Improving TrueOS: OpenRC

OpenRC is a dependency-based init system working with the system provided init program. It is used with several Linux distributions, including Gentoo and Alpine Linux. However, OpenRC was created by the NetBSD developer Roy Marples in one of those interesting...

Quick How-To: Updating a screenshot in the TrueOS Handbook

When TrueOS began using Sphinx for documentation generation, all Handbook files were added to their own repositories on Github: TrueOS, Lumina, SysAdm. Updating documentation, and especially screenshots, is a relatively simple method to help out with TrueOS, but there...

Input Device Settings for Lumina Config are here!

The latest (12/12) unstable updates to TrueOS also adds options to adjust input device settings in Lumina. The GUI tool reproduces the settings created by xinput, using the xinput library. To adjust an input device within the GUI, navigate Start Menu → Preferences →...

TrueOS and Mailing List / Forums

As you’ve been hearing for a while now, PC-BSD is in the process of going through a re-branding as TrueOS. I’m looking forward to giving a talk about this at MeetBSD in the next few weeks, were we will discuss some of the reasoning behind the name change,...

Lumina Screenshot: Simple utility, powerful results

When I write documentation, screenshots can be an important method of communicating information or making complicated instructions and concepts “real” to the reader. As a fan of “so simple there’s no way I can break it”, I’ve been using Lumina Screenshot...

Lumina Text Editor – Back to basics

The Lumina Text Editor is a brand new utility released with Lumina 1.0. It is extremely lightweight, and can be opened with the user button or by typing lte in the command line. Why does this exist? One core philosophy behind the development of Lumina has been to use...

PC-BSD Evolves into TrueOS

We are proud to announce that the PC-BSD project has evolved into TrueOS: a modern, cutting-edge distribution of FreeBSD focused on security, simplicity, and stability for desktops, servers, and beyond! TrueOS harnesses the best elements of PC-BSD, combines it with...