7.6 Summary

While FreeBSD is popular among ISPs for its performance and stability, it is quite ready for day-to-day use as a desktop. With several thousand applications available as packages or ports, you can build a perfect desktop that suits all your needs.

Here is a quick review of all the desktop applications covered in this chapter:

Application Name Package Name Ports Name
Opera opera www/opera
Firefox firefox www/firefox
KOffice koffice editors/koffice-kde3
AbiWord abiword editors/abiword
The GIMP gimp graphics/gimp
OpenOffice.org openoffice editors/openoffice.org-3
LibreOffice libreoffice editors/libreoffice
Acrobat Reader® acroread print/acroread8
gv gv print/gv
Xpdf xpdf graphics/xpdf
GQview gqview graphics/gqview
GnuCash gnucash finance/gnucash
Gnumeric gnumeric math/gnumeric
Abacus abacus deskutils/abacus
KMyMoney kmymoney2 finance/kmymoney2