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[4]: Main reason
by JAlexoid on Sun 8th May 2011 15:12 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Main reason"
JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

Ahhh.... Yeah.... The biggest security nuts I've ever seen in my life are heads of security in those Fortune 500 companies :-D

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RE[5]: Main reason
by lucas_maximus on Sun 8th May 2011 16:27 in reply to "RE[4]: Main reason"
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2009-08-18

The point was that there is a common perception that OpenBSD is good for a small group of people, which isn't true ...

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