RESEND: Re: BSDstats report for Mar 1st, 2006

Nikolas Britton nikolas.britton at
Wed Mar 7 22:51:56 UTC 2007

On 3/4/07, perryh at <perryh at> wrote:
> > 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?
> If considering work on sysinstall to improve the stats, how about
> fixing some of the pitfalls that drive away prospective new users?
> (IOW increase the actual number of installations rather than just
> the fraction that get reported.)

Do we enough samples to accurately estimate the population using
statistics, and do we have any numbers for the total BSD user-base and

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