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GhostBSD 20.02 Now Available

I am happy to announce the availability of GhostBSD 20.02. ZFS partition has been added to the installer custom partition editor, and it is now possible to install GhostBSD with ZFS on the same disk containing Windows, Linux, or Mac OSX partitions. The system has been updated to 1201512. The Update Station application has multiple improvements, and numerous software applications have been updated.

France mirror is moving to its own dedicated server.

Like the title says, we are moving the France mirror to is own dedicated server. We will point the sub domain to the new server, and the pkg.fr and download.fr will be unstable for the next 24 hours. The old mirror will put down eventually, it is hosted on the same machine that we build all software packages and ISO's, but in a Jail.

All that said, we have some great news coming soon involving NextArray stay tunned!

Dealing with the misunderstandings of what is GhostBSD

Since the release of 19.09, I have seen a lot of misunderstandings on what is GhostBSD and the future of GhostBSD. GhostBSD is based on TrueOS with FreeBSD 12 STABLE with our twist to it. We are still continuing to use TrueOS for OpenRC, and the new package's system for the base system that is built from ports. GhostBSD is becoming a slow-moving rolling release base on the latest TrueOS with FreeBSD 12 STABLE. When FreeBSD 13 STABLE gets released, GhostBSD will be upgraded to TrueOS with FreeBSD 13 STABLE.

NextArray LLC partners with GhostBSD to provide United States mirror site

NextArray LLC. offered to provide GhostBSD with hosting in the United States to help recent worldwide demand for GhostBSD software packages and ISO files. GhostBSD is very happy to announce a new partnership with  NextArray LLC, and we hope this to be a mutually beneficial partnership.

Some of news about GhostBSD

For the last three months, there were some efforts to bring OpenRC to 12-STABLE with TrueOS all thanks to Miwi. Due to this effort, we will follow the STABLE branch instead of CURRENT. This change brings ABI stability and less code change for system updates. The only downside is that all current GhostBSD users will need to reinstall GhostBSD. This change is mostly due because tracking all changes in CURRENT was hard, and the latest Nvidia driver did not work well with CURRENT.