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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

Void Linux Alpha Image Available

2019-11-07

Project Trident is pleased to announce a new Alpha-quality image of the new version based on Void Linux is now available on the download page. What does this image provide? A full “ZFS-on-root” installation of Void Linux A full walk-through of the installation procedure in an easy-to-use fashion. No experience with disk formatting or partioning is required. Hybrid EFI and BIOS-boot capabilities. Both for the ISO and for the system post-install....

Project Trident 12-U11 Now Available

2019-10-25

This is the eleventh general package update to the STABLE release repository based upon TrueOS 12-Stable. Package Changes From STABLE 12-U10 For a full list of available packages, please visit the GitHub repository! Package Summary New Packages: 58 Deleted Packages: 124 Updated Packages: 876 New Packages (58) OpenCorsairLink (sysutils/opencorsairlink) : g20191001 R-cran-fastmap (databases/R-cran-fastmap) : 1.0.1 adios2 (misc/adios2) : 2.5.0 astrometry (astro/astrometry) : 0.78 avir (graphics/avir) : 2....

Project Trident 12-U10 Now Available

2019-10-21

This is the tenth general package update to the STABLE release repository based upon TrueOS 12-Stable. Package Changes From STABLE 12-U9 For a full list of available packages, please visit the GitHub repository! Package Summary New Packages: 45 Deleted Packages: 46 Updated Packages: 753 New Packages (45) OpenFodder (games/openfodder) : 1.5.3 abclock (x11-clocks/abclock) : 1.0d_4 amath (math/amath) : 1.8.5 apache-commons-cli (java/apache-commons-cli) : 1.4 apache-commons-collections (java/apache-commons-collections) : 3....

2020 OS Migration

2019-10-14

Background It’s important to reiterate that Project Trident is a distribution of an existing operating system. Project Trident has never been a stand-alone operating system. The goal of Project Trident is enhancing the usability of an operating system as a graphical workstation through all sorts of means: custom installers, automatic setup routines, graphical utilities, and more. Currently, Project Trident is based on FreeBSD and uses the TrueOS build framework. Over the years, we have accumulated multiple long-standing issues with the underlying FreeBSD OS....