Desktop Environment

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Welcome to theIcon Disti GhostBSD.png Desktop Environment Page.


Eric: "Our official desktop is MATE, which means that the leading developer of GhostBSD does not officially support XFCE. Community releases are maintained by the community and for the community. GhostBSD project will provide help to build and to host the community release. If anyone wants to have a particular desktop supported, it is up to the community. Sure I will help where I can, answer questions and guide new community members that contribute to community release."

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

Eric: "There is some effort going on for Plasma5 desktop. If anyone is interested in helping with XFCE and Plasma5 or in creating another community release, you are well come to contribute. Also, Contribution to the GhostBSD base system, to ports and new ports, and in house software are welcome. We are mostly active on Telegram, but you can also reach us on the forum."

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.

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