Sun's Studio compiler are now FREE!
I've known about this for quite a while, so I'm glad that the cat can finally be let out of the bag: Sun's Studio compiler collection is now FREE for all users! (Sun Studio 10 was free to registered users of OpenSolaris, but Studio 11 removes even this small barrier to entry.)
Not only is this great news for Solaris developers (both SPARC and x86), but Linux users can also benefit from this professional-quality suite of tools, which includes C, C++, and Fortran 95 compilers, the dbx debugger, and various performance analysis and miscellaneous tools.
Who needs gcc when Studio is free?