Im really new to FreeBSD/Unix. I just want to get it up and running, connected to the net, etc.
I can get it up and running, and connected to the net, without using any
ports. If you're looking for a desktop system, it will be kind of sparse
and boring, but if you just want a server, then it will be sufficient.
The complete FreeBSD without ports comes with a shell, a compiler, a
text editor, a bare-bones GUI, a plethora of networking tools, etc.
To this mix, I would add (my own personal preference) kde2.1, cvsup, and
ghostscript. If you plan to do development, then get kdevelop2 or xemacs
as an ide, autoconf, automake, and gmake. For word processing and stuff,
get Staroffice. For painting and image processing get gimp. For playing
audio get xmms. It's up to you.
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