GhostBSD 18.10 Now Available

GhostBSD 18.10 is our first official release of GhostBSD with TrueOS under the hood, and the official desktop is MATE. However, in the future, there might be some community release, but for now, there is no community released yet.

What has changed since 11.1

  • GhostBSD is now built from TrueOS instead of FreeBSD
  • OpenRC is GhostBSD main init system
  • LibreSSL is the default SSL
  • GhostBSD base system can now be upgraded to the next release via TrueOS packages base
  • We removed grub from the iso in favor of the new FreeBSD hybrid loader.
  • NetworkMgr now supports the option to manage multiple network card connection.
  • Unionfs was removed from the live session.
  • The live system has been rewritten to fix many issues
  • GhostBSD boots directly to mate session
  • GhostBSD supports ZFS BE by default
  • FreeBSD ports and packages are incompatible with GhostBSD 18.10
  • GhostBSD uses TrueOS ports to build packages.
  • drm-next-kmod was added for newer AMD and Intel support
  • ibva-intel-driver and libva-vdpau-driver  was added to supports accelerated  video driver for  some Intel card
  • nvidia-driver-390.87 was added by default to support latest Nvidia card.
  • xconfig was created to add generated default xorg.conf.

Issues that got fixed

  • VirtualBox's Firefox scroll up issues
  • Slim login failing on the live CD
  • Bug #70 Cannot run Octopi, missing libgksu error.
  • Bug #71 LibreOffice doesn't start because of missing
  • Bug #72 libarchive is a missing dependency

All thanks to iXsystems, TrueOS, Joe Maloney, Kris Moore, Ken Moore, Martin Wilke, Neville Goddard, Vester “Vic” Thacker, Douglas Joachim, Alex Lyakhov, Yetkin Degirmenci, Damian Szidiropulosz and many more, who contributed one way or another for the making of this release.

Where to download:

All images checksum, hybrid ISO(DVD, USB) and torrent are available here:

For writing an iso to a USB stick:


dd if=GhostBSD18.10.iso of=/dev/da0 bs=4m

On Linux

dd if=GhostBSD18.10.iso of=/dev/sdc bs=4M

On Mac

dd if=GhostBSD18.10.iso of=/dev/disk2 bs=10240

To upgrade from RC:

sudo pkg update -f
sudo pkg upgrade


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Well done. I will try the new release ASAP. Hey finally a fix to the Firefox scrolling where you go back a page. Good.

It is completely incomprehensible why the release of GHostBSD 18
not FreeBSD, spawning fakes and buggy in the future.
The normal team has released an abnormal, heavy release.
Good work, so one what in future ?
Thank you !

Play-to-work !
Roman Dyaba 2018.

LibreSSL is the default SSL ?

"… there might be some community release, …" – refers to Xfce, yes?

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