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Formerly known as: PC-BSD

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  • FreeBSD
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What is TrueOS?

TrueOS is a user friendly desktop Operating System based on FreeBSD icon FreeBSD .

Known widely for its stability and security in server environments, FreeBSD provides an excellent base on which to build a desktop operating system.

TrueOS uses a host of popular open source window managers and uses a custom-tailored application installer that puts popular applications in easy reach of users.


Rolling release based on FreeBSD-CURRENT. Weekly package/ISO updates (or more often, as necessary). Only one package repository. Update when you’re ready and never get left behind again. Automatic updates can be enabled/disabled as desired. All updates are performed in a safe manner using Boot Environments. Updates never change your live system, as the updated system is not activated or used until you reboot Existing PC-BSD/FreeBSD users can use the non-destructive fresh installation into a new boot environment on non-encrypted ZFS pools. This mechanism preserves all user data while performing a fresh install of the operating system and all applications. Simply re-create any user accounts post-installation to access the data in their home directories TrueOS Desktop pre-installs a pure Qt5 system based around the Lumina desktop and SysAdm. TrueOS Server pre-installs the SysAdm service for remote system management, with remote access initially disabled. A full repository of applications is available for installation through AppCafe.

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The development of the project has been discontinued in May 2020:

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  1.  Rolling ReleaseTrueOS supports updates that are continuously rolled out, rather than in batches of versions.

TrueOS information

  • Developed byiXsystems
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • Alternatives175 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

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TrueOS was added to AlternativeTo by Save_The_Lost on and this page was last updated . TrueOS is sometimes referred to as PC BSD, PCBSD, PC-BSD.

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FreeBSD is the operating system. It's not Linux, it's BSD. It's not MASSIVELY user-friendly. So along came PC-BSD, which aimed at making it so. Recently, PC-BSD changed to become TrueOS. TrueOS is FreeBSD with a human face. Give it a go. It's open source and a distant relative of Linux. And a fairer, more open one than Windows or MacOS could ever be.

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