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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 (episodes 1-185) and Benedict (episodes 185-current) and was written/produced by TJ (episodes 1-105) and JT (episodes 111-current)

Latest News

New announcement

2017-05-25

We understand that Michael Dexter, Brad Davis, and George Rosamond think there should be more real 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...


Episode 253: Silence of the fans

2018-07-04

Direct Download:MP3 AudioVideo This episode was brought to you by Headlines Silent Fanless FreeBSD Desktop/Server Today I will write about silent fanless FreeBSD desktop or server computer … or NAS … or you name it, it can have multiple purposes. It also very low power solution, which also means that it will...

Episode 252: Goes to 11.2

2018-06-27

Direct Download:MP3 AudioVideo This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE Available FreeBSD 11.2 was released today (June 27th) and is ready for download Highlights: > OpenSSH has been updated to version 7.5p1. > OpenSSL has been updated to version 1.0.2o. > The clang, llvm, lldb and compiler-rt utilities have been updated to version 6.0.0. > The...

Episode 251: Crypto HAMMER

2018-06-20

Direct Download:MP3 AudioVideo This episode was brought to you by Headlines DragonflyBSD: Towards a HAMMER1 master/slave encrypted setup with LUKS I just wanted to share my experience with setting up DragonFly master/slave HAMMER1 PFS's on top of LUKS So after a long time using an Synology for my NFS needs, I...

Episode 250: BSDCan 2018 recap

2018-06-13

Direct Download:MP3 AudioVideo This episode was brought to you by Headlines TrueOS to Focus on Core Operating System The TrueOS Project has some big plans in the works, and we want to take a minute and share them with you. Many have come to know TrueOS as the “graphical FreeBSD” that makes...