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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

Welcome iXsystems

2013-12-11

As you may have noticed in Episode 015, BSD Now has gotten our first sponsor! We're very happy to welcome iXsystems to the BSD Now team. In case you aren't familiar with them, they have quite a long history with FreeBSD. Their current CTO is in fact Jordan Hubbard, one of...

Update 2013/11/26

2013-11-26

Hi BSD Now fans. Here's a sneak peek at our upcoming schedule: 11/27: Jordan Hubbard, co-founder of FreeBSD and creator of ports, to talk about FreeBSD's founding and future. The tutorial will be an update to the OpenBSD router guide with some new improvements I've made. 12/04: George Wilson from Delphix...

Reflections on Podcasting

2013-11-19

tl;dr → This is not a technical news post, it's just my bantering about the show. You can skip it entirely if you're not interested. Usually I post news from the whole team, but this time it's just me. The first episode of BSD Now was scheduled to be recorded on...

Ten Episodes!?

2013-11-07

Hi all. We've just uploaded the big tenth episode of BSD Now. I'm really happy that we've reached ten episodes already. With it comes an updated intro, courtesy of our friend Chris Fisher. On behalf of the whole BSD Now team, I want to say thank you to all the listeners...


Episode 275: OpenBSD in stereo

2018-12-05

Direct Download:MP3 AudioVideo Headlines DragonflyBSD 5.4 released DragonFly version 5.4 brings a new system compiler in GCC 8, improved NUMA support, a large of number network and virtual machine driver updates, and updates to video support. This release is 64-bit only, as with previous releases. The details of all commits...

Episode 274: Language: Assembly

2018-11-28

Direct Download:MP3 AudioVideo Headlines Assembly language on OpenBSD amd64+arm64 This is a short introduction to assembly language programming on OpenBSD/amd64+arm64. Because of security features in the kernel, I have had to rethink a series of tutorials covering Aarch64 assembly language on OpenBSD, and therefore this will serve as a placeholder-cum-reminder....

Episode 273: A thoughtful episode

2018-11-21

Direct Download:MP3 AudioVideo Headlines Some thoughts on NetBSD 8.0 NetBSD is a highly portable operating system which can be run on dozens of different hardware architectures. The operating system's clean and minimal design allow it to be run in all sorts of environments, ranging from embedded devices, to servers, to workstations....

Episode 272: Detain the bhyve

2018-11-14

Direct Download:MP3 AudioVideo Headlines The byproducts of reading OpenBSD netcat code When I took part in a training last year, I heard about netcat for the first time. During that class, the tutor showed some hacks and tricks of using netcat which appealed to me and motivated me to learn the...

Episode 271: Automatic drive tests

2018-11-07

Direct Download:MP3 AudioVideo Headlines MidnightBSD 1.0 now available I’m happy to announce the availability of MidnightBSD 1.0 for amd64 and i386. Over the years, many ambitious goals were set for our 1.0 release. As it approached, it was clear we wouldn’t be able to accomplish all of them. This release is...

Episode 270: Ghostly releases

2018-10-31

Direct Download:MP3 AudioVideo Headlines OpenBSD 6.4 released See a detailed log of changes between the 6.3 and 6.4 releases. See the information on the FTP page for a list of mirror machines. Have a look at the 6.4 errata page for a list of bugs and workarounds. signify(1) pubkeys for this release: base: RWQq6XmS4eDAcQW4KsT5Ka0KwTQp2JMOP9V/DR4HTVOL5Bc0D7LeuPwA fw: RWRoBbjnosJ/39llpve1XaNIrrQND4knG+jSBeIUYU8x4WNkxz6a2K97 pkg:...

Episode 269: Tiny daemon lib

2018-10-24

Direct Download:MP3 AudioVideo Headlines FreeBSD Foundation Update, September 2018 MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dear FreeBSD Community Member, It is hard to believe that September is over. The Foundation team had a busy month promoting FreeBSD all over the globe, bug fixing in preparation for 12.0, and setting plans in motion to...

Episode 268: netcat demystified

2018-10-17

Direct Download:MP3 AudioVideo Headlines Six Metrics for Measuring ZFS Pool Performance Part 1 The layout of a ZFS storage pool has a significant impact on system performance under various workloads. Given the importance of picking the right configuration for your workload and the fact that making changes to an in-use ZFS...

Episode 267: Absolute FreeBSD

2018-10-10

Direct Download:MP3 AudioVideo Headlines Interview - Michael W. Lucas - mwlucas@michaelwlucas.com / @mwlauthor BR: [Welcome Back] AJ: What have you been doing since last we talked to you [ed, ssh, and af3e] BR: Tell us more about AF3e AJ: How did the first Absolute FreeBSD come about? BR: Do you have anything special planned for MeetBSD? AJ: What...

Episode 266: File type history

2018-10-03

Direct Download:MP3 AudioVideo Headlines OpenBSD/NetBSD on FreeBSD using grub2-bhyve When I was writing a blog post about the process title, I needed a couple of virtual machines with OpenBSD, NetBSD, and Ubuntu. Before that day I mainly used FreeBSD and Windows with bhyve. I spent some time trying to set up...

Episode 265: Software Disenchantment

2018-09-26

Direct Download:MP3 AudioVideo Headlines [FreeBSD DevSummit & EuroBSDcon 2018 in Romania] Your hosts are back from EuroBSDcon 2018 held in Bucharest, Romania this year. The first two days of the conference are used for tutorials and devsummits (FreeBSD and NetBSD), while the last two are for talks. Although Benedict organized the devsummit in large...

Episode 264: Optimized-out

2018-09-19

Direct Download:MP3 AudioVideo This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD & DragonFlyBSD Put Up A Strong Fight On AMD's Threadripper 2990WX, Benchmarks Against Linux The past two weeks I have been delivering a great deal of AMD Threadripper 2990WX benchmarks on Linux as well as some against Windows and Windows...