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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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by Tyr. on Thu 20th Jul 2006 15:26 UTC
Tyr.
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2005-07-06

The review would have been more interesting if on page 2 he actually demonstrated some of the cool stuff he raves about on page 1 instead of wasting it on a "hello world" and a movie quote. And how can he talk about "Rio is small, intuitive, and easy to program." when "the internal NeoMagic VGA was not supported and I couldn't use the Rio window manager" ? That's not a review it's copy-paste from an advocacy page, if you talk from experience and let it show you will be more convincing.

Don't mean to be negative, just offering some hopefully constructive criticism.

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