Here is a local directory
containing the original bunch of papers. Everything in compressed
postscript. Quite readable -- contents-wise, that is. For some reason,
ghostview doesn't scale the fonts (esp. the spacing) very well, so it looks
rather ugly (at least on the Sun in front of my nose; maybe on Your display
it looks better). The articles are all fairly short and fairly old; I
wonder whether they don't do anything, or if they simply don't have the
time to publish?
Anyway; if you want the originals, you can ftp them from AT&T.
(16.06.95) Tte Plan 9 Site has much improved. It contains an announcement:
``We're happy to announce a new General release of Plan 9. This edition will be available to anyone, for noncommercial use, under a shrink-wrap license. It can be ordered just like a book, and distribution will begin in July, 1995. We are no longer licensing the earlier version; the new one is much improved.''
``The Plan 9 distribution consists of two books, four 1.4 megabyte floppies, and a CD-ROM. The two books contain the manual pages and a collection of papers describing the system. Click on the cover pages for more information.''
``The four floppies contain a complete bootable Plan 9 system for PCs. This includes the kernel, a window system, Internet support, and programming environments for both the C and Alef languages. The CD-ROM contains kernels, libraries, and executable programs for the Intel 386 (including 486 and Pentium), Sparc, 68020, and Mips architectures and the sources to create them.''
``The cost is $350 plus postage.''
Not exactly cheap, but then, the sources are on the CD. The manuals alone sell for 150$. The 4 floppies can be ftp'd, so PC-users can test out whether their HW supports the installation.