Hot take: Multics > UNIX
@gewt bring back multics
@gewt but seriously, an interesting design project would be to design something along the lines of multics but like modern, it would be like doing things from first principles, and then it'd be fun to design a posix compat layer for it
@gewt reading more about it, i guess just the very idea of starting an OS form 'not unix' is appealing because we're so far down the 'unix' rabbit hole that maybe something good and interesting could come of it.
like the idea of deciding what primitives and frameworks the OS provides not based on wanting to support unix/posix downstream really appeals to my sense of adventure
@gewt Multics was a raw, underdeveloped idea more well-suited to mainframes than to modern computing. Unix refined it, and Plan 9 polished that refinement. However, I honestly think Plan 9 took the Unix "philosophy" way too far. Give me a modern research microkernel that gets developed into a usable, post-POSIX OS. Please.
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