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DistroWatch.com: TrueOS

TrueOS

Last Update: 2017-06-23 19:30 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: 18 (507), 6 months: 15 (680), 3 months: 12 (749), 4 weeks: 11 (668), 1 week: 14 (662)

Average visitor rating: 5.82/10 from 22 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
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://www.trueos.org/downloads/
Bug Tracker https://github.com/trueos/trueos-core/issues
Related Websites PCBSD.orglumina-desktop.orgsysadm.usWikipedia
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 2014-11-02: Development Release: PC-BSD 10.1-RC2
 • 2014-10-25: Development Release: PC-BSD 10.1-RC1
 • More TrueOS releases...

  Headlines:
 •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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TrueOS

TrueOS - FreeBSD Desktop Operating System with ZFS


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Feature 20170622 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 2017-06-22 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$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
CDs 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 3 2 2 2 2 2 CDs
Free Download 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 Installation
Default Desktop KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE Default Desktop
Package Management 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
Office Suite 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 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
Journaled File Systems 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 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 Asian Language Support
Full Package List   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 20170622 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 (1.1.4.1) 1.1.2 1.1.0 1.0.28 1.0.26 1.0.26 1.0.23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- alsa-lib (1.1.4.1)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4) -- 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)
bind (9.11.1-P3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.11.1-P3)
chromium (60.0.3112.78) -- 48.0.2564.116 37.0.2062.94 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (60.0.3112.78)
cups (2.2.4) 2.2.2 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 (2.2.4)
dhcp (4.3.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- dhcp (4.3.5)
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) -- 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 (1.43.4)
firefox (54.0.1) 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 (54.0.1)
freetype (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 (2.8)
gcc (7.1.0) 4.9.4 4.8.5 4.7.4 4.6.3 4.6.3 4.6.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gcc (7.1.0)
gimp (2.8.22) -- 2.8.16 2.8.10 -- -- -- -- -- 2.6.8 2.6.6 2.6.1 -- -- 2.2.11 2.2.11 -- gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.25) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- glibc (2.25)
gnome-shell (3.24.3) -- 3.18.4 3.12.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.24.3)
gnucash (2.6.17) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.17)
gnumeric (1.12.35) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.35)
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta 2.02beta 2.00 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.17) 2.24.29 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+ (3.22.17)
httpd (2.4.27) -- -- -- 2.2.25 2.2.23 2.2.21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.27)
inkscape (0.92.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.46 -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.1)
k3b (17.04.3) -- 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 (17.04.3)
kmod (24) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (24)
libgnome (2.32.1) -- 2.32.0 -- 2.32.0 2.32.0 2.32.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.16.0 -- -- libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.3.4) -- -- 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 (5.3.4)
linux (4.12.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- linux (4.12.3)
Package 20170622 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
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.7) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.2.7)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- 1.12.1 1.6.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.1.5) 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 (17.1.5)
mysql (5.7.19) -- 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 (5.7.19)
nautilus (3.24.2.1) -- 3.18.5 3.12.2 2.32.2.1 2.32.2.1 2.32.2.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.24.2.1)
NVIDIA (381.22) -- 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 (381.22)
openbox (3.6.1) -- 3.6 3.5.2 3.5.2 3.5.0 3.5.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u141) -- 7u95 7u65 6b27 6b25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u141)
openssh (7.5p1) -- 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 (7.5p1)
openssl (1.1.0f) -- 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 (1.1.0f)
perl (5.26.0) -- 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 (5.26.0)
php (7.1.7) -- 5.6.9 -- 5.4.20 5.4.7 5.3.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.1.7)
plasma-desktop (5.10.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.10.4)
postfix (3.2.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.2.2)
postgresql (9.6.3) -- -- -- 9.0.13 9.0.10 8.3.16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (9.6.3)
Python (3.6.2) -- 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 (3.6.2)
qt (5.9.1) 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 (5.9.1)
samba (4.6.6) -- 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 (4.6.6)
systemd (234) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (234)
thunderbird (52.2.1) 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 (52.2.1)
vim (8.0) -- -- 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 -- -- -- 7.0 -- vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.6) 2.2.4 2.2.1 -- -- -- -- 1.1.5 1.0.6 1.0.4 0.9.9a -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (2.2.6)
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 (1.19.3) 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 (1.19.3)

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Version: 20170622
Rating: 1
Date: 2017-07-17
Votes: 0


No matter what I tried in installation the system failed to start. I finally gave up after a couple of days. I've never had this happened before. All I read and everything I tried the installer would just not produce a system.


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Version: 20170622
Rating: 7
Date: 2017-07-10
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Failed to load on VB on iMac. Works well on old Dell laptop.


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Version: 20170622
Rating: 6
Date: 2017-07-04
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I tried to install the 20170622 version and found that it failed to correctly set the screen resolution to the maximum that is supported by the monitor. Then I discontinued.


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