|Company / developer||Eric Turgeon and GhostBSD Team|
|Source model||Open source|
|Latest stable release||3.0 / March 10, 2013|
|Supported platforms||i386, AMD64|
|Kernel type||Monolithic kernel|
|Default user interface||GNOME 2, LXDE, Openbox|
GhostBSD is a free Unix-like operating system based on FreeBSD and used as a live CD and a hard disk install. The developers Eric Turgeon and Nahuel Sanchez founded this software project in 2010 after they met in the official FreeBSD Forum. They both agreed on the GNOME desktop environment.
Version 1.0 was released in March 2010. It was based on FreeBSD 8 and used GNOME 2.28.
Version 2.5 of GhostBSD is based on the official FreeBSD 9.0 and is out since January 24, 2012. This version of GhostBSD has two main branches of the system – one is based on the GNOME desktop, the other on the LXDE desktop. Both are available in amd64 and i386 versions and in form of installable CD/DVD or USB images. Since that month, Jan 2012, a detailed wiki-guide “How to build GhostBSD?” in combination with the GhostBSD toolkit is published, to build a personal customized version of the GhostBSD installation image, adding all the packages not found in the official FreeBSD releases, actual FreeBSD 9.0 (as of January 2012). The GhostBSD toolkit has been designed to allow building of both, i386 and amd64 architectures on amd64 based computer systems with at least 4GB of disk space to swap, a sincere computing power and FreeBSD installed on.
Version 3.0 is the current stable release, and was released on March 10, 2013. It is based on FreeBSD 9.1. 3.0 will be the last release of using the un-maintained GNOME 2, and will be replaced in favor of MATE.
 See also
- "GhostBSD 1.0 Release. Go Green!". Archived from the original on 2010-03-16.
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- "C&L - freeX - Netzwerk · Virtualisierung · Sicherheit". Cul.de. Retrieved 2012-03-08.
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- Sanchez, Nahuel. "GhostBSD 2.5 finally here!". Ghostbsd.org. Archived from the original on 2012-01-31. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
- Sanchez, Nahuel. "How to build GhostBSD?". Ghostbsd.org. Retrieved 31 January 2012.