GhostBSD is a simple, elegant, and friendly BSD operating system for desktops and laptops based on FreeBSD. GhostBSD is a slow-rolling release, while some GNU/Linux distros are on the bleeding edge side; we tried to offer a stable update and release cycle. The official desktop environment is MATE. The system comes with a graphical application to install software and update your system. Most codecs to play multimedia files are pre-installed. The installer leverages OpenZFS, makes it easy to install GhostBSD on ZFS with other OS on the same drive, and is suitable for newcomers to FreeBSD. With modest hardware requirements, GhostBSD is ideal for modern workstations and 64-bit single-board computer hardware.
BSD is generally considered beyond the average computer user's knowledge. We try to simplify FreeBSD to lower the entry level of using FreeBSD on a desktop or laptop. We provide all the benefits of the FreeBSD operating system benefits combined with our in-house GUI tool.
GhostBSD is from Canada but has help from people around the world.
Free and Open
Our source code is available on GitHub, and all the code we wrote is licensed under the Revised BSD License. In addition, GhostBSD contains third-party software licensed under LGPL2, LGPL3, GPL2, and GPL3. It is free, but anyone who appreciates this software can donate, become a Patron on Patreon, and even sponsor this project.