Originally Posted by hitest
PC-BSD *is* FreeBSD that has a nice GUI installer. FreeBSD does not have graphical tools for installing, setting up the desktop. If you opt for FreeBSD I suggest that you check out the FreeBSD handbook first.
PC-BSD is a good way to get your feet wet with FreeBSD.
+1. It doesn't get any better, i.e., easier, than PC-BSD
, which as has already been pointed out, is FreeBSD
with a desktop environment installed and ready to run. PC-BSD defaults to KDE, but you also have the choice of Xfce and several other desktops (GUIs).