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BSD Now is a weekly presentation dedicated to spreading the word about the BSD family of operating systems. We also aim to keep those who are already aware up to date with the latest news and developments. It started in mid-2013 and the first episode aired on September 4th of that year. BSD advocacy has traditionally been lacking in comparison to other OS communities, and we wanted to change that. We decided to take a modern approach on the matter, and ended up with a video podcast.

The show is hosted by Allan and Kris (episodes 1-185) and Benedict (episodes 185-current) and was written/produced by TJ (episodes 1-105) and JT (episodes 111-current)

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 195: I don’t WannaCry

2017-05-24

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines ino64 project committed to FreeBSD 12-CURRENT The ino64 project has been completed and merged into FreeBSD 12-CURRENT Extend the inot, devt, nlinkt types to 64-bit ints. Modify struct dirent layout to add doff, increase the size of dfileno to 64-bits,...

Episode 194: Daemonic plans

2017-05-17

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD Project Status Report (January to March 2017) While a few of these projects indicate they are a "plan B" or an "attempt III", many are still hewing to their original plans, and all have produced impressive results. Please enjoy...

Episode 193: Fire up the 802.11 AC

2017-05-10

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Bringing up 802.11ac on FreeBSD Adrian Chadd has a new blog post about his work to bring 802.11ac support to FreeBSD 802.11ac allows for speeds up to 500mbps and total bandwidth into multiple gigabits The FreeBSD net80211 stack has reasonably good 802.11n...

Episode 192: SSHv1 Be Gone

2017-05-03

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines OpenSSH Removes SSHv1 Support In a series of commits starting here and ending with this one, Damien Miller completed the removal of all support for the now-historic SSHv1 protocol from OpenSSH. The final commit message, for the commit that removes the SSHv1 related...