Linked by robertson on Sat 16th Jul 2011 21:41 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes "Plan 9 has been forked to start a development out of the Bell Labs (or whatever they are called these days...). This true community-approach allows further development of Plan 9, even if the shrinking resources at Bell-Labs for Plan 9 are vanishing. The homepage and the code can be both found at Google code. You can boot 9front from the regulary built live cd or build the binaries in your existing Plan 9 installation. Installation instructions and further information can be obtained at the 9front wiki."
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Wha tnow
by divide_by_zero on Sat 16th Jul 2011 23:16 UTC
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Yeah, it's great to know that exists and all. I am sure someone is having a great time with plan 9. I loved picking up the CD one and playing with it for a couple of hours, learning how to "ls" and how to use that crazy text editor of theirs. But I'll stick with my Linux+emacs, thanks.

I love all kinds of crazy things, but I have a feeling maybe Plan9 isn't crazy enough. BSD for example could be too similar to Linux and other stuff, but it had a large community for enough time to secure its existence. If you are not crazy, you need a large community. So where are THEY going?

HURD was maybe crazy enough, but had too many crazy developers too. And went anywhere because all the theoretical arguments didn't made its way into actually making development easier, on the contrary.

So where are they going? Is it all justifiable because of just the file system, for instance?...

Inferno does seem to be going somewhere interesting, but I'm still not feeling the heat anyway...

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