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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More like these latest entries, please!
by bubbayank on Thu 20th Jul 2006 20:32 UTC
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While most of the entries for this contest have dealt with relatively unknown OSes, it's a very nice change to see something not about Linux/Windows/OS-X/*BSD.

Each of these articles has highlighted features unique to these niche projects. Having a repository of knowledge about all this stuff can only help development of mainstream OSes. Take the best from each...

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