Ars Technica about Opensolaris 2008.11
A surpringsly postive review about Opensolaris 2008.11 at Ars Technica - Hands-on: OpenSolaris 2008.11 a major step forward for Sun:
OpenSolaris 2008.11 is a very big step forward for Sun, [...] Sun has some creative solutions to address that problem and clearly has a strong grasp of user expectations. [...] It offers some different technologies, a different community, and a different approach to development. All of those things bring value to the broader ecosystem of open source software platforms. I think that it is impossible to overstate the importance of competition as an instrument of progress.
Ryan Paul just critize two points: Not enough packages and not enough drivers. Both points will vanish over the next time.