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BSD in Embedded Systems

michael posted more than 13 years ago | from the daemons-everywhere dept.

BSD 8

LiquidPC writes: "According to an article by BSDtoday.com: Evans Data Corp., a market research company focused on the software development community, announced in their Embedded Systems Developer Survey that, by 2002, BSD will the 5th most popular embedded OS. This year, however, BSD did not even appear on the chart."

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first post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2258117)

first post

Re:first post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2258279)

So it is...don't crap your pants over it, though
whups, too late.

Evans has a history....of confusion! (2)

mr (88570) | more than 13 years ago | (#2258349)

Evans Data Corporation, a market research company focused on the software development community, is the one that called FreeBSD "A linux distro"
http://daily.daemonnews.org/view_story.php3?story_ id=1748 [daemonnews.org]
http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=01/03/30/082320 5&mode=thread [slashdot.org]

are they sure? (1)

zentex (176409) | more than 13 years ago | (#2261663)

I could have sworn that NetBSD had cornered the market on toasters :-)

(for those that dont get the dead tree version of Daemon News, Wasabi systems has full page ad in almost every edition implying NetBSD will soon power even your toaster)

Re:are they sure? (1)

Ded Bob (67043) | more than 13 years ago | (#2265025)

I have been noticing that my toast has been coming out extra crispy with an especially black little fork burnt into it. Hmmm, I better keep an eye on it. :)

Re:are they sure? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2268876)

so linux has the market on toilets?

*BSD is dying (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 13 years ago | (#2275735)

*BSD is dying

Yet another cripplingbombshell hit the beleaguered *BSD community when last month IDC confirmed that *BSD accounts for less than a mere fraction of 1 percent of ll servers. Coming on the heels of the latest Netcraft survey which plainly states that *BSD has lost more market share, this news serves to reinforce what we've known all along. *BSD is collapsing in complete disarray, as further exemplified by failing dead last [sysadminmag.com] in the recent Sys Admin comprehensive networking test.

You don't need to be a Kreskin [amdest.com] to predict *BSD's future. The hand writing is on the wall: *BSD faces a bleak future. In fact there won't be any future at all for *BSD because *BSD is dying. Things are looking very bad for *BSD. As many of us are already aware, *BSD continues to lose market share. Red ink flows like a river of blood. FreeBSD is the most endangered of them all.

Let's keep to the facts and look at the numbers.

OpenBSD leader Theo states that there are 7000 users of OpenBSD. How many users of NetBSD are there? Let's see. The number of OpenBSD versus NetBSD posts on Usenet is roughly in ratio of 5 to 1. Therefore there are about 7000/5 = 1400 NetBSD users. BSD/OS posts on Usenet are about half of the volume of NetBSD posts. Therefore there are about 700 users of BSD/OS. A recent article put FreeBSD at about 80 percent of the *BSD market. Therefore there are (7000+1400+700)*4 = 36400 FreeBSD users. This is consistent with the number of FreeBSD Usenet posts.

Due to the troubles of Walnut Creek, abysmal sales and so on, FreeBSD went out of business and was taken over by BSDI who sell another troubled OS. Now BSDI is also dead, its corpse turned over to yet another charnel house.

All major surveys show that *BSD has steadily declined in market share. *BSD is very sick nd its long term survival prospects are very dim. If *BSD is to survive at all it will be among OS hobbyist dabblers. *BSD continus to decay. Nothing short of a miracle could save it at this point in time. For all practical purposes, *BSD is dead.

*BS is dying

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