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Last Update: 2019-12-03 23:52 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.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 54 (213), 6 months: 55 (195), 3 months: 51 (254), 4 weeks: 72 (163), 1 week: 67 (149)

Average visitor rating: 6.73/10 from 40 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/
Related Websites Wikipedia
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1.x: DistroWatch
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-10-27: BSD Release: GhostBSD 19.10
 • 2019-09-16: BSD Release: GhostBSD 19.09
 • 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
 • More GhostBSD releases...

 •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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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • 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 19.10 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 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$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 2300-2400 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 19.10 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: 19.09
Rating: 1
Date: 2019-10-30
Votes: 0

I've been trying to load the system live in all ways possible, but it fails at "Waiting for GhostBSD media to initialize". Even the VM is confused of how to handle this.

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Version: 19.09
Rating: 1
Date: 2019-10-27
Votes: 1

shouldnt have to fight soo hard to get a system up and running these days i wish i could give it a negative rating

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Version: 19.09
Rating: 1
Date: 2019-10-27
Votes: 0

I attempted to run this distro live from a DVD, and each time it failed. On a new desktop, and on two older laptops. In each attempt, it a loaded halfway and then the screen went black. Everything came to a halt. And that's where it ended. This is much worse that the previous version which would load up, but ran sluggishly, and would not detect any wi-fi signals. I was hoping for much better results on this, the 50th anniversary of Unix. However, this confirms to me that BSD is a relic of the 20th Century, and its time to move forward, and give up the Ghost.

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