NexentaOS is a GNU-based open source operating system built on top of the OpenSolaris kernel and runtime. Remember the big discussion about CDDL vs. GNU? Well, these guys are focused on other issues! Their inspiration and desire is to build a great system based on the best existing software: SunOS kernel and GNU software. They use Debian - using the debian software distribution/packaging mechanisms - to bring the pieces together.
The mechanisms we can validate: They work!
NexentaOS contains Apache, MySQL, Perl/Python/PHP, Firefox, Evolution, software update manager, Synaptic package manager, Gaim Instant Messenger, abiword, administration & development utilities, editors, graphics, GNOME, interpreters, libraries and many others. All of this is running on the state-of-the-art SunOS kernel.
Welcome to Nexenta!