NationsBank Corp. making network computing a reality by putting a new operating system from International Business Machines Corp. on 25,000 branch workstations.

The rollout, which began in February and is expected to be complete by yearend, involves IBM's Workspace On-Demand operating system. Released last August, Workspace On-Demand incorporates Internet browsers and uses Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Java programming language to ensure that applications can be delivered to all users, regardless of which computer systems they may be using.

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