GhostBSD Alternatives

    GhostBSD is described as 'user friendly desktop operating system based on FreeBSD , which attempts to conform to the Single Unix Specification' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 100 alternatives to GhostBSD for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, BSD, Windows and Mac. The best alternative is Ubuntu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GhostBSD are Linux Mint (Free, Open Source), Debian (Free, Open Source), Manjaro Linux (Free, Open Source) and Arch Linux (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 6, 2021

    1. CrunchBang++ is an open source and completely free [of cost (#!++ does include several of Debian’s non-free packages as well as the non-free repository)] computer operating system, designed as a continuation of the .
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    2. ALT Linux is a set of RPM-based, APT-managed operating systems built on top of the Linux kernel and Sisyphus package repository branches. ALT Linux Rescue is, well, the disaster recovery tool.
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    3. A Fast, friendly, open-source operating system, for newbies, geeks & DIY enthusiasts. Always Free Archcraft is & will always be free to download & use. No license purchases, No hidden fees.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • BSD
      • FreeBSD
      FuryBSD is a brand new, open source FreeBSD desktop. FuryBSD pays homage to desktop BSD projects of the past like PC-BSD and TrueOS with its graphical interface and adds additional tools like a live, hybrid USB / DVD image.

      Discontinued

      From FuryBSD official website (https://www.furybsd.org/): "Thank you for your interest in FuryBSD. This project has been discontinued. Plans to publish Q4 2020 images have been cancelled."

      And their official GitHub repo (https://github.com/furybsd) GitHub repository has been flagged as "archived".

    4. Based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, BlackBerry QNX has provided foundational software for many of the world’s mission-critical embedded systems since 1982.
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    5. The distribution features many desktop editions which can be installed from live discs. Some patent encumbered open source software is included in GeckoLinux which is not available in the default installation of openSUSE.
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    6. Nitrux is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution suitable for laptops and desktop computers. Its main desktop environment is Nomad, a KDE Plasma desktop enhanced with "plasmoids" to create a special blend of aesthetics and functionality.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      Black Lab Linux is a custom Linux distribution that focuses on bringing stability to desktop Linux. This system provides high performance and enhanced multimedia capabilities to home, business, and professional desktop Linux users.
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    7. Garuda Linux is an appealing Arch Linux-based distribution with BTRFS (modern filesystem), Linux-zen kernel, auto snapshots, gaming edition, and many more bleeding edge features.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Musix, a GNU+Linux distribution based on Knoppix, with special emphasis on audio production.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 3.0.1, released in March 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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