iXsystems Inc. has announced the launch of TrueOS, a desktop FreeBSD based operating system that evolved from the PC-BSD name. Notable features are its rolling release updates, Lumina Desktop Environment, and more features such as TrueOS Pico coming soon. Head on over to TrueOS.org to download the latest release.


Features include rolling release distribution, ZFS boot environments, and SysAdm administration suite for a reliable desktop experience

SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwired – November 10, 2016) – iXsystems announced today the launch of TrueOS®, the next evolution of PC-BSD. TrueOS is a modern, cutting-edge distribution of FreeBSD, combining the convenience and features of a rolling release distribution with the failsafe technology of ZFS boot environments.

TrueOS tracks the FreeBSD “Current” branch and merges features from select developer branches to improve support for newer hardware and technologies. Weekly automatic updates keep the user’s system up-to-date, and all updates are performed safely within system snapshots known as boot environments.

Original announcement: https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/ixsystems-announces-trueos-launch/

Related link: DistroWatch – TrueOS Review by Jesse Smith