- X Window System
Basic configuration of X Window System and friends.
- KDE via pkg: Complete FreeBSD desktop in no time
KDE is a powerful Free Software graphical desktop environment for Linux and Unix workstations.
- Handbook: Desktop Environments
This section describes the different desktop environments available for X on FreeBSD.
- Custom FreeBSD desktop example (no DE)
Just an example of what you can do with your X desktop.
- Compiz-based desktop
Compiz is an OpenGL compositing manager that use GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap for binding redirected top-level windows to texture objects. It has a flexible plug-in system and it is designed to run well on most graphics hardware.
- Openbox-based desktop
Openbox is a highly configurable window manager. It allows you to change almost every aspect of how you interact with your desktop and invent completely new ways to use and control it.
- Software to complement window manager
Build your own Desktop Environment.
- SLiM: lightweight display manager
SLiM is a desktop-independent graphical login manager for X11
- Firefox/Flash on FreeBSD
Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite. It is small, fast and easy to use, and offers many advanced features.
- Skype 4 for FreeBSD
Install Skype 4 for Linux in FreeBSD
- Standalone online TV player
A little Perl wrapper for watching online TV.
- Sound support: NAS
The Network Audio System is designed for playing, recording, and manipulating audio data over a network.
- Printing support: HPLIP
Add printing support to your system (HP printers).
- Multimedia keyboards: uhidd/xbindkeys/xmodmap
A HOWTO on activating multimedia keys in FreeBSD and creating DE-independent hotkeys.