Networked Subject is an independent, boutique Urbit star service and a collection of Urbit information and tutorials.
The writing on this site is intended to serve as a repository of high quality, maintained information and tutorials related to Urbit. NetSub also offers Urbit planets for sale, and has a public group on Urbit:
What is Urbit?
a new internet from first principles
an operating system for sovereign personal computing
an archipelago of hypercultures
You can read more details here, or in the official documentation.
Where can I buy a planet?
Check out the store – Bitcoin and many other coins accepted via the ‘AltCoins’ conversion menu option on checkout. Planets are layer 2 and delivered by email after payment is confirmed on-chain.
Never share your planet code or master key! Do not run your ship in two places at the same time, or delete the data folder of a ship that has been booted. Contact with questions, issues, to arrange batch orders or purchase specific planets.
Buying a planet from NetSub includes technical support to get you set up on request. Planets receive access to technical support on request and free use of
~matwet’s Bitcoin node for their wallet.
You can run your planet on your PC, a hosting service or a rented Linux server (even a free one). Urbit has an official desktop app, and static binaries that run on Linux, macOS, or Windows.
Networked Subject is one of many independent providers that offer planets and services. You can see more here.
What is a planet?
A planet is an address on the Urbit network meant for an individual instance of Urbit OS, which is cryptographically owned by a person, like Bitcoin. A planet acts as a personal server with an encrypted, P2P stack underpinning all software running on it. A planet has a unique name like
~fanner-ronwyx; it’s like a combination of an email and IP address, and a computer that belongs solely to you forever.
You don’t need a planet to try Urbit – you can launch a free identity called a comet, that can do almost everything a planet can. Download Port, the official and user-friendly client here for MacOS and Linux. Additional instructions for manual piloting are available for macOS, Windows & Linux, and running a ship on a remote server for free.
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This site’s contents are also available on Urbit, where you can post comments. Join ~matwet/networked-subject and open the Networked Subject notebook.