Plan 9

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Plan 9 at Noisebridge

Class

What: Introduction to using Plan 9 (as well as various forks)

Where: Main hacking area (at the tables)

When: Sundays at 18:00-19:30

Contact: User:mischief

Plan 9

Plan 9 is a free distributed network operating system. Its main properties are all objects are files, file communication is transparent whether it is local or over a network, and every process has a private customizable namespace. These features set it apart from traditional UNIX because on unix, not every type of object is a file (ex. network connections, windows, http requests, just things like /dev), network transparency is terrible and every process sees the same hierarchial namespace.

In the class I will be initially discussing setup and basic use of the Plan 9 environment, and later discussing more advanced use of Plan 9 features.

It is important to note that for this class I will be primarily using 9front, a fork of Plan 9. It is recommended to download a copy of the installation cd (see Mirrors), or it might be possible to get a copy from a flash drive or cd during class.

Resources

Elementary Documents

General Information

9front

Mirrors

Use bunzip2 to decompress files ending in .bz2.

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