On 1/4/06, Larry Rosenman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > I was asked the following question, and didn't know where to turn: > <quote> > So, can anybody point me to some adoption statistics about BSD? > </quote> > I'd like to help my $EMPLOYER support FreeBSD, but that question keeps > coming up. > > Any help here? >
Security through obscurity etc... You and the world don't need to know what's behind the curtain.... I bet most administrators agree with this and is one of the many reasons the BSD userbase is hard to pin down. It also doesn't help market share that you could setup a BSD box and it will run forever, without any help from you. I have BSD boxes running at clients locations that they don't even know about. I just throw it in a closet and let it run. Anyways I compiled some stuff that might help you: "The freebsd.org site is hosted with Yahoo, which is the largest user of FreeBSD among hosting companies, with more than 261k active sites. FreeBSD has secured a strong foothold with the hosting community and continues to grow, gaining over a million hostnames and half a million active sites since July 2003. The reason for this is FreeBSD's deployment with the operators of shared hosting systems, where tens and even hundreds of thousands of sites are collectively administered as part of a single system." -Netcraft Mac OS X is, without question, a BSD operating system. It has very strong ties to FreeBSD, 4.4BSD, and the other BSD implementations. It's global market share is estimated to be between 3 and 5%, Linux based systems have yet to beat Apples market share. http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/unix/ http://www.apple.com/macosx/overview/advancedtechnology.html http://www.apple.com/science/ http://www.apple.com/science/profiles/vatech2/ http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/opensource/library/os-freebsd/ "The FreeBSD operating system is the unknown giant among free operating systems. Starting out from the 386BSD project, it is an extremely fast UNIX(r)-like operating system mostly for the Intel(r) chip and its clones. In many ways, FreeBSD has always been the operating system that GNU/Linux(r)-based operating systems should have been." -IBM http://www.freebsd.org/commercial/consult_bycat.html http://www.freebsd.org/commercial/hardware.html http://www.freebsd.org/commercial/misc.html http://www.freebsd.org/commercial/software_bycat.html FreeBSD's Mirrors (that run FreeBSD servers): ACS Ltd. Assertive Technologies Inc. African Network Information Center Business Communication Agency, Ltd. CHINANET Hunan province network Charles University Citylink Colegio das Artes Dansk Unix-system Bruger Gruppe Dataphone Communication Networks Democritus University of Thrace Easynet Limited Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Gamma Ltd. Global Center Japan HKNet Company Limited Hoshin Gigamedia Center Inc. Hostarica, S.A. IMG SRC, Inc. Intercom Online, Inc. Internet Systems Consortium, Inc IsproNET Internet Services Korea Telecom Ksu-provector Kopings Kabel-TV AB University of Vienna Lucky Net Ltd. Lulea Institute of Technology Micronet, Inc. Marmara University Massachusetts Institute of Technology AS MicroLink Holdings Miskolci Egyetem / University of Miskolc NIIF NTT America, Inc. National Technical University of Athens NeoWiz Corp Netcrew ry Helsinki Finland Northern Taiwan Community University PLiG Organisation KDDI / POWEREDCOM, Inc. PT Cyberindo Aditama / CBN Pavilion Internet plc QiX Limited RCN Corporation SAS Institute siconline SURIS/RHnet Iceland University Research Network Samsung Networks Center for Scientific Research in Chernogolovka SPRI (Sociedad para la Promocion y Reconversion Industrial) T-Online TANet (Taiwan Academic Network) Tau Ceti Co-operative Limited Technische Universitaet Clausthal, Rechenzentrum Telstra Corporation Limited Tiscali S.p A. Tomato Interactive S.r.l. UUNET Technologies, Inc. UkrNet Ltd. UniNet UNINETT Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires Universidade Estadual de Campinas Université d'Angers University of Manchester University of Tromso University of Virginia VIA NET.WORKS Nederland B.V. Viawest Internet Services W Net ISP Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration Yahoo Inc. iNES GROUP SRL [EMAIL PROTECTED] Internet Informationssysteme GmbH Misc.: Hewlett-Packard/Compaq pair Networks http://www.soekris.com/ http://www.logicsupply.com/default.php/cPath/73 http://www.a-enterprise.ch/content/m0n0wall.htm _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-advocacy To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"