About KnoxBUG

Knoxville BSD User Group

We are a community of BSD users and developers from Knoxville TN and the surrounding area. Our community consists of people with varying skill levels including everyone from project leads to completely new end users. All are welcome. Our goal is to provide a productive and stimulating learning environment for anybody interested in the BSDs and relevant software. Want to learn more about ZFS, Jails, LibreSSL, PCBSD, FreeNAS, Bhyve?  This is the place to do it. These are the sorts of topics we intend to cover at our meetings. If you would like to present, please visit the page for guest speakers.


Operating systems built on the Berkeley Software Distribution software releases (from the University of California Berkeley) have been around since the mid-1970s. Originally used on expensive hardware, the software has proved flexible and robust enough to port to smaller and smaller systems. Universities and research organizations around the world were already using the software when the first Intel 386 port appeared in March, 1992.

Today, thousands of companies use BSD based systems and software. These systems have proven remarkably stable at some of the busiest sites on the Internet, including Yahoo, Netflix, WhatsApp, and others. Use of this freely available software has skyrocketed since its beginning and has continued to grow steadily.

Companies large and small want to protect their investment in BSD systems by employing system administrators, programmers, network specialists, and others with demonstrated proficiency in using and understanding these systems.

The Projects:

Please contribute to the BSD Projects (listed alphabetically):