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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RE: VMWARE
by Zarathustra on Mon 30th Jan 2006 13:58 UTC in reply to "VMWARE"
Zarathustra
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2005-09-27

From the Plan 9 FAQ:

* Does Plan 9 run under VMware, qemu or Xen?

Plan 9 is ported to Xen and runs well under recent versions of qemu.

VMware used to be suported, but was always problematic and the
latest versions just wont work, VMware wont release the information
necessary to make Plan 9 run properly on VMware, and thanks to Xen
and qemu this days there is no reason to use VMware anymore.

See
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.os.plan9/msg/cdd9cbdb362d2c0c

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