BSD Success Stories

Matt Olander matt at
Wed Mar 31 15:05:15 PST 2004

On Wed, Mar 31, 2004 at 05:50:32PM -0500, Dru wrote:
> O'Reilly is in the process of creating a "BSD Success Stories" booklet to
> be given away at trade shows, conferences, etc. For those of you who are
> familiar with the "Perl Success Stories", it will be following a similar
> format. You can get an idea of the types of stories at:
> If anyone is interested in contributing a success story, please contact
> chromatic at If we can get five or six fairly quickly, there's a
> good chance the booklets will be ready for BSDCan ( :-)

great! thanks Dru. we'll be sure to submit our recent story of
converting over to FreeBSD. previously, the company
was using RedHat and faced an additional 21,000 dollar cost to upgrade
to the advanced server edition. that, plus the ongoing annual support
costs can get a bit expensive.

now, they have 30 new systems running FreeBSD that are outperforming
their previous Linux machines, and, with a bit of training, are now
lower maintenence than ever before ;-)

it should also boost FreeBSD on the netcraft lists too since this customer hosts so
many (100k plus?) websites.


Matt Olander
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