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BSD Now is a weekly video podcast dedicated to spreading the word about the BSD family of operating systems, as well as keeping those who are already aware up to date with the latest news and developments.


Allan (@allanjude | 0x5125929F)

  • VP for Operations at ScaleEngine Inc.
  • Also hosts a sysadmin podcast TechSNAP
  • Has been a professional FreeBSD sysadmin for 12 years
  • Currently working on an update to the ZFS chapter of the FreeBSD Handbook
  • Speaker at a number of BSD conferences around the world

Kris (@pcbsdkris | 0x30577CD7)

  • Founder & Lead Developer of the PC-BSD project
  • Speaker at BSD & Linux conferences across the world
  • Frequent contributor to BSD Magazine
  • Developer on a variety of *NIX platforms for 13+ years

Writer / Producer

TJ (@blakkheim | 0xA8FE706F)

  • Behind the scenes guy at BSD Now
  • Writes the tutorials and show notes
  • Organizes the show and responds to your emails
  • Frequent ports contributor
  • Loves teaching about any BSD topic

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Latest News

BSDCan 2014


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...

AsiaBSDCon 2014


Both Allan and Kris will be going to AsiaBSDCon this year, so episode 28 will be shorter than usual. We'll be back the following week with a huge episode. Hopefully they can get some interviews there!...

Christmas & New Year


Episode 16 was just uploaded, and that's the last one we'll be doing live for this year. Episode 17 will be on Christmas, and feature a prerecorded interview with Scott Long about his BSD magic over at Netflix. Thanks for watching everyone! We look forward to more BSD Now in...

Welcome iXsystems


As you may have noticed in Episode 015, BSD Now has gotten our first sponsor! We're very happy to welcome iXsystems to the BSD Now team. In case you aren't familiar with them, they have quite a long history with FreeBSD. Their current CTO is in fact Jordan Hubbard, one of...

Episode 047: DES Challenge IV


This episode was brought to you by Headlines g2k14 hackathon reports Nearly 50 OpenBSD developers gathered in Ljubljana, Slovenia from July 8-14 for a hackathon Lots of work got done - in just the first two weeks of July, there were over 1000 commits to their CVS tree Some of the developers wrote in to...

Episode 046: Network Iodometry


Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines EuroBSDCon 2014 registration open September is getting closer, and that means it's time for EuroBSDCon - held in Bulgaria this year Registration is finally open to the public, with prices for businesses ($287), individuals...

Episode 045: ZFS War Stories


Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Interview - Josh Paetzel - / @bsdunix4ever Crazy ZFS stories, network protocols, server hardware All the tutorials are posted in their entirety at Send questions, comments, show ideas/topics, or stories you want...

Episode 044: Base ISO 100


Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines pfSense 2.1.4 released The pfSense team has released 2.1.4, shortly after 2.1.3 - it's mainly a security release Included within are eight security fixes, most of which are pfSense-specific OpenSSL, the WebUI and some packages...