Linux News Today: GhostBSD 10.1 Is Now Available for Download with MATE and Xfce Flavors
GhostBSD’s Eric Turgeon has the great pleasure of informing us earlier today, September 13, about the immediate availability for download of the final release of GhostBSD 10.1.
While not a GNU/Linux operating system, GhostBSD is one of the most important BSD distributions on the market, designed from the offset with the end-user in mind, being a desktop-oriented computer OS that comes in two distinct flavors, with the MATE and Xfce desktop environments.
Prominent features of GhostBSD 10.1 include the ability to choose between installing the GRUB or BSD bootloaders, or no bootloader, the addition of the Station Tweak utility, which is a fork of the Mate Tweak tool, enablement of VT Console by default, and the addition of the powerful Vim text editor software.
GhostBSD 10.1 also sees the addition of the Qt-based OctoPkg graphical user interface utility for pkgng, the possibility of instantly verifying regular users or root users to see if their passwords are strong and match, along with username and hostname autocompletion.
Users will also be able to install third-party software and update their GhostBSD installation from the upstream FreeBSD base system using the Station Update Manager software. Moreover, they can now install apps from ports of pkg in the live session for the operating system
“After a year of development, testing and debugging we are pleased to announce the release of GhostBSD 10.1 MATE & XFCE which is available on SourceForge and torrents for the amd64 and i386 architectures,” says Eric Turgeon in the official release announcement of GhostBSD 10.1.
Numerous issues have been addressed
Among other changes, we can mention the replacement of the Wifimgr utility with Networkmgr, the removal of the SpiderOak tool from the default system, great improvements to the partition editor user interface of the installer and the partitioning functionality, as well as the replacement of the GDM login manager with PCDM.
Last but not least, there were various issues fixed in GhostBSD 10.1, such as issues with the Intel and Radeon/ATI graphics cards, various errors with the installation process, including problems with GPT partitions, and mose integration support for VirtualBox. Download GhostBSD 10.1 MATE and GhostBSD 10.1 Xfce right now from Softpedia.