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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Plan9 Is Awesome.
by Jedd on Thu 20th Jul 2006 01:37 UTC
Jedd
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2005-07-06

It's so refreshing to be seeing more articles of this quality about Plan9 on OSNews!

I've used Plan9 now for about a year, and I have to say that my most favorite part of Plan9 is the 9P Protocol. The concept of everything being file really makes building a 9 grid and/or a cluster extremely easy and powerful once you get used to how the system acts.

Most UNIX users would feel right at home using Plan9.. well that's how it is for me.

Anyway, my hats off to Andrew Hudson for the killer article.

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