Plan9 thread /g/:
How the fuck do I get the mouse wheel to scroll in drawterm?
9front can boot from a lot of stuff but you can basically have terminals anywhere since drawterm has ports for windows, linux and osx. No grub as far as I know.
Partitioning is basically a small 9fat partition for boot up, storage can be set up in the same machine or a dedicated disk server, same with ramdisks.
>Can I install it on bare metal?
Plan 9: Probably impossible on modern hardware, it hasn't had an update in decades
9front though, absolutely. I've ran it bare metal on my laptop.
>implying there's any reason to use 9front except for the maximum memeage
Well in plan9 you have disk servers that store stuff in a snapshot manner(ie you can dump your files from year/s ago or from a few minutes ago if you fucked up).
Then there's cpu servers which provide processing power, since they are treated as files you can import them from terminals or from programs and use them.
Generally your environment is made of a cpu node a disk node a key board mouse monitor etc, but the thing is that you can make it however you want ie: you could import your living room cpu and do stuff on your room while saving to your disk server on the closet.