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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

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...

Update 2013/09/19

2013-09-19

We've just uploaded the third episode of BSD Now, "MX with TTX." With it we also put up the full accompanying pkgng tutorial, so check that out as well. Next week's episode will be shorter, since both Allan and Kris will be at EuroBSDCon. We'll have a prerecorded interview with Devin...


Episode 186: The Fast And the Firewall: Tokyo Drift

2017-03-22

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines AsiaBSDcon Reports and Reviews AsiaBSDcon schedule Schedule and slides from the 4th bhyvecon Michael Dexter’s trip report on the iXsystems blog NetBSD AsiaBSDcon booth report TrueOS Community Guidelines are here! TrueOS has published its new Community Guidelines The TrueOS Project has existed for over ten years. Until...

Episode 185: Exit Interview

2017-03-16

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Interview – Kris Moore – kris@trueos.org / @pcbsdKrisTrueOS founder, FreeNAS developer, BSD Now co-hostBenedict Reuschling – bcr@freebsd.org / @bsdbcrFreeBSD commiter & FreeBSD Foundation Vice President, BSD Now co-host Send questions, comments, show ideas/topics, or stories you want mentioned on the show...

Episode 184: Tokyo Dreaming

2017-03-08

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines OpenBSD A2k17 hackathon reports a2k17 hackathon report: Patrick Wildt on the arm64 port a2k17 hackathon report: Antoine Jacoutot on syspatch, rc.d improvements and more a2k17 hackathon report: Martin Pieuchot on NET_LOCK and much more a2k17 hackathon report: Kenneth Westerback on...

Episode 183: Getting Steamy Here

2017-03-01

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines playonbsd with TrueOS: It’s Getting Steamy in Here and I’ve Had Too Much Wine We’ve done a couple of tutorials in the past on using Steam and Wine with PC-BSD, but now with the addition of playonbsd to the...

Episode 182: Bloaty McBloatface

2017-02-22

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG Audio This episode was brought to you by Headlines OpenBSD changes of note 6 OpenBSD can now be cross built with clang. Work on this continues Build ld.so with -fno-builtin because otherwise clang would optimize the local versions of functions like dlmemset into a call to memset, which doesn’t...

Episode 181: The Cantrillogy (Not special edition)

2017-02-15

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by – Show Notes: –FOSDEM 2017 BSD Dev Room Videos Ubuntu Slaughters Kittens | BSD Now 103The Cantrill Strikes Back | BSD Now 117Return of the Cantrill | BSD Now 163 Send questions, comments, show ideas/topics, or stories you want mentioned on...

Episode 180: Illuminating the desktop

2017-02-08

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Interview - Ken Moore - ken@trueos.org TrueOS, Lumina, Sys Admin, The BSD Desktop Ecosystem + KM: Thank you for joining us again, can you believe it has been an entire year? + AJ: Let’s start by getting an update on Lumina, what has...

Episode 179: The Wayland Machine

2017-02-01

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Wayland is now in the FreeBSD Ports tree This commit brings Wayland, the new windowing system, into the FreeBSD ports tree “This port was first created by Koop Mast (kwm@) then updated and improved by Johannes Lundberg” “Wayland is intended as a simpler...

Episode 178: Enjoy the Silence

2017-01-25

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Ports no longer build on EOL FreeBSD versions The FreeBSD ports tree has been updated to automatically fail if you try to compile ports on EOL versions of FreeBSD (any version of 9.x or earlier, 10.0 - 10.2, or 11 from...

Episode 177: Getting Pi on my Wifi

2017-01-18

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines WiFi: 11n hostap mode added to athn(4) driver, testers wanted “OpenBSD as WiFi access points look set to be making a comeback in the near future” “Stefan Sperling added 802.11n hostap mode, with full support initially for the Atheros chips supported by...

Episode 176: Linking your world

2017-01-11

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD Kernel and World, and many Ports, can now be linked with lld “With this change applied I can link the entirety of the FreeBSD/amd64 base system (userland world and kernel) with LLD.” “Rafael's done an initial experimental Poudriere FreeBSD package build...

Episode 175: How the Dtrace saved Christmas

2017-01-04

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines OpenSSL 1.1 API migration path, or the lack thereof As many of you will already be aware, the OpenSSL 1.1.0 release intentionally introduced significant API changes from the previous release. In summary, a large number of data structures that...