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 pac7 on Mon 30th Jan 2006 12:10 UTC in reply to "this forum"
pac7
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2006-01-30

Yes, Plan 9 cool, I am using it for EVERYTHING -- it is my primary OS. And, well, I am not a CS, rather a biologist, however, never seen a cleaner and slim design. Highly recommend you to ry it out. Maybe it is not broadly documented, and the learning curve will be steep in the beginning. Hope you'll like it, afterall.

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