Exciting future ahead for BSD

Exciting future ahead for BSD

Trollaxor has written up an interesting piece about the history and future of the major BSD systems: FreeBSD, netBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFlyBSD and Darwin. In the new year the Berkeley Software Distribution family of Unix-like operating systems is growing at a phenomenal...
(Free)BSD myths dispelled

(Free)BSD myths dispelled

As the BSD projects (DragonFlyBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD) have grown in size, a number of persistent myths have grown up around them. Some of these are perpetuated by well meaning but misguided individuals, others by people pursuing their own agendas. This page...

BSDStats.org showing eroneous data?

I’ve noticed today that BSDstats.org is showing  only 1,145 users for FreeBSD  and 1,393 for PC-BSD so far this month. Usually the number for FreeBSD is around 4,000 servers/PCs at the beginning of each month, which then climbs up to around 5,000 at the end of...

BSDStats numbers (December 2007)

These are the final BSD usage numbers for December 2007 from BSDstats.org showing the use of *BSD operating systems: FreeBSD 5,780 (47.2%) PC-BSD 5,506 (44.9%) DesktopBSD 745 (6.1%) NetBSD 116 (0.9%) OpenBSD 61 (0.5%) DragonFlyBSD 25 (0.2%) MidnightBSD 12 (0.1%)...
Review of “The Book of PF”

Review of “The Book of PF”

Dru Lavigne has reviewed “The Book of PF – A No-Nonsense Guide to the OpenBSD Firewall”. Peter N.M. Hansteen, the writer, has written this book as an expanded follow-up to his very popular online PF tutorial. PF (Packet Filter) is a robust packet...