OpenSolaris, Sun’s project to compete with Linux, has now been released. This version is free to download and does not require registration. I’ll be sure to test it and publish a review soon. What I am most curious about is not the system, but the purpose of OpenSolaris. It can also be run in the latest Virtualbox, version 1.6, which is the first to have various Sun enhancements since Sun’s purchase of Innotek.
Sun has supported Linux for a while now, and even has certified Ubuntu on several of it’s servers. Now, Sun releases it’s own software, and is marketing it as a competitor to Linux. It will be interesting to watch and see what happens to this new system, as Sun markets it. Will it become a great competitor to Linux? Or, will it fall to the wayside as other distributions march forward? It will certainly be interesting to watch. Until I churn out a review, here’s a teaser: