TrueOS Succeeds PC-BSD Desktop-Friendly Unix OS

1 - TrueOS Succeeds PC-BSD Desktop-Friendly Unix OS
2 - TrueOS Is Based on FreeBSD
3 - PC-BSD No More
4 - TrueOS Is a Rolling Distribution
5 - PersonaCrypt Provides User Security
6 - Lumina Desktop Is the Default
7 - New Applications Can Be Added With AppCafe
8 - Life Preserver Secures Data
9 - Firefox Is the Default Browser
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TrueOS Succeeds PC-BSD Desktop-Friendly Unix OS

TrueOS offers FreeBSD users an easy-to-use desktop as well as a new release cadence. Here's a look at the TrueOS desktop-friendly Unix OS.

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TrueOS Is Based on FreeBSD

The TrueOS operating system is based on the latest FreeBSD 12.0-Current code branch, which is under active development.

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PC-BSD No More

TrueOS is the successor to PC-BSD, which had been issuing releases after each FreeBSD milestone, providing users with a desktop-friendly operating system.

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TrueOS Is a Rolling Distribution

As opposed to the traditional model of operating system releases, where a new milestone update debuts when ready, TrueOS is a rolling release distribution. With the rolling release model, new package updates are delivered to users on a so-called "rolling" or continuous model, rather than waiting for an incremental milestone release of the entire distribution.

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PersonaCrypt Provides User Security

The PersonaCrypt feature in TrueOS enables users to create and use encrypted external media.

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Lumina Desktop Is the Default

TrueOS provides users with a Lumina open-source desktop environment, which is a change from the KDE desktop that had typically been the default under PC-BSD. Lumina is based on the open-source Qt graphical toolkit.

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New Applications Can Be Added With AppCafe

New applications can easily be added to TrueOS via the AppCafe utility, which provides users with access to multiple types of apps.

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Life Preserver Secures Data

Among the integrated utilities with TrueOS is the Life Preserver back-up and recover utility. Life Preserver benefits from the zettabyte file system (ZFS) that powers TrueOS enabling snapshotting and rollback capabilities.

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Firefox Is the Default Browser

While users can choose to install a different browser, Mozilla Firefox is the default browser included with TrueOS.

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