Run Your Favorite OS on OpenBSD VMM

Free 4-Week Virtual Private Server With Any Supported OS

To ensure that IRCNow is a network that the users control, able to run software that users love, we are planning to add support for any free/open source operating system on our virtual machines. Our hypervisor is running OpenBSD, and we need your help to add support for your favorite OS to run as guest.

We are offering free a 4-week trial to help test and set up the VPS.

Call for Help

We need your help with:

  1. Documenting installation, configuration, and usage of your favorite

OS inside OpenBSD VMM

  1. Participate in the IRCNow community on IRC and email, and help with occasional

tech support

  1. Help contribute code

Of the Users, By the Users, For the Users


Don't build your digital life and business on a platform controlled by a corporate monopoly. There's no future there; the system is rigged against you.

On our network, all users are created equal. We don't answer to billionaire CEOs, elites, or corporate monopolies. This LAN was made for you and me.

Claim Your VPS Homestead Today!

Welcome to IRCNow, the new center for the startup dream.

How to Apply

  1. If you're new to Unix, create a free shell account and finish the unix101 tutorial.
  2. Join us over on IRC on one of our servers on #shell
  3. Send an email to
  4. Get verified using any one method below:
    1. If anonymous, find a mutual friend who can refer you to IRCNow staff, or
    2. Provide a photo ID, or
    3. Provide personal social media/website/blog/work portfolio/resume
    4. Send $0.01 one cent using an accepted payment option


At the end of the four free weeks, you can:

  1. Purchase the VPS at $5USD/month. Proceeds go towards supporting a free network
  2. Volunteer as staff to keep the VPS free of charge