Dec 072010
 

Leaving aside the performance improvements and re-engineering and architectural changes in Solaris 11, one of the significant and noticeable changes that comes along with Solaris 11 is the introduction of a lot of GNU tools out of the box. To make it even better, they replace the UNIX default versions.
This is my opinion is significant shift in approach from Sun (Oracle)  for good reasons allowing users, admins to use more powerful features of the GNU tools that were missing from the default versions.