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

2020 OS Migration


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....

Project Trident 12-U9 Now Available


This is the ninth general package update to the STABLE release repository based upon TrueOS 12-Stable. Package Changes From STABLE 12-U8 For a full list of available packages, please visit the GitHub repository! Package Summary New Packages: 857 Deleted Packages: 160 Updated Packages: 1682 New Packages (857) R-cran-askpass (security/R-cran-askpass) : 1.1 R-cran-lifecycle (devel/R-cran-lifecycle) : 0.1.0 R-cran-sys (devel/R-cran-sys) : 3.3 alliance (cad/alliance) : 5.1.1_1 arcanist-lib-php74 (devel/arcanist-lib) : 20190622 arcanist-php74 (devel/arcanist) : 20190622 arpack++ (math/arpack++) : 2....

Update Train Changes


To prepare for upcoming changes, Project Trident is deprecating the package repository based upon FreeBSD CURRENT (Trident-release). The 19.10 packages available in the Trident-release repository will remain available in the short term, but no further updates are planned for this repository. The Trident-release repository is scheduled for deletion at the end of December 2019. The STABLE package repository is scheduled to be deprecated in the beginning of 2020. It is scheduled to be removed in April 2020....

Project Trident 19.10 Now Available


This is a general package update to the CURRENT release repository based upon TrueOS 19.10 Package Changes From 19.08 For a full list of available packages, please visit the GitHub repository! Package Summary New Packages: 601 Deleted Packages: 165 Updated Packages: 3341 New Packages (601) R-cran-AER (finance/R-cran-AER) : 1.2.7 R-cran-Zelig (math/R-cran-Zelig) : R-cran-car (math/R-cran-car) : 3.0.2_2 R-cran-readxl (textproc/R-cran-readxl) : 1.3.1_1 R-cran-rio (textproc/R-cran-rio) : 0.5.16_2 acmed (security/acmed) : 0....