"Sun has got a feature-incomplete beta of Solaris 9
available for download through the company's early access program,
but it seems the promised open-source Gnome 2.0 won't be the
thing's default because, as we've pointed out before, the Gnome
widgetry won't be ready when Solaris 9 ships for real in the first
half of next year. Sun will cleave to its traditional Solaris
Common Desktop Environment for the time being."