Great OS for non computer experts. I wish that there was a way to install a vpn on i t.
Version: 10.3 Rating: 9 Date: 2017-01-23 Votes: 6
Used on an old Lenova laptop, I mainly use GhostBSD to surf the web or watch online video such as YouTube or BBC iplayer with headphones late at night, so as not to wake up neighbours. It is also used used for some office work and some jobs done in the terminal.
Wifi worked out-of-the-box for me too, though when I plug the machine into the mains, I have to turn off wifi off using the command line with:
#ifconfig wlan0 down
though there may be an easier way to do this, as yet undiscovered by this BSD-noob, but I do not want to turn it off from the panel as it may take longer turning it on again next time.
Wifi should not be automatically enabled when not needed, that is the only downside encountered so far.
GhostBSD feels rock solid and the update notifications make it easy to keep it modern and secure. Gnome Mplayer is used to watch DVDs (from laptop DVD drive) and works well. LibreOffice is for office applications.
I first installed this just over 6 months ago (July 2016) as 10.3_alpha and it has been a pleasant experience so far.
This operating system deserves more users, more publicity and more eyes on the code in order to develop, but even at this time, worth a try.