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TrueOS

Last Update: 2018-03-30 14:27 UTC


TrueOS has as its goals to be an easy-to-install-and-use desktop and server operating system, based on FreeBSD. To accomplish this, it provides a graphical installation to enable even UNIX novices to easily install and get it running. It pre-configures desktop environments, video, sound, and networking so that the desktop can be used immediately. A graphical software installation program makes installing pre-built software as easy as other popular operating systems.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 11 (674), 6 months: 18 (433), 3 months: 31 (315), 4 weeks: 43 (264), 1 week: 39 (267)

Average visitor rating: 4.75/10 from 64 review(s).


TrueOS Summary
Distribution TrueOS (formerly PC-BSD)
Home Page https://www.trueos.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://discourse.trueos.org/
Alternative User Forums https://forums.pcbsd.org/
Documentation https://www.trueos.org/handbook/trueos.html
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Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://www.trueos.org/downloads/
Bug Tracker https://github.com/trueos/trueos-core/issues
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-03-30: BSD Release: TrueOS 18.03
 • 2017-12-14: BSD Release: TrueOS 17.12
 • 2017-06-02: BSD Release: TrueOS 2017-06-01
 • 2017-02-24: BSD Release: TrueOS 2017-02-22
 • 2016-04-04: BSD Release: PC-BSD 10.3
 • 2015-08-21: BSD Release: PC-BSD 10.2
 • 2015-08-06: Development Release: PC-BSD 10.2-RC1
 • 2015-05-18: BSD Release: PC-BSD 10.1.2
 • 2015-05-01: Development Release: PC-BSD 10.1.2-RC1
 • 2015-02-02: BSD Release: PC-BSD 10.1.1
 • 2015-01-21: Development Release: PC-BSD 10.1.1-RC1
 • 2014-11-17: BSD Release: PC-BSD 10.1
 • More TrueOS releases...

  Headlines:
 •2018-06-06 TrueOS becomes downstream fork of FreeBSD
 •2017-05-26 New TrueOS release cycle
 •2017-02-04 Running Steam games on TrueOS
 •2017-01-20 TrueOS migrating to OpenRC
 •2016-09-01 Changes coming to TrueOS
 •2016-08-24 PC-BSD becomes TrueOS
 •2016-08-08 Lumina 1.0.0 launched
 •2016-04-09 PC-BSD website off-line
 • More TrueOS headlines...

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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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TrueOS - FreeBSD Desktop Operating System with ZFS


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Feature 18.03 17.12 10.3 10.0.3 9.2 9.1 9.0 8.2 8.1 8.0 7.1.1 7.0.2 1.5.1 1.4.1 1.3 1.2 1.11 Feature
Release Date 2018-03-30 2017-12-14 2016-04-04 2014-08-09 2013-10-07 2012-12-18 2012-01-12 2011-02-23 2010-07-20 2010-02-21 2009-07-07 2008-12-11 2008-04-22 2007-11-16 2006-12-31 2006-07-12 2006-06-19 Release Date
End Of Life                                   End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 911-3500 911-3500                               Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop Lumina Lumina KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE Default Desktop
Package Management TXZ TXZ TXZ PBI, TXZ PBI, TXZ PBI, TXZ PBI, TGZ PBI, TGZ PBI, TGZ PBI, TGZ PBI, TGZ PBI, TGZ PBI, TGZ PBI, TGZ PBI, TGZ PBI, TGZ PBI, TGZ Package Management
Release Model Rolling Rolling Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice -- Calligra -- OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o KOffice, OO.o -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386 i386 i386 i386 Processor Architecture
Init Software OpenRC, RC OpenRC, RC OpenRC, RC OpenRC, RC OpenRC, RC OpenRC, RC OpenRC, RC OpenRC, RC OpenRC, RC OpenRC, RC OpenRC, RC OpenRC, RC OpenRC, RC OpenRC, RC OpenRC, RC OpenRC, RC OpenRC, RC Init Software
Journaled File Systems ZFS ZFS ZFS ZFS ZFS SUJ SUJ SUJ N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support ja, zh_CN, zh_TW ja, zh_CN, zh_TW ja, zh_CN, zh_TW ja, zh_CN, zh_TW ja, zh_CN, zh_TW ja, zh_CN, zh_TW ja, zh_CN, zh_TW ja, zh_CN, zh_TW ja, zh_CN, zh_TW ja, zh_CN, zh_TW ja, zh_CN, zh_TW ja, zh_CN, zh_TW ja, zh_CN, zh_TW ja, zh_CN, zh_TW ja, zh_CN, zh_TW ja, zh_CN, zh_TW ja, zh_CN, zh_TW Asian Language Support
Full Package List 18.03 17.12 10.3 10.0.3 9.2 9.1 9.0 8.2 8.1 8.0 7.1.1 7.0.2 1.5.1 1.4.1 1.3 1.2 1.11 Full Package List
Package 18.03 17.12 10.3 10.0.3 9.2 9.1 9.0 8.2 8.1 8.0 7.1.1 7.0.2 1.5.1 1.4.1 1.3 1.2 1.11 Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.4.4 -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.2 1.1.2 1.1.0 1.0.28 1.0.26 1.0.26 1.0.23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- alsa-lib (1.1.6)
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (18.30)
bash (4.4.18) -- -- 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.0 4.0 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.1 -- bash (4.4.18)
bind (9.13.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.13.3)
chromium (69.0.3497.100) -- -- 48.0.2564.116 37.0.2062.94 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (69.0.3497.100)
cups (2.2.8) 2.2.6 2.2.6 2.0.3 1.7.3 1.5.4 1.5.2 1.5.0 1.4.6 1.4.3 1.4.2 1.3.10 1.3.9 1.3.7 1.2.12 1.2.7 1.1.23 1.1.23 cups (2.2.8)
dhcp (4.4.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- dhcp (4.4.1)
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) -- -- 1.42.13 1.42.10 1.42.8 1.42.6 -- -- -- -- 1.41.5 1.41.3 1.40.8 1.40.2 -- -- -- e2fsprogs (1.44.4)
firefox (62.0.2) 58.0.2 52.0.1 45.0 31.0 -- -- -- 3.6.13 3.6.4 3.5.7 3.5 3.0.4 2.0.0.13 2.0.0.9 2.0.0.1 1.5.0.3 -- firefox (62.0.2)
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8 -- 2.6.3 2.5.3 2.5.0.1 2.4.9 2.4.7 2.4.4 2.3.12 2.3.11 2.3.9 2.3.7 2.3.5 2.2.1 2.2.1 2.1.10 2.1.10 freetype (2.9.1)
gcc (8.2.0) -- 4.9.4 4.8.5 4.7.4 4.6.3 4.6.3 4.6.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gcc (8.2.0)
gimp (2.10.6) -- -- 2.8.16 2.8.10 -- -- -- -- -- 2.6.8 2.6.6 2.6.1 -- -- 2.2.11 2.2.11 -- gimp (2.10.6)
glibc (2.28) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- glibc (2.28)
gnome-shell (3.30.0) -- -- 3.18.4 3.12.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.30.0)
gnucash (3.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.2)
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.43)
grub (2.02) -- 2.02 2.02beta 2.02beta 2.00 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.24.1) 2.24.31 2.24.31 3.18.8 3.12.2 2.24.19 2.24.6 2.24.6 2.22.1 2.20.1 2.18.6 2.16.2 2.12.11 2.12.9 2.12.1 2.10.6 -- -- gtk+ (3.24.1)
httpd (2.4.35) -- -- -- -- 2.2.25 2.2.23 2.2.21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.35)
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.46 -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.3)
k3b (18.08.1) -- -- 2.0.3 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 1.0.5 1.0.5 1.0.5 1.0.5 1.0.5 1.0.4 1.0.3 -- -- -- k3b (18.08.1)
kmod (25) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (25)
krita (4.1.1) --                                 krita (4.1.1)
libreoffice (6.1.1) -- -- -- 4.2.5 -- -- -- 3.2.1 3.2.1 3.1.1 3.1.0 2.4.1 2.4.0 2.2.1 2.1.0 2.0.3 -- libreoffice (6.1.1)
linux (4.18.9) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- linux (4.18.9)
Package 18.03 17.12 10.3 10.0.3 9.2 9.1 9.0 8.2 8.1 8.0 7.1.1 7.0.2 1.5.1 1.4.1 1.3 1.2 1.11 Package
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.9.3)
mariadb (10.3.9) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.3.9)
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- 1.12.1 1.6.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.20.3)
mesa (18.2.1) 8.3.0 8.3.0 11.0.8 9.1.7 9.1.6 7.11.2 7.6.1 7.4.4 7.4.4 7.4.4 7.4.4 7.0.3 7.0.1 7.0.1 -- -- -- mesa (18.2.1)
mysql (8.0.12) -- -- 5.6.27 5.5.39 5.5.34 5.5.28 5.5.17 5.1.54 5.1.48 5.0.89 5.0.83 5.0.67 -- -- -- -- -- mysql (8.0.12)
nautilus (3.30.0) -- -- 3.18.5 3.12.2 2.32.2.1 2.32.2.1 2.32.2.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.30.0)
NVIDIA (396.54) -- -- 346.96 340.24 319.32 304.64 290.10 260.19.29 256.35 195.22 185.18.14 177.80 169.12 -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (396.54)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- 3.6 3.5.2 3.5.2 3.5.0 3.5.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (10.0.2) -- -- 7u95 7u65 6b27 6b25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (10.0.2)
openssh (7.8p1) -- -- 7.2p2 6.4p1 6.2p2 5.8p2 5.8p2 5.4p1 5.4p1 5.1p1 3.6p1 3.6p1 3.6p1 3.6p1 3.6p1 3.6p1 3.6p1 openssh (7.8p1)
openssl (1.1.1) -- -- 1.0.1s 1.0.1e 0.9.8y 0.9.8q 0.9.8q 0.9.8q 0.9.8n 0.9.8k 0.9.8h 0.9.8g 0.9.8g 0.9.8d 0.9.8a 0.9.8a 0.9.8a openssl (1.1.1)
perl (5.28.0) -- -- 5.20.3 5.16.3 5.14.4 5.14.2 5.12.4 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.8.9 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 perl (5.28.0)
php (7.2.10) -- -- 5.6.9 -- 5.4.20 5.4.7 5.3.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.2.10)
plasma-desktop (5.13.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.13.5)
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.3.1)
postgresql (10.5) -- -- -- -- 9.0.13 9.0.10 8.3.16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (10.5)
Python (3.7.0) -- -- 2.7.11 2.7.8 2.7.5 2.7.3 2.7.2 2.6.6 2.6.5 2.6.4 2.6.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.1 2.4.3 2.4.3 2.4.3 Python (3.7.0)
qt (5.11.2) 5.9.3 5.7.1 5.5.1 4.8.6 4.8.4 4.8.3 4.7.4 4.7.1 4.6.3 4.6.1 4.4.3 4.4.2 3.3.8 3.3.8 3.3.6 3.3.6 3.3.6 qt (5.11.2)
samba (4.9.0) -- -- 4.2.7 4.1.11 3.6.18 3.6.9 3.4.14 3.4.9 3.4.8 3.4.5 3.0.34 3.0.32 3.0.28 3.0.26a 3.0.23d 3.0.22 3.0.22 samba (4.9.0)
systemd (239) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (239)
thunderbird (60.0) 52.6.0 45.8.0 38.6.0 31.0 -- -- -- 3.1.7 3.0.5 3.0.1 2.0.0.22 2.0.0.18 -- -- 1.5.0.8 1.5.0.2 -- thunderbird (60.0)
vim (8.1) -- -- -- 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 -- -- -- 7.0 -- vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.4) 2.2.8 2.2.6 2.2.1 -- -- -- -- 1.1.5 1.0.6 1.0.4 0.9.9a -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (3.0.4)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- 4.12.3 4.10.2 4.10.2 4.10.0 4.8.3 4.6.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.20.1) 1.18.4 1.18.4 1.17.4 1.12.4 1.12.4 1.10.6 1.7.7 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.6.5 1.6.1 1.4.2 1.4 1.2.0 (6.9.0) (6.9.0) (6.9.0) xorg-server (1.20.1)

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Version: 18.03
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-09-08
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TrueOS is so close to being my every day OS. I need something that handles browsing, writing, light audio, and video editing. I also have old Apple computers and TrueOS is going to be the perfect OS for them.

I like the idea of bridging FreeBSD to users like me. In the end, I need something that rarely, if ever crashes and updated simply.

9 out 10 because the idea is great, the result so far is promising, it is close to ready for me.


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Version: 18.03
Rating: 1
Date: 2018-09-07
Votes: 0


Not a single word on if it is a LIVE version to test it before installing.

TrueOS site does not even have sufficient information about the OS.

No screenshots but one. No information on what software is available either. I for one do not give a sheet about any office program. I would rather that be a separate download apart from the ISO and optional. No info on multimedia, TOR browser, NOTHING. Just bragging is all I saw.

I might give it a higher score if they had more information.

Who wants to toss in a DVD and have it auto install destroying everything you have?
Or install it just to find it is very hard to update and get software (*buntu types are easy)

Oh and no MD5 sum that I can find.

Have to dismantle my laptop just to try it.
NO FUN.


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Version: 18.03
Rating: 1
Date: 2018-08-16
Votes: 0


when trying to put to usb flash drive turns flash drive into a pc brick stick. only way to make usb drive reusable is use gparted to reformat the drive. wouldn't recommended to anyone.


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