[[_Bits from ramprasad thoughts: Plan 9 Overview_]] ®

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Sunday, July 23, 2006

+ Plan 9 Overview +

Plan 9 is a research OS produced by Bell Labs. It was open sourced a few years back, and has enjoyed a revival of sorts. Los Alamos National Labs is continuing to favor Plan 9 for their new generation of super computing because its the fastest thing out there. I have downloaded and ran Plan 9 before. In fact the Plan 9 live cd sits here on my desk. Its not an operating system for noobs however, and lacks some graphical refinement. Plan 9 is a very cool and a interesting test drive however. Its definitely worth the price of admission (free) for exploring, and education.


  • Apropos "graphics refinement":
    I like the rio window system better than KDE or any other GUI bloat, because I can tell people how it works in minutes. And then that's all they need to know. There's no hidden gui quirk to make your life easier - it's all in the well written man page.

    Stevie Lancaster

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tuesday, December 11, 2012 4:03:00 PM  

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