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BSD Certification Group releases Usage Survey Report

From: "Jeremy C. Reed" <reed@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 16:57:37 -0800 (PST)

BSD Certification Group releases Usage Survey Report

The  BSD  Certification Group published its Usage Survey Report today.
This report summarizes the results from the BSD Usage Survey delivered
by  the  Group. The survey was available in six languages and ran from
September 12 to September 30, 2005.

The survey contained 18 questions covering topics such as how many BSD
systems  were  in  use at a company, how many administrators, were the
BSD  systems  used  as servers or desktops, size of the organizations,
what services the BSD systems provided, and related topics.

According  to  the report, FreeBSD is used at 77 percent of the survey
takers'  organizations.  Over  87  percent  of the systems are managed
internally.  Near 79 percent of the BSD systems are used as production
systems.  Around  72  percent of the systems are used for web services
hosting and also firewall or security services.

"It  is  interesting  to  note  from  the survey results that at least
68,662  systems  and maybe more than 177,265 systems are running a BSD
operating  system,"  said  Jeremy C. Reed, a BSD trainer and member of
the BSD Certification Group.

The  report  also  provides  many comments from survey takers, further
explaining their use of BSD systems in their organizations.

The  report  says  that the results indicate that BSD systems are used
throughout  the world and are well respected for their reliability and
inherent security.

The report is available for download at

About the BSD Certification Group

The  BSD  Certification  Group  is comprised of educators, writers and
sysadmins who are well versed in and passionate about BSD systems. The
group was formed in January 2005 to create a BSD certification program
that  is  recognized  as the industry standard for certifying both the
knowledge  and  the  ability  to  perform  administrative tasks on BSD
systems.    The    BSD    Certification    Group    website    is   at

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