Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Jan 2006 17:11 UTC, submitted by ratatask
OSNews, Generic OSes Plan 9 from Bell Labs is still very much alive. They just got an updated website, with easier access to nightly builds. "Plan 9 from Bell Labs is a research system developed at Bell Labs starting in the late 1980s. Its original designers and authors were Ken Thompson, Rob Pike, Dave Presotto, and Phil Winterbottom. They were joined by many others as development continued throughout the 1990s to the present. Plan 9 demonstrates a new and often cleaner way to solve most systems problems. The system as a whole is likely to feel tantalizingly familiar to Unix users but at the same time quite foreign."
Thread beginning with comment 90414
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
nice
by bytecoder on Sat 28th Jan 2006 19:43 UTC
bytecoder
Member since:
2005-11-27

I've always been a big fan of Plan 9. The core ideas behind it are obviously well thought-out and fairly elegant. Now if only someone ported more of these core ideas to linux.

Reply Score: 1

RE: nice
by abraxas on Sat 28th Jan 2006 23:50 in reply to "nice"
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

There actually has been some porting to Linux. I believe there is a kernel option called "Plan9 resource sharing" or something of that nature.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[2]: nice
by pac7 on Mon 30th Jan 2006 12:15 in reply to "RE: nice"
pac7 Member since:
2006-01-30

Why to bother with porting plan9 stuff to linux, when plan9 is openSource?? Why dont't you like to switch to plan9 instead? I did so, and I profit from that step.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE: nice
by dsmogor on Sun 29th Jan 2006 17:25 in reply to "nice"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

I believe that the current submount and v9fs works are directly influenced by p9.

Reply Parent Score: 1