>Plan9-with-Alef became Inferno and no-one is suggesting that _it_ should
>be more widely adopted by adding Linux or Windows features to it.


you'd be surprised ... (or perhaps not).

anyway, i think uriel is right and this endlessly revisited discussion
isn't profitable, and could be dealt with in the FAQ by a reference to the
archives with a self-referring link at the end of that, so that the FAQ
reader could feel the full effect.