Not sure if this is the right place but it does cover alternative OS's
Anyone who is interested in trying out Sun Solaris as an alternative OS or just to learn it now is the time.
They are offering it for free, trying to make it open source and let us help develope it.
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1. Sun releases Solaris 10 for free
The server and software company begins offering Solaris 10 as
a free download for those who register.
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