Similar to Linux, basis for several other 'bsd's. Has become rolling release. Version 10 to switch from GCC to new compiler tools, new virtualizer BSD Hypervisor - Bhyve. New pkg mgr: PKG, binary packages also. Supports ZFS, GPT or MBR. Features Jails (local virtual environment) Installer is combined text menus and CLI. Boots to CLI. GUI can be installed from binary repos (X not installed w/Desktop, download/install separately, difficult - reviewer Ver 10.0 didn't succeed.)
See X above. Software installed by PKG often omitted some dependencies (as of Ver 10.0, Jan 2014; "fixed" in PKG release Aug 2014).
o Distrowatch: http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=freebsd
o home: http://www.freebsd.org/
o Access new binary repos: http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Turn_FreeBSD_into_PC-BSD%C2%AE#Switching_to_our_PKGNG_repo