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GhostBSD

Last Update: 2022-06-18 14:04 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: 45 (237), 6 months: 50 (221), 3 months: 52 (211), 4 weeks: 30 (309), 1 week: 21 (367)

Average visitor rating: 6.84/10 from 82 review(s).


GhostBSD Summary
Distribution GhostBSD
Home Page http://www.ghostbsd.org/
Mailing Lists http://sourceforge.net/p/ghostbsdproject/mailman/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 2020-01-22: BSD Release: GhostBSD 20.01
 • 2019-10-27: BSD Release: GhostBSD 19.10
 • 2019-09-16: BSD Release: GhostBSD 19.09
 • 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 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 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$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 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 Free Download
Installation -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Installation
Default Desktop 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 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 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 i386, amd64 i386, amd64 i386, amd64 i386, amd64 i386, amd64 i386, amd64 i386 i386, amd64 i386, amd64 Processor Architecture
Init Software OpenRC 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 en en en en en en en en Multilingual
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 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: 22.06.15
Rating: 10
Date: 2022-06-25
Votes: 3


I've installed it of curiousity on a small laptop from 2015 that I only use during travels, for web browsing, text editing, YT and communicators. Everything worked well for those basic issues. Getting wireless connection was flawless. Sound worked well. Nice looking, smooth working, nothing to complain.

Pros:

+ easy to install
+ smooth working
+ MATE desktop
+ wireless connecting
+ user friendly

Cons:

- so far I haven't identified any, at least for very basic use.

Nice experience of using something really independent.





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Version: 22.06.15
Rating: 2
Date: 2022-06-19
Votes: 2


Same ole same ole: No network card support for but a few lucky ones. Also you honestly have to put this BSD distro together yourself, although it does boot to a nice home screen. Good luck trying to get your printer to work.. etc... I don't want to disrespect Eric the developer of this BSD, he's obviously got other things to do as this is a patchwork.

Too bad, as BSD is in sore need of dedicated developers and maintainers who can craft something akin to the many Linux distros out there that are done well. GhostBSD behaves like Linux from about 1995 or so.


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Version: 22.06.15
Rating: 8
Date: 2022-06-18
Votes: 0


I've given a rating of 8 because I have used this distro for only a couple of hours. After this short period I am left with a feeling of having spent time with a competently put together OS. I haven't successfully installed BSD prior to GhostBSD because I've not been prepared to invest time in the learning curve required to do so. It does seem that the devs of GhostBSD have tamed the installation because I had no issues at all in getting it up and running. It's not just installation the devs seemed to have polished either. All my new laptop components were recognised and worked, and my trusty old workhorse desktop PC also faired equally well.

I am a long-time MX Linux user and will continue to be. I make no comparisons between MX and GhostBSD except to say that they both claim to be easy to install, and I agree with them both. If like me you enjoy trying out distros, I do recommend taking GhostBSD for a test drive.


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