A simple, elegant desktop BSD Operating System

Simple

GhostBSD provides a simple desktop-oriented operating system based on FreeBSD with MATE, OpenRC and OS packages for simplicity. GhostBSD has a selection of commonly used software preinstalled and required to start using it to its full potential.

Elegant

GhostBSD uses the GTK environment to provide a beautiful looks and a comfortable experience on the modern BSD platform offering a natural and native Unix work environment.

It is BSD

GhostBSD is derived from FreeBSD, and its roots go back to the University of California Berkeley Unix Research. Historically it was referred to as "BSD Unix" or "Berkeley Unix." However, today it is simply called BSD for Berkeley Software Distribution.

Latest News

GhostBSD 20.04 Now Available

I am happy to announce the availability of GhostBSD 20.04, but first thanks to all people that gave feedback and reported issues. We fixed a couple of problems that were found in 20.03. This release comes with kernel and OS updates and numerous software applications updates and many improvements like replacing gnome-mount and hald with FreeBSD devd and Vermaden automount which make auto mounting and unmounting of external device way more stable and supports more filesystems.

GhostBSD 20.03 Now Available

I am happy to announce the availability of GhostBSD 20.03. This new build comes with some minor system update and numerous software applications updates.

What has changed since 20.02

  • The default pkg configuration now points to the GhostBSD packages repository instead of FreeBSD.

  • Fixed Update Station to make sure it only runs pkg update alone.

  • Added code to make sure that the update icon appears appropriately.

GhostBSD 20.02 Now Available

I am happy to announce the availability of GhostBSD 20.02. ZFS partition has been added to the installer custom partition editor, and it is now possible to install GhostBSD with ZFS on the same disk containing Windows, Linux, or Mac OSX partitions. The system has been updated to 1201512. The Update Station application has multiple improvements, and numerous software applications have been updated.