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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RE: Plan 9 and VMWare?
by swzk on Thu 20th Jul 2006 10:05 UTC in reply to "Plan 9 and VMWare?"
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vmware5 has graphics issues and you need to remove virtual cdrom device after install. I believe you could still setup a cpu server and use drawterm to connect to your virtual machine. Parallels workstation has networking issues (solution: http://www.tip9ug.jp/who/leimy/parallels.html). Qemu works if you don't use kqemu module. You can grab a preinstalled qemu image from here http://www.oszoo.org/wiki/index.php/Plan9_060327.zip

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