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

Quick fix GhostBSD 21.09.08 ISO now available

This new ISO contains a vital fix for lightdm after installation. For an unknown reason, sysrc does not work in the iso_to_hd.sh script. I had to replace it with sed. I also fixed automount on the ISO boot and fixed .xinitrc group permission.

To upgrade to 21.09.08

There is nothing to update if you have installed 21.09.06 or normally update your system.

If you are running on 21.09.08 make sure that lightdm_enable is YES in /etc/rc.conf.