Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Jun 2006 20:00 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes A new version of Plan 9 has been released. "Major changes were made to /sys/src/fs, removing some dead code. Some major bugs were fixed. New features were added and the memory limit was increased." More information can be found in the mailing list message. For those that don't know: "Plan 9 was born in the same lab where Unix began. Underneath, though, lies a new kind of system, organized around communication and naming rather than files and processes. In Plan 9, distributed computing is a central premise, not an evolutionary add-on."
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RE[2]: Plan9 use
by ratatask on Thu 29th Jun 2006 11:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Plan9 use"
ratatask
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2006-01-28

I think of it as a nice way to study how *nixes should have been.
The concepts it's based on would have removed amazingly much cruft in todays unixes (like the freebsd jails, systrace, adhoc solutions bolted on later - like the various sound servers, ttys, chroots, etc.)

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