Post about BSD's alleged demise on /.
Greg 'groggy' Lehey
grog at FreeBSD.org
Sat Jul 12 23:10:13 PDT 2003
On Thursday, 10 July 2003 at 18:12:14 -0500, Chris wrote:
> On Thursday 10 July 2003 06:06 pm, John Mills wrote:
>>>> 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
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