Inferno is an operating system for creating and supporting distributed services.

Inferno was first made in 1995 by members of Bell Labs’ Computer Science Research division to bring some principles of Plan 9 from Bell Labs over to other systems. Inferno is a distributed operating system based on three basic principles borrowed from Plan 9:

* Resources as files: all resources are represented as files within a hierarchical file system
* Namespaces: the application view of the network is a single, coherent namespace that appears as a hierarchical file system but may represent physically separated (locally or remotely) resources
* Standard communication protocol: a standard protocol, called Styx, is used to access all resources, both local and remote

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