Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Nov 2012 20:07 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes This is remarkably cool. "Plan 9 occupies an interesting niche in the open source operating system world. It is a full-fledged descendant of Unix, but not in the way that most systems out there are. It took the bones and beating heart of Unix and then built a brand-new cybernetic exoskeleton around it, with lasers, and heat vision... oh wait. You want to boot this bad-boy up, right? Well, okay, we'll do that. But what hardware shall we run it on? Hey, you got a Raspberry Pi? Well then, read on!" A ready-made image to run Plan 9 on your Pi.
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Beyond Cool
by BurningShadow on Fri 30th Nov 2012 20:54 UTC
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2006-09-07

Now, that is seriously beyond cool. All that's left to wish for, is QNX on Pi. Till then, this is going to be interesting!

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RE: Beyond Cool
by judgen on Sat 1st Dec 2012 01:46 UTC in reply to "Beyond Cool"
judgen Member since:
2006-07-12

According to dev-lab QNX allready runs on the PI and several other low cost ARM chips. I would jjust like you to know.

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RE[2]: Beyond Cool
by fithisux on Sat 1st Dec 2012 07:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Beyond Cool"
fithisux Member since:
2006-01-22

According to dev-lab QNX allready runs on the PI and several other low cost ARM chips. I would jjust like you to know.

But it is not for the masses. Only for companies.

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RE: Beyond Cool
by sameer on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 14:36 UTC in reply to "Beyond Cool"
sameer Member since:
2012-10-27

i had mentioned here qnx 6 sometime back, and the linux fanatics were willing to burn down the house.

it also seems that they don't know that "multiprocessing" means multi-cpu.

Edited 2012-12-03 14:54 UTC

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Comment by foobaz
by foobaz on Fri 30th Nov 2012 21:27 UTC
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2009-12-05

Acme [...] is somewhere between both Vi and Emacs

What? Acme is nothing like Vi or Emacs. It is a GUI editor that requires heavy mouse usage. It is nothing like any other editor I have ever used. It is very nice with many useful unique features but it has a steep learning curve. The interface is not at all discoverable, so you can't just dive right in. Unfortunately it requires a three-button mouse so it is not very practical on my two-button laptop.

If you want to learn more about Acme watch this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP1xVpMPn8M

There is a Linux port called Wily.

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RE: Comment by foobaz
by No it isnt on Fri 30th Nov 2012 21:45 UTC in reply to "Comment by foobaz"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

I think what it's supposed to mean is that Acme is somewhere between weird and outlandish. It's not what you'd expect, and in a way you wouldn't expect. Like the Spanish inquisition.

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RE[2]: Comment by foobaz
by Lennie on Fri 30th Nov 2012 22:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by foobaz"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

It is clearly an editor for the (very) technical user which sees the benevit in learning a different mindset.

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Great news
by reez on Fri 30th Nov 2012 22:19 UTC
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2006-06-28

Great news! I have been looking forward to this. Downloading it right now. Thanks for letting us know. ;)

PS: It looks like it could use a torrent link or some quick mirror.

Edited 2012-11-30 22:21 UTC

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RE: Great news
by Morgan on Sun 2nd Dec 2012 13:29 UTC in reply to "Great news"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I tossed it up on my server:

http://kaidenshi.com/rpi/9pi.img.gz

I'm going to try to mirror all the "unofficial" Pi images soon.

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RE[2]: Great news
by bentoo on Sun 2nd Dec 2012 16:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Great news"
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2012-09-21

Thanks! My pi(s) are arriving this week so I'm eager to try lots of things.

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RE[3]: Great news
by Morgan on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 01:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Great news"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Here's a proper page to keep an eye on, I'll be uploading OS images as I have time:

http://www.kaidenshi.com/raspberry-pi/

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RE[4]: Great news
by KLU9 on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 11:04 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Great news"
KLU9 Member since:
2006-12-06

I was about to suggest "CoBLitzing" the URLs for the images, to take advantage of their CDN, but it looks like it's being wound down. ;)

http://codeen.cs.princeton.edu/coblitz/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CoDeeN

So Perhaps Coral Cache instead? http://www.coralcdn.org/

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True enough
by fretinator on Fri 30th Nov 2012 22:35 UTC
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2005-07-06

I would be the first one on my block.

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