In the open source world, the word “Linux” is almost synonymous with “Operating System”, but it is not the only open source UNIX® operating system. According to the Internet Operating System Counter, as of April 1999 31.3% of the world's network connected machines run Linux. 14.6% run BSD UNIX®. Some of the world's largest web operations, such as Yahoo!, run BSD. The world's busiest FTP server of 1999 (now defunct), ftp.cdrom.com, used BSD to transfer 1.4 TB of data a day. Clearly this is not a niche market: BSD is a well-kept secret.
Fri 09 Aug 2013 04:48:33 PM CEST
So what is the secret? Why is BSD not better known? This white paper addresses these and other questions.