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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 was written/produced by TJ (episodes 1-105) and JT (episodes 111-current)

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 146: Music to Beastie’s ears

2016-06-16

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines BSDCan Recap and Live Stream Videos OpenBSD BSDCan 2016 papers now available Allan’s slides and Paper Michael W Lucas presents Allan with a gift “FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZedFS” Highlighted Tweets: Groff Arrives at BSDCan...

Episode 145: At the Core of it all

2016-06-08

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Interview - Benno Rice - benno@freebsd.org / @jeamland Manager, OS & Networking at EMC Isilon Emily Dunham: Community Automation iXsystems 1U Rackmount Server - 4 Bay Hot-Swap SAS/SATA Drive Bays 400W Redundant Power Supply...

Episode 144: The PF life

2016-06-01

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines dotSecurity 2016 - Theo de Raadt - Privilege Separation and Pledge Video Slides Interested in Privilege Separation and security in general? If so, then you are in for a treat, we have both...

Episode 143: One small step for DRM, one giant leap for BSD

2016-05-25

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines How the number of states affects pf’s performance of FreeBSD Our friend Olivier of FreeNAS and BSDRP fame has an interesting blog post this week detailing his unique issue with finding a firewall...