This part of the FreeBSD Handbook is for users and administrators who are new to FreeBSD. These chapters:
Introduce you to FreeBSD.
Guide you through the installation process.
Teach you UNIX® basics and fundamentals.
Show you how to install the wealth of third party applications available for FreeBSD.
Introduce you to X, the UNIX windowing system, and detail how to configure a desktop environment that makes you more productive.
We have tried to keep the number of forward references in the text to a minimum so that you can read this section of the Handbook from front to back with the minimum page flipping required.