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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 2:00PM Eastern time (18:00 UTC) and the edited version is usually up the following Friday morning. You can find our complete list of episodes here.

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Latest News

AsiaBSDCon 2014

2014-03-05

Both Allan and Kris will be going to AsiaBSDCon this year, so episode 28 will be shorter than usual. We'll be back the following week with a huge episode. Hopefully they can get some interviews there!...

Christmas & New Year

2013-12-19

Episode 16 was just uploaded, and that's the last one we'll be doing live for this year. Episode 17 will be on Christmas, and feature a prerecorded interview with Scott Long about his BSD magic over at Netflix. Thanks for watching everyone! We look forward to more BSD Now in...

Welcome iXsystems

2013-12-11

As you may have noticed in Episode 015, BSD Now has gotten our first sponsor! We're very happy to welcome iXsystems to the BSD Now team. In case you aren't familiar with them, they have quite a long history with FreeBSD. Their current CTO is in fact Jordan Hubbard, one of...

Update 2013/11/26

2013-11-26

Hi BSD Now fans. Here's a sneak peek at our upcoming schedule: 11/27: Jordan Hubbard, co-founder of FreeBSD and creator of ports, to talk about FreeBSD's founding and future. The tutorial will be an update to the OpenBSD router guide with some new improvements I've made. 12/04: George Wilson from Delphix...


Episode 034: It's Gonna Get NASty

2014-04-23

This episode was brought to you by Interview - John Hixson - john@ixsystems.com / @bsdwhore FreeNAS development All the tutorials are posted in their entirety at bsdnow.tv Send questions, comments, show ideas/topics, or stories you want mentioned on the show to feedback@bsdnow.tv If you've got something cool to talk about and want to come on...

Episode 033: Certified Package Delivery

2014-04-16

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines BSDCan schedule, speakers and talks This year's BSDCan will kick off on May 14th in Ottawa The list of speakers is also out And finally the talks everyone's looking forward to Lots of great tutorials and...

Episode 032: PXE Dust

2014-04-09

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD ASLR status update Shawn Webb gives us a little update on his address space layout randomization work for FreeBSD He's implemented execbase randomization for position-independent executables (which OpenBSD also just enabled globally in...

Episode 031: Edgy BSD Users

2014-04-01

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Preorders for cool BSD stuff The 2nd edition of The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System is up for preorder We talked to GNN briefly about it, but he and Kirk have...

Episode 030: Documentation is King

2014-03-26

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines OpenBSD on a Sun T5120 Our buddy Ted Unangst got himself a cool Sun box Of course he had to write a post about installing and running OpenBSD on it The post goes through some...

Episode 029: P.E.F.S.

2014-03-19

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Using OpenSSH Certificate Authentication SSH has a not-so-often-talked-about authentication option in addition to passwords and keys: certificates - you can add certificates to any current authentication method you're using They're not really that complex,...

Episode 028: Ghost of Partition

2014-03-12

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Interview - Eric Turgeon - ericturgeon@ghostbsd.org / @GhostBSD1 GhostBSD Tutorial Serially concatenating disks in NetBSD Feedback/Questions Dave writes in Shane writes in Rob writes in Predrag writes in All the tutorials are posted in their entirety at bsdnow.tv We want to give...

Episode 027: BSD Now vs. BSDTalk

2014-03-05

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD and OpenBSD in GSOC2014 The Google Summer of Code is a way to encourage students to write code for open source projects and make some money Both FreeBSD and OpenBSD were accepted, and...

Episode 026: Port Authority

2014-02-26

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Tailoring OpenBSD for an old, strange computer The author of this article had an OmniBook 800CT, which comes with a pop-out mouse, black and white display, 32MB of RAM and a 133MHz CPU Obviously...

Episode 025: A Sixth pfSense

2014-02-19

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines EuroBSDCon and AsiaBSDCon This year, EuroBSDCon will be in September in Sofia, Bulgaria They've got a call for papers up now, so everyone can submit the talks they want to present There will also be...

Episode 024: The Cluster & The Cloud

2014-02-12

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD 10 as a firewall Back in 2012, the author of this site wrote an article stating you should avoid FreeBSD 9 for a firewall and use OpenBSD instead Now, with the release of...

Episode 023: Time Signatures

2014-02-05

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD foundation's 2013 fundraising results The FreeBSD foundation finally counted all the money they made in 2013 $768,562 from 1659 donors Nice little blog post from the team with a giant beastie picture "We have already...