On Thursday, 10 July 2003 at 18:12:14 -0500, Chris wrote: > On Thursday 10 July 2003 06:06 pm, John Mills wrote: > Snippage... > >>>> Let's keep to the facts and look at the numbers. >>>> >>>> OpenBSD leader Theo states that there are 7000 users of OpenBSD. How >>>> many users of NetBSD are there? Let's see. The number of OpenBSD versus >>>> NetBSD posts on Usenet is roughly in ratio of 5 to 1. Therefore there >>>> are about 7000/5 = 1400 NetBSD users. BSD/OS posts on Usenet are about >>>> half of the volume of NetBSD posts. Therefore there are about 700 users >>>> of BSD/OS. A recent article put FreeBSD at about 80 percent of the *BSD >>>> market. Therefore there are (7000+1400+700)*4 = 36400 FreeBSD users. >>>> This is consistent with the number of FreeBSD Usenet posts. > > > What kinda of math is this?!?! It this the sorta thing they are teaching in > public schools now?
No, it's the sort of thing they've been posting on /. for years now. The troll doesn't even bother to update his numbers. Based on these numbers, every user of FreeBSD has three copies of "The Complete FreeBSD". Greg -- When replying to this message, please copy the original recipients. If you don't, I may ignore the reply or reply to the original recipients. For more information, see http://www.lemis.com/questions.html See complete headers for address and phone numbers
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