🧰 BSD Resource List

Here you’ll find a list (which I’ll routinely edit and add to) of resources I’ve found useful for BSD.

Disclaimer: I almost always refer to 100% free resources but will very rarely refer to resources that are not free (which I’ll indicate). Occasionally, I may use affiliate links when linking to products and services which help support this site (I’ll also indicate these).

Feel free to make resource suggestions on any of my videos.

FreeBSD Resources

OpenBSD Resources

  • OpenBSD.org . The main site is very simple but it includes essential links to downloads and other resources.
  • Roman Zolotarev . After the official site, this guy should be your next stop for almost anything OpenBSD. Roman’s a proud minimalist with some outstanding shell script solutions, a static-web advocator and one of the most supportive guys I’ve spoken to when I needed help with something.
  • Undeadly . A full index of the OpenBSD mailing list (OpenBSD misc) (best place to stay informed of OS updates, security issues and so on.
  • OpenBSD subreddit . Like the FreeBSD sub, another active community and a great place to ask questions.
  • OpenBSD and OpenBSD Newbies groups on Facebook. Active and helpful communities that welcome questions.
  • Daemonforums . Badly needs to be updated but still a very active forum.
  • h3artbl33d . An OpenBSD security/privacy extremist (a good thing!). He often puts out great content and observations.


BSD compatible hardware

  • ThinkPad X1 Carbon ( NewEgg , Amazon ). I’ve run all BSD operating systems on my Generation 6 over the past couple of years and no exaggeration - it is the single best computer I’ve ever owned. I highly recommend getting your hands on one while you can.
  • If you already have a laptop and need the best wifi card for it, then your best bet is this Atheros mPCIe .
  • Alternatively, if you can’t swap out the mPCIe wifi card on your laptop, this $12 USB dongle works fine too.
  • For a crisp webcam that works on BSD operating systems out of the box, I recommend this one .