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SubjectRe: Plan-9 is definitely _NOT_ a failure (Re: Ken Thompson interview in IEEE Computer magazine (fwd))

> From : John Kennedy <>
> I went to a USENIX microkernel conference up in Seattle
> ....
> Then the microsoft droid came on and and gave us a sales pitch!

The droid was Dave Cutler, who could easily have thrown away
the powerpoint slides and done a very respectable technical
presentation. If he had flashed one stupid slide, dumped the
rest, and drawn replacements on the fly the audience would
have given him a standing-O. But talking about market share
as an OS theory conference - the horror, the horror.

On the Subject, Plan-9 is not a commercial dead horse:
On the other hand, it isn't doing their heavy lifting.


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