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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

New announcement

2017-05-25

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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...


Episode 195: I don’t WannaCry

2017-05-24

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines ino64 project committed to FreeBSD 12-CURRENT The ino64 project has been completed and merged into FreeBSD 12-CURRENT Extend the inot, devt, nlinkt types to 64-bit ints. Modify struct dirent layout to add doff, increase the size of dfileno to 64-bits,...

Episode 194: Daemonic plans

2017-05-17

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD Project Status Report (January to March 2017) While a few of these projects indicate they are a "plan B" or an "attempt III", many are still hewing to their original plans, and all have produced impressive results. Please enjoy...

Episode 193: Fire up the 802.11 AC

2017-05-10

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Bringing up 802.11ac on FreeBSD Adrian Chadd has a new blog post about his work to bring 802.11ac support to FreeBSD 802.11ac allows for speeds up to 500mbps and total bandwidth into multiple gigabits The FreeBSD net80211 stack has reasonably good 802.11n...

Episode 192: SSHv1 Be Gone

2017-05-03

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines OpenSSH Removes SSHv1 Support In a series of commits starting here and ending with this one, Damien Miller completed the removal of all support for the now-historic SSHv1 protocol from OpenSSH. The final commit message, for the commit that removes the SSHv1 related...

Episode 191: I Know 64 & A Bunch More

2017-04-26

HD VideoMP3 AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines vBSDCon CFP closed April 29th EuroBSDCon CFP closes April 30th Developer Commentary: Philosophy, Evolution of TrueOS/Lumina, and Other Thoughts. Philosophy of Development No project is an island. Every single project needs or uses some other external utility, library, communications format, standards compliance, and more in order...

Episode 190: The Moore You Know

2017-04-19

VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by OpenBSD 6.1 RELEASED Mailing list post We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 6.1. This is our 42nd release. New/extended platforms: New arm64 platform, using clang(1) as the base system compiler. The loongson platform now supports systems with Loongson 3A CPU and RS780E...

Episode 189 Codified Summer

2017-04-12

VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Google summer of code for BSDs FreeBSD FreeBSD's existing list of GSoC Ideas for potential students FreeBSD/Xen: import the grant-table bus_dma(9) handlers from OpenBSD Add support for usbdump file-format to wireshark and vusb-analyzer Write a new boot environment manager Basic smoke test of all base utilities Port...

Episode 188: And then the murders began

2017-04-05

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines DragonFly BSD 4.8 is released Improved kernel performance This release further localizes cache lines and reduces/removes cache ping-ponging on globals. For bulk builds on many-cores or multi-socket systems, we have around a 5% improvement, and certain subsystems such as namecache lookups and...

Episode 187: Catching up to BSD

2017-03-29

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines NetBSD 7.1 released This update represents a selected subset of fixes deemed important for security or stability reasons, as well as new features and enhancements. Kernel compat_linux(8): Fully support schedsetaffinity and schedgetaffinity, fixing, e.g., the Intel Math Kernel Library. DTrace: Avoid redefined symbol errors when...

Episode 186: The Fast And the Firewall: Tokyo Drift

2017-03-22

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines AsiaBSDcon Reports and Reviews AsiaBSDcon schedule Schedule and slides from the 4th bhyvecon Michael Dexter’s trip report on the iXsystems blog NetBSD AsiaBSDcon booth report TrueOS Community Guidelines are here! TrueOS has published its new Community Guidelines The TrueOS Project has existed for over ten years. Until...

Episode 185: Exit Interview

2017-03-16

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Interview – Kris Moore – kris@trueos.org / @pcbsdKrisTrueOS founder, FreeNAS developer, BSD Now co-hostBenedict Reuschling – bcr@freebsd.org / @bsdbcrFreeBSD commiter & FreeBSD Foundation Vice President, BSD Now co-host Send questions, comments, show ideas/topics, or stories you want mentioned on the show...

Episode 184: Tokyo Dreaming

2017-03-08

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines OpenBSD A2k17 hackathon reports a2k17 hackathon report: Patrick Wildt on the arm64 port a2k17 hackathon report: Antoine Jacoutot on syspatch, rc.d improvements and more a2k17 hackathon report: Martin Pieuchot on NET_LOCK and much more a2k17 hackathon report: Kenneth Westerback on...