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GhostBSD 3.5 Supports LXDE, MATE, Openbox & Xfce

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Published on 22 September 2013 01:36 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD
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With FreeBSD 9.2 being anticipated for release soon, the GhostBSD distro is out with their 3.5 release candidate that's based upon the upstream FreeBSD.

GhostBSD 3.5 is based on FreeBSD 9.2 and will support the LXDE, MATE, Openbox, and Xfce desktops as an alternative to the KDE-focused FreeBSD-based PC-BSD. Like PC-BSD, GhostBSD focuses upon a nice BSD-based desktop experience for end-users. Aside from pulling upstream FreeBSD 9.2 changes, the 3.5 RC1 release brings a new GDM log-in theme and various fixes to its packaged desktop environments.

More details on GhostBSD 3.5 RC1 can be found via its release announcement. Meanwhile for those that want a more bleeding-edge FreeBSD, there is already out FreeBSD 10 Alpha.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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