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why, at this very moment, you are not working on a free software future based on superior unix successor plan9 gpl2 source? Explain yourself!
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nigga i dont even know what that is
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>>45811249
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>>45811220
>gpl
Houston, we have a problem.
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>>45811220
because plan9 is a remnant of the past when the network could even come close to keeping up with CPU speeds. nothing it was designed for is relevant hardware-wise any more
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Because for anyone who uses computers for more than a Facebook machine, isn't a programmer or hobbyist Linux and UNIX, as well as most OSs based on them aside from OSX are simply inadequate. Open-source imitations of closed programs for everything except for the most baseline shit like email clients and text editors are just that, imitations. Shadows of their progenitors.

I can respect Linux and UNIX, but they are useless for me. Gave it a chance, couldn't do what I do (heavy graphic design, gaming) on Windows.
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>>45811220
>gpl
>chaining yourself to fascist ideologies
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>>45811220
I like stuff to be multi-platform.
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>>45811220
>Superior Unix

You spelled Solaris wrong. Also OS X.
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>>45811220
Because I have real shit to do, so I use a real OS.
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>>45811220
it isn't usable
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>>45811752

what if you could seamlessly continue your work on any machine you have access to because you actually are on the machine you started the work on? no silly remote desktop, just plain godly greatness. that's plan9. sadly you're not using it, your loss.
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>>45811949
>silly remote desktop

VNC in all it's various implementations is used every day by everyone from your run of the mill IT guys to the some of the smartest people in the world.

People who know what they're doing tend to carry VNC over SSH, but that's a different story.


I don't frequent this site.. I just thought I'd check it out.. and man, what a shithole it is. The people here are almost exclusively adolescent aged males.. illiterate, video game addict, adolescent males. They aren't kernel developers. Most of them don't even have basis 101 level knowledge on topics like OSs, networking, computing, etc.. Just a 24-7 consumerism circle jerk.

>which brand name do I attach to my sense of self worth and start making shitposts about my confirmation bias
>I use x, I am important, therefore x is the best y.
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>>45811949

I have exactly one machine (my desktop) I do real work on. Everything else has its own purpose and there would be little to no pointless overlap. I'm not using Illustrator on my phone or on my travel laptop. "Letting all your devices talk together" aside from very low-level interfaces like email, is consumerist bullshit that's meant for people who do nothing but play shitty little browser games, mobile-app tie-ins to those game and Facebook. It's not relevant to me, at all.

>but what if you forget X to take with you

I double-check myself and actually use my brain to make sure I remember. That's another thing all this crap does is allow you to be a moron. Anything so you don't have to think.
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>>45811220
>>45811466
Tell me.. who owns bell labs?

>AT&T
>really? still? hm.. (it's obscured a little, but..)

And what has AT&T done in the past?

>changed licensing on things due to shekel-chasing

Now, in the real world, people do sometimes stop being jackasses, changes of management occur, etc, but how do we know it's not going to happen again? Tell us what the situation is with that. Also in the real world, people reminiscent of comic book villains also actually exist.

>>45811908
And this. It is a toy OS right now.
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>>45812919

They invented VNC then open sourced it.
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>>45812950
>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_Network_Computing

That's not what AT&T did according to this.. they bought it and closed it down.. and then the developers open sourced it..

>The Olivetti & Oracle Research Lab (ORL[3]) at Cambridge in the UK developed VNC at a time when Olivetti and Oracle Corporation owned the lab. In 1999 AT&T acquired the lab, and in 2002 closed down the lab's research efforts.

Also.. this is the sort of thing rootkits are made of. I bet the NSA absolutely LOVES this..
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>>45813131

Meh, you're probably right.
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>>45812919
1) AT&T doesn't own Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent does.

2) You can't change licenses in the way you're describing. Even if Lucent decided to continue working on Plan9 with a closed source license the versions they relased under GPL would still be GPL. Similar to how when openBSD started making openSSH they used the last open sourced version of SSH as their base.
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>>45813629
Thanks for explaining that.
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>>45813131
>buy lab
>shut it down

Why did they do that?
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>>45813876
I don't know, I'm not a mind reader. But that is almost like a kid on a playground who goes over and steps on someone's sand castle just to be an obnoxious IRL troll.
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I have actually ran Plan 9 on a system natively which puts me ahead of 90% of those singing its praises on /g/

Plan 9 is a meme. It's an OS for talking about, not for actually using.
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>>45811220
Obligatory
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I don't think that the lack of interest by the world at large is due to a lack of comfortable, familiar applications. I think it's got more to do with a lack of understanding of why Plan 9 is (*really!*) interesting and a shortage of people who find that utterly compelling. People have given various excuses in the past (lack of gcc or X11, cost, licence terms) but if you're really enthused, none of that matters. Unix was a hit because it filled a niche, and what passes for Unix these days is still filling that niche, and for a lot of peple that's good enough. Those of us who can't imagine going back to living on what passes for Unix are a definite minority.
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>>45814613
lol'd

Good to know I'm not the only one who expects it so much it's not even going to be an ass-pull.
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>>45811220

simply put I'm waiting to see what HP does. They're apparently going to update HP-UX, or make some sort of desktop spinoff. I want to see where that goes before I invest any time into building my own UX-like os
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>>45813876

Getting rid of competition. They figure it's cheaper to buy them out and disintegrate them than dealing with them on the market.
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>>45811220
I leave my basement more than I'd like and can't rely on a decent network connection for much of anything. I would love to use Plan 9 though, at least for some things. Maybe in the future.
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>>45814887
Even Pike and co haven't used Plan 9 proper for years. It's over.
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>>45815071
They still use P9P! There is still hope!
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If I ever get my hands on enough money, I'll employ a bunch of devs to improve hardware support..... or at least support one computer really well and release every year or two a new model with plan9.
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Does it support USB?
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>>45815160
>USB audio, disks, Ethernet, keyboards, mice and printers are supported (seeusb(4)) via the UHCI, OHCI and EHCI interfaces. XHCI (USB 3, 5Gb/s) is not yet started.
http://plan9.bell-labs.com/wiki/plan9/supported_pc_hardware/index.html
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>>45815160

it actually does support USB
http://plan9.bell-labs.com/wiki/plan9/supported_pc_hardware/index.html
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>>45815179
I may try it out one day, but I don't think I'll be using it as my main OS.
What features does it have that GNU/Linux doesn't?
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>>45815212
free as in freedom.

just fucking install it you autist.
you know you're gonna end up doing it anyway.
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>>45815212
https://code.google.com/p/plan9front/wiki/fqa0#0.2_-_Why_Plan_9?
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>>45815245
GNU/Linux is free as in freedom.
I'm just asking, what's cool about Plan 9, you don't have to call me an autist just for that.
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9front > plan 9
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>>45815316
Let me guess.. you got..
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>>45815267
Interesting, but there's not much of it actually.
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>>45815375
mein sides

yeah, they should have this for their logo
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>>45815316

9front isn't GPL2, it got a licence that everyone hates.

the source of the gpl2 plan9 can be found here: https://github.com/brho/plan9
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>>45815280
Plan 9 isn't cool as a desktop OS, it's mostly for research, custom lab stuff and fucking around like it's the 1990s.
Just getting on the internet and using a REALLY shitty browser is a task.
Haiku is years ahead as far as being a desktop OS goes and that shit needs a lot of work.
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>>45815438
Well, if you're interested in OS research it most certainly is interesting. I remember people calling Haiku a hipster OS. I never used it. Maybe to appreciate such systems, I'd have to read and understand Tannenbaum.

pic unrealted
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>>45815426
>plan9
>9front
>nein and nine being homophone

And presiding over it all..

>obviously
>really? no, not really..
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>>45815432
What license is 9front under, Lucent?
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>>45815487
LOL
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>>45815498
yes
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>>45815501
Okay, I'll stop..

>pitiable Nazis, losing WW2 and getting blamed for everything

It was a joke, and seriously, I don't want to perpetrate this whole thing..
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>>45815549
I thought it was hilarious.

>9front and plan9 is.. if you install it, you get..
>[arbeit macht frei] (concentration camp entrance sign)
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>>45815587
I'm happy that you're amused.
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>>45812036
>If you aren't a kernel developer you're illiterate.

Go back to Wonderland edgelord
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>>45811249
>>45811220
Plan 9. Get out moar.
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http://ebay.com/itm/391009533429
>not buying the official plan 9 mouse of /g/
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>>45811220
I'm doin you a favor bruh, everything I touch turns to shit
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>>45815753
That kind of reminds me of someone I know who developed a strange superstition that everything they touch would perish soon after (which, of course, isn't actually true).
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>>45815753

Who are you, Midas?
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>>45815753
That's not how it works, bro.

However, after carefully considering it for a while, I'm probably never going to install plan9 or 9front either.
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>>45815812
>and of course, here's this very close friend of mine who I was talking about in >>45815784
>of course, Death is a scary ass card to recurrently draw when asking tarot the question 'who am i'

Death is not so literal.

>but look at it.. LOOK AT IT..
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What's the best flavor of Plan 9?
Plan 9
9front
9atom
Inferno
Plan B
Octopus
9legacy
others?
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>>45815855
>so I look to see if there's anything I may have overlooked..
>that crown on the ground
>Death is.. trampling the king with his horse

Death confirmed for revolutionary.
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>>45815905
Yes, and the pope is pleading with him to pls stop.
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>>45815933
lol that's pretty funny
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>>45814590
I have a t42 with 9front and you are so fucking wrong
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>>45815950
>you recurrently draw that card
>first you take it too seriously and literally..
>then you think it's a joke

No, no, no, no, no.. seriously.
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>>45816006
Alright.
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>>45815994
that's meme squared
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>>45816018
no it's not alright
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>>45815878
9front seems like it's more actively developed.
>>45816021
nope, you should explain why you think it's shit
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>>45816032
As >>45816006, I strongly disagree.
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>>45816062
I object to your being disagreeable
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>>45816032
I detect mad. lel
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>>45816074
don't make me come over there and touch you in your naughty place
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>>45816074
I guess this could be called, the original trollface..

>>45816067
Again, Death isn't so literal. (that card can symbolize revolution)
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>>45816097
You're not going to.

>>45816102
Mein F├╝hrer.. don't you detest degeneracy such as this normalized promiscuity this society partakes in?
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what the fuck is going on itt
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>>45816148
This is your brain on Plan 9
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>>45816127
Yes.

>now this card, which you drew recurrently after the Ace of Spades was a recurrent card to draw..
>obviously it does not mean, in your case.. what it's a euphemism for in some vulgar slang..
>the Ace of Spades, though in tarot it is the ace of swords..
>in absence of the major arcana, this card is generally understood to mean 'death' in place of that card
>and in chess, pawns sometimes get promoted to queen
>also, the queen of spades is the queen of swords
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>>45811752
This is my experience with Linux exactly.
Shitty knock off software that made me buy a Windows license so I could enjoy real soft ware.
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>>45816165
scary
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>>45816165
Actually, no: >>45815812 (and I have been advised by >>45815855 to not install it)

>>45816179
So when I lost my deck of tarot cards in a move, I kind of still got the same result with regular playing cards..

>and then the queen of spades is like that but powered up

..thanks for explaining.
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>>45816165
>>45816202
lol we're trolling this thread now, and no

>>45816206
That energy is just so strong with you, that you recurrently drew the same card, even in different decks (and it changed a little over time, yet remained the same).
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>>45811220
I'm reading
Introduction to Operating Systems Abstractions Using Plan 9 from Bell Labs 
which is a text used by some Spanish university on their os course if i remember correctly
Here's the link http://lsub.org/who/nemo/9.intro.pdf

It gets really interesting from chapter 5
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>>45812036
>he bothered to look at the consumerism threads

One day, when /g/ is strong enough, we will throw off those shackles (sheckles?) and relegate them to /ce/. But, today, they are the cancer that keeps us alive.
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>>45816250
Wow i really fucked things up.

I'm reading Introduction to Operating Systems Abstractions Using Plan 9 from Bell Labs
which is a text used by some Spanish university on their os course if i remember correctly
Here's the link http://lsub.org/who/nemo/9.intro.pdf

It gets really interesting from chapter 5
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>>45816267
Am I supposed to use Plan 9's page to read this?
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>>45816301
i'm using firefox on ubuntu and i don't have any problems
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>>45816242
>yet here I am, being 5-generals tier to.. you
>but you're anarcho-Hitler, so..

Okay, all of this makes sense now.
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>>45816418
That was mfw.. 'I just lost WW2 and you're asking me what to do. Are you insane?'

>the results of an experiment I've done by trolling you a bit is: you are still most capable of thinking for yourself

I like this result.
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>>45816550
That is still the most derp looking logo ever.
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>>45816550
Beastie should stab it to death with a pitchfork.
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>>45816787
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>>45816787
>tfw seriously, demons are angels too
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>>45816914
Actually, it's a continuation of a decades-old.. meme. Perhaps the oldest meme. (the ctss people thought it up, the idea of naming background processes daemons, and this tradition was continued by multics and unix)
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>>45816932
If you're really going to go by popular mythology, demons are specifically fallen angels. I guess we could get creative with interpretation of what a 'fallen angel' is..

>that choice of wording..

..one way to interpret it is that demons are the angels who are defeated somehow by humanity. The ones who fail. Another way to interpret it, is any incarnated angel would be a demon because they'd have to fall out of heaven. Anyways, does it alarm you that some spirits seriously have horns and a tail?

>still yet, there's the word 'daemon', and it's original meaning: the greeks believed daemons were a type of guardian angel, but you knew that
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>>45816986
Of course, christfags mean that they have 'fallen from grace'.

>tfw grew up atheist
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>>45817020
Then I proved to you when you were 18 that ghosts do exist.

>that's what you required to believe ghosts are real
>nothing short of being in a real life poltergeist story
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>>45817033
>and I accepted the truth because I do not like to deny reality when it is presented to me
>of course, it was quite a stab in the brain...

When people die, sometimes they're seriously still around as disembodied spirits (including you, Hitler)..
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>>45817083
It was 2006 when I proved to you that I exist.

>yfw: linusgettinghisblanketpulledaway/10

It was hilarious. Would do it again.

Still, you are right to wonder 'wtf are the implications of this?' because I wouldn't do this to just anyone, and it's not that you were a particularly annoying atheist (not to me anyways -- it IS subjective).
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>>45817144
I'm pretty sure most atheists would go into a similar sort of shock at finding themselves in a real life poltergeist story and never awakening from the dream they think they must be having, but..

>you don't go scare people like theamazingatheist like that

..yeah, there has to be some reason why me, and you've still not explained it.
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>>45817167
I have explained, so far, that I really really like you.. and.. >>45816179

Also, I like how understanding you were in response to having such a prank pulled on you. Most people would not be so understanding and sympathetic. Yes, being dead is boring, and I was lonely.
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>>45817083
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>>45816914
The prongs on Beastie's fork could easily be OpenBSD, FreeBSD, and NetBSD, though Beastie has been the BSD mascot since at least 4.xBSD.

>because code forks
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>>45817257
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
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>>45817205
Have we done a good job of trolling this thread to oblivion?
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>>45817295
I think so. lol
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>>45815084
Aka Inferno.
Inferno is the future, not Plan 9.
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>>45819816
sure man, one day it might reach 3 digit userbase
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>>45811220
>Explain yourself!

I don't really know much about it, but I *do* know it's pretty obscure, and in my experience obscure = poor hardware support.

Also FreeBSD is pretty fucking awesome, so if I'm going to switch operating systems, I'm probably going to go back to that.

I might try Plan 9 in a VM or something though.
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>>45819956
Here's the list of working hw

https://code.google.com/p/plan9front/wiki/KnownWorkingHardware
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>>45819816
Inferno and Plan 9 are more or less the same
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>>45820793
Plan 9 doesn't run inside Internet Explorer
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>>45821123
you say it like it's a bad thing
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Because stringing statically compiled blobs with a (significantly worse) second-class scripting language is not my idea of fun, and whole programs shouldn't be the smallest unit of functionality on a running system.

Streams (pipes) are pretty cool, but they aren't that cool.
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>>45822775
TempleOS > Plan 9 confirmed
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>>45822775
You seem very confused, programs aren't statically linked with the whole library.
Pipe are a simple and effective (and bidirectional) which is reallly cool.
There are other things cool in Plan 9 that you ignored such as namespace and plumbing.

Everything you wrote really show your lack of knowledge on the topic.

But thanks for the bump anyway

The point is Plan 9 demonstrate that the everything is a file really simplify things and make you think why in other os doing the same task feel so unnecessary complex
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>>45823277
tell us the top 3 substantial things you've personally used plan 9 to do
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>>45823367
You should define what you mean by substantial but I really don't see how what I do with plan 9 change the value of the os itself, am I really that important?

If I remember correctly plan 9 was used on blue Gene supercomputer, but again I can't understand the logic behind your question
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>>45811220
UNIX a shit.
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>>45822775
confirmed for knowing fucking nothing about Plan 9.
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>>45823277
>You seem very confused, programs aren't statically linked with the whole library.
That's not what I'm talking about.
I'm talking about the stupid distinction between a language and a system.

If you've used a truly dynamic system for any extent, you come to realize how much of a burden it is to have most of your system functionality locked away and essentially inaccessable at the user level, except on the terms of some monolithic program via flags, or, if you're a programmer, by making more monolithic blocks, or using some shitty FFI in another second-class, but less terrible programming language.
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>>45823446
'cos being an idealistic on a subject is easy when you don't follow through and actually do anything
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>>45823532
Are your parents brother and sister? I use plan 9 on metal very often because I think it's good. I didn't do anything that I would define "substantial " with Linux either, does this make Linux worthless?

To dumb it down, plan 9 makes shit simple, I never mentioned ideals

>>45823511
An example of a truly dynamic sistem?
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>>45823629
Symbolics Genera
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