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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by swzk on Thu 20th Jul 2006 10:19 UTC
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2006-04-24 a dynamic, 9P speaking window manager for X11.

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RE: wmii
by subterrific on Thu 20th Jul 2006 19:53 in reply to "wmii"
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I've been using wmii for about a month now and I really enjoy it. I miss a few features from ion3, but overall I think wmii has a better foundation, in part due to 9P.

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