Banyan VINES 8.x

First released in 1984, Banyan VINES (Virtual Integrated NEtwork Service) was a network operating system originally designed for Unix, initially based on Xerox XNS. It was considered fairly lightweight both on clients and servers and used minimal bandwidth. It featured an early directory services system prior to either Novel or Microsoft.

Banyan VINES was used heavily by government agencies and large, widely distributed companies.

It competed against Novell NetWare, and Microsoft LAN Manager. Like NetWare, it's use dried up as Windows NT began to dominate the market.

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Product type
OS
Vendor
Banyan Systems Inc.
Release date
1996
Minimum CPU
386
User interface
Text
Platform
Unix

Downloads

Download Name Version Language CPU File type File size
Banyan VINES NOS 8.5 (3.5) 8.5 English x86-32 3½ Floppy 2.49MB

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