Clive: A New Operating System Written In The Go Language
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 24 May 2014 at 07:43 PM EDT. 14 Comments
For the fans of Bell Labs' Plan 9 operating system, there's a new open-source operating system inspired by it and Nix. This new operating system, Clive, is quite interesting at least from a technical perspective.

Clive is the new operating system announced on Friday and is written in Google's Go programming language, features a "new weird file protocol" called ZX, and uses parts of the Plan 9 operating system. Clive is also going to run on a modified Nix kernel.

Clive relies upon a modified Go compiler, its software is hosted in Git, etc. Those wishing to learn more about Clive can checkout its project page and their design paper (PDF).
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