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BSD Now is a weekly video podcast created by three guys who love BSD. We cover the latest news and have an extensive series of tutorials, as well as interviews with various people from all areas of the BSD community. It also serves as a platform for support and questions.

We love and advocate FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, DragonFlyBSD and PC-BSD. Our show aims to be helpful and informative for new users that want to learn about them, but still be entertaining for the people who are already pros.

The show airs on Wednesdays at 12:00PM (US Eastern time) and the edited version is usually up the following day. You can find our complete list of episodes here.

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Latest News

Two Year Anniversary

2015-08-08

We're quickly approaching our two-year anniversary, which will be on episode 105. To celebrate, we've created a unique t-shirt design, available for purchase until the end of August. Shirts will be shipped out around September 1st. Most of the proceeds will support the show, and specifically allow us to buy...

New discussion segment

2015-01-17

We're thinking about adding a new segment to the show where we discuss a topic that the listeners suggest. It's meant to be informative like a tutorial, but more of a "free discussion" format. If you have any subjects you want us to explore, or even just a good name...

How did you get into BSD?

2014-11-26

We've got a fun idea for the holidays this year: just like we ask during the interviews, we want to hear how all the viewers and listeners first got into BSD. Email us your story, either written or a video version, and we'll read and play some of them for...

EuroBSDCon 2014

2014-09-18

As you might expect, both Allan and Kris will be at EuroBSDCon this year. They'll be busy hunting down various BSD developers and forcing them to do interviews, but don't hesitate to say hi if you're a listener!...


Episode 160: EuroBSD-Dreamin

2016-09-21

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Performance Improvements for FreeBSD Kernel Debugging “We previously explored FreeBSD userspace coredumps. Backtrace’s debugging platform supports FreeBSD kernel coredumps too, and their traces share many features. They are constructed somewhat differently, and in the process of adding support for them, we...

Episode 159: Net Scaling Privacy (Flix Style)

2016-09-14

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Protecting Netflix Viewing Privacy at Scale, with FreeBSD This blog post from Netflix tells the story of how Netflix developed in-kernel TLS to speed up delivery of video via HTTPS Since the beginning of the Open Connect program we have...

Episode 158: Ham, Radio and Pie (oh my)

2016-09-07

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines PC-BSD is now TrueOS If you’ve been watching this show the past few months, I’ve been dropping little hints about the upcoming rename of PC-BSD -> TrueOS. We’ve made that more official finally, and are asking folks to test out the...

Episode 157: ZFS, The “Universal” File-system

2016-08-31

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Registration for MeetBSD 2016 is now Open “Beastie’s coming home!” This year, MeetBSD will be held at UC Berkeley’s Clark Kerr Campus November 11th and 12th, preceded by a two day FreeBSD Vendor/Dev Summit (Nov 9th and 10th) MeetBSD can...

Episode 156: The Fresh BSD experience

2016-08-24

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD 11.0-RC1 Available FreeBSD is marching onwards to 11.0, and with it the first RC1 was released. In addition to the usual amd64 architectures, you may want to give it a whirl on your various ARM boards as well, as it...

Episode 155: Cabling up FreeBSD

2016-08-17

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent< This episode was brought to you by Headlines My two year journey to becoming an OS Developer A blog post by Ryan Zezeski about how he ended doing OS Development instead of working on application We have featured his posts before, including The illumos SYSCALL Handler It started...

Episode 154: Myths, Pi’s & Features, oh my!

2016-08-10

Direct Download:Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines broken features aren't used This post from TedU talks about the difficulty of removing features from an operating system “One of the difficulties in removing a feature is identifying all the potential users. A...

Episode 153: Big int trouble

2016-08-03

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines my int is too big “The NCC Group report describes the bugs, but not the history of the code.” “Several of them, as reported by NCC, involved similar integer truncation issues. Actually, they involved...

Episode 152: The Laporte has landed!

2016-07-27

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Leo Laporte tries FreeBSD Leo Laporte, formerly of TechTV, and now of TWiT.tv, is switching to FreeBSD “The latest debacle over the "forced" upgrade to Windows 10 and Apple's increasingly locked-in ecosystem has got...

Episode 151: Fuzzy Auditing

2016-07-20

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Multiple Bugs in OpenBSD Kernel Its patch Wednesday! (OR last Thursday if you were watching the mailing lists) Jesse Hertz and Tim Newsham (part of the NCC Group calling themselves project Triforce) have been...

Episode 150: Sprinkle a little BSD into your life.

2016-07-13

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Distrowatch reviews OpenBSD and PCBSD's live upgrade method Upgrading… The bane of any sysadmin! Distrowatch has recently done a write-up on the in-place upgrading of various distros / BSDs including PC-BSD and...

Episode 149: The bhyve has been disturbed, and a wild Dexter appears!

2016-07-06

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines NetBSD Introduction We start off today’s episode with a great new NetBSD article! Siju Oommen George has written an article for BSDMag, which provides a great overview of NetBSD’s beginnings and what it...