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...