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

DuckDuckGo and GhostBSD

In April we have singed a contract to share revenue generated by the “sponsored links” within the search results seen by GhostBSD users. By using the DuckDuckGo search plugin, you help fund GhostBSD and DuckDuckGo. GhostBSD 3.0 will use DuckDuckGo as default search engine in Firefox. By using DuckDuckGo search plugin, you help will us fund GhostBSD and DuckDuckGo. Its possible to help us Now by using https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ghostbsd in your internet browser. We have made a wiki to help the users setting Firefox.

GhostBSD Development Portal goes live

We have been playing around with Redmine for a couple of days now and it seems the solution is fitting our needs perfecly. Therefore we are officially opening the GhostBSD Development Portal, based on this tool. From now on, the GhostBSD Development Portal will host all the information related to the GhostBSD development, including bugs, ideas for new features and plans for the newest version. Feel free to visit the GhostBSD Development Portal to check on the project status.


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