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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 080: The PC-BSD Tour II

2015-03-11

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Special segment Demystifying Boot Environments in PC-BSD Interview - Justin Gibbs - gibbs@freebsd.org / @freebsdfndation The FreeBSD foundation's 15th anniversary Discussion The story of PC-BSD Send questions, comments, show ideas/topics, or stories you want mentioned on the show...

Episode 079: Just Add QEMU

2015-03-04

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines AsiaBSDCon 2015 schedule Almost immediately after we finished recording an episode last week, the 2015 AsiaBSDCon schedule went up This year's conference will be between 12-15 March at the Tokyo University of Science in...

Episode 078: From the Foundation (Part 2)

2015-02-25

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines BSDCan 2015 schedule The list of presentations for the upcoming BSDCan conference has been posted, and the time schedule should be up shortly as well Just a reminder: it's going to be held on...

Episode 077: Noah's L2ARC

2015-02-18

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Revisiting FreeBSD after 20 years With comments like "has Linux lost its way?" floating around, a Debian developer was prompted to revisit FreeBSD after nearly two decades This blog post goes through his experiences...

Episode 076: Time for a Change

2015-02-11

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Strange timer bug in FreeBSD 11 Peter Wemm wrote in to the FreeBSD -CURRENT mailing list with an interesting observation Running the latest development code in the infrastructure, the clock would stop keeping time...

Episode 075: From the Foundation (Part 1)

2015-02-04

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Key rotation in OpenSSH 6.8 Damien Miller posted a new blog entry about one of the features in the upcoming OpenSSH 6.8 Times changes, key types change, problems are found with old algorithms and...

Episode 074: That Sly MINIX

2015-01-28

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines The missing EuroBSDCon videos Some of the missing videos from EuroBSDCon 2014 we mentioned before have mysteriously appeared Jordan Hubbard, FreeBSD, looking forward to another 10 years Lourival Viera Neto, NPF scripting with Lua Kris Moore,...

Episode 073: Pipe Dreams

2015-01-21

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD quarterly status report The FreeBSD team has posted an updated on some of their activities between October and December of 2014 They put a big focus on compatibility with other systems: the Linux...

Episode 072: Common *Sense Approach

2015-01-14

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Be your own VPN provider with OpenBSD We've covered how to build a BSD-based gateway that tunnels all your traffic through a VPN in the past - but what if you don't trust...

Episode 071: System Disaster

2015-01-07

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Introducing OPNsense, a pfSense fork OPNsense is a new BSD-based firewall project that was recently started, forked from the pfSense codebase Even though it's just been announced, they already have a formal release based...

Episode 070: Daemons in the North

2014-12-31

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines More conference presentation videos Some more of the presentation videos from AsiaBSDCon are appearing online Masanobu Saitoh, Developing CPE Routers Based on NetBSD Reyk Floeter, VXLAN and Cloud-based Networking with OpenBSD Jos Jansen, Adapting OS X...

Episode 069: Under the Ports Tree

2014-12-24

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Special segment How our viewers got into BSD Jason's story (text) bsdx's story (text) David's story (text) Brad's story (text) Reese's story (video) Bryan's story (video) Pete's story (text) Anders' story (text) Guillermo's story (text) Jonathan's story (text) Adam's story (text) Chris' story (text) Tigersharke's story...