As announced earlier this week, PC-BSD has changed its name to TrueOS. The developers made another announcement indicating that TrueOS is a rolling release based on FreeBSD-CURRENT. Download the new ISO/image here.


TrueOS combines the convenience of a rolling release distribution with the failsafe technology of boot environments, resulting in a system that is both current and reliable. TrueOS now tracks FreeBSD’s “Current” branch and merges features from select FreeBSD developer branches to enhance support for newer hardware and technologies. Weekly automatic updates keep your system always up-to-date, and all updates are performed safely within system snapshots called boot environments. The TrueOS desktop uses the modular yet feature-rich Lumina desktop environment alongside the new SysAdm administration suite to provide a reliable desktop experience.  SysAdm provides local and remote management of TrueOS and FreeBSD systems using a cross-platform graphical client compatible with Windows, Mac, and many Linux distributions. TrueOS is preconfigured for desktop and server installations using an intuitive graphical installer, taking the guesswork out of setting up a new system.

Where to find TrueOS:

Original announcement:

Related links:

Softpedia – PC-BSD Operating System Gets Renamed to TrueOS, Follows a Rolling Release Model

Phoronix – PC-BSD-Renamed TrueOS To Use LibreSSL, Linux DRM 4.7 Compatibility

Hacker News Discussion – PC-BSD Evolves into TrueOS