Seriously, what do you do with your computer?
Over time 9front sanded off its rough edges. I can do just about everything I need to do from a bare metal install. Today, we even have vmx(1) for hosting OpenBSD or Linux virtual machines (just in case you need to interface with the U.S. government via the now-required modern web browser). A previous release of the 9front DASH1 manual was created entirely on a ThinkPad running 9front (and Gimp running inside OpenBSD running inside
vmx(1)). 9front now even ships with a primitive Microsoft Paint clone, several native Sega and Nintendo emulators, and a full port of DOOM. I never would have dreamed anything like this was possible back in 2009. As time goes by, there is less and less reason to boot anything else.
For what I do, I’m perfectly happy with it.
Clearly not the most typical user, but that doesn’t make their experiences any less interesting.
Very nice. 🙂 I like Plan 9 myself, when I had a HUGE multi-machine / multi-device network, I used both Plan 9 and 9FS (for Linux) to monitor and regulate everything. At that time my Plan 9 machine was kinda like the master, whereas it pretty-much had root access on my Linux and BSD machines, and Administrator access on my old Windows XP Professional machine. I have not looked at Plan 9 for about 6 years now. Has anything been done with it. How’s vmx(1) running for you? (I liked it, but it did not like Win systems, not that I blame it, lol).
From the article:
With the exception of multimedia and the modern web, all my needs are met. Pretty much anything people do with traditional UNIX terminals can be done at least as efficiently from a Plan 9 window. Even one accessed over SSH from an inferior operating system.
This guy is so full of sh*t that I can’t even. 😀