PLAN 9 FROM BELL LABS
Initially developed by the people who devised Unix at Bell Labs, Plan 9 took OS development back into the realm of research. Plan 9 development continues to challenge the concept of the operating system, reworking the whole idea using modern concepts and technology.
Plan 9 is not Unix. If you think of it as Unix, you may become frustrated when something doesn't exist or when it works differently than you expected. If you think of it as Plan 9, however, you'll find that most of it works very smoothly, and that there are some truly neat ideas that make things much cleaner than you have seen before.
Plan 9 is applying to GSoC!
Wiki index - Alphabetical index of wiki pages
Get Plan 9.
Learn Plan 9.
- Supported PC hardware, other hardware, virtual machines
- Release notes
- Installation instructions
- Online Manual pages man pages mirror
- For Unix users: Unix to Plan 9 command translation
- For students with homework assignments, see http://lsub.org/who/nemo/papers.html
Use Plan 9.
- Software for Plan 9
- Tip o' the day
- Contrib index
- Sources repository
- Integration with other OSs
Learn the differences. Become a member of the Plan 9 community.
- Join one or more of our mailing lists, and meet the people behind Plan 9 now.
- See what happened at the Fifth International Workshop on Plan 9 (http://www.iwp9.org). More information concerning Plan 9 conferences can be found on the 9con page.
- Join us on IRC.
Make a difference. Join Plan 9 Open Source development.
- 9vx, a port of the Plan 9 kernel to vx32 user mode emulation
- Plan 9 from User Space, also known as plan9port, is a port of most of the notable Plan 9 libraries and applications to Unix-like operating systems.
- Inferno - A compact operating system for building cross-platform distributed systems, based in the same principles as Plan 9.
- 9P/9P2000 - The distributed file system protocol used by Plan 9 and Inferno.
- v9fs provides a Plan9 9P2000 resource sharing protocol client for the Linux 2.6 kernel.
- Anyone with a Plan 9 installation can edit the wiki pages. People new to a wiki should play around in the sandbox to gain familiarity with the concept. Acme wiki instructions Wiki syntax
- See the what's new page for a list of recent wiki updates.
- Plan 9 Wiki Wish List. Request documentation to be added to the wiki.
- The Plan 9 Documentation Task Force works to fix, update and extend the Plan 9 documentation. Volunteers are welcome to join.