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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 079: Just Add QEMU

2015-03-04

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines AsiaBSDCon 2015 schedule Almost immediately after we finished recording an episode last week, the 2015 AsiaBSDCon schedule went up This year's conference will be between 12-15 March at the Tokyo University of Science in...

Episode 078: From the Foundation (Part 2)

2015-02-25

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines BSDCan 2015 schedule The list of presentations for the upcoming BSDCan conference has been posted, and the time schedule should be up shortly as well Just a reminder: it's going to be held on...

Episode 077: Noah's L2ARC

2015-02-18

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Revisiting FreeBSD after 20 years With comments like "has Linux lost its way?" floating around, a Debian developer was prompted to revisit FreeBSD after nearly two decades This blog post goes through his experiences...

Episode 076: Time for a Change

2015-02-11

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Strange timer bug in FreeBSD 11 Peter Wemm wrote in to the FreeBSD -CURRENT mailing list with an interesting observation Running the latest development code in the infrastructure, the clock would stop keeping time...