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BSD Now is a weekly presentation dedicated to spreading the word about the BSD family of operating systems. We also aim to keep those who are already aware up to date with the latest news and developments. It started in mid-2013 and the first episode aired on September 4th of that year. BSD advocacy has traditionally been lacking in comparison to other OS communities, and we wanted to change that. We decided to take a modern approach on the matter, and ended up with a video podcast.

The show is hosted by Allan and Kris and written/produced by TJ.

Latest News

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!...

BSDCan 2014

2014-04-30

We just wrapped up episode 35 after having some horrible audio issues. Sorry about the quality being lower than usual, we did the best we could given the circumstances. Next week we've got a normal episode, but the following week Allan and Kris will be at BSDCan. That week will...


Episode 074: That Sly MINIX

2015-01-28

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines The missing EuroBSDCon videos Some of the missing videos from EuroBSDCon 2014 we mentioned before have mysteriously appeared Jordan Hubbard, FreeBSD, looking forward to another 10 years Lourival Viera Neto, NPF scripting with Lua Kris Moore,...

Episode 073: Pipe Dreams

2015-01-21

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD quarterly status report The FreeBSD team has posted an updated on some of their activities between October and December of 2014 They put a big focus on compatibility with other systems: the Linux...

Episode 072: Common *Sense Approach

2015-01-14

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Be your own VPN provider with OpenBSD We've covered how to build a BSD-based gateway that tunnels all your traffic through a VPN in the past - but what if you don't trust...

Episode 071: System Disaster

2015-01-07

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Introducing OPNsense, a pfSense fork OPNsense is a new BSD-based firewall project that was recently started, forked from the pfSense codebase Even though it's just been announced, they already have a formal release based...