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GhostBSD

Last Update: 2018-03-24 02:02 UTC


GhostBSD is a user-friendly desktop operating system based on FreeBSD. 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, Apache's OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice, LibreCAD, and Eclipse/Anjuta development environments for C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Jala and Python.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 73 (155), 6 months: 82 (131), 3 months: 75 (146), 4 weeks: 60 (190), 1 week: 23 (423)

Average visitor rating: 7.19/10 from 21 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
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://ghostbsd.org/download/
Bug Tracker http://sourceforge.net/p/ghostbsdproject/tickets/
Related Websites Wikipedia
Reviews 11.x: DistroWatch
10.x: DistroWatch
4.0: DistroWatch
3.5: DistroWatch
3.0: Blogspot
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1.x: DistroWatch
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 2016-05-25: Development Release: GhostBSD 10.3-ALPHA2
 • 2016-04-30: Development Release: GhostBSD 10.3-ALPHA1
 • 2015-09-13: BSD Release: GhostBSD 10.1
 • More GhostBSD releases...

  Headlines:
 •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 11.1 10.3 10.1 4.0 3.5 3.1 2.5 2.0 1.5 1.0 Feature
Release Date 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$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 2267-2397                   Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Installation
Default Desktop 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 TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice OO.o* GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice GOffice -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture 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 RC RC RC RC RC RC RC Init Software
Journaled File Systems                     Journaled File Systems
Multilingual en, fr en en en en en en en en en Multilingual
Asian Language Support Yes -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 11.1 10.3 10.1 4.0 3.5 3.1 2.5 2.0 1.5 1.0 Full Package List
Package 11.1 10.3 10.1 4.0 3.5 3.1 2.5 2.0 1.5 1.0 Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- 2.8.4 2.8.4 2.8.4 2.8.4 2.8.4 -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.1.2 1.1.2 1.0.29 1.0.28 1.0.26 1.0.26 1.0.23 -- -- -- alsa-lib (1.1.7)
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (18.30)
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.0 bash (4.4.18)
bind (9.13.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.13.3)
chromium (70.0.3538.67) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (70.0.3538.67)
cups (2.2.8) 2.2.6 2.1.4 2.0.3 1.7.3 1.5.4 1.5.2 1.5.0 1.4.5 1.4.3 1.4.2 cups (2.2.8)
dhcp (4.4.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- dhcp (4.4.1)
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.43.7 1.42.13 1.42.12 -- -- 1.42.6 1.41.14 -- -- -- e2fsprogs (1.44.4)
firefox (62.0.3) 56.0.2 47.0.1 40.0 31.0 23.0 17.0.1 9.0.1 3.6.13 3.6.4 3.5.8 firefox (62.0.3)
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8 2.6.3 2.6.1 2.5.3 2.4.12 2.4.9 2.4.7 2.4.4 2.3.12 2.3.11 freetype (2.9.1)
gcc (8.2.0) 5.4.0 4.8.5 4.8.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gcc (8.2.0)
gimp (2.10.6) -- -- -- -- 2.8.6 -- -- -- 2.6.9 -- gimp (2.10.6)
glibc (2.28) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- glibc (2.28)
gnome-shell (3.30.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.30.1)
gnucash (3.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.3)
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- -- -- -- -- 1.10.17 1.10.17 1.10.12 1.10.5 -- gnumeric (1.12.43)
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta 2.02beta -- -- -- -- -- -- -- grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.24.1) 2.24.31 2.24.29 2.24.28 2.24.22 2.24.19 2.24.6 2.24.6 2.22.1 2.20.1 2.18.7 gtk+ (3.24.1)
httpd (2.4.35) -- -- -- -- -- 2.2.23 2.2.21 -- -- -- httpd (2.4.35)
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.3)
k3b (18.08.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (18.08.2)
kmod (25) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (25)
krita (4.1.5)                     krita (4.1.5)
libreoffice (6.1.2) 5.3.7 5.0.6 4.3.7 4.2.5 4.0* 3.5.7 3.4.4 -- -- -- libreoffice (6.1.2)
linux (4.18.16) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- linux (4.18.16)
Package 11.1 10.3 10.1 4.0 3.5 3.1 2.5 2.0 1.5 1.0 Package
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- -- 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5 -- -- -- lxpanel (0.9.3)
mariadb (10.3.10) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.3.10)
mate-desktop (1.20.3) 1.18.0 1.12.1 1.10.1 1.6.1 1.6.0 -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.20.3)
mesa (18.2.3) 17.2.4 11.2.2 10.4.6 9.1.7 8.0.5 7.6.1 7.4.4 7.4.4 7.4.4 7.4.4 mesa (18.2.3)
mysql (8.0.13) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (8.0.13)
nautilus (3.30.2) -- 3.18.5 -- -- 2.32.2.1 2.32.2.1 2.32.2.1 2.32.2 2.30.1 2.28.4 nautilus (3.30.2)
NVIDIA (410.66) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (410.66)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- 3.5.0 3.5.0 3.5.0 -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (10.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (10.0.2)
openssh (7.9p1)   7.2p2 6.6.1p1 6.4p1 6.2p2 5.8p2 5.8p2 5.4p1 5.4p1 5.2p1 openssh (7.9p1)
openssl (1.1.1)   1.0.1s 1.0.1l 1.0.1e 0.9.8y 0.9.8y 0.9.8q 0.9.8q 0.9.8n 0.9.8k openssl (1.1.1)
perl (5.28.0) 5.24.2 5.20.3 5.20.2 5.16.3 5.14.4 5.14.2 5.12.4 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 perl (5.28.0)
php (7.2.11) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.2.11)
plasma-desktop (5.14.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.14.1)
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.3.1)
postgresql (11.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (11.0)
Python (3.7.1) 2.7.14 2.7.12 2.7.10 2.7.8 2.7.5 2.7.3 2.7.2 2.6.6 2.6.5 2.6.4 Python (3.7.1)
qt (5.11.2) 5.7.1 5.5.1 5.4.1 -- 4.8.4 4.8.2 -- -- -- -- qt (5.11.2)
samba (4.9.1) 4.4.15 3.6.25 3.6.25 3.6.24 -- -- -- -- 3.4.8 3.4.5 samba (4.9.1)
systemd (239) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (239)
thunderbird (60.2.1) 52.4.0 45.2.0 38.1.0 31.0 17.0.8 -- 3.1.7 3.1.7 2.0.0.24 -- thunderbird (60.2.1)
vim (8.1) 8.0 7.4 7.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.4) -- -- -- -- 2.0.7 2.0.4 -- -- -- -- vlc (3.0.4)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.4 4.12.3 4.12.3 -- 4.10.2 -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.20.2) 1.18.4 1.17.4 1.14.7 1.12.4 1.7.7 1.7.7 1.7.7 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.6.5 xorg-server (1.20.2)

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Version: 11.1
Rating: 8
Date: 2018-09-24
Votes: 3


I have HP Compaq 6715s laptop and Windows 10 and Linux won't work in it. Laptop is 10 years old. I bought it with Vista Basic when it was new. GhostBSD / FreeBSD works in it. Only sad thing is that I couldn't upgrade 11.1. version to 11.2 version of FreeBSD release. Linux won't work because of single core of AMD 64bit processor. Finally I got operating system that work in my laptop and I can still use it. Wlan and bluetooth won't work but xfce-GUI is working fine with 1280*800 resolution and everything else also. I'm quite happy with this OS distro.


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Version: 11.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-07-31
Votes: 10


I am enjoying the stability and ease of use.





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Version: 11.1
Rating: 1
Date: 2018-07-01
Votes: 2


Unfortunately I couldn't test it, the X doesn't work... Basically it doesn't support UEFI.
Same as Linux Lite...
It's a pity... I'd like to take a look on it...


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