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

US mirror is down

This morning I got noticed that the US mirror server is down. NextArray's website is also down, so there is not much we can do.

In the meantime, you can change your package repository for France, Canada, or South Africa.

In /etc/pkg/GhostBSD.conf, change the URL of this line with the mirror URL you want:

url: "http://pkg.fr.ghostbsd.org/stable/${ABI}/latest",

Here is the list of mirrors:




GhostBSD 21.04.27 ISO's are now available

I am happy to announce the availability of the new ISO 21.04.27. First, I would like to thank Joe Maloney, Vic Thacker, and Neville Goddard for the time and effort they put into improving and testing GhostBSD to make it better than before. Also, I have special thanks to Kyle Evans and Allan Jude for the help on Twitter about devmatch and our BE problems.


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