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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 (US Eastern time) and the edited version is usually up the following day. You can find our complete list of episodes here.

Watch the news section on the right for updates and check the top-right corner of the page for RSS feeds.

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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 127: DNS, Black Holes & Willem

2016-02-03

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report It is that time of year again, reviewing the progress of the FreeBSD project over the last quarter of 2015 There are a huge number of projects that have recently...

Episode 126: Illuminating the future on PC-BSD

2016-01-27

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Linuxvoice reviews six NAS designed OSes and states that FreeNAS has the largest amount of features The review compares the features of: FreeNAS, NAS4Free, Open Media Vault, Openfiler Community Edition, EasyNAS, and Turnkey...

Episode 125: DevSummits, Core and the Baldwin

2016-01-20

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD server retired after almost 19 years We’ve heard stories about this kind of thing before, that box that often sits under-appreciated, but refuses to die. Well the UK register has picked up...

Episode 124: Get your engine(x) started!

2016-01-13

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent iX Systems Mission Complete Submit your story of how you accomplished a mission with FreeBSD, FreeNAS, or iXsystems hardware, and you could win monthly prizes, and have your story featured in the FreeBSDJournal! FreeNAS Logo Design Contest Rules and Requirements For those...

Episode 123: ZFS in the trenches

2016-01-06

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent iX Systems Mission Complete Submit your story of how you accomplished a mission with FreeBSD, FreeNAS, or iXsystems hardware, and you could win monthly prizes, and have your story featured in the FreeBSD Journal! FreeNAS Logo Design Contest Rules and Requirements For...

Episode 122: The BSD Black Box

2015-12-30

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by iX Systems Mission Complete Submit your story of how you accomplished a mission with FreeBSD, FreeNAS, or iXsystems hardware, and you could win monthly prizes, and have your story featured in the FreeBSD...

Episode 121: All your hyves are belong to us

2015-12-23

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by iX Systems Mission Complete Submit your story of how you accomplished a mission with FreeBSD, FreeNAS, or iXsystems hardware, and you could win monthly prizes, and have your story featured in the FreeBSD...

Episode 120: I’m talking about the man in the middle

2015-12-16

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by iX Systems Mission Complete Submit your story of how you accomplished a mission with FreeBSD, FreeNAS, or iXsystems hardware, and you could win monthly prizes, and have your story featured in the FreeBSD...

Episode 119: There be Dragons, BSD Dragons anyway

2015-12-09

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by iX Systems Mission Complete Submit your story of how you accomplished a mission with FreeBSD, FreeNAS, or iXsystems hardware, and you could win monthly prizes, and have your story featured in the FreeBSD...

Episode 118: BSD is go for Launch

2015-12-02

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by iX Systems Mission Complete Submit your story of how you accomplished a mission with FreeBSD, FreeNAS, or iXsystems hardware, and you could win monthly prizes, and have your story featured in the FreeBSD...

Episode 117: The Cantrill Strikes Back: ...

2015-11-24

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by iX Systems Mission Complete Submit your story of how you accomplished a mission with FreeBSD, FreeNAS, or iXsystems hardware, and you could win monthly prizes, and have your story featured in the FreeBSD...

Episode 116: Arcing ZFS

2015-11-18

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by iX Systems Mission Complete Submit your story of how you accomplished a mission with FreeBSD, FreeNAS, or iXsystems hardware, and you could win monthly prizes, and have your story featured in the FreeBSD...