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BSD Now is a weekly video podcast created by three guys who love BSD. We cover the latest news and have an extensive series of tutorials, as well as interviews with various people from all areas of the BSD community. It also serves as a platform for support and questions.

We love and advocate FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, DragonFlyBSD and PC-BSD. Our show aims to be helpful and informative for new users that want to learn about them, but still be entertaining for the people who are already pros.

The show airs on Wednesdays at 12:00PM (US Eastern time) and the edited version is usually up the following day. You can find our complete list of episodes here.

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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 032: PXE Dust

2014-04-09

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD ASLR status update Shawn Webb gives us a little update on his address space layout randomization work for FreeBSD He's implemented execbase randomization for position-independent executables (which OpenBSD also just enabled globally in...

Episode 031: Edgy BSD Users

2014-04-01

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Preorders for cool BSD stuff The 2nd edition of The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System is up for preorder We talked to GNN briefly about it, but he and Kirk have...

Episode 030: Documentation is King

2014-03-26

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines OpenBSD on a Sun T5120 Our buddy Ted Unangst got himself a cool Sun box Of course he had to write a post about installing and running OpenBSD on it The post goes through some...

Episode 029: P.E.F.S.

2014-03-19

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Using OpenSSH Certificate Authentication SSH has a not-so-often-talked-about authentication option in addition to passwords and keys: certificates - you can add certificates to any current authentication method you're using They're not really that complex,...

Episode 028: Ghost of Partition

2014-03-12

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Interview - Eric Turgeon - ericturgeon@ghostbsd.org / @GhostBSD1 GhostBSD Tutorial Serially concatenating disks in NetBSD Feedback/Questions Dave writes in Shane writes in Rob writes in Predrag writes in All the tutorials are posted in their entirety at bsdnow.tv We want to give...

Episode 027: BSD Now vs. BSDTalk

2014-03-05

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD and OpenBSD in GSOC2014 The Google Summer of Code is a way to encourage students to write code for open source projects and make some money Both FreeBSD and OpenBSD were accepted, and...

Episode 026: Port Authority

2014-02-26

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Tailoring OpenBSD for an old, strange computer The author of this article had an OmniBook 800CT, which comes with a pop-out mouse, black and white display, 32MB of RAM and a 133MHz CPU Obviously...

Episode 025: A Sixth pfSense

2014-02-19

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines EuroBSDCon and AsiaBSDCon This year, EuroBSDCon will be in September in Sofia, Bulgaria They've got a call for papers up now, so everyone can submit the talks they want to present There will also be...

Episode 024: The Cluster & The Cloud

2014-02-12

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD 10 as a firewall Back in 2012, the author of this site wrote an article stating you should avoid FreeBSD 9 for a firewall and use OpenBSD instead Now, with the release of...

Episode 023: Time Signatures

2014-02-05

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD foundation's 2013 fundraising results The FreeBSD foundation finally counted all the money they made in 2013 $768,562 from 1659 donors Nice little blog post from the team with a giant beastie picture "We have already...

Episode 022: Journaled News-Updates

2014-01-29

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD quarterly status report Gabor Pali sent out the October-December 2013 status report to get everyone up to date on what's going on The report contains 37 entries and is very very long... various...

Episode 021: Tendresse for Ten

2014-01-22

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE is out The long awaited, giant release of FreeBSD is now official and ready to be downloaded One of the biggest releases in FreeBSD history, with tons of new updates Some features include:...