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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

New announcement

2017-05-25

Hi, Mr. Dexter. Also, we understand that Brad Davis thinks there should be more real news....

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 024: The Cluster & The Cloud

2014-02-12

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD 10 as a firewall Back in 2012, the author of this site wrote an article stating you should avoid FreeBSD 9 for a firewall and use OpenBSD instead Now, with the release of...

Episode 023: Time Signatures

2014-02-05

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD foundation's 2013 fundraising results The FreeBSD foundation finally counted all the money they made in 2013 $768,562 from 1659 donors Nice little blog post from the team with a giant beastie picture "We have already...

Episode 022: Journaled News-Updates

2014-01-29

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD quarterly status report Gabor Pali sent out the October-December 2013 status report to get everyone up to date on what's going on The report contains 37 entries and is very very long... various...

Episode 021: Tendresse for Ten

2014-01-22

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE is out The long awaited, giant release of FreeBSD is now official and ready to be downloaded One of the biggest releases in FreeBSD history, with tons of new updates Some features include:...

Episode 020: Bhyve Mind

2014-01-15

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines OpenBSD automatic installation A CFT (call for testing) was posted for OpenBSD's new automatic installer process Using this new system, you can spin up fully-configured OpenBSD installs very quickly It will answer all the questions...

Episode 019: The Installfest

2014-01-08

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD's new testing infrastructure A new test suite was added to FreeBSD, with 3 powerful machines available Both -CURRENT and stable/10 have got the test suite build infrastructure in place Designed to help developers test...

Episode 018: Eclipsing Binaries

2014-01-01

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Faces of FreeBSD continues Our first one details Shteryana Shopova, the local organizer for EuroBSDCon 2014 in Sophia Gives some information about how she got into BSD "I installed FreeBSD on my laptop, alongside the...

Episode 017: The Gift of Giving

2013-12-25

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Interview - Scott Long - scottl@freebsd.org FreeBSD at Netflix, OpenConnect, network performance, various topics All the tutorials are posted in their entirety at bsdnow.tv Send questions, comments, show ideas/topics, or stories you want mentioned on...

Episode 016: Cryptocrystalline

2013-12-18

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Secure communications with OpenBSD and OpenVPN Starting off today's theme of encryption... A new blog series about combining OpenBSD and OpenVPN to secure your internet traffic Part 1 covers installing OpenBSD with full disk encryption...

Episode 015: Kickin' NAS

2013-12-11

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines More faces of FreeBSD Another installment of the FoF series This time they talk with Reid Linnemann who works at Spectra Logic Gives a history of all the different jobs he's done, all the programming...

Episode 014: Zettabytes for Days

2013-12-04

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent Headlines pkgng 1.2 released bapt and bdrewery from the portmgr team released pkgng 1.2 final New features include an improved build system, plugin improvements, new bootstrapping command, SRV mirror improvements, a new "pkg config" command, repo improvements, vuXML is now default,...

Episode 013: Bridging the Gap

2013-11-27

Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent Headlines Getting to know your portmgr In this interview they talk to one of the "Annoying Reminder Guys" - Erwin Lansing, the second longest serving member of FreeBSD's portmgr (also vice-president of the FreeBSD Foundation) He actually maintains the .dk ccTLD Describes FreeBSD...