As many of you know, September 19th was Software Freedom Day, and was celebrated by FOSS enthusiasts all around the world. Many of these SFD celebrations included ?install fests,? generally involving the OpenSolaris OS. For those of you who did not have a SFD event nearby, or were unable to attend, here is an excellent resource that will walk you step-by-step through getting started with OpenSolaris.

Even though OpenSolaris is distributed as a CD, you can download the image file and use a CD burner to create your own, or just order an OpenSolaris CD for free.

So, for those looking for an open-source OS, check out this guide to getting started with OpenSolaris. Maybe by next year's SFD you will be such a pro you will be leading an install fest yourself!