BSD Certification Group releases Usage Survey Report
Jeremy C. Reed
reed at reedmedia.net
Mon Oct 31 16:58:00 PST 2005
The BSD Certification Group published its Usage Survey Report today.
This report summarizes the results from the BSD Usage Survey delivered
by the Group. The survey was available in six languages and ran from
September 12 to September 30, 2005.
The survey contained 18 questions covering topics such as how many BSD
systems were in use at a company, how many administrators, were the
BSD systems used as servers or desktops, size of the organizations,
what services the BSD systems provided, and related topics.
According to the report, FreeBSD is used at 77 percent of the survey
takers' organizations. Over 87 percent of the systems are managed
internally. Near 79 percent of the BSD systems are used as production
systems. Around 72 percent of the systems are used for web services
hosting and also firewall or security services.
"It is interesting to note from the survey results that at least
68,662 systems and maybe more than 177,265 systems are running a BSD
operating system," said Jeremy C. Reed, a BSD trainer and member of
the BSD Certification Group.
The report also provides many comments from survey takers, further
explaining their use of BSD systems in their organizations.
The report says that the results indicate that BSD systems are used
throughout the world and are well respected for their reliability and
The report is available for download at
About the BSD Certification Group
The BSD Certification Group is comprised of educators, writers and
sysadmins who are well versed in and passionate about BSD systems. The
group was formed in January 2005 to create a BSD certification program
that is recognized as the industry standard for certifying both the
knowledge and the ability to perform administrative tasks on BSD
systems. The BSD Certification Group website is at
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