CHAPTER 1Introducing OpenSolaris
To change this rock into a jewel, you must change its true name.
—Kurremkarmerruk, the Master Namer, in A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula Le Guin
Welcome, open source solution developers! If you've purchased and are reading this book (thanks!) or if you're scanning it in the bookstore (please keep reading!), you probably think of yourself as a "Solaris developer" or a "Linux developer." You Solaris users, administrators, and developers may already know that as Sun Microsystems' commercial version of Solaris continues to evolve, it will look more and more like today's OpenSolaris, so it's great that you've chosen this book to learn more about it.
But if you call yourself a "Linux developer," is that your true name ...