What is Project Trident?

Project Trident is a desktop-focused operating system based on TrueOS. It uses the Lumina desktop as well as a number of self-developed utilities to provide an easy-to-use system that both BSD beginners and advanced system administrators can feel comfortable running 247.

Benefits of Project Trident

  • Privacy: No advertisements. No tracking. No reporting of “metrics” on your computer activity.
  • No Cost: sponsorships gladly accepted but not required.
  • Regular Updates: Weekly updates for all 3rd-party packages and updates to the base OS every 6 months.
  • Always ready: No need to wait for OS or application updates before using your system. Perform updates only when you are ready.
  • Stable: Keep it running all day, every day, without loss of performance.
  • Open-source: All the source code for Project Trident is freely available on GitHub for audit and enhancement by anyone.

Recent Articles

18.12-PRERELEASE Available


Version 18.12-PRERELEASE of Project Trident is now available on the download page! We are rapidly approaching a “real” release of Trident later this month after TrueOS branches their 18.12 STABLE version, but we anticipate there will be one more prerelease image after this one to catch/fix any last bugs that might crop up during that STABLE release procedure for TrueOS. WARNINGS There is a known bug where the AppCafe will not allow you to browse the packages available on the remote repository....

18.11-PRERELEASE_2 Available


Version 18.11-PRERELEASE_2 of Project Trident is now available on the download page! This version has several significant changes: 1. ISO support for NVIDIA Optimus or other dual-GPU systems. * There has been a lot of work to make the graphics driver setup aware of and support systems with multiple graphics cards now. This is still fairly new, so please make sure you submit bug reports with the associated pciconf -lv output on your system if this still does not work properly for your hardware....

RC3 Available


Release Candidate 3 of Project Trident is now available on the download page! This version is the first one based on the “trueos-master” branch of TrueOS, and with that comes a lot of changes and breaks from the previous versions. FreeBSD version is now listed as 13-CURRENT instead of 12-CURRENT. This may cause issues with upgrading if you try to use any method other than the trueos-update utility. The default bootloader has been changed by FreeBSD to the new “lua”-based version....

Rules of Conduct


With all the news recently regarding the new Linux Kernel’s Code of Conduct, we decided this would be a good opportunity to share about Project Trident Rules of Conduct. Project Trident Community Rules of Conduct: Project Trident expects everyone to conduct themselves professionally and respectfully. If you need assistance relating to conduct of another member of the community, please contact us at Some might wonder why we do not have a more verbose CoC like the documents FreeBSD and the Linux Kernel have adopted....