TrueOS Replacing PC-BSD



  • PC-BSD has been a major player in the FreeBSD space for a long time now and has been brought to us by iXSystems, the same people that bring us FreeNAS and do much of the work on the OpenZFS filesystem packages. For some time the PC-BSD team has been working on TrueOS, which is an enterprise bundling of FreeBSD with additional features and a more traditional polish. Until recently TrueOS has been focused on the server side and PC-BSD on the desktop side. At this time, the ixSystems team has merged the two products under the TrueOS umbrella. So PC-BSD is now TrueOS.



  • Getting it downloaded now.



  • What Happened to PC-BSD®?

    Many are very familiar with the name PC-BSD® and may be wondering why we changed the name. Although it’s a household name for so many, the developers realized this was a time for a new name that would better convey our message. Lead developer Kris Moore had this to say: “We’ve already been using TrueOS® for the server side of PC-BSD®, and it made sense to unify the names. PC-BSD® doesn’t reflect server or embedded well. TrueOS® Desktop/Server/Embedded can be real products, avoids some of the alphabet soup, and gives us a more catchy name.” One important lesson learned from going to conferences is that people can have a hard time remembering the acronym that makes up our name, which is not a good place to start with marketing a product. We’re confident the TrueOS® name will allow people to quickly identify the project. Subsequently, we will be able to convey our brand message in a better and more unified way.



  • SysAdm™ Remote Management

    SysAdm™ provides a new way to manage your Server, Desktop or Cloud-based systems. By exposing an API via encrypted REST or WebSockets, it is now possible to remotely control all aspects of your machine, including management of software, updates, boot environments, users, backups, and more. SysAdm™ is the answer for companies looking for a low cost, yet scalable solution that easily manages different segments of IT infrastructure to keep things running smoothly. TrueOS® has now embedded all local and remote control panel functionality into SysAdm™ so you can easily find and adjust any configurable system element from one place.