[nycbug-talk] Re: BSD Success Stories (fwd)
Sun Sep 26 19:52:13 EDT 2004
On Fri, 24 Sep 2004, G.Rosamond wrote:
> but i do think that, besides the advocates like many of us, book sales
> reflect new users attempting to learn more. there is unquestionably a growth
> in the BSDs over the past year or so. it's unmistakable.
> so why no growth in book sales?
> What about hits to your OnLamp column Dru? What's does the graph look like
> over the past few years. . .
You might find the results surprising. I average 15000 hits per article
which shows the series has a loyal core of that many fans. That average
number hasn't really changed since 2000. What's interesting are the articles
which far surpass the average:
Using Sound: 64476
DVD Playback: 68822
Ports Tricks: 70243
IPFW: 103144 (#83 of ALL of O'Reilly's articles!)
Looks like readers are most interested in multimedia, keeping their
software up-to-date, mastering 2 of Unix's notorious tools, and firewalls.
Funny, the articles which should appeal to the perceived BSD market
(sysadmins) rarely go above the 20000 mark. e.g. Building a Unix Server,
Improving User Passwords, SMTP Proxies, etc. Conclusions, anyone?
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