“Plan B is an operating system designed to work in distributed environments where the set of available resources is different at different points in time. Plan B 3rd edition is a modified Plan 9 system. Therefore, any experience with Plan 9 will help you to install and use Plan B. Because Plan 9 inherits from UNIX, any experience with UNIX will help as well.”
Plan B, 3rd Edition
Submitted by Andrey Nikanorov 2005-09-20 OS News 12 Comments
Looks like it’s sponsored by Juan Carlos Royal University in Madrid, Spain. No word on exactly how/what was modified and the ‘user manual’ is an online front-end to the man pages.
The demo videos are somewhat interesting. I wonder if their demo wmv-files play under their own os though 😉
The biggest reason Plan 9 never took off is its horrible GUI. Just looking at the screenshots makes me want to cry. If we could only get a decent GUI for it, everyone would start using it.