> Pretty GUI may attract people initially but in the end it is
> really about the ease of use. Most people just want to use a
> computer, not learn all about it (just as they want to drive
> a car and not look under the hood). A "Plan9 for Dummies"
> book will be great but that won't help all those people who
> just want to take Plan9 for a spin. With 9vx at least one
> major hurdle has been removed.


There's still hope. With Octopus you really need to learn the
sam command language (plus some weird menus) to use your
Plan9 system from your linux/osx/windows box. Thus, if
9vx seems just too easy, you can still make things complex (for the user)
again