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

Project Trident 19.07 Available


This is a packages update with some important bugfixes from upstream TrueOS. Package Changes From 19.06 For a full list of available packages, please visit the download page! Package Summary New Packages: 53 Deleted Packages: 13 Updated Packages: 415 New Packages (53) R-cran-Rdpack (devel/R-cran-Rdpack) : 0.11.0 R-cran-gbRd (devel/R-cran-gbRd) : 0.4.11 afl++ (security/afl++) : 2.52c bazel-buildtools (devel/bazel-buildtools) : 0.26.0 cli11 (devel/cli11) : 1.8.0 colly (www/colly) : coturn (net/coturn) : 4....

Project Trident 19.06 Available


This is a significant package update for the repository, not just for applications, but also for some of the base system packages. There are a lot of changes from upstream FreeBSD and TrueOS in this release, from additional “-bootstrap” base packages to the renaming of the “zol” flavor of base packages to “nozfs”, as the “zol” version of the ZFS packages was also renamed to “openzfs”. In addition to this, a ton of the default settings from upstream TrueOS were changed....

19.05 Available


Project Trident version 19.05 is now available! This is a minor update to synchronize packages and move Project Trident to the 19.05 version of TrueOS (v20190516). This brings in all of the FreeBSD security fixes for the Intel vulnerabilities that were announced last week. Notable Package Changes firefox (www/firefox) : 66.0.5 -> 67.0_1 firefox-esr (www/firefox-esr) : 60.6.3 -> 60.6.3_1 Package Changes From 19.04-U1 For a full list of available packages, please visit the download page!...

19.04-U1 Available


Update 1 of Project Trident version 19.04 is now available! Updating to version 19.04-U1 requires the update be performed twice. The first attempt will fail immediately after bootstrapping the new version of the sysup updater utility. Start the update again and the new version of the updater will pick up where the previous version left off. This fail/restart process is being improved for sysup and won’t be used in future updates....