FreeBSD-Based TrueOS 17.12 Released
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 14 December 2017 at 10:09 AM EST. Add A Comment
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The FreeBSD-based operating system TrueOS that's formerly known as PC-BSD has put out their last stable update of 2017.

TrueOS 17.12 is now available as the latest six-month stable update for this desktop-focused FreeBSD distribution that also offers a server flavor. TrueOS continues using OpenRC as its init system and this cycle they have continued improving their Qt5-based Lumina desktop environment, the Bhyve hypervisor is now supported in the TrueOS server install, improved removable device support, and more.

TrueOS 17.12 is derived from FreeBSD 12.0-CURRENT as of earlier this month and it's also pulling in the FreeBSD ports tree as of the end of November.

More details on this great desktop-capable BSD operating system via TrueOS.org.
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