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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Plan 9 DOES have a browser
by cyber_rigger on Wed 19th Jul 2006 23:42 UTC
cyber_rigger
Member since:
2006-04-06

Mothra has been around for a while now.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mothra_(web_browser)

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RE: Plan 9 DOES have a browser
by monkeyhead on Thu 20th Jul 2006 00:26 in reply to "Plan 9 DOES have a browser"
monkeyhead Member since:
2005-07-11

From Wikipedia:

"Mothra is a web browser for the Plan 9 operating system. It is a very basic graphical browser and does not support ftp, java, javascript, https or CSS."

Sounds awesome... sign me up.

All kidding aside though, I'm glad I saw the links to the virtual machine versions.I'm interested to see what all this fun distributed everythingess is about.

User interaction is the least of my worries going into it. Windows, OS X, and Linux all have a ton of people working on making them idiot... excuse me, user friendly. I don't expect as much out of a research project.

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GinoRotormind Member since:
2006-07-17

Just following the links on the wiki, I found this which seems perhaps a more modern option (can't actually say, I am not a plan9 user per say, just been curious about it for a while).

http://freshmeat.net/projects/abaco/

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RE: Plan 9 DOES have a browser
by ratatask on Thu 20th Jul 2006 08:21 in reply to "Plan 9 DOES have a browser"
ratatask Member since:
2006-01-28

Abaco hasn't, but it beats mothra.
http://freshmeat.net/projects/abaco/
There's a port og the GUI version of links too.

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