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

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....

19.04 Available


Project Trident version 19.04 (based on TrueOS 19.04) is now available! If you experience an update error (code 150) before any packages are downloaded, please delete all Qt4 packages from your system before trying again: sudo pkg remove qt4-corelib This appears to be caused by a bug in pkg regarding the removal of flavor(s) from a package repo, and removing the Qt4 packages beforehand will allow the update procedures to work once again....

18.12-U8 Available


Thank you all for your patience! Project Trident has finally finished some significant infrastructure updates over the last 2 weeks, and we are pleased to announce that package update 8 for 18.12-RELEASE is now available. To switch to the new update, you will need to open the “Configuration” tab in the update manager and switch to the new “Trident-release” package repository. You can also perform this transition via the command line by running: sudo sysup --change-train Trident-release...