When it comes to open source desktop operating systems, there’s no question that Linux is the top dog in terms of market share (at least, if you disregard the open source components in OS X that are a product of its NeXTSTEP heritage). But that’s not to say that Linux is all there is. Alongside projects like GNU Hurd, Haiku and others, there is the plethora of desktop-targeted operating systems in the BSD family.
GhostBSD is a distribution based on FreeBSD. GhostBSD’s creator, Eric Turgeon, says that the name comes from ‘Gnome hosted by FreeBSD’ and was originally pronounced ‘G host BSD’. Now, everyone, including Turgeon, just pronounces it ‘ghost BSD’.