Although less broad than the volunteer software packaging resources that some Linux distributions enjoy, a good range of free, packaged applications are available for Solaris 10 at sunfreeware.com and www.blastwave.org.
OpenSolaris is Suns freely licensed distribution of Solaris 10. At press time, Sun hadnt launched OpenSolaris, but the code for DTrace and licensing information on the project are available at opensolaris.org.Source: eWEEK LabsSenior Analyst Jason Brooks can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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