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Project Trident

Last Update: 2019-10-06 15:34 UTC

Project Trident is a desktop-focused operating system based on TrueOS, which in turn is based on FreeBSD. It uses the Lumina desktop as well as a number of self-developed system administration utilities.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 58 (194), 6 months: 35 (299), 3 months: 46 (250), 4 weeks: 42 (279), 1 week: 24 (474)

Average visitor rating: 5.2/10 from 10 review(s).

Project Trident Summary
Distribution Project Trident
Home Page http://project-trident.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://project-trident.org/docs/
Screenshots --
Download Mirrors http://project-trident.org/download/
Bug Tracker https://github.com/project-trident
Related Websites --
Reviews 18.12: DistroWatch
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-06-28: BSD Release: Project Trident 19.06
 • 2019-05-08: BSD Release: Project Trident 19.04
 • 2019-01-16: BSD Release: Project Trident 18.12
 • More Trident releases...

 •2019-10-11 Project Trident to migrate to new base
 •2019-07-30 Trident warns of vesa driver issue
 •2019-07-26 Trident offers stable branch
 •2019-02-21 Sync local and remote packages
 •2019-02-06 Trident makes LXQt available
 • More Trident headlines...

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Feature 19.10 18.12
Release Date 2019-10-06 2019-01-16
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 3400-3500 4100-4200
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Lumina Lumina
Package Management pkg (TXZ) pkg (TXZ)
Release Model Rolling Rolling
Office Suite -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64
Init Software OpenRC OpenRC
Journaled File Systems ZFS ZFS
Multilingual Yes Yes
Asian Language Support -- --
Full Package List 19.10 18.12
Package 19.10 18.12
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.1.2 1.1.2
ati-driver (18.30) -- --
bash (5.0) 5.0 4.4
bind (9.15.4) -- --
chromium (77.0.3865.120) -- --
cups (2.3.0) 2.2.12 2.2.10
dhcp (4.4.1) -- --
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.45.0 1.44.5
firefox (69.0.3) -- --
freetype (2.10.1) 2.10.1 2.9.1
gcc (9.2.0) -- --
gimp (2.10.12) -- --
glibc (2.30) -- --
gnome-shell (3.34.1) -- --
gnucash (3.7) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.45) -- --
grub (2.04) -- --
gtk (3.24.12) 2.24.32 2.24.32
httpd (2.4.41) -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- --
k3b (19.08.2) -- --
kmod (26) -- --
krita ( -- --
libreoffice (6.3.2) -- --
linux (5.3.6) -- --
Package 19.10 18.12
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- --
mariadb (10.4.8) -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.2) -- --
mesa (19.2.1) 18.3.2 18.1.9
mysql (8.0.18) -- --
nautilus (3.34.1) -- --
NVIDIA (435.21) 390.87 390.87
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (13) -- --
openssh (8.1p1) -- --
openssl (1.1.1d) -- --
perl (5.30.0) 5.28.2 5.28.1
php (7.3.10) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.16.5) -- --
postfix (3.4.7) -- --
postgresql (12.0) -- --
Python (3.8.0) 3.6.8 3.6.8
qt (5.13.1) -- --
samba (4.11.0) -- --
systemd (243) -- --
thunderbird (68.1.2) -- --
vim (8.1) -- --
vlc (3.0.8) 3.0.8 3.0.5
xfdesktop (4.14.1) -- --
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.18.4 1.18.4

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Version: 19.06
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-06-29
Votes: 3

the OS is really good , stable, secure,good performance, very happy with some key features like ZFS, jails, and the variety of Windows managers and the main one the privacy, so far excellent, but some ports are getting way behind , that is a problem for us because of security and bug, for us Mono was the stopper , we need version 5.14 as minimum but there is only version 5.10 available. other than that highly recommended.

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Version: 19.06
Rating: 1
Date: 2019-06-29
Votes: 5

I would like to try your version but I can't. It would be nice if it would go past step 2 of 5. It always forces me to go to terminal instead of a clean startup in graphics mode.

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Version: 19.05
Rating: 7
Date: 2019-06-11
Votes: 14

Having been a FreeBSD user for many years, Project Trident caught my eye when I finally decided I wanted a push-button FreeBSD install with a DE.

As opposed to some of the other reviewers here, the installation was extremely painless, and worked without a hitch. I ended up with essentially a TrueOS install with the Lumina DE, and almost everything installed out-of-the-box that I could have wanted.

This install has provided me the security and stability of FreeBSD with a pretty nice interface. Is Lumina my favorite DE? Probably not... I think XFCE is still probably my DE of choice, but Lumina is not bad by any means. I would say that Lumina seems a little underfeatured, e.g. the AppCafe seems currently pretty useless, from what I can tell? If they could wrap all the features of package management into it, it would be pretty incredible. Still, I'm happy. My Thinkpad X270 is running really well with this distro.

Documentation for Project Trident seems a little... absent. The website is pretty slow, full of spelling errors, and incomplete as you could possibly imagine. The Introduction section seems to toot the distro's horn quite a bit with little of substance. It mentions the distro's "vibrant community", for instance, but no forums exist for the distro specfically, unless you count the Telegram channel, which seems like a rather inaccessible community medium when you compare it to the other distro's out there that make use of standard/popular forum software.

Project Trident has a LOT of potential. This could be the Desktop distro the FreeBSD community has been looking for to spread the joys of an amazing OS to more people. With better documentation, more community accessible, and improved GUI functionality, Project Trident will be an absolute winner.

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