GhostBSD 11.1

GhostBSD 11.1 released, FreeBSD distribution


GhostBSD 11.1-RC1 is user-friendly, based on FreeBSD desktop operating system. The goal of the project is to create an easy-to-use and familiar work platform for home or office applications and data repair. GhostBSD supports a large number of popular lightweight desktop environments, including MATE, Xfce, LXDE, Openbox. It also provides the FreeBSD package management system, Apache’s, LibreOffice, LibreCAD, and the Eclipse / Anjuta development environment for C, C ++, Java, JavaScript, Jala, Python. GhostBSD provides all the benefits of the FreeBSD operating system combined with a focus on simplicity for newcomers. GhostBSD is ship with a simple installer, including MATE or XFCE desktop environments, pre-installed, with a graphical application to easily install software and update your system, codecs to play multimedia files is also pre-installed. GhostBSD is suitable for newcomers to BSD as well as *nix experienced users. With modest hardware requirements, GhostBSD is ideal for modern workstations, and single board computers 64-bit hardware.


  • Simple
    Built on top of FreeBSD, GhostBSD provides a simple desktop-oriented operating system pre-configured with the carefully selected minimal commonly used set software required to start using it to its full potential.
  • Elegant
    GhostBSD uses the GTK environment to provide an elegant look and a comfortable experience on the modern BSD platform offering a natural and native Unix work environment.
  • It is BSD
    GhostBSD derived from FreeBSD which is roots go back to the University of California Berkeley Unix Research, historically called “BSD Unix” or “Berkeley Unix” today simply called BSD for Berkeley Software Distribution.

GhostBSD 11.1 official release has been released, this version gave up on the 32-bit i386 support.

What’s new

  • GhostBSD software repository
  • Support for VMware Workstation guest features
  • The installer adds UFS full mirroring options
  • The installer adds UFS full disk MBR and GPT options
  • The installer adds the UFS full partition size swap option
  • Whisker Menu is used by default on XFCE
  • Software developed by GhostBSD has been updated
  • Disk ZFS configuration

This version also brought a lot of repairs, details check the update log.


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