Sun gives away OpenSolaris operating system (OS) to developers


Sun gives away OpenSolaris operating system (OS) to developers

Antony Savvas

Sun is giving its OpenSolaris operating system to developers to generate more application development around it.

OpenSolaris is based on Sun's Solaris kernel and has been created through the OpenSolaris open source community collaboration. The operating system (OS) is seen as a rival to Linux.

"OpenSolaris is a massive advancement for OS development and deployment. It combines the strong foundation of Solaris technologies and tools with modern desktop features and applications developed by open source communities, such as GNOME, Mozilla and the Free Software Foundation," said Stephen Lau, OpenSolaris governing board member.

"OpenSolaris provides an ideal environment for students, developers and early adopters looking to learn and gain experience with innovative technologies like ZFS, Zones and DTrace," he said.

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