Last Updated on: 24th August 2023, 01:53 pm
Web site: pcbsd.org (not active)
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: Lumina
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: FreeBSD
The last version | Released: 10.3 | April 4, 2016
Zobacz po polsku: TrueOS
PC-BSD – an open-source operating system based on FreeBSD and fully compatible with it. PC-BSD is easy to use and targeted to home and office users.
It has an easy-to-use graphical installer, the default environment is KDE, but the installer (since version 9.0) also offers GNOME, LXDE and Xfce desktops. From 2014, the project developed own, Qt based with Fluxbox window manager, desktop environment called Lumina.
PC-BSD uses the “.pbi” packages. The package manager allows you to install packages with dependencies as well.
Unlike FreeBSD and Linux, the “.pbi” packages contain all the libraries needed to run the program, so the manager installs each one separately.
The advantage of this policy is ease of installing packages, the disadvantage of their large size.
PC-BSD was offered in form of hybrid DVD/USB installation media.
In August 2016, PC-BSD changed its name to TrueOS and is a rolling release operating system.
The project founder is Kris Moore.