There’s not much I can say about this except that it’s tremendously impressive – if you’re a bit of a geek (like me). If you think computers are all about fancy-pants graphics and visual effects, this one might not be for you. ;)
Richard Miller demonstrated his recently finished Raspberry Pi port of the Plan 9 operating system at the Oxford Raspberry Jam in November 2012. I caught most of it on film.
Plan 9 is a very lightweight and powerful operating system that is written for software developers. I find it very impressive indeed. Hope you like it. At the end Richard recompiles the kernel in a little over a minute.
One of the things Richard said while I was not filming was that the hardest part was writing the USB driver.
I had a go with Plan 9 on my Pi last night. It made me feel like a complete beginner again, which was kind of fun, but also kind of scary. I had to ask how to shut it down. :)
If you want to have a play with Plan 9 on your Pi, there’s a thread on the Pi forums about it here…
And a direct download link here…
Main Plan 9 page here…