Have you ever wanted to try a Solaris feature using your non-Solaris desktop
or laptop? Now you can! Jeff Savit
us a method
to use the OpenSolaris LiveCD
to run OpenSolaris right off the CD - without modifying your existing system - even if
your computer usually runs MacOS, Windows, or Linux. His example demonstrates the creation
of Solaris Containers on that system. They are very temporary Conatainers - they only last
until that particular LiveCD session is halted - but they are full-featured, enabling
you to apply resource controls, access the network, mount other file systems, etc.
(The other) Jeff explains it all very well, but I'll emphasize that you can
just follow his lead, or you can boot your computer directly from the OpenSolaris
LiveCD, use OpenSolaris for a little while, and then re-boot back into your 'normal'
operating system. VirtualBox is wonderful technology, but is not necessary to
temporarily run OpenSolaris.