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Old 06-23-2014, 04:07 PM   #1
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*BSD server market share as of 2014


Just curious, does anyone know a source of statistics on market share for various versions of various BSD OSes? Hopefully with methodologies that aren't completely out to lunch? A bit of Googling found me one company that did this sort of thing; but they listed the combined server market share of all the BSDs as less than 1%, and mostly on very low-end servers. I have a hard time believing that is the case. (At least, I hope not...)
 
Old 06-23-2014, 09:55 PM   #2
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Kind of hard to tell. I'll assume it is low but a well made system wouldn't tell, nor would a system that served internal use.
 
Old 06-24-2014, 02:43 AM   #3
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Seeking in internet and for my experience, I could say about 2%.
I don't know, but about servers I've always had the feeling that *BSD is used just for small things (home or very little company). Usually Linux or Solaris/HP-UX/AIX are used.
 
Old 06-24-2014, 11:06 PM   #4
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Seeking in internet and for my experience, I could say about 2%.
I don't know, but about servers I've always had the feeling that *BSD is used just for small things (home or very little company). Usually Linux or Solaris/HP-UX/AIX are used.
Quite the opposite. At one time *BSD was the dominated server OS.
 
Old 06-25-2014, 01:40 AM   #5
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Quite the opposite. At one time *BSD was the dominated server OS.
Emphasis added to quote says it all. The OP was asking for recent statistics. Without a major company backing support contracts (e.g. RedHat is to Linux as ??? is to BSD) there aren't many enterprises willing to risk not having someone to blame. That's essentially what the support contracts are for of course .
 
Old 06-25-2014, 02:27 AM   #6
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Emphasis added to quote says it all. The OP was asking for recent statistics. Without a major company backing support contracts (e.g. RedHat is to Linux as ??? is to BSD) there aren't many enterprises willing to risk not having someone to blame. That's essentially what the support contracts are for of course .
Exactly.
Clearly I just talk for my experience, having worked for big companies I've never seen *BSD (unfortunately) but just Linux/Unix with support contracts.
Anyway it would be nice to have some statistics, to understand if I'm just talking about my "little world" or it's a more general thing.
 
Old 06-29-2014, 02:09 PM   #7
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Enterprise-supported BSD (BSDi) diminished with Wind River Systems dropping BSD altogether: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BSD/OS

Nowadays BSD ist mostly used internally inside storage and network appliances which then talk to Linux boxes with support contracts. And of course, no one has ever been fired for buying Red Hat. It's the same all over again.
 
  


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