Inferno is an operating system for creating and supporting distributed services. The name of the operating system and of its associated programs, as well as of the company Vita Nuova that produced it, were inspired by the literary heritage of Dante Alighieri, particularly the Divine Comedy.
Applications are written in the type-safe Limbo programming language.
Standard communication protocol: a standard protocol, called Styx (9p2000), is used to access all resources, both local and remote
Inferno and Plan 9 share a common ancestor, which would be Plan 9 at about 1996.