Linked by fvillanustre on Fri 6th May 2011 22:19 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y When comparing the evolution in market share of Linux and OpenBSD, two operating systems that were born around the same time, a question comes to mind: why is there such a difference in market penetration? Linux, on one side of the spectrum, with a license that supposedly impairs commercial venues, has enticed companies and organizations to adopt and support it under varying commercial models, while the BSD derivatives (FreeBSD, OpenBSD and NetBSD), with a larger history and an allegedly more commercial friendly license haven't been as successful to gather a large installed base and widespread adoption.
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RE: Main reason
by lucas_maximus on Sat 7th May 2011 15:40 UTC in reply to "Main reason"
lucas_maximus
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OpenBSD being used in a Fortune 500 company.

http://www.undeadly.org/cgi?action=article&sid=20110420080633

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RE[2]: Main reason
by JAlexoid on Sat 7th May 2011 23:31 in reply to "RE: Main reason"
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2009-05-19

OpenBSD being used in a Fortune 500 company.

http://www.undeadly.org/cgi?action=article&sid=20110420080633


And Linux is used in most Fortune 500 companies. What's your point?

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RE[3]: Main reason
by lucas_maximus on Sun 8th May 2011 14:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Main reason"
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2009-08-18

He was saying that it is only used for Security Nuts. The same people would probably only claim that OpenBSD is only good for servers and firewalls.

I gave a case study where it is being used by people who aren't hardcore UNIX security nuts and being used everywhere i.e. in a Fortune 500 company.

Therefore the point was ... wait for it mate ... that what he claimed simply isn't the case.

Edited 2011-05-08 14:29 UTC

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