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."
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by johndaly on Sat 28th Jan 2006 20:40 UTC in reply to "this forum"
johndaly
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2006-01-16

I've played a bit with Plan9 and I don't think you will ever see it used in business, but you will see it in research (that qualifies as education if you stretch it). So far there is one research OS based on Plan9 that I know of called PlanB, it was featured on OSNews twice before. Here is link:

http://planb.lsub.org/ls/planb.html

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