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...

BSDStats numbers (Oct 2007)

These are the final figures from BSDstats.org for October 2007 showing the use of *BSD operating systems: PC-BSD 7554 (54.2%) FreeBSD 5614 (40.3%) DesktopBSD 554 (4.0%) NetBSD 111 (0.8%) OpenBSD 71 (0.5%) DragonFlyBSD 21 (0.2%) MirBSD 7 (0.1%) MidnightBSD 6 (0.0%)...

BSD, the more Unix-like OS

This is an interesting blog post looking at the BSD as a viable alternative to Linux. The BSDs are less hyped and are in some areas superior to Linux: “The BSDs have been around for a long time – longer than Linux. But they have received much less...

Difference FreeBSD and Linux

This quote, that has been around for a while, is quite funny: BSD is what you get when a bunch of Unix hackers sit down to try to port a Unix system to the PC. Linux is what you get when a bunch of PC hackers sit down and try to write a Unix system for the...