GhostBSD 4.0 RC 1 now available

ghostbsd_1The developers of GhostBSD have made available the first release candidate for version 4.0.

Changes and fix between 4.0-BETA3 and 4.0-RC1 include:

  • Xconfig from 3.5 was added back to system
  • A script is added to do configuration on the first boot of the new intallation
  • fix software dependency

A special thanks to those who had reported any issues.

Where to download:

The image checksums, ISO images and USB images are available here:
http://www.ghostbsd.org/download-4.0

Check out the official post here: http://www.ghostbsd.org/4.0-rc1

GhostBSD 4.0 RC1 now available

ghostbsd_1The developers of GhostBSD have made available the first release candidate of their 4.0-RELEASE cycle.

Changes and fix between 4.0-BETA3 and 4.0-RC1 include:

  • Xconfig from 3.5 was added back to system
  • A script is added to do configuration on the first boot of the new intallation
  • fix software dependency

A special thanks to those who had reported any issues.

Where to download:

The image checksums, ISO images and USB images are available here:
http://www.ghostbsd.org/download-4.0

Element Workstation:

Check out the official announcement here: http://ghostbsd.org/4.0-rc1

GhostBSD 4.0 BETA 3 now available

ghostbsd_1The developers of GhostBSD have released the final BETA of version 4.0.

The GhostBSD team is pleased to announce the availability the third BETA build of the 4.0-RELEASE release cycle is available on SourceForge for the amd64 and i386 architectures. This is expected to be the final BETA build of the 4.0-RELEASE cycle.

This release includes some bug fixes as well as new and updated packages. This release also includes the changes from direction GhostBSD is taking, Three workstation that is build a top of MATE desktop Classic, Purity, Element. We hope that you will enjoy this change!

You can find the downloads here: http://www.ghostbsd.org/download-4.0

Check out the official announcement here: http://ghostbsd.org/4.0-beta3

GhostBSD 4.0 BETA 1 now available

ghostbsd_1The developers of GhostBSD have just released 4.0 BETA 1. The following lists changes and issues present in the latest BETA:

Changes and problems fixed between 4.0-ALPHA3 and 4.0-BETA1 include:

  • Switch from cpio to rsync for copying file on the installation.
  • The kernel is now writable on the live DVD which solves graphic card kernel loading for Intel and ATI.
  • Updated FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE to FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE-p3.

Known issues:

  • Network with “Live Image” does not work in Virtualbox or VMware Workstation / Player – workaround is to install the OS.
  • GBI allow users to summit partition without root(/) partition.

Issues fixed that need testing:

  • Installer failed to copy files on virtual machine.
  • Xorg failed to load MATE.

For the official announcement and download link, head on over to the following: http://ghostbsd.org/4.0-beta1

GhostBSD 4.0-ALPHA3 is released

ghostbsd_1The third ALPHA build of GhostBSD 4.0-RELEASE has recently been made available on SourceForge. The following lists the most recent fixes in this ALPHA build:

  • Network after install works on Virtualbox
  • Added Wifimgr back for better wifi support until Networkmgr is working flawlessly
  • Removed gimp since gimp is easily install with “sudo pkg install gimp”
  • Removed all software that depends on Nautilus (ie. Rhythmbox and gksu)
  • Exaile is replacing Rhythmbox
  • GhostBSD user is now removed after installation
  • New experimental look

Check out the official post here: http://www.ghostbsd.org/4.0-alpha3

GhostBSD focusing on MATE

ghostbsd_1The developers of GhostBSD have chosen to take a new direction with their desktop-oriented operating system. They have abandoned all desktop environments, including GNOME, to take on MATE. The desktop environment MATE is an offshoot of GNOME 2 featuring large improvements. You can try out MATE on GhostBSD 3.5. Version 4.0 is currently in the works and will feature MATE only.

GhostBSD is a user-friendly desktop operating system based on FreeBSD. The project’s goal is to create an easy-to-use and familiar workspace that can be used at home or office and for data rescue. GhostBSD supports a number of popular lightweight desktop environments, including MATE, Xfce, LXDE and Openbox. It also provides FreeBSD’s package management system, Apache’s OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice, LibreCAD, and Eclipse/Anjuta development environments for C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Jala and Python.

Check out the full announcement at: http://ghostbsd.org/node/197

BSD Now Episode 28: Ghost of Partition (video)

The bsdnow.tv team has uploaded a new episode: Ghost of Partition.

This episode (see video below) is shorter than normally as the hosts, Allan Jude and Kris Moore, are at AsiaBSDCon.

This episode has an interview with Eric Turgeon, founder of the desktop-focused GhostBSD project and a tutorial on disk concatenating in NetBSD.

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GhostBSD development update

ghostbsd_logoThere’s a post on the GhostBSD blog with an update on what the developers are currently working on:

  • Support for all desktop environments will be dropped, apart from Mate
  • More focus on tools and utilities such as the Network Manager, Update Manager, Package Manager, and Installer
  • A new installer and partition editor have been created
  • Developers have started committing code to PC-BSD‘s pc-sysinstall. Great!

GhostBSD Development News – 2-27-2014

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