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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

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 039: The Friendly Sandbox

2014-05-28

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines BSDCan 2014 talks and reports The majority of the BSDCan talks are finally uploaded, so prepare to be flooded with links Karl Lehenbauer's keynote (he's on next week's episode) Mariusz Zaborski and Pawel Jakub Dawidek, Capsicum...

Episode 038: A BUG's Life

2014-05-21

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD 11 goals and discussion Something that actually happened at BSDCan this year... During the FreeBSD devsummit, there was some discussion about what changes will be made in 11.0-RELEASE Some of MWL's notes include: the...

Episode 037: BSDCanned Goods

2014-05-14

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Presentation - Matthew Ahrens - matt@mahrens.org / @mahrens1 OpenZFS discussion Feedback/Questions Remy writes in Darin writes in Steve writes in Pascal writes in All the tutorials are posted in their entirety at bsdnow.tv Send questions, comments, show ideas/topics, or stories...

Episode 036: Let's Get RAID

2014-05-07

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines OpenBSD 5.5 released If you ordered a CD set then you've probably had it for a little while already, but OpenBSD has formally announced the public release of 5.5 This is one of the...

Episode 035: Puffy Firewall

2014-04-30

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines ALTQ removed from PF Kicking off our big PF episode... The classic packet queueing system, ALTQ, was recently removed from OpenBSD -current There will be a transitional phase between 5.5 and 5.6 where you can...

Episode 034: It's Gonna Get NASty

2014-04-23

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Interview - John Hixson - john@ixsystems.com / @bsdwhore FreeNAS development All the tutorials are posted in their entirety at bsdnow.tv Send questions, comments, show ideas/topics, or stories you want mentioned on the show to feedback@bsdnow.tv If...

Episode 033: Certified Package Delivery

2014-04-16

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines BSDCan schedule, speakers and talks This year's BSDCan will kick off on May 14th in Ottawa The list of speakers is also out And finally the talks everyone's looking forward to Lots of great tutorials and...

Episode 032: PXE Dust

2014-04-09

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD ASLR status update Shawn Webb gives us a little update on his address space layout randomization work for FreeBSD He's implemented execbase randomization for position-independent executables (which OpenBSD also just enabled globally in...

Episode 031: Edgy BSD Users

2014-04-01

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Preorders for cool BSD stuff The 2nd edition of The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System is up for preorder We talked to GNN briefly about it, but he and Kirk have...

Episode 030: Documentation is King

2014-03-26

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines OpenBSD on a Sun T5120 Our buddy Ted Unangst got himself a cool Sun box Of course he had to write a post about installing and running OpenBSD on it The post goes through some...

Episode 029: P.E.F.S.

2014-03-19

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Using OpenSSH Certificate Authentication SSH has a not-so-often-talked-about authentication option in addition to passwords and keys: certificates - you can add certificates to any current authentication method you're using They're not really that complex,...

Episode 028: Ghost of Partition

2014-03-12

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Interview - Eric Turgeon - ericturgeon@ghostbsd.org / @GhostBSD1 GhostBSD Tutorial Serially concatenating disks in NetBSD Feedback/Questions Dave writes in Shane writes in Rob writes in Predrag writes in All the tutorials are posted in their entirety at bsdnow.tv We want to give...