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.

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Please read this before upgrading to 22.06.07

There is a problem with upgrading the system-config-printer.

The error is as follows:

[1/23] Extracting system-config-printer-1.5.12_2:   3%
pkg: Fail to create temporary file: /usr/local/lib/python3.8/site-packages/cupshelpers-1.0-py3.8.egg-info/.pkgtemp.PKG-INFO.gJdjcIc8ZNWR:Not a directory
[1/23] Extracting system-config-printer-1.5.12_2: 100%

It is also a known issue on the FreeBSD project. Here is the FreeBSD Bugzilla ticket https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=264445.