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Is there a guide on how to install FreeBSD on a Laptop with some basic GUI elements or a Desktop Manager? Please assist and I know some more people would want to know this.

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The FreeBSD Handbook is the canonical reference to learn how to install and administer a FreeBSD system. Different areas are covered, from server administration to graphical window systems.

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Thank you I had not seen that this the updated handbook. The hardware list I had seen was pretty old. Thank you again –  mojo706 Jul 21 '13 at 20:45
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You can also check out PC-BSD which simplifies the installation for you and also comes with it's own Documentation. It is based on FreeBSD and comes with the KDE destop manager by default. This would be recommended for the casual pc user, but if you want the learning experience, then I would recommend going with rahmu's answer. Ensure the laptop meets the hardware requirements, if you are unsure you can always try a live CD first. Have fun!

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thank you for your answer. I downloaded it just in case :) –  mojo706 Jul 22 '13 at 3:27
    
No problem, hope you find it as useful and fantastic as I did –  Iason Jul 25 '13 at 16:41
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