Updated and rebuilt July 2009
Sun brings a comprehensive systems approach to GNU/Linux-based operating systems and provides Java technology, x64-based servers and workstations, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and SuSE Linux Enterprise Server along with Sun's Java Enterprise System and suites. Sun also works with Canonical Ltd. to certify and support selected x64 based systems and CoolThreads servers on Ubuntu Linux. For information on Sun hardware and Sun software that is Linux certified/compatible, see Sun's GNU/Linux Offerings.
In addition, Solaris Containers for Linux Applications allow Linux applications to run unmodified on the Solaris 10 OS. For more information, see the Solaris Containers for Linux Applications web site.
Here are more Linux resources:
Sun Hardware Compatibility List for Enterprise Linux, which shows Sun hardware that is compatible with Linux
BigAdmin Linux Resource Collection, which lists Linux resources on BigAdmin as well as third-party resources and community submissions
Comparison of Solaris OS and Linux for Application Developers, a Sun Developer Network (SDN) article
Developing Applications on the Solaris OS and Linux, an SDN article
Migrating from Linux to Solaris or OpenSolaris, a good resource if you are familiar with a Linux distribution but less familiar with OpenSolaris or Solaris; provides links to info on command differences between Linux and Solaris or OpenSolaris, plus info on porting applications to OpenSolaris
OpenSolaris Network Administration for Administrators Familiar With Linux (pdf)*, a how-to guide for admins who are familiar with using the Linux command line for configuring and monitoring network connections on Linux systems and want to do the same tasks on OpenSolaris systems
Also see Resources for Working With Multiple Boot Environments on this web site, which provides resources for multi-boot environments that run Linux.
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