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Re: Are the BSDs Dying?
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2018, 02:44:52 pm »
Someone has been saying BSD is dying and Linux will take over the desktop for about twenty years.
I don't see OpenBSD becoming the most popular BSD due to Theo's abrasive attitude.
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Re: Are the BSDs Dying?
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2018, 03:03:17 pm »
I suspect that this falls under Betteridge's Law of Headlines, but I thought I would post it for discussion anyway.

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Re: Are the BSDs Dying?
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2018, 02:51:31 am »
Everything starts to die from the moment it is born....
BSD will be alive aslong as it serves purpose for more then a few.

The article is making too many assumptions, but it does have a point

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Re: Are the BSDs Dying?
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2018, 09:26:17 am »
Well hasn't that pretty much always been the way things are? Linux has a much larger user/developer base as well as corporate support. It only stands to reason that things will happen faster on Linux than on BSD. That doesn't necessarily mean that BSD is dying or worse than Linux, just different.

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Re: Are the BSDs Dying?
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2018, 02:53:49 pm »
I won't believe it until Netcraft confirms it.
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Re: Are the BSDs Dying?
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2018, 03:01:48 pm »
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I won't believe it until Netcraft confirms it.

That was one of the top comments on Slashdot.

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Re: Are the BSDs Dying?
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2018, 03:04:02 pm »
Considering that's a really old Slashdot meme, that isn't surprising.
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Re: Are the BSDs Dying?
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2018, 06:54:34 am »
Netflix is FreeBSD and represents about 30% of all peak Internet traffic. That's not including any routers or firewalls based/are *BSD that traffic goes through. I wouldn't be surprised if *BSD represents 50%+ of all traffic.