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What are some good Solaris/OpenSolaris resources?

Please list them whether they are online/offline or free/for payment.

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Ben Rockwood's blog - online & free

Sun BigAdmin - online & free, but may link to non-free Sun stuff

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Some of the non-free Sun stuff is free, you just need a SunSolve account. The stuff that isn't free requires a Sun support contract of one sort or another (hardware contract access is different than Solaris OS support contract). – Milner Jun 26 '09 at 14:57

Blog O’ Matty

More than Solaris but I've found some real gems on his blog (like Oracle Sun cluster information).

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Check out the LKSF book here.

The best way to learn is to dive in to it. Install OpenSolaris on a Vm and work away.

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Although Solaris is dying somewhat in the hacker space, SunOS/Solaris used to be king of the hill in the unix hacker community. There is still a core of Solaris people on usenet and quite a body of online literature. Solaris is also a fairly mature, stable platform so much of the archived historical material is still relevant in a way that 10-year old docs on Linux might not be.

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The Sun Freeware site: is indispensable and free.

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The opensolaris forums are a logical place to start if you have specific issues:
I often find useful stuff on, but it's not exclusively opensolaris of course.
The community documentation feels a bit dated in many places, but is still extremely useful.

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