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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 210: Your questions, part I

2017-09-06

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines A Reimplementation Of Netbsd Using a Microkernel Minix author Andy Tanenbaum writes in Part 1 of a-reimplementation-of-netbsd-using-a-microkernel Based on the MINIX 3 microkernel, we have constructed a system that to the user looks a great deal like NetBSD. It uses pkgsrc,...

Episode 209: Signals: gotta catch ‘em all

2017-08-30

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Trip Report: FreeBSD in China at COPU and LinuxCon This trip report is from Deb Goodkin, the Executive Director of the FreeBSD Foundation. She travelled to China in May 2017 to promote FreeBSD, meet with companies, and participate in discussions around Open...

Episode 208: Faces of Open Source

2017-08-23

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines LLVM, Clang and compiler-rt support enhancements In the last month I started with upstream of the code for sanitizers: the common layer and ubsan. I worked also on the elimination of unexpected failures in LLVM and Clang. I've managed to...

Episode 207: Bridge over the river Cam

2017-08-16

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines BSDCam recap The 2017 Cambridge DevSummit took place from 2-4 August 2017. The event took place over three days including a formal dinner at St John's College, and was attended by 55 registered developers and guests. Prior to the start of...

Episode 206: To hier is UNIX

2017-08-09

HD VideoMP3 AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Lumina Desktop v1.3 released Notable Changes: New Utility: lumina-mediaplayer. Lumina Media Player is a graphic interface for the Qt QMediaPlayer Class, with Pandora internet radio streaming integration. Lumina Media Player supports many audio formats, including .ogg, .mp3, .mp4, .flac, and .wmv. It is also...

Episode 205: FreeBSD Turning it up to 11.1

2017-08-02

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 11.1 was released on July 26th You can download it as an ISO or USB image, a prebuilt VM Image (vmdk, vhd, qcow2, or raw), and it is available as a cloud image (Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Engine,...

Episode 204: WWF - Wayland, Weston, and FreeBSD

2017-07-26

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Matt Ahrens answers questions about the “Scrub of Death” In working on the breakdown of that ZFS article last week, Matt Ahrens contacted me and provided some answers he has given to questions in the past, allowing me to answer them using...

Episode 203: For the love of ZFS

2017-07-19

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines ZFS is the best file system (for now) In my ongoing effort to fight misinformation and FUD about ZFS, I would like to go through this post in detail and share my thoughts on the current state and future of OpenZFS. The post...

Episode 202: Brokering Bind

2017-07-12

This episode was brought to you by Headlines OpenBSD and the modern laptop Peter Hansteen has a new blog post about OpenBSD on laptops: Did you think that OpenBSD is suitable only for firewalls and high-security servers? Think again. Here are my steps to transform a modern mid to high range laptop...

Episode 201: Skip grep, use awk

2017-07-05

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeNAS 11.0 is Now Here The FreeNAS blog informs us: After several FreeNAS Release Candidates, FreeNAS 11.0 was released today. This version brings new virtualization and object storage features to the World’s Most Popular Open Source Storage Operating System. FreeNAS 11.0...

Episode 200: Getting Scrubbed to Death

2017-06-28

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines NetBSD 8.0 release process underway Soren Jacobsen writes on NetBSD-announce: If you've been reading source-changes@, you likely noticed the recent creation of the netbsd-8 branch. If you haven't been reading source-changes@, here's some news: the netbsd-8 branch has been created,...

Episode 199: Read the source, KARL

2017-06-21

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD 11.1-Beta1 now available Glen Barber, of the FreeBSD release engineering team has announced that FreeBSD 11.1-Beta1 is now available for the following architectures: 11.1-BETA1 amd64 GENERIC 11.1-BETA1 i386 GENERIC 11.1-BETA1 powerpc GENERIC 11.1-BETA1 powerpc64 GENERIC64 11.1-BETA1...