NEWS-OS was a variant of BSD (later System version V UNIX) developed by Sony for use on their series of work stations called the Sony NEWS (Network Engineering WorkStation). This machine was a desktop replacement to VAXes in japan, created in 1987. NEWS-OS was designed specifically for use on computer networks, and had support for the TCP/IP protocol, something that wasn't commonly used back in the day but now required for today's machines. Versions 1-4 of NEWS-OS used 4.2BSD as its base. Versions 5 and 6 used UNIX System V 4.2.

The platform is abandoned. Sony ended the NEWS series effective 1998 due to low penetration and competition from Sun Microsystems.

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Stats/Requirements

Category: Operating System
Platform: Unix
Release: 1989
End of Life: Unknown
RAM: Unknown
Disk Space: Unknown
Required CPU: Motorola 68k
Type: Graphical

Downloads

Name Version Size Language Architecture Contents
Sony NEWS-OS 4.2.1R  4.2.1R 239.23 MB English m68k File Archive
Sony NEWS-OS 4.2.1R  4.2.1R 239.5 MB English m68k File Archive