Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Nov 2007 19:33 UTC, submitted by AVL_
PC-BSD "iXsystems announced today a distribution agreement with Fry's Electronics whereby all Fry's stores nationwide will carry PC-BSD Version 1.4, Da Vinci Edition. The agreement marks the first time that the PC-BSD operating system is made available for purchase at Fry's Electronics. PC-BSD is a fully functional desktop operating system based on FreeBSD 6.2-STABLE. FreeBSD is one of the most used UNIX-like operating systems in the world. It is widely renowned as the most stable and secure server operating system."
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So?
by simo on Fri 16th Nov 2007 08:41 UTC
simo
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2006-01-09

"FreeBSD is one of the most used UNIX-like operating systems in the world"

I think that's a little hopeful - 'one of the most' as in the bottom half of the top 10 or so maybe, under Linux, Solaris, AIX, IRIX, Darwin etc.

Charging for PCBSD is a bit much too - I hope its just media costs.

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RE: So?
by bentman78 on Fri 16th Nov 2007 12:19 in reply to "So?"
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2005-11-15

"think that's a little hopeful - 'one of the most' as in the bottom half of the top 10 or so maybe, under Linux, Solaris, AIX, IRIX, Darwin etc. "

A quick look on Netcraft would debunk your statement. Linux is more popular, but that's about it. AIX, IRIX, Darwin are way below FreeBSD in usage.

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RE[2]: So?
by simo on Fri 16th Nov 2007 15:50 in reply to "RE: So?"
simo Member since:
2006-01-09

netcraft shows os usage by number of webservers that's all!

solaris is mainly used for backend servers like databases and java appservers, linux is used a lot on embedded stuff, darwin in macosx desktops - none of which are webservers that netcraft would pick up.

freebsd being more popular than macosx is laughable (not that i'm happy about that).

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