October 3rd, 2002, 13:16
Has anyone used Plan 9 developed by AT&T:?:

I was rading the odd things about Plan 9...

Things like:
- There is not "root":shock:
- Nobody became None.
- And you can emulate other machine on the network on your system.

I know this is off-topic, but I just would like to know more about Plan 9.

If any one of you ever used Plan 9, can you guys give some feedback:?:


October 3rd, 2002, 15:12
I actually loaded plan 9 on one of my boxes here at the house a little while ago. It's alright, I think if I were going to really look at a plan 9 system I might check out inferno, since it's plan 9's successor (I think anyways.).

December 19th, 2002, 16:39
There is an 82mb vmware image on their site all installed and ready to go if you are interested in looking at it without too much trouble. Too bad they don't have a bochs image for those that don't have vmware.

Inferno isn't really the replacement. It is aimed more at embedded devices while Plan 9 is more for servers.

Plan 9 is pretty cool in that it is designed from the ground up for distributed processing and resources are named and accessed like files in a hierarchical file system. This allows you to use resources transparently across many systems. A lot of the clustering/load-balancing people are working on today has been in Plan 9 for years.