Linked by Andrew Hudson on Wed 19th Jul 2006 18:45 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Plan 9 is an operating system designed by the same people who created the original UNIX. Its development began in the late 1980's and it was a research project intended to address a variety of system scalability issues that the UNIX and LINUX kernels don't do particularly well, namely, distributed computing, distributed name spaces, and distributed file systems. Plan 9 is open source and its current and fourth major release was in 2002. It is available as an install or LiveCD and it can be downloaded here. Note: This is an entry to our Alternative OS Contest.
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Plan 9 and VMWare?
by AndrewZ on Thu 20th Jul 2006 01:14 UTC
AndrewZ
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2005-11-15

I was not able to follow the VMWare link in the first comment. I read in the P9Users (Or something) that VMWare was not and would not be supported for the current version of Plan 9. Does anyone have any info to the contrary?

And When I tried Plan 9 in the now free Microsoft Virtual PC I could not get the install to create a MBR in the filesystem. Has anyone had success here? If so, what is the trick?

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