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16 years ago
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dbrown
has anyone looked into this os? it's pretty rockin. essentially they were looking to make a distributed os based off of unix to an extent. the idea is that the kernel handles communication with hardware, but everything else runs off of process servers so that tasks may be distributed. another crux is that everything is represented as a file. printers, keyboards, etc... it's all a file so that you can go through the network and use whatever you want for your workstation. also, it only uses one network protocol for everything so it's extremely secure. if i confused anyone i recommend checking wikipedia for it.
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16 years ago
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dʎuuɐp
rob pike who developed unix from bell labs worked on plan9 for years in addition to an os called <a href="http://www.vitanuova.com/inferno/index.html">inferno</a>. i read about this guy recently because he now works for google.
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16 years ago
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i ❤ demo
http://forums.bsdnexus.com/viewtopic.php?id=423
http://forums.bsdnexus.com/viewtopic.php?id=142
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15 years ago
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dʎuuɐp
http://forums.bsdnexus.com/viewtopic.php?id=1267
 
15 years ago
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arun
keep smiling !
There's a Qemu image of Plan9 here: http://www.oszoo.org/wiki/index.php/Category :Downloads
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15 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
It turns out some of my Plan9 screen captures were on my photobucket account!

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y140/phi_/20 … _scrot.png
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y140/phi_/wmii-acme.png

Here's Qemu running Windows 98 ... because I think it's really funny: http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y140/phi_/qe … 8-logo.png
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15 years ago
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dʎuuɐp
Here's some rob pike web presence:

http://labs.google.com/people/r/index.html

http://www.herpolhode.com/rob/
 
14 years ago
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dbrown
http://herpolhode.com/rob/ugly.pdf
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14 years ago
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nny
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heh they still making that os? i wonder which will be released stable first... plan 9 or HURD...
 
14 years ago
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dbrown
MINIX for sure...
and i know there's MINIX3 but seriously.