Really like Plan-9, Opened me up to Rob Pikes points presented here
I recently tried Plan-9, I have been using Linux since 1995 and have
tried about every operating system I could. Plan-9 was proof to me
of what this article is trying to point out, that not much change has
occured to OS's at all since UNIX. I have also come to similar conclusions about the reasons behind this although I must say that Linux is much more viable to me as the current tool to get the job done. I think that this is complicated by the business environment today being stuck with Windows, so alot of talented people are sucked into the 'I only work with Microsoft Products' syndrome. I don't think Linux is the only answer, I really think Linux should adopt the Networking ability Plan-9 has demonstrated. I also think Window managers like 81/2 (too bad Plan-9 is not here to display that properly:) and rio/acme are very amazing in their goals compared to any others out there. But I feel there is a need to tie anything new into the current or else no one will dare adopt it early on. From reading many of the Plan-9 documents I think it is really an amazing thing at Bell Labs to be using Plan-9 in production already which really shows the true talent of people like Rob Pike there. I think more people should look into Plan-9, even if Richard Stallman says the license is evil, since some mind expansion needs to occur in this field. I still emphasize the importance of Linux still in it's performance and functionality which without I don't know if I would be here writing this today.