OpenSolaris seems to be doing the same kind of promotion Ubuntu has been doing for a while now – they will ship you nice, original installation CD’s free of charge.
These ship with not only Solaris Express, but also 3 open source projects based on the OpenSolaris code. The one I’m especially curious about is Nexenta OS which can be described as a cross between Ubuntu and Solaris. The system runs on a OpenSolaris kernel and Linux based user land apps ported over from Ubuntu. It should be interesting to test drive it on a Live CD.
You can also get the non-open Solaris for free if you want to. Sun will send you a free Solaris 10 DVD kit if you ask them nicely. Thanks for the tip Craig!
[tags]open solaris, solaris, solaris express, nexenta, os, free cd[/tags]