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BSD Now is a weekly video podcast created by three guys who love BSD. We cover the latest news andhave 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 TrueOS. 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 2:00PM (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

New announcement

2017-05-25

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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 114: BSD-Schooling

2015-11-04

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by iX Systems Mission Complete Submit your story of how you accomplished a mission with FreeBSD, FreeNAS, or iXsystems hardware, and you could win monthly prizes, and have your story featured in the FreeBSD...

Episode 113: What’s Next for BSD?

2015-10-28

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by iX Systems Mission Complete Submit your story of how you accomplished a mission with FreeBSD, FreeNAS, or iXsystems hardware, and you could win monthly prizes, and have your story featured in the FreeBSD...

Episode 112: Tracing the source

2015-10-21

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines pfsense - 2.3 alpha snapshots available pfsense 2.3 Features and Changes The entire front end has been re-written Upgrade of base OS to FreeBSD 10-STABLE The PPTP server component has been removed, PBIs have been replaced with...

Episode 111: Xenocratic Oath

2015-10-14

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines NetBSD 7.0 Release Announcement DRM/KMS support brings accelerated graphics to x86 systems using modern Intel and Radeon devices (Linux 3.15) Multiprocessor ARM support. Support for many new ARM boards, including the Raspberry Pi 2...

Episode 110 - Firmware Fights

2015-10-07

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines EuroBSDCon Videos EuroBSDCon has started posting videos of the talks online already. The videos posted online are archives of the live stream, so some of the videos contain multiple talks Due to a technical complication,...

Episode 109: Impish BSD

2015-09-30

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Interview - Warner Losh - imp@bsdimp.com / @bsdimp SSD performance and driver auto-loader Send questions, comments, show ideas/topics, or stories you want mentioned on the show to feedback@bsdnow.tv...

Episode 108: ServeUp BSD

2015-09-23

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Allan is away this week, traveling to Sweden for the ACM womENcourage conference followed by EuroBSDCon, but we have an excellent interview for you, so sit back and enjoy the show. Allan...

Episode 107: In their midst

2015-09-16

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Alexander Motin implements CTL High Availability CTL HA allows two .head. nodes to be connected to the same set of disks, safely An HA storage appliance usually consists of 2...

Episode 106: Multipath TCP

2015-09-09

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Backing out changes doesn.t always pinpoint the problem Peter Wemm brings us a fascinating look at debugging an issue which occurred on the FreeBSD build cluster recently. Bottom line? Backing out something...

Episode 105: Virginia BSD Assembly

2015-09-02

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines OpenBSD hypervisor coming soon Our buddy Mike Larkin never rests, and he posted some very tight-lipped console output on Twitter recently From what little he revealed at the time, it appeared to be a...

Episode 104: Beverly Hills 25519

2015-08-26

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines EdgeRouter Lite, meet OpenBSD The ERL, much like the Raspberry Pi and a bunch of other cheap boards, is getting more and more popular as more things get ported to run on it...

Episode 103: Ubuntu Slaughters Kittens

2015-08-19

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Interview - Bryan Cantrill - bryan@joyent.com / @bcantrill BSD and Solaris history, illumos, dtrace, Joyent, pkgsrc, various topics (and rants) Feedback/Questions Randy writes in Jared writes in Steve writes in Send questions, comments, show ideas/topics, or stories you...