Plan 9

Billy Tanksley
Tue, 19 Dec 2000 11:13:18 -0800

From: Alan Grimes []

>Is it worth a C-note?
>Any easier than that penguin OS?

Why would you pay a C-note for it?  It's free, allegedly open source.

It's a great system, VERY well designed and very impressive.

It discards the false Unix concept of "everything is a file"; instead it
makes sure that "everything is a file system".  The result is MUCH better;
there's no more of that ioctl nonsense, where you have to talk to special
devices in very odd ways, because they're NOT files.

It also has an interesting pipe system.