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

First off, PC-BSD is no longer PC-BSD, as it got renamed to TrueOS. Yes, it’s still based on the FreeBSD operating system, and yes, you can still install it on your PC, but the biggest change is that the project now follows a rolling release model, tracking FreeBSD’s “Current” branch to bring users all the latest and most advanced BSD technologies and applications.

“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,” reads today’s announcement.

By following a rolling release model, TrueOS promises to be a cutting-edge and modern FreeBSD-based operating systems for your personal computer, designed with security and simplicity in mind, while being stable enough to be deployed on servers. TrueOS will also make use of the security technologies from the OpenBSD project, and you can get your hands on the first Beta ISO images right now.

The development team promises to offer you weekly ISO images of TrueOS, but you won’t have to download anything anymore due to constant updates thanks to the rolling release model. TrueOS will use LibreSSL instead of OpenSSL, offer Linux DRM 4.7 compatibility for supporting for Intel Skylake, Haswell, and Broadwell graphics, and uses the pkg package manager system by default.