BSDstats report for Mar 1st, 2006

Marc G. Fournier scrappy at
Sat Mar 3 03:14:55 UTC 2007

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Depends if you are looking for 'fast and easy' numbers. or long term ones ... 
the project goal is long term numbers ...

The problem is that right now, everything is "word of mouth", except in the 
case of PC-BSD, and, I believe, DragonflyBSD ... someone, at one point, had 
suggested adding a prompt to sysinstall asking if ppl wanted to participate, 
and the response I heard was that someone basically needed to submit a patch 
... anyone here know enough about sysinstall to do so?  Not to make it an 
'opt-out' sort of thing, but opt-in with some sort of visibility other then my 
posting these stats once a month ....

- --On Friday, March 02, 2007 15:00:31 -0600 Doug Poland <doug at>

> On Fri, March 2, 2007 13:24, Marc G. Fournier wrote:
>> Well, I skip'd reporting last month, like anyone missed it, right?
> I did :)
>> Well, last month, and this month, have been seen ~10% increases in
>> first of month numbers, so its still growing ...
> The numbers are still so low that I question if the project's goal
> will be realized.  Is it too early to extrapolate what the "real"
> numbers may be?  i.e., if we've got 5000 FreeBSD hosts, and we know
> about 1 in 50 register, then there are probably 250,000 hosts in the
> wild?
> --
> Regards,
> Doug

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