"For some strange reason, I keep going back to Open Solaris.
Maybe it's the beautiful Gnome desktop, well arranged and
streamlined. Maybe it's the belief that Sun, one of the great
technology leaders in the past 30 years, can deliver a usable
operating system intended for the home market. And maybe it's my
desire to crack open the frightening secrets of UNIX, for Linux,
Open Solaris is not.
"Open Solaris 2009.06 is the current release, available for free
download, albeit in 32-bit architecture only. I've tested both
previous editions, having found the earlier 2008.05 to be rather
frustrating and inadequate and 2008.11 to be reasonable if still a
bit too difficult for the average user. Well, time to see what the
latest build can offer."