BSDstats: Just added - Vendor Stats

Nikolas Britton nikolas.britton at
Sun Aug 27 16:15:39 UTC 2006

On 8/27/06, Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at> wrote:
> 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
> really effective.

I'm being devils advocate here, we don't need to make any rash
decisions etc... It's just something to think about.

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