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Lynne Jolitz speaks - "386BSD Mania were the two crazy years (1992-1994) after the first complete releases hit the Internet. Dr. Dobbs Journal paved the way for this frenzy by publishing the monthly "Porting Unix to the 386" series starting in January 1991, and it established a serious following.
When 386BSD Release 0.0 went out the door, only a thousand or so downloads was expected. Boy, were we wrong. The original download site got overloaded and mirror sites were set up all over the globe. Downloads were reported from every continent except Antartica. Hunger for 386BSD fed by the Dr. Dobbs Journal article series led to an estimated 250,000 downloads from the Internet in the first week.