Poll: FreeBSD userbase in 2016

Rainer Duffner rainer at ultra-secure.de
Sat Feb 27 00:06:12 UTC 2016

> Am 27.02.2016 um 00:24 schrieb Andy Farkas <andyf at andyit.com.au>:
> On 27/02/2016 13:09, Lucius Rizzo wrote:
>> I am wondering who else (these days) uses FreeBSD commercially and/or any major names to understand current userbase. Is there any data on this?
> The FreeBSD web site (https://www.freebsd.org/) has a link on
> the home page:
> "... the platform of choice for many of the busiest web sites ..."
> Try clicking on it.

You can get a sneak-peek from looking at pages like a VendorSummit wiki-page:

https://wiki.freebsd.org/201511VendorDevSummit <https://wiki.freebsd.org/201511VendorDevSummit>

We just use it for servers.
Nothing really earth-shattering.

Almost everything it does could be done by Ubuntu. Or CentOS.
But then we’d have to worry about even more servers with another f*’ing glibc bug.

Let’s see how this OpenSSL thing plays out this time….

People seem to be starting to use it in appliances more, in various shapes.

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