bsdtalk170 – Marshall Kirk McKusick at DCBSDCon

A recording of Marshall Kirk McKusick's talk "A Narrative History of BSD" at DCBSDCon this past weekend.

You can get a much more complete history here:

File Info: 55Min, 26MB.

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bsdtalk169 – Justin Sherrill of the DragonFlyBSD Digest

Don't forget to visit and register for the conference. Registration has been open for a while, and speakers are being announced on the blog.

Interview with

bsdtalk168 – Michael Lauth from iXsystems

Can you believe it has been three years of BSDTalk?

News: BSDCan is now accepting proposals for talks.

Interview with Michael Lauth, CEO of iXsystems. We talk about his experiences with running a business using BSD.

File Info: 17Min, 8MB.

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bsdtalk167 – DCBSDCon with Jason Dixon

A bsdconferences channel has been created on YouTube.

I speak with Jason Dixon about DCBSDCon, which will take place in February 2009. For more info see

File Info: 10Min, 5MB.

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bsdtalk165 – Julian Elischer

An interview with Julian Elischer at MeetBSD in California. We talk about his early days with BSD and his work using BSD at various companies. He is currently with IronPort, which was bought by Cisco.

File Info: 35Min, 16MB.

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bsdtalk164 – At MeetBSD with some of the FreeBSD Core Team

A conversation with some of the FreeBSD Core Team at MeetBSD California 2008. I speak with Brooks Davis, Kris Kennaway, Robert Watson, Peter Wemm, and Philip Paeps about the recent core team election, FreeBSD 7.1 and 8, Developer Summits, and the move to Subversion.

File Info: 38Min, 18MB.

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bsdtalk162 – BSD on a eeePC 900A

I look forward to attending MeetBSD this weekend.

A brief description of my first attempts to get BSD on a eeePC 900A. I try OpenBSD 4.4, DragonFlyBSD 2.0.1, PC-BSD 7.0.1, and FreeBSD 7.

File Info: 10Min, 5MB.

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bsdtalk161 – Live from NYCBSDCon Sunday

A copy of Sunday's live stream from NYCBSDCon 2008. I want to thank Mikel from for providing a backup streaming server in case my systems failed. I would not have dared to attempt live streaming without them.

File info: 25Min, 12MB.

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bsdtalk160 – Live from NYCBSDCon Saturday

A copy of Saturday's live stream from NYCBSDCon 2008. I wander around during lunch talking to random people. Voices include Jason Dixon, Pawel Jakub Dawidek, Kris Moore, Matt Olander, George Neville-Neil, Phillip Koblence, and Jason Wright.

File info: 40Min, 18MB.

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bsdtalk157 – Questions for you

  • Things have been very busy at the beginning of the school year, so I'm sorry that I haven't been producing as many shows as usual.
  • Registration is open for NYCBSDCon and the list of speakers is available. Are you going?
  • I plan on streaming live during the conference. Do you have any suggestions for live streaming software that is known to work well on the BSDs? Are there any live CDs like Dyne:bolic?
  • I've come into possession of a Soekris 5501. What are your suggestions for soekris-friendly projects to test?
File Info: 6Min, 3MB.

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bsdtalk154 – Matthew Dillon

An interview with Matthew Dillon. He gives a fairly technical description of the HAMMER filesystem features that will make it in the DragonflyBSD 2.0 release.

File info: 30Min, 14MB.

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bsdtalk153 – Michael W. Lucas

Interview with Michael W. Lucas at BSDCan 2008. We talk about some of his books and strategies for writing technical publications.

File Info: 12Min, 6MB.

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bsdtalk152 – A Few FreeBSD Core Team Members

An interview with a few of the FreeBSD Core Team members: Warner Losh, George V. Neville-Neil, Murray Stokely, Hiroki Sato, Robert Watson, Brooks Davis, and Philip Paeps. The interview was recorded at BSDCan2008 in Ottawa, Cananda.

File Info: 26Min, 12MB.

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