I am currently installing the release candidate of OpenSolaris 2008.11 (RC2). The system looks far more polished, is faster, works on my computer, and the installer has information flash cards shown during the installation. That’s all I know at the moment, and as small as they may be, it shows a major improvement in the usability of the system. I plan to do some java work on the machine, so hopefully using OpenSolaris will give me quick access to the tools I need. I’ll write up a review after I get finished installing the system. So far, all I can say is OpenSolaris 2008.11 looks like it will be a good release, and OpenSolaris may be turning into a viable Linux competitor.
OpenSolaris is looking good!