Linked by Julian Djamil Fagir on Thu 14th Feb 2013 22:23 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives BSD (Berkely System Distribution) was a research operating system based on the original AT&T Unix, developed by the University of Berkeley, California. It has been Open Source right from the beginning, and after the university lost interest in developing it further, several community projects started up (the very first ones were NetBSD and FreeBSD in the early nineties) to continue developing BSD. Anyway, Linux was born roughly at the same time, but a pending lawsuit about copyright infringements prevented the BSD projects to become as successful as Linux (though you could argue about the exact reasons).
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RE: Comment by drcouzelis
by tylerdurden on Fri 15th Feb 2013 18:49 UTC in reply to "Comment by drcouzelis"
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RTFM, FreeBSD has a fantastic documentation, follow it.

You just need to install the initial ports tree, and then it is just a simple matter of "make install clean" from the directory of the port you want to install.

Keeping the system up to date is a bit trickier than the software installation process, though. In FreeBSD there are usually n-ways of doing the same (installing ports, upgrading the system, etc) action. Which I think it's what may be confusing you initially.

Edited 2013-02-15 18:51 UTC

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