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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.


Hosts

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

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...

AsiaBSDCon 2014

2014-03-05

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

2013-12-19

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

2013-12-11

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 055: The Promised WLAN

2014-09-17

This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD 10.1-BETA1 is out The first maintenance update in the 10.x series of FreeBSD is on its way Since we can't see a changelog yet, the 10-STABLE release notes offer a glimpse at some of the new features and fixes that will be included in 10.1 The...

Episode 054: Luminary Environment

2014-09-10

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Portscout ported to OpenBSD Portscout is a popular utility used in the FreeBSD ports infrastructure It lets port maintainers know when there's a new version of the upstream software available by automatically checking the...

Episode 053: It's HAMMER Time

2014-09-03

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD foundation's new IPSEC project The FreeBSD foundation, along with Netgate, is sponsoring some new work on the IPSEC code With bandwidth in the 10-40 gigabit per second range, the IPSEC stack needs to...

Episode 052: Reverse Takeover

2014-08-27

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD foundation August update The foundation has published a new PDF detailing some of their recent activities It includes project development updates, the 10.1-RELEASE schedule and some of its new features There is also a...