BSDstats: Just added - Vendor Stats
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Sun Aug 27 14:02:55 UTC 2006
Nikolas Britton wrote:
> What I think is interesting is the only ~50% uptake of FreeBSD/amd64
> on 64-bit x86 capable systems. FreeBSD/i386 takes ~90% of the pie.
> Also the less then 1% uptake of sparc64 and alpha ports and 0% for
> FreeBSD/PPC. Maybe we should can some of these platform ports, how
> much overhead do they add to the project?
Woah! It's way, way too soon to start making any decisions based on the
bsdstats site. There's less than a thousand machines reporting stats
so far -- that's a very small fraction of the FreeBSD total machines
around the world. As it is a single small company or user with half
a dozen machines submitting their data could have a radical effect on
the ordering of many of the tables available on the site.
The BSD Stats site is going to need some serious popularization before
it provides a statistically significant sample. It would probably take
getting the 300.bsdstats periodic job incorporated into the base
system and having a 'please register your system' option fairly
prominently displayed in the installer for several releases to make it
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard
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Kent, CT11 9PW
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