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.
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 19.09 has been released.
What has changed since 19.04
- GhostBSD 19.09 is built from TrueOS/FreeBSD 12.0-STABLE
- OpenRC is updated to 0.41.2
- GhostBSD now use TrueOS packages base from ports
- NetworkMgr CPU usage got improved
- A lot of unnecessary software got removed
- Exaile got replaced with Rhythmbox
- Gnome MPV got replaced by VLC
- XFburn got replaced by Brasero
- Vim got replaced by Tiny Vim
- The Display Manager switched to Slick Greeter for our LightDM frontend
- Vimix got update and improved for MATE, XFCE
- amdgpu and radeonkms was added to xconfig options
Issues reported we fixed
- Bug #87: Thunderbird opens 10 “Install Add-on” tabs
- Bug #106: desktop environment not localized after fresh install 19.04
- Bug #110: default hostname not updated
- Bug #111: stop menu disabled after DM disconnecting/reconnecting
Feature requested we did
- Feature #92: mate-user-guide is not installed
- Feature #96: Update from latest trueos/stable/12 snapshot
- Installation using ZFS with a pool name that is already used is failing
- Some WiFi card will only work on the installed system