GhostBSD 4.0 Alpha 1 Plays With FreeBSD 10 & Uses MATE
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 7 March 2014 at 04:51 PM EST. Add A Comment
GhostBSD 4.0 Alpha 1 is now available as a user-friendly desktop BSD operating system that's now based upon the FreeBSD 10.0 source tree while shipping the GNOME2-forked MATE desktop.

GhostBSD in the past used to ship with GNOME by default while now with GhostBSD 4.0 the only supported desktop option is going to be the GNOME2-forked MATE that recently did a 1.8 release.

Besides moving from a FreeBSD 9.2 to 10.0 base and using the MATE desktop, this updated operating system now includes SpiderOak, changes to LibreOffice for Clang compiler compatibility in place of OpenOffice, has a new GBI partition editor interface, a new network manager is present, pkg_add has been replaced by pkgng, and there's several other new packages.

Those wishing to try out GhostBSD 4.0 Alpha 1 this weekend can find more details via GhostBSD.org.
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