After a long, drawn out wait, the latest release of the OpenSolaris distribution, now called Solaris 11 Express, is finally here!
In the 17 months since the last official release of OpenSolaris a lot of new goodies have been added. Some of my favorites:
For all the details on the new features see the article What's New in Oracle Solaris 11 Express 2010.11.
The Release Notes do include instructions on how to upgrade to Solaris 11 Express from OpenSolaris. If you're still running OpenSolaris 2009.06 (build 111b), you'll first need to update to the never released (until now) 2010.05 (build 134). If you're already on a development build of OpenSolaris, you should be good to go. I also recommend using the command line when running image-update. I've had mixed results when trying to use to the Image Update GUI.