FreeBSD (GhostBSD) Question?

Valeri Galtsev galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu
Wed Jul 22 00:41:26 UTC 2020



> On Jul 21, 2020, at 6:19 PM, Pete Wright <pete at nomadlogic.org> wrote:
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> On 7/21/20 3:52 PM, Lonnie Cumberland wrote:
>> My question to the mailing list is this. Is it accurate to say that
>> GhostBSD is just FreeBSD with a graphical environment added?
>> 
>> I ask, because I want to stay with FreeBSD, but just do not want to spend
>> the time right now setting up the GUI and fine tuning, so I am taking the
>> lazy way for the time being and will come back at a later time to do a
>> fresh FreeBSD install from scratch.
> I like GhostBSD, I often use it to validate our graphics stack works as expected on new hardware.  I also find it refreshing to have an "opinionated" desktop environment, meaning the GhostBSD team put effort in to customize defaults for a great user experience.
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> from my experience it seems to also do a good job not deviating too much from a vanilla FreeBSD install as well, so it may be a good choice to get more familiar with howto sysadmin a FreeBSD box while also having a usable graphical desktop with modern applications.
> 

I second what Pete said, I run GhostBSD on my laptop. I run FreeBSD on workstation though, I just like more Mate desktop environment.

Valeri

> cheers,
> -pete
> 
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> Pete Wright
> pete at nomadlogic.org
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