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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Name
by benb320 on Sat 16th Jul 2011 22:28 UTC
benb320
Member since:
2010-02-23

I know they had to change the name but, I liked the original name better, oh well I didn't follow plan 9 closely anyway.

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RE: Name
by UltraZelda64 on Sun 17th Jul 2011 05:45 in reply to "Name"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

How about Plan6? Hey, six is clearly not nine... except in shape when inverted vertically. But still, it's different, and anyone who knows how to count to ten knows it. ;)

...but for whatever reason, there are probably still people who would bitch, sue and win. Even if they have no plans on ever taking Plan9 anywhere.

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RE[2]: Name
by benb320 on Sun 17th Jul 2011 19:53 in reply to "RE: Name"
benb320 Member since:
2010-02-23

hey that's a great idea/name, you are probably right though

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RE[2]: Name
by sorpigal on Wed 20th Jul 2011 12:04 in reply to "RE: Name"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

If you really wanted to provide a suitable "successor" name for Plan 9 you would have to name it after another entertaining sci-fi B movie.

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