BSD is dying

Paul Richards paul at
Thu Jul 28 11:32:52 BST 2005

On Thu, Jul 28, 2005 at 11:15:30AM +0100, Ceri Davies wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 28, 2005 at 10:50:14AM +0100, Paul Richards wrote:
> > and seems pretty  much dead in the UK based on this list.
> I'm guessing that we're all either not nerdy enough or far too
> competent to need it that often ;)
> > Although I'm being a bit flippant, since this list has become totally
> > inactive recently I've also been trawling job lists a lot in the last
> > few months and BSD has vanished from the UK job market too.
> There were two FreeBSD jobs in Bristol advertised last week.  I stopped
> looking further afield than that in August.  It is sad that that's
> noteworthy.

Yeah, though when you look at the detail it's "freebsd desirable"
but Linux essential. Which suggests they have some legacy FreeBSD
boxes around but are now focussed on Linux. That's unfortunately
been the trend I've been seeing for quite a while in the job market.

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