freebsd - for the win

Chip Camden sterling at
Sat Jun 12 20:13:02 UTC 2010

On Jun 12 2010 13:53, Tim Judd wrote:
> These market statistics are pointless.  The numbers are based on
> people reporting their OS and usage.  A system like Microsoft or Apple
> can use a unique host id when checking for system updates which can
> tabulate this data.  Linux is possible to do same, I don't voluntarily
> run linux so I don't know it as much as I do BSD.  However, on BSD, we
> have to purposely select, download, configure and use a product to
> track, I know there are large corporations that use BSD (in one shape
> or form) for their OS, it's just not reported.
> I check the market share/statistics every now and then to see what the
> trend is, but I consider them very one-sided and personally very
> useless to show the actual usage.
> My 2 cents.

Call me fatalistic, but I think there is a direct relationship between
FreeBSD's high quality and it's lack of popularity.  If it catered to the
common herd, its compromises would be many.

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