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New On-line OS Count available

New count shows strong Linux OS dominance has strengthened
since October.

by Dwight Johnson

The Internet Operating System Counter has just published the
results of its newest OS query conducted from January 13, 1999 to
January 31, 1999.

The January count processed 1,191,755 hosts addresses from the
RIPE host count and the .edu domain.

The numbers from
.edu look pretty different than the other results.

According to Hans U. Zoebelein who conducts the survey:

“To avoid any possible conflict, the .il (Israel) domain was no
longer included in the survey. The gentlemen from comsec.co.il who
had triggered the Israel wide alarm in 10/98 didn’t provide any
proof until today which would have backed up their claims which
included “copying and deleting of files” and looking for loop holes
in routers and mail software. Stuff which queso cannot perform.

“A person which is affiliated with the Israeli Internet told me
that COMSEC didn’t even present any log files to them.”

See Linux Today’s earlier coverage Charges of hacking stop
Internet OS Count
.

Below is the summary which includes the hosts of the RIPE Host
Count plus the .edu domain. Results of the FTP, News and Web
servers are added up.

  Host OS recognized (grouped, sorted)    01/99  %recog  +/-%(to 9/98)
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            1.(   )              Linux   287093    30.8  +3.2
            2.( 4.)      Solaris/SunOS   178350    19.1  +5.6
            3.( 2.)   Windows 95/98/NT   171829    18.4  -5.2
            4.( 3.)         BSD Family   150961    16.2  -4.8
            5.(   )               IRIX    52941     5.7  +0.3
            6.( 7.)                AIX    17362     1.9   0.0
            7.( 6.)          Mac/Apple    16170     1.7  -0.3
            8.(10.) Reliant Unix/Sinix    12848     1.4  +0.9
            9.( 8.)               HPUX    10416     1.1  -0.6
           10.( 9.)       Digital Unix     5016     0.5  -0.1
           11.(   )           SCO Unix     3787     0.4   0.0
           12.(   )      Novel Netware     3656     0.4  +0.1
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                           ++checksums   910429    97.6

You’ll find further results at the Internet OS Counter web
pages.

Visit the Operating
System Counter
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