Novell Netware has for a long time been a market leader of NOS. Netware has been on the market since 1983 and it runs only on Intel processors.
Novell developed NetWare, which is a powerful multisession system. This means that NetWare can handle different parallel sessions as previously only found in larger types of computers.
NetWare is sold in many versions corresponding to the number of users, types of connections and level of security.
The client could be a personal computer with or without its own hard disc and with an operating system such as MS-DOS, OS/2, MacOS or UNIX.
Netware handles both IPX and TCP/IP traffic over Ethernet or Token Ring.