Last week GhostBSD 2.0 was released
GhostBSD is a free operating system based on FreeBSD that can either be installed or run as Live-CD. Its default graphical environment is GNOME and GhostBSD 2.0 is based on FreeBSD 8.2.
The installer is not a point-and-click GUI but a python script. However, for most people who have used BSD or Linux, the questions are self explanatory.
Some of the changes, additions and features are:
- support auto mount of USB Devices!
- new logo
- bug fixes
- new live file system
- improvements to GDM
- based upon FreeBSD 8.2
- package installation and management can be done with the new package manager, Bxpkg
Included software packages are:
- Gnome 2.32
- Rhythmbox 0.12.8_3
- Pidgin 2.7.7
- Firefox 3.6
- Thunderbird 3.0.11
Prashanth has written a review on Das U-Blog: Review: GhostBSD 2.0
I tried to install GhostBSD 2.0 in VirtualBox but some issue would not allow the installer finish installation.
The GhostBSD Team has also released a new website. Unfortunately, it’s still very bare and contains some bugs and spelling errors. Hopefully this will be dealt with soon.
Let’s see how GhostBSD and PC-BSD 9.0 (Gnome) will square up…