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9front retains features of Plan 9 from Bell Labs and continues to integrate changes from the original source tree while adding new drivers, features and bugfixes. As with stock Plan 9, 9front is a free softwaredistributed operating system that achieves resource generalization by using the 9P protocol to present a consistent interface for accessing local and remote resources as files. It also features private namespaces,union mounts, proc file system, and native unicode support throughout the system.