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Glendix: Bringing the Beauty of Plan 9 to Linux

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Linux distributions come and go by the dozens almost every day, and most of them live and die an unknown, irrelevant life, mostly because no, changing three icons and adding the suffix '-nix' to any random word doesn't make it different from Ubuntu. Anyway, sometimes, a new distribution is started that brings something new to the table. One such "distribution" is Glendix, which aims to combine the Linux kernel with the userpsace tools from Plan 9. Distribution is probably not the right term for this project.

We all know what Linux is, but what exactly is Plan 9? Plan 9, developed at Bell Labs, was supposed to become the successor to UNIX, also developed at Bell Labs. Plan 9 was written from scratch, and made many radical departures from standard UNIX conventions.

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