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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

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!...

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...


Episode 243: Understanding The Scheduler

2018-04-25

This episode was brought to you by Headlines OpenBSD 6.3 released Punctual as ever, OpenBSD 6.3 has been releases with the following features/changes: > Improved HW support, including: > SMP support on OpenBSD/arm64 platforms > vmm/vmd improvements: > IEEE 802.11 wireless stack improvements > Generic network stack improvements > Installer improvements > Routing daemons and other userland network improvements > Security...

Episode 242: Linux Takes The Fastpath

2018-04-18

Direct Download:MP3 AudioVideo This episode was brought to you by Headlines TrueOS STABLE 18.03 Release The TrueOS team is pleased to announce the availability of a new STABLE release of the TrueOS project (version 18.03). This is a special release due to the security issues impacting the computing world since the beginning...

Episode 241: Bowling in the LimeLight

2018-04-11

Direct Download:MP3 AudioVideo This episode was brought to you by Headlines [Other big ZFS improvements you might have missed] 9075 Improve ZFS pool import/load process and corrupted pool recovery > One of the first tasks during the pool load process is to parse a config provided from userland that describes what devices the pool is...

Episode 240: TCP Blackbox Recording

2018-04-04

Direct Download:VideoMP3 Audio This episode was brought to you by Headlines [A number of Upstream ZFS features landed in FreeBSD this week] 9188 increase size of dbuf cache to reduce indirect block decompression With compressed ARC (6950) we use up to 25% of our CPU to decompress indirect blocks, under a workload of...

Episode 239: The return to ptrace

2018-03-28

Direct Download:MP3 AudioVideo This episode was brought to you by Headlines Preventing Windows 10 and untrusted software from having full access to the internet using OpenBSD Whilst setting up one of my development laptops to port some software to Windows I noticed Windows 10 doing crazy things like installing or updating apps...

Episode 238: VLAN-Zezes-ki in Hardware

2018-03-21

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioHD Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Looking at Lumina Desktop 2.0 A few weeks ago I sat down with Lead Developer Ken Moore of the TrueOS Project to get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Lumina Desktop from the open source...

Episode 237: AsiaBSDcon 2018

2018-03-14

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioHD Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines AsiaBSDCon 2018 has concluded We have just returned from AsiaBSDCon in Tokyo, Japan last weekend Please excuse our jetlag The conference consisted two days of meeting followed by 2 days of paper presentations We arrived a few days early to see some sights and...

Episode 236: How a cd works

2018-03-07

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioHD Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Pledge: OpenBSD’s defensive approach to OS Security The meaning of Pledge is same as in the real world, that is, “a solemn promise or undertaking”. So, in OpenBSD: Calling pledge in a program means to promise...

Episode 235: I C you BSD

2018-02-28

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioHD Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines How I coined the term 'open source' In a few days, on February 3, the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the term "open source software" is upon us. As open source software grows in popularity and powers some...

Episode 234: Code and Community

2018-02-21

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioHD Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Google Summer of Code 2018 FreeBSD FreeBSD Google Summer oF Code Ideas You can join #freebsd-soc on the efnet IRC network to chat with FreeBSD developers interested in mentoring student proposals and projects, past FreeBSD/GSoC students, and other students applying to...

Episode 233: High on ZFS

2018-02-14

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines 128 bit storage: Are you high? For people who have heard about ZFS boiling oceans and wonder where that is coming from, we dug out this old piece from 2004 on the blog of ZFS co-creator Jeff Bonwick, originally from the Sun...

Episode 232: FOSDEM 2018

2018-02-07

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioTorrent> This episode was brought to you by Headlines [FOSDEM Trip report] Your BSDNow hosts were both at FOSDEM in Brussels, Belgium over the weekend. On the friday before FOSDEM, we held a FreeBSD devsummit (3rd consecutive year), sponsored by the FreeBSD Foundation and organized by Benedict (with the help from Kristof...