Monday, May 03, 2010

Plan 9 operating system

While reading about cult movies I was suddenly reminded about the Plan 9 operating system. It came out while we were deep into the original Arjuna development and a heavy user of Sun Sparcs, so naturally it was something we had to investigate (along with the Spring operating system)! It had some interesting ideas, and with distribution at its heart it was very relevant to what we were researching (the University was the home of the Newcastle Connection, with some similar aims from many years before.)

Anyway, it was an interesting time and I'm pleasantly surprised to learn that there's still work going on into Plan 9, twenty something years after it began. Very cool!

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