The Internet Operating System Counter

Robert Harley (
Tue, 23 Feb 1999 09:29:12 +0100 (MET)

Some people may remember the survey from a few months ago. A new one
is out now. Basically, these guys queried over a million IP addresses
for hosts named ftp.*, news.* and www.* and made statistics about the
OS's that replied.

Here's a summary culled from:

Host OS recognized %recog
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Linux 30.8
Solaris/SunOS 19.1
Windows 95/98/NT 18.4
BSD Family 16.2
IRIX 5.7
AIX 1.9
Mac/Apple 1.7
Reliant Unix/Sinix 1.4
HPUX 1.1
Digital Unix 0.5
SCO Unix 0.4
Novel Netware 0.4

There are further breakdowns at: