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-RELEASE Available


The first official release version of Project Trident is now available on the download page! This version is based off the 18.12-stable branch of TrueOS (FreeBSD 13-CURRENT), using the new TrueOS distribution framework with several add-ons by Project Trident itself. The packages with this release were created from the TrueOS ports tree as-of January 7th. We are planning to release regular updates to packages every week or two depending on the state of the ports tree at any given time....

18.12-PRERELEASE-2 Available


Version 18.12-PRERELEASE-2 of Project Trident is now available on the download page! This release is our last scheduled “pre-release” version of Project Trident and is based on the newly tagged 18.12-stable branch of TrueOS. There are a couple important fixes with this release: AppCafe loading of the package repo is now functional again. The AppCafe may need to be opened a couple times before the package repository has been fully downloaded and is ready for use....

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....