A free Unix-like Open Source operating system that is the result of a collaborative effort between a large group of people. NetBSD contains a variety of free software, including 4.4BSD Lite from Berkeley. Goals of the NetBSD developers include making the operating system extremely portable for a large number of hardware platforms. The first NetBSD release was version 0.8 in April 1993.
A product developed by Microsoft Corporation that enables groups to teleconference using the Internet as the transmission medium. NetMeeting supports VoIP, chat sessions, a whiteboard, and application sharing. It’s built into Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Web browser.
A specification developed by Microsoft for streaming multimedia content over the World Wide Web. A competing specification backed by Netscape is RTSP.
A local-area network (LAN) operating system developed by Novell Corporation. NetWare is a software product that runs on a variety of different types of LANs, from Ethernets to IBM token-ring networks. It provides users and programmers with a consistent interface that is independent of the actual hardware used to transmit messages.
- NetWare Loadable Module
Known as an NLM, it is software that enhances or provides additional functions in a NetWare 3.x or higher server. Support for database engines, workstations, network protocols, fax and print servers are examples. The NetWare 2.x counterpart is a VAP.
- Net PC
Also called a Network PC, a type of network computer designed cooperatively by Microsoft and Intel. In some respects, the Net PC is really just a scaled-down PC since it is able to execute Windows applications locally. However, it also includes features to simplify connecting it to a network and to administer it remotely. Net […]