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GhostBSD


Last Update: 2024-05-21 12:14 UTC


GhostBSD is a user-friendly desktop operating system based on FreeBSD. Its default desktop is MATE, but a separate community edition with Xfce is available too. It also features a selection of commonly used software, a rolling-release development model, and a bootable live image with an intuitive graphical system installer.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 53 (187), 6 months: 44 (210), 3 months: 54 (183), 4 weeks: 55 (198), 1 week: 74 (124)

Average visitor rating: 7.17/10 from 41 review(s).


GhostBSD Summary
Distribution GhostBSD
Home Page https://www.ghostbsd.org/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2024-05-21: BSD Release: GhostBSD 24.04.1
 • 2024-02-14: BSD Release: GhostBSD 24.01.1
 • 2023-10-29: BSD Release: GhostBSD 23.10.1
 • 2022-06-18: BSD Release: GhostBSD 22.06.15
 • 2022-01-17: BSD Release: GhostBSD 22.01.12
 • 2021-11-26: BSD Release: GhostBSD 21.11.24
 • 2021-09-07: BSD Release: GhostBSD 21.09.06
 • 2021-04-30: BSD Release: GhostBSD 21.04.27
 • 2021-01-16: BSD Release: GhostBSD 21.01.15
 • 2020-11-30: BSD Release: GhostBSD 20.11.28
 • 2020-08-10: BSD Release: GhostBSD 20.08.04
 • 2020-05-01: BSD Release: GhostBSD 20.04
 • More GhostBSD releases...

  Headlines:
 • 2022-06-20 GhostBSD publishes media hot fix
 • 2021-11-15 GhostBSD hosting on-line meeting
 • 2021-08-30 GhostBSD drops OpenRC for RC
 • 2019-08-24 GhostBSD switching to STABLE packages
 • 2018-12-01 Interview with Eric Turgeon
 • 2018-05-02 GhostBSD may switch to TrueOS base
 • 2017-02-07 GhostBSD's NetworkMgr becomes a port
 • More GhostBSD headlines...

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Feature 24.04.1 23.10.1 22.06.15 21.11.24 20.11.28 19.10 18.12 11.1 10.3 10.1 4.0 3.5 3.1 2.5 2.0 1.5 1.0 Feature
Release Date 2024-05-21 2023-10-27 2022-06-18 2021-11-26 2020-11-29 2019-10-26 2018-12-31 2017-11-16 2016-08-31 2015-08-15 2014-10-03 2013-11-07 2013-06-27 2012-01-22 2011-03-11 2010-07-29 2010-03-09 Release Date
End Of Life                                   End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 2500-2600 2500-2600 2500-2600 2600-2700 2900-3000 2300-2400 2500-2600 2200-2400                   Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Installation
Default Desktop MATE, Xfce MATE, Xfce MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE, Xfce MATE, Xfce MATE, Xfce MATE LXDE, MATE, Openbox, Xfce GNOME, LXDE, Openbox GNOME, LXDE GNOME GNOME GNOME Default Desktop
Package Management PKG PKG PKG PKG PKG PKG PKG PKG PKG PKG PKG TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite -- -- -- -- LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice OO.o* GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice GOffice -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture amd64 amd64 amd64 amd64 amd64 amd64 amd64 amd64 i386, amd64 i386, amd64 i386, amd64 i386, amd64 i386, amd64 i386, amd64 i386 i386, amd64 i386, amd64 Processor Architecture
Init Software RC RC RC OpenRC OpenRC OpenRC OpenRC RC RC RC RC RC RC RC RC RC RC Init Software
Journaled File Systems                                   Journaled File Systems
Multilingual en, fr en, fr en, fr en, fr en, fr en, fr en, fr en, fr en en en en en en en en en Multilingual
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 24.04.1 23.10.1 22.06.15 21.11.24 20.11.28 19.10 18.12 11.1 10.3 10.1 4.0 3.5 3.1 2.5 2.0 1.5 1.0 Full Package List
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Version: 24.04.1
Rating: 5
Date: 2024-05-23
Votes: 0


There's no real advantage on using BSD today over Linux other than for hobby.
I mean it's a joke considering in 2024, still lacking hardware support like ancient 'nix., can't even connect to wifi, seriously???
I would have been acceptable as *nix if it were around early 2000's though, come on, it's already 2024; most people won't bother stuff that can't even do basic thing as supporting common hardware right (unless there is other appealing advantage over others).
It's not their fault, I know they don't have enough developers though I believe that BSD is going to be dead soon.




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Version: 24.01.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2024-03-05
Votes: 60


What a
RobWhat a nice surprise!
I have recently installed the latest GhostBSD version on my laptop …why?...well, honestly, I was hopelessly struggling with the FreeBSD configuration and I was curious to discover this UNIX-derived and complete OS after sticking some weeks with Debian 12 (nothing against Linux, just curious about UNIX and seduced by the idea of a holistic system). I have spent most of my life on Windows btw.
The installation process was as simple as it is in most currently available main stream Linux distros (I consider myself as moderately advances FOSS user)… meaning simple. Everything worked well out of the box (even WiFi). After using it for a while (not just tweaking the OS but doing some job on it: editing scientific texts, building reference libraries, preparing presentations, doing some statistical computing with diverse open-source statistical languages,…) I have done a very polished and smooth experience in all...with the FreeBSD under the hood!
GosthBSD is a perfect starter to discover the BSD family but it may also be used as a clean and fully operational OS, too. I have adopted it for my daily life!

Many thanks to the community for the great job!
Rob




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Version: 23.10.1
Rating: 6
Date: 2024-02-21
Votes: 0


Good design, nice update station script and an amazing developer. However when it comes to supporting devices with nvidia and some newer intel built in graphics for example generation 13 there are mixed results. Wifi is difficult to configure here and updating from terminal instead of using the update station utility is a bad idea. For me it was too hard to configure open vpn and wireguard on this OS. Cool project but not daily driver material yet. There is no easy way to encrypt the system which is not good. I would rather not mess with manual partitioning if I can help it. Still the best desktop oriented bsd system as off 2024 and probably for the future.


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