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-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...

Infrastructure Upgrades


The 18.12-U8 package updates will be delayed until the week of March 25th, due to some importance infrastructure updates that are happening right now. Migrating to version 1.1 of the TrueOS build framework We are taking this opportunity to begin testing the migration from version 1 to version 1.1 of the TrueOS build framework! The early tests are looking very promising, with a 500MB+ reduction in ISO sizes as well as faster build times....

18.12-U7 Available


Package update 7 for 18.12-RELEASE is now available. Trident system changes of note: The post-install default ZFS block size has been changed to 4KB (ashift=12). This is better for performance, but only impacts new ZFS datasets that are created after this change. No impact for current ZFS system layout. The “Indirect Branch Restricted Speculation” system control has now been enabled for all Project Trident systems. This should ensure a higher level of security....

18.12-U6 Available


Package update 6 for 18.12-RELEASE is now available. This is a relatively minor update to keep the available packages up to date. Package changes of note: drm-current_kmod : 4.16.g20181210 -> 4.16.g20190213 This updates the graphics support framework, meaning that GPU drivers may work a bit better now. node has been updated: 11.9.0 -> 11.10.0 npm : 6.7.0 -> 6.8.0 sysup : 0.6 -> 0.6.3 All postgresql database versions have also been updated: postgresql94: 9....