Solaris 11.x is easier to install today, in fact, just as simple as Mint. The only thing that is difficult is configuring it, maybe not for the veteran solaris users. Another caveat is it doesn't support much hardware as linux. Lastly, solaris is a genuine unix operating system and linux is a unix-like operating system.
Solaris's strength is in the server enterprise market, as a desktop, I didn't do much. Perhaps the solaris purist know how to get the most from it as a desktop.
Linux does well in both the server space and desktop space. IMHO.
Last edited by MyDroneX; 07-25-2015 at 02:56 PM.