Yet another way to try OpenSolaris - this time on demand. Sun Learning Services has a program (in beta) where you can launch an instance of OpenSolaris from your browser. Most of you reading this blog probably already use OpenSolaris, so here's a tip you can pass onto your friends who've been envious of you :-).
Currently there are 8 instances available. And the version is still 2008.11. But to try it out, simply navigate to https://learning.sun.com/solc/course/sandbox-1. You'll have to log in to the site using your My Sun user id.
Once you are logged in, just follow the instructions. Eventually you'll have an instance of OpenSolaris running:
In case you missed it on the welcome page, the Username is root and the Password is cangetin.
It's worth repeating one other note from the welcome page:
Note: PLEASE DO NOT SHUTDOWN THE SOLARIS IMAGE USING SOLARIS
COMMANDS - THIS TAKES THE IMAGE OFFLINE UNTIL WE MANUALLY RESTART IT.
PLEASE QUIT FROM THE PORTAL. THANK YOU!
By that they mean click the "End Lab Session" link back on the site where you launched OpenSolaris:
Note, it appears as though you (or your friend) has one hour total to get acquainted with OpenSolaris. You can use that one hour over as many days as you like, after which, I guess they'll need to install it :-).