CD-Sized Image Of BSD-Based TrueOS Released For Servers
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 11 September 2014 at 07:00 PM EDT. 24 Comments
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In announcing their quarterly package updates that bring a wide assortment of improvements, the PC-BSD crew shared they managed to make a CD-sized image of their TrueOS server operating system.

TrueOS is the PC-BSD-based installation option intended for servers. While PC-BSD is aimed at an easy BSD desktop experience, TrueOS is aimed at providing a easy server experience while providing many of the same components as found in PC-BSD, which in turn is derived from the FreeBSD package base.

This new TrueOS CD image features a ZFS-based root installation, Boot-Environment support, command-line versions of common PC-BSD utilities like Warden and Life-Preserver, and support for GELI-based full-disk encryption without an unencrypted /boot partition. TrueOS uses a text-based installer.


In the broader PC-BSD world, the 10.0.3 quarterly package update brings the Cinnamon 2.2.14 desktop, Chromium 37, NVIDIA's 340.24 proprietary driver, a beta of their original Lumina desktop, Pkg 1.3.7, and various bug-fixes and other improvements to the PC-BSD original applications.

More information on the updated TrueOS and PC-BSD can be found via this release announcement while PC-BSD/FreeBSD 10.1 is expected for release this fall.
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