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

MATE 1.26.0 upgrade ready

MATE 1.26.0 build finished Yesterday, and this evening I tested the Upgrade. Everything has been working as expected, so I did send packages to the latest software packages repository.

I recommend using the Update Station to upgrade to MATE 1.26.0.

An ISO will be available soon to download on the latest build section of the download page.

I will most likely publish the ISO this weekend.