NEWS-OS 4.x

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.


Product type
OS
Release date
1989
Minimum CPU
Motorola 68k
User interface
GUI
Platform
Unix
Download count
3 (3 for release)

Downloads

Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Sony NEWS-OS 4.2.1R (ISO) 4.2.1R English 239.23MB 3

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