOS supports all key desktop
operating systems, including Windows, UNIX, OS/2, Mac OS, and DOS; and it
supports connection to virtually any minicomputer or mainframe. With NetWare
3.12, you can get the most out of your file, print, messaging, and application
resources by making all of them accessible to all of the clients on your
The NetWare 3.12 NOS can be used with almost any other Novell product. For
example, by using the NetWare 3.12 NOS with NetWare for SAA, you
can extend NetWare services for interoperability with IBM hosts.