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Last Update: 2019-04-13 20:46 UTC

GhostBSD is a user-friendly desktop operating system based on TrueOS (which is, in turn, based on FreeBSD's development branch). The project's goal is to create an easy-to-use and familiar workspace that can be used at home or office and for data rescue. GhostBSD supports a number of popular lightweight desktop environments, including MATE, Xfce. It also provides FreeBSD's package management system, LibreOffice, LibreCAD, and Eclipse/Anjuta development environments for C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Jala and Python.

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Average visitor rating: 7.29/10 from 34 review(s).

GhostBSD Summary
Distribution GhostBSD
Home Page http://www.ghostbsd.org/
Mailing Lists http://sourceforge.net/p/ghostbsdproject/mailman/
User Forums http://forums.ghostbsd.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://wiki.ghostbsd.org/
Screenshots http://ghostbsd.org/gallery/DistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors http://ghostbsd.org/download/
Bug Tracker http://sourceforge.net/p/ghostbsdproject/tickets/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2019-04-13: BSD Release: GhostBSD 19.04
 • 2018-12-31: BSD Release: GhostBSD 18.12
 • 2018-11-01: BSD Release: GhostBSD 18.10
 • 2018-10-20: Development Release: GhostBSD 18.10 RC1
 • 2017-11-16: BSD Release: GhostBSD 11.1
 • 2017-11-06: Development Release: GhostBSD 11.1-RC1
 • 2017-08-31: Development Release: GhostBSD 11.1-BETA1
 • 2017-08-10: Development Release: GhostBSD 11.1-ALPHA1
 • 2017-02-11: Development Release: GhostBSD 11.0-ALPHA1
 • 2016-08-31: BSD Release: GhostBSD 10.3
 • 2016-08-10: Development Release: GhostBSD 10.3-RC1
 • 2016-06-21: Development Release: GhostBSD 10.3-BETA1
 • More GhostBSD releases...

 •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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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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Feature 19.04 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 2019-04-13 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$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 2500-2600 2500-2600 2200-2400                   Image Size (MB)
Installation -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Installation
Default Desktop 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 TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice OO.o* GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice GOffice -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture 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 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 en en en en en en en en Multilingual
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 19.04 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: 19.04
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-07-17
Votes: 1

For me GhostBSD is still the only solution for a pre-built BSD. I use the community XFCE edition at I consider MATE to be very inefficient with resources.

It installs easily, it runs well, and everybody should have at least one machine with BSD on.

I'm not too thrilled that their website is not HTTPS, so I would tread carefully when browsing their site.

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Version: 19.04
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-04-28
Votes: 3

Installed from a USB-Stick (flashed with Etcher, Rufus works as well) without problems on Dell XPS 15 with 16 GB RAM and a M2SSD, package manager could really use some improvements, Libre Office and Thunderbird work out-of-the-box. USB-mouse works well, track pad does not, ZFS-file-system is a charme!

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Version: 19.04
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-04-14
Votes: 5

Not perfect, but Real Good. After trying to get FreeBSD and OpenBSD to install, I finally have GhostBSD 19.04 RC up and running. I'm going to be playing with this for a while. Good work!

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