Liok has put 3 tutorials together for FreeBSD novices:
I often hear from people who don’t use FreeBSD that it’s an operating system only dedicated to server/production purposes.
In a way, yes, FreeBSD is not as user-friendly than popular Linux distributions and it’s sometimes hard to get what you want working the way you want but I don’t think that people who use FreeBSD would be satisfied with an apt-get everything_you_need-any-version ;)
Computers are now expected to browse the web correctly, allowing you to watch youtube video, play flash games and be flooded by plugin-based ads..
Of course, FreeBSD can!
- Installing Firefox plugins in FreeBSD (and yes, even flash and java are working)
- Mounting usb drives / iso images in FreeBSD without root privileges
- Enabling and securing sshd in FreeBSD
- How to have X at startup on FreeBSD using xdm