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Date:      Sat, 15 Feb 2020 23:58:22 +0100
From:      Polytropon <>
To:        Ralf Mardorf <>
Cc:        Ralf Mardorf via freebsd-questions <>
Subject:   Re: Technological advantages over Linux
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On Sat, 15 Feb 2020 23:26:23 +0100, Ralf Mardorf via freebsd-questions wrote:
> That something is more used then something else, doesn't necessarily
> indicate that it's the best choice or that the usage is reasonable at
> all.

That's why numbers from "market share" (somehow measured) over
"usage share" (actually in use) up to "knowledge share" (known
to decision makers) are probably not a good guide to choosing
an OS. Furthermore, systems that do not track "unit sales" or
"registered installations" are completely out of scope here.

> I bet that more desktop computers on this planet run Windows, than
> FreeBSD or Linux for tasks, in domains that are better supported by
> FreeBSD or Linux.

And all of them connect to the Internet, using a device that
internally uses a BSD or a Linux, and the bowels of the Internet
consist primarily of BSD and Linux. Add "Linux-like things" to
the mix, like Android smartphones, or "BSD-like things" like
Macs, and numbers might look a little different.

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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