BSDstats: Just added - Vendor Stats

Marc G. Fournier scrappy at
Sun Aug 27 14:18:59 UTC 2006

On Sun, 27 Aug 2006, Nikolas Britton wrote:

> On 8/26/06, Atom Powers <atom.powers at> wrote:
>> On 8/26/06, Darrin Chandler <dwchandler at> wrote:
>> > On Sat, Aug 26, 2006 at 10:43:38PM -0300, Marc G. Fournier wrote:
>> > >
>> > > Neat to see nVidia *much* more popular then ATI though ...
>> >
>> > Really? Why is that neat? nVidia restricts your choices through their
>> > staunch refusal to provide open specs. They are not nice players in this
>> > game. At least there's some hope about ATI after the AMD deal.
>> >
>> Probably because the /good/ AMD boards use an nVidia chipsets. ( eg, the 
>> K8N)
> 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?

Well, considering we are only seeing ~2 weeks of stats, I think its a bit 
early to 'can ports' :)

But, as far as 'overhead do they add', my guess is next to zero ... those 
working on those ports are most likely those more familiar with PPC/Sparc 
then they are with Intel stuff, so, in essence, we've attract those 
developers to us vs converted existing developers over to those platforms 
for porting purposes ...

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