CORBA's not boring yet. / XML in an OS?

Oren Ben-Kiki oren at
Sun Feb 7 08:55:34 GMT 1999

>James Tauber <jtauber at> wrote:
>>For a while now, I've been thinking what an OS (or more likely shell)
>>look like if it took Unix's "everything as a file" to "everything as an
>Nice thought. Well, since we're talking about exotic systems, why don't you
>start with Plan9, which takes "everything is a file" much beyond a normal
>UNIX. Maybe you could "simply" wrap it with an XML driver layer... Probably
>not but it would be an interesting study. Anyone looking for an operating
>system related thesis subject? :-)
>Have fun,
>    Oren Ben-Kiki

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