Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Nov 2012 20:07 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes This is remarkably cool. "Plan 9 occupies an interesting niche in the open source operating system world. It is a full-fledged descendant of Unix, but not in the way that most systems out there are. It took the bones and beating heart of Unix and then built a brand-new cybernetic exoskeleton around it, with lasers, and heat vision... oh wait. You want to boot this bad-boy up, right? Well, okay, we'll do that. But what hardware shall we run it on? Hey, you got a Raspberry Pi? Well then, read on!" A ready-made image to run Plan 9 on your Pi.
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Comment by foobaz
by foobaz on Fri 30th Nov 2012 21:27 UTC
foobaz
Member since:
2009-12-05

Acme [...] is somewhere between both Vi and Emacs

What? Acme is nothing like Vi or Emacs. It is a GUI editor that requires heavy mouse usage. It is nothing like any other editor I have ever used. It is very nice with many useful unique features but it has a steep learning curve. The interface is not at all discoverable, so you can't just dive right in. Unfortunately it requires a three-button mouse so it is not very practical on my two-button laptop.

If you want to learn more about Acme watch this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP1xVpMPn8M

There is a Linux port called Wily.

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RE: Comment by foobaz
by No it isnt on Fri 30th Nov 2012 21:45 in reply to "Comment by foobaz"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

I think what it's supposed to mean is that Acme is somewhere between weird and outlandish. It's not what you'd expect, and in a way you wouldn't expect. Like the Spanish inquisition.

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RE[2]: Comment by foobaz
by Lennie on Fri 30th Nov 2012 22:54 in reply to "RE: Comment by foobaz"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

It is clearly an editor for the (very) technical user which sees the benevit in learning a different mindset.

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