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A simple, elegant desktop BSD Operating System


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 a beautiful look 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.

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GhostBSD November 2015 Contributors

Many thanks to everyone who helped the project and donated to GhostBSD in November. Special thanks to our new sponsor Mike Robichaud and our new partnership Crowdbridge.

New partnership

We are proud to announce of new partnership Crowdbridge and they are providing GhostBSD with their services to help run our Patreon campaign at no cost.


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