To install Thunderbird on OpenSolaris,
pfexec ln -s /opt/sfw/lib/thunderbird/thunderbird /usr/bin/thunderbird
To share one's profile between a Windows and a Linux machine (actually, whatever OS !), a solution is to put the profile in a shared directory. To do so, launch thunderbird with the profilemanager option
and then, create a new profile & configure its directory.
- pop.gmail.com, SSL always
- imap.gmail.com, settings for Thunderbird
- smtp.gmail.com, TLS always, port 587, with authentication