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Although I should send this out more often then I do, last month was a particularly good month, with *everyone* except for NetBSD going up in numbers ... First off all, for those that aren't aware: "The mission of this site is to compile semi-accurate numbers for advocacy and marketing of the *BSD operating systems." Through interaction with several system administrators out there, from a security / anonymity perspective, we have tried to design things such that we save nothing in the database that could be used to compromise your servers ... no hostname, no IP ... The stats have also been designed to allow for multiple reporting by the same host each month (ie. rebooting your desktop), so it doesn't have to be run just on the first of the month. The web site, although it looks good, is incomplete at this time ... Anthony, our 'webmaster' has been a wee bit pre-occupied the past little while, but hopes to be able to dive back in again by the end of the month, and clean up some of the reports. To date, we have the following *BSD "distributions" reporting in: DesktopBSD DragonFly FreeBSD GNU/kFreeBSD MidnightBSD MirBSD NetBSD OpenBSD PC-BSD PC-BSD, to the best of our knowledge, is the only one that defaults to enabled, while the rest have to be enabled manually. For FreeBSD users, you just need to install /usr/ports/sysutils/bsdstats to set things up. And that's the "sales pitch" ... over the past few months, we've broken the 11,000k host mark ... Since we don't have any 'trend reports' on the site yet, please feel free to visit <http://bsdstats.org/os_report.php?lastmonth> to see changes from July -> August ... But, overall for August: DesktopBSD +152.7% DragonFly + 5.3% FreeBSD + 2.7% GNU/kFreeBSD +150.0% MidnightBSD +100.0% MirBSD +190.0% NetBSD - 5.5% OpenBSD + 13.5% PC-BSD + 0.2% ======= + 5.1% If you aren't participating, we very much encourage you to start ... the report script is a shell script, so you can scan it to figure out what, exactly, is being sent in .. and there is only one level of reporting that is required, and that is Operating System + Version ... Device and Ports reporting are 100% optional ... For those that are participating ... once more, thank you ... and spread the word, we need more reporters :) - ---- Marc G. Fournier Hub.Org Networking Services (http://www.hub.org) Email . [EMAIL PROTECTED] MSN . [EMAIL PROTECTED] Yahoo . yscrappy Skype: hub.org ICQ . 7615664 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.4 (FreeBSD) iD8DBQFG23x04QvfyHIvDvMRAg6zAJsFKf1PBwnid5Y2PHOmYDBA87ksuACeMrpt MGfVhInjKFbuYfi4c6GPbcA= =mzYj -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"