BSDstats: New High Water Mark: 25 000+ Hosts Reporting In

Don Witt witt at
Mon Nov 3 15:31:43 PST 2008

This is very cool.  What is up with NetBSD and OpenBSD.  Are these numbers

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Subject: BSDstats: New High Water Mark: 25 000+ Hosts Reporting In

As of November 3rd, 2008, the project has hit a new milestone of 25 000+
reporting in, with a break down as follows:

           PC-BSD           17 454 hosts
           FreeBSD           5 526 hosts
           DesktopBSD        1 919 hosts
           NetBSD               86 hosts
           MirBSD               21 hosts
           OpenBSD              55 hosts
           DragonFly            26 hosts
           MidnightBSD          26 hosts
           GNU/kFreeBSD          2 hosts

We currently have hosts being reported in from 135 countries, with the top

           United States           6 082
           Russian Federation      1 836
           Germany                 1 586
           Australia               1 341
           Ukraine                   997
           France                    930
           Japan                     898
           United Kingdom            791
           Canada                    767
           Brazil                    729

Project URL:

Project Objective:

"The mission of this site is to compile semi-accurate numbers for advocacy
marketing of the *BSD operating systems."

PC-BSD, to the best of our knowledge, is the only one that defaults to
while the rest have to be enabled manually.

For FreeBSD users, you just need to install /usr/ports/sysutils/bsdstats to
things up.

If you aren't participating, we very much encourage you to start ... the
script is a shell script, so you can scan it to figure out what, exactly, is

being sent in .. and there is only one level of reporting that is  required,

and that is Operating System + Version ... Device and Ports reporting are
optional ...

For those that are participating ... once more, thank you ... and spread the
word, we need more ...

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me ...

Marc G. Fournier        Hub.Org Hosting Solutions S.A. (
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