Desktop Environment

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GhostBSD uses the GTK environment as default to provide a beautiful looks and a comfortable experience on the modern BSD platform offering a natural and native Unix work environment.


MATE Desktop Environment

"The MATE Desktop Environment is the continuation of GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.

MATE is under active development to add support for new technologies while preserving a traditional desktop experience." Source: Mate homepage

Mate is simple to use. You can place the panel on each side. So you can get the look and feel of

  • pure MATE - panel on top
  • GNOME 3 - panel on the left
  • place a panel on the bottom like KDE, XFCE or Cinnamon
  • or you chose a additional panel for example on the left for application starters.

You may also place some starters on the desktop. It is all possible.

Simple and Elegant

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Other Desktop Environments

You may wish to install

  • KDE
  • Cinnamon
  • XFCE
  • GNOME Shell

You will find all this in your Software Station or in the Ports. But this desktops are not supported yet properly.

It is possible, that some members of our community will help you. Ask on Telegram-messenger-icon.png Telegram or within the GhostBSD Forums for help. There are always friendly 10095-ogre-icon.png folk around.