BSD Guides was created in 2003 as a site to offer guides/tutorials/how-tos on the topic of FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, and Mac OS X. The main goal is to make easy-to-understand guides so readers will not only be able to configure their machine according to the guide, but they will understand what the changes do. We aim to bring a greater understanding of the various BSD platforms to the general public.

BSD Guides also aims to be a community-driven resource where users can come to learn and also teach. With that in mind, the site was designed to encourage and support users to write their own guides and submit them for posting to help the BSD community.