navigation

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 19.08 Now Available

2019-08-15

This is a general package update to the CURRENT release repository based upon TrueOS 19.08. Legacy boot ISO functional again This update includes the FreeBSD fixes for the “vesa” graphics driver for legacy-boot systems. The system can once again be installed on legacy-boot systems. Package Changes From 19.07-U1 For a full list of available packages, please visit the download page! Package Summary New Packages: 154 Deleted Packages: 394 Updated Packages: 4926 New Packages (154) Thunar (x11-fm/thunar) : 1....

Project Trident 12-U2 Now Available

2019-08-10

This is a general package update to the STABLE release repository based upon TrueOS 12-Stable. Legacy boot is now fixed The FreeBSD update to fix the “vesa” driver are now available and included in the 12-U2 STABLE installer image. This ensures that legacy-boot systems can once again use the Trident installer. Package Changes From STABLE 12-U1 For a full list of available packages, please visit the download page! Package Summary New Packages: 45 Deleted Packages: 184 Updated Packages: 1220 New Packages (45) adios2 (misc/adios2) : 2....

Project Trident 12-U1 Now Available

2019-08-03

This is a general package update to the STABLE release repository based upon TrueOS 12-Stable. EFI-Installer only FreeBSD has broken their “vesa” driver which is required for legacy-boot systems in the Trident installer. If you have the option, you will need to enable booting via “EFI” or “UEFI” in order to go through the graphical installer. If you already have an installed Trident system with legacy boot and which currently uses an NVIDIA or AMD graphics driver, it is still safe to upgrade your system to this release (only the “vesa” driver is currently broken, which is used for no-GPU and some Intel-GPU systems)....

Project Trident 19.07-U1 Now Available

2019-07-30

This is a general package update to the CURRENT release repository based upon TrueOS 19.07. EFI-Installer only FreeBSD has broken their “vesa” driver which is required for legacy-boot systems in the Trident installer. If you have the option, you will need to enable booting via “EFI” or “UEFI” in order to go through the graphical installer. If you already have an installed Trident system with legacy boot and which currently uses an NVIDIA or AMD graphics driver, it is still safe to upgrade your system to this release (only the “vesa” driver is currently broken, which is used for no-GPU and some Intel-GPU systems)....