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    Article seems to imply:

    Xerox (Cedar/Mesa)->[mumble]Modula-2/Lilith/Ceres[/mumble]->OBERON!

    Where I would argue the Modula-2 and Lilith influence is vastly more important, broad and long lasting. Oberon is, by comparison, an interesting, if archaic, cul-de-sac.

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      Very cool. The ‘everything is zoomable’ concept seems very similar to Prezi’s presentations. Looks like some inspiration there.

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        The GUI feels a little “Plan-9y” to me whenever I attempt to use it, while I’m a big fan of the goals of the Oberon stack, I don’t much care for the finished artefacts.

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          There are at least spiritual links between Oberon and the Acme Plan 9 editor according to Rob Pike. I think when Oberon came out Plan 9 was still using 8 1/2 for the GUI but I could be wrong on timing.

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          https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluebottle_OS describes the (now dead) Bluebottle link at the bottom of the post

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            Is there any way to download and use Oberon nowadays? The Wikipedia page links to www.ethoberon.ethz.ch, which isn’t responding.

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              I’ve been searching too (edit:) and it looks like the docs here will get you going:


              Currently sitting with this open in qemu and I feel like an alien who has landed on another planet :-)

              Some breadcrumbs for others:

              From that list:

              That page seems to link out to downloadable disk images, but I haven’t had a chance to really look at them much.

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                PDFs of books by Wirth that are Oberon based here

                Stories with similar links:

                1. Oberon UI via julienxx 5 years ago | 48 points | 29 comments