With OpenSolaris, you get a fully supported Operating System to run your applications from idea to development to deployment on a global scale without switching platforms. OpenSolaris runs on hardware from the leading systems providers.
OpenSolaris is distributed on a single LiveCD that includes the core OS - the kernel, system libraries, and system utilities. The LiveCD's localized, graphical installer makes the installation process familiar and intuitive. It also allows developers to try the OS before installation, and to select, install, and upgrade additional components using the OpenSolaris Image Packaging System.