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Plan B: Using Files instead of Middleware Abstractions
July-September 2007 (vol. 6 no. 3)
pp. 58-65
Francisco J. Ballesteros, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Enrique Soriano, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Gorka Guardiola, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Katia Leal, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
The Plan B operating system combines the traditional file system interface with a sensible interface design for devices and services to improve machine interoperation and provide the new abstractions and services required by ubiquitous environments. The Plan B remote-file-system import mechanism lets the system adapt to environment changes and lets users customize the environment according to their needs. Researchers at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos have used the system for more than a year, both for daily work and for implementing a smart space that includes machines running the Plan B, Plan 9, Windows, Symbian, and Linux operating systems.
Index Terms:
operating systems, distributed systems, adaptability, pervasive computing, file systems
Citation:
Francisco J. Ballesteros, Enrique Soriano, Gorka Guardiola, Katia Leal, "Plan B: Using Files instead of Middleware Abstractions," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 58-65, July-Sept. 2007, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2007.65
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