TrueOS the successor of PC-BSD

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PC-BSD is one of the different BSDs that we found, along with FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Dragon Fly, NetBSD, etc. Normally each of these forks are oriented to a specific objective, such as offering a lot of performance, security, portability, etc. In the case of PC-BSD, it is oriented to the desktop, as can be deduced from its name, that is, to be a desktop-friendly Unix operating system. Many of you will already know her and she does not need presentations ...

But PC-BSD is not the operating system that is going to star in this article, but True OS. You already know that this is a blog oriented to Linux, but also to free and open source software, therefore we have always tried to give way to news of other alternative systems such as BSDs as well as other programs that although they are not available for the Linux platform are open source or free. So we don't want to make an exception with TrueOS.

For those who do not know, TrueOS is presented as an evolution of PC-BSD that wants to bring us everything good of the world FreeBSD but in a simple and friendly way for those of us who use desktop environments, and not only for large machines. The latest version of TrueOS that can be found at the time of this writing is based on the 12.0 Current version of the FreeBSD code. In addition, it does not follow the traditional development model, but is a Rollin Release, for the good and the bad of this model ...

It has a utility called PersonCrypt that allows you to create user accounts with encryption for greater data security. It comes with the Lumina desktop environment (based on Qt), therefore it represents an important change from the traditional KDE that was included in PC-BSD. Of course, not only the system has been updated, but also the applications and these can be added easily with AppCafe. One of the utilities that it includes is Life Preserver that works together with ZFS in a suitable way.


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  1.   juanjuanjo said

    On September 1, 2016, the PC-BSD team announced the project name change and the operating system became TrueOS

    1.    Jorge Sepulveda said

      I like the BSD operating system but with a graphic environment I want it to work from home in Graphics, drawings and multimedia edition thanks for the TrueOS Operating System, I like