Ace's Hardware heeft een review gepost van de x86 versie van Solaris 7, die voor non-commercieel gebruik net zoals Linux en FreeBSD gratis verkrijgbaar is. Hier wat algemene info over Solaris:
Solaris 7 is actually a package, containing the operating system, graphical windowing environments, and tools. SunOS is the actual core operating system, on which the included windowing environments, CDE/Motif and OpenLook, sit. This is often considered to be a big advantage over other, less complete distributions like some Linux distributions and the various BSD ports. It's nice to have a fully configured system right out of the box, as you have with Solaris. Other UNIX operating systems, like FreeBSD, don't provide this level of out-of-box integration (in fact, none of the other operating systems reviewed do). Of course, if you don't desire this functionality, it's not really an advantage.