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December 6, 2016

How to Install TrueOS 2016 and Review on VMware Tutorial

TrueOS 2016
TrueOS 2016 Installation and Review on VMware

This tutorial shows how to install TrueOS 2016 on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to installing TrueOS on physical computer or laptop. We'll also install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on TrueOS VM for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File, Clipboard Sharing and Mouse Integration.

TrueOS 2016 Installation Steps:

  1. Download TrueOS 2016-09-29 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start TrueOS Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  5. TrueOS 2016 Review

Installing TrueOS 2016 and Review on VMware

What is TrueOS?

TrueOS (formerly PC-BSD or PCBSD) is a Unix-like, desktop-oriented operating system built upon the most recent releases of FreeBSD-CURRENT. TrueOS combines the convenience of a rolling release distribution with the failsafe technology of boot environments, resulting in a system that is both current and reliable. It provides a graphical installation to enable even UNIX novices to easily install and get it running. It comes with Qt5-based Lumina Desktop. Lumina recently reached version 1.0 and now it's looking and working much better. TrueOS system administration control panel is AppCafe.
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TrueOS Minimum System Requirements

TrueOS has moderate hardware requirements and commonly uses low system resources. Before installing TrueOS, make sure that your hardware or virtual machine at least meets the minimum requirements. To get the most out of your TrueOS experience, use a system that meets the recommended system requirements.
  1. 64-bit processor
  2. 1 GB RAM
  3. 20GB of free hard drive space on a primary partition for a command-line server installation
  4. Network card

TrueOS Recommended System Requirements

The following are the minimum recommended requirements. More RAM and available disk space will improve your computing experience.
  1. 64-bit processor
  2. 4 GB of RAM
  3. 50GB of free hard drive space on a primary partition for a graphical desktop installation
  4. Network card
  5. Sound card
  6. NVIDIA 3D-accelerated video card
Hope you found this TrueOS 2016 installation and review tutorial helpful and informative. Please consider sharing it. Your feedback and questions are welcome!


  1. Your feedback and questions are welcome!

  2. I was looking forward to trying TrueOS on VMWware following your instructions. Not sure if TrueOS made changes since your posted video but when I reached the 7:40 mark to enter the /etc/rc.conf.trueos file there is no file to modify. Not sure if I am making an error trying to follow the instructions or they are no longer valid in March of 2017. Also do not see a rc.conf.trueos file when I changed directories to /etc and entered ls.


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