A simple, elegant desktop BSD Operating System


GhostBSD provides a simple desktop-oriented operating system based on FreeBSD with MATE and OS packages for simplicity. In addition, GhostBSD has a selection of commonly used software preinstalled to make it easy on your computing journey.


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 built on top of FreeBSD code, 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 called BSD for Berkeley Software Distribution.

Latest News

Security Advisory: p7zip is vulnerable please remove it!

The p7zip was installed by default, and a vulnerability was reported.

sudo pkg audit -F
vulnxml file up-to-date
p7zip-16.02_3 is vulnerable:
p7zip -- usage of uninitialized memory
CVE: CVE-2018-10115
WWW: https://vuxml.FreeBSD.org/freebsd/942fff11-5ac4-11ec-89ea-c85b76ce9b5a.html

The p7zip software has not been maintained since 2016. To mitigate, we removed p7zip from the default build, but I can't create an update to remove that package in the user's system.

GhostBSD 21.11.24 ISO is now available

This new ISO contains kernel, OS, and software updates. In addition, I added a new command-line software called ghostbsd-version that gives you the GhostBSD version, FreeBSD version, kernel version, and OS version. At the date of this release, if you run ghostbsd-version or ghostbsd-version -v, it should output 21.11.24. This version number will be increment by the date of new packages built on packages every update performed. The ISO version is now following the last package's build version instead of an ISO's build date in the hope of removing confusion about the ISO version.


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