Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Fri 28th Jan 2011 20:37 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes It's recently been a year since I started working on my pet OS project, and I often end up looking backwards at what I have done, wondering what made things difficult in the beginning. One of my conclusions is that while there's a lot of documentation on OS development from a technical point of view, more should be written about the project management aspect of it. Namely, how to go from a blurry "I want to code an OS" vision to either a precise vision of what you want to achieve, or the decision to stop following this path before you hit a wall. This article series aims at putting those interested in hobby OS development on the right track, while keeping this aspect of things in mind.
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RE[4]: Linux
by cheemosabe on Sat 29th Jan 2011 13:25 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Linux"
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Plan9 started in the 80s whereas Linux started in 1991.


Your point being? Linux started as a Unix clone and never really got passed that. It didn't bring anything new other than the fact that it was opensource. Indeed it's a very advanced and well written clone, and a very useful one. Plan9 provided the next step before Linux even started, but nobody embraced it.

Linux advanced by adding (new technologies, good stuff, well written, but still adding). Plan9 was a fundamental change in design.

Edited 2011-01-29 13:28 UTC

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