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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Fascinating system
by Ronald Vos on Wed 19th Jul 2006 21:57 UTC
Ronald Vos
Member since:
2005-07-06

I put off testing Plan 9 for a long time because I was under the impression you needed at least 2 networked computers to host a working system.

Then I tried it, and it asked me where to load the kernel from. Err..

Could be a bad cd though.

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RE: Fascinating system
by adapt on Wed 19th Jul 2006 22:16 in reply to "Fascinating system"
adapt Member since:
2005-07-06

all you have to do is press enter for the default (local). its in case you want to use a kernel from a networked computer.

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