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Table of Contents

[[Preface/10.1/en|Translations:Preface/10.1/Page display title/en]]

1. [[Introduction/10.1/en|Translations:Introduction/10.1/Page display title/en]]

1.1 [[Goals and Features/10.1/en|Translations:Goals and Features/10.1/Page display title/en]]

1.2 [[What's New/10.1/en|Translations:What's New/10.1/Page display title/en]]

1.3 [[PC-BSD® for Linux Users/10.1/en|Translations:PC-BSD® for Linux Users/10.1/Page display title/en]]

2. [[Pre-Installation Tasks/10.1/en|Translations:Pre-Installation Tasks/10.1/Page display title/en]]

2.1 [[Hardware Requirements/10.1/en|Translations:Hardware Requirements/10.1/Page display title/en]]

2.2 [[Laptops/10.1/en|Translations:Laptops/10.1/Page display title/en]]

2.3 [[Partitioning the Hard Drive/10.1/en|Translations:Partitioning the Hard Drive/10.1/Page display title/en]]

2.4 [[Obtaining PC-BSD®/10.1/en|Translations:Obtaining PC-BSD®/10.1/Page display title/en]]

2.5 [[Burning the Installation Media/10.1/en|Translations:Burning the Installation Media/10.1/Page display title/en]]

2.6 [[Using VirtualBox/10.1/en|Translations:Using VirtualBox/10.1/Page display title/en]]

3. [[Installing PC-BSD®/10.1/en|Translations:Installing PC-BSD®/10.1/Page display title/en]]

3.1 [[Language Selection Screen/10.1/en|Translations:Language Selection Screen/10.1/Page display title/en]]

3.2 [[System Selection Screen/10.1/en|Translations:System Selection Screen/10.1/Page display title/en]]

3.3 [[Disk Selection Screen/10.1/en|Translations:Disk Selection Screen/10.1/Page display title/en]]

3.4 [[Installation Progress Screen/10.1/en|Translations:Installation Progress Screen/10.1/Page display title/en]]

3.5 [[Installation Finished Screen/10.1/en|Translations:Installation Finished Screen/10.1/Page display title/en]]

4. [[Post Installation Configuration and Installation Troubleshooting/10.1/en|Translations:Post Installation Configuration and Installation Troubleshooting/10.1/Page display title/en]]

4.1 [[Booting Into PC-BSD®/10.1/en|Translations:Booting Into PC-BSD®/10.1/Page display title/en]]

4.2 [[Language Screen/10.1/en|Translations:Language Screen/10.1/Page display title/en]]

4.3 [[Time Zone Selection Screen/10.1/en|Translations:Time Zone Selection Screen/10.1/Page display title/en]]

4.4 [[Set Root Password Screen/10.1/en|Translations:Set Root Password Screen/10.1/Page display title/en]]

4.5 [[Create a User Screen/10.1/en|Translations:Create a User Screen/10.1/Page display title/en]]

4.6 [[Connect to a Wireless Network/10.1/en|Translations:Connect to a Wireless Network/10.1/Page display title/en]]

4.7 [[Post Install Finished Screen/10.1/en|Translations:Post Install Finished Screen/10.1/Page display title/en]]

4.8 [[Logging In/10.1/en|Translations:Logging In/10.1/Page display title/en]]

4.9 [[Installation Troubleshooting/10.1/en|Translations:Installation Troubleshooting/10.1/Page display title/en]]

5. [[Advanced Installation Topics/10.1/en|Translations:Advanced Installation Topics/10.1/Page display title/en]]

5.1 [[Using the Text Installer/10.1/en|Translations:Using the Text Installer/10.1/Page display title/en]]

5.2 [[Install a Server/10.1/en|Translations:Install a Server/10.1/Page display title/en]]

5.3 [[Convert a FreeBSD System to PC-BSD®/10.1/en|Translations:Convert a FreeBSD System to PC-BSD®/10.1/Page display title/en]]

5.4 [[Dual Booting/10.1/en|Translations:Dual Booting/10.1/Page display title/en]]

5.5 [[Creating an Automated Installation with pc-sysinstall/10.1/en|Translations:Creating an Automated Installation with pc-sysinstall/10.1/Page display title/en]]

6. [[Desktops/10.1/en|Translations:Desktops/10.1/Page display title/en]]

6.1 [[KDE4/10.1/en|Translations:KDE4/10.1/Page display title/en]]

6.2 [[LXDE/10.1/en|Translations:LXDE/10.1/Page display title/en]]

6.3 [[Mate/10.1/en|Translations:Mate/10.1/Page display title/en]]

6.4 [[XFCE4/10.1/en|Translations:XFCE4/10.1/Page display title/en]]

6.5 [[Awesome/10.1/en|Translations:Awesome/10.1/Page display title/en]]

6.6 [[Cinnamon/10.1/en|Translations:Cinnamon/10.1/Page display title/en]]

6.7 [[Fluxbox/10.1/en|Translations:Fluxbox/10.1/Page display title/en]]

6.8 [[FVWM/10.1/en|Translations:FVWM/10.1/Page display title/en]]

6.9 [[GNOME3/10.1/en|Translations:GNOME3/10.1/Page display title/en]]

6.10 [[i3/10.1/en|Translations:I3/10.1/Page display title/en]]

6.11 [[IceWM/10.1/en|Translations:IceWM/10.1/Page display title/en]]

6.12 [[Openbox/10.1/en|Translations:Openbox/10.1/Page display title/en]]

6.13 [[Ratpoison/10.1/en|Translations:Ratpoison/10.1/Page display title/en]]

6.14 [[spectrwm/10.1/en|Translations:Spectrwm/10.1/Page display title/en]]

6.15 [[WindowLab/10.1/en|Translations:WindowLab/10.1/Page display title/en]]

6.16 [[Window Maker/10.1/en|Translations:Window Maker/10.1/Page display title/en]]

7. [[Installing Applications and Keeping Up-to-Date/10.1/en|Translations:Installing Applications and Keeping Up-to-Date/10.1/Page display title/en]]

7.1 [[AppCafe®/10.1/en|Translations:AppCafe®/10.1/Page display title/en]]

7.2 [[Package Manager/10.1/en|Translations:Package Manager/10.1/Page display title/en]]

7.3 [[Update Manager/10.1/en|Translations:Update Manager/10.1/Page display title/en]]

7.4 [[PBI Manager/10.1/en|Translations:PBI Manager/10.1/Page display title/en]]

7.5 [[pkgng and pc-metapkgmanager/10.1/en|Translations:Pkgng and pc-metapkgmanager/10.1/Page display title/en]]

7.6 [[pc-updatemanager/10.1/en|Translations:Pc-updatemanager/10.1/Page display title/en]]

8. [[Control Panel/10.1/en|Translations:Control Panel/10.1/Page display title/en]]

8.1 [[EasyPBI2/10.1/en|Translations:EasyPBI2/10.1/Page display title/en]]

8.2 [[Update Center/10.1/en|Translations:Update Center/10.1/Page display title/en]]

8.3 [[About/10.1/en|Translations:About/10.1/Page display title/en]]

8.4 [[Active Directory & LDAP/10.1/en|Translations:Active Directory & LDAP/10.1/Page display title/en]]

8.5 [[Boot Manager/10.1/en|Translations:Boot Manager/10.1/Page display title/en]]

8.6 [[Hardware Compatibility/10.1/en|Translations:Hardware Compatibility/10.1/Page display title/en]]

8.7 [[Login Manager/10.1/en|Translations:Login Manager/10.1/Page display title/en]]

8.8 [[Service Manager/10.1/en|Translations:Service Manager/10.1/Page display title/en]]

8.9 [[System Manager/10.1/en|Translations:System Manager/10.1/Page display title/en]]

8.10 [[User Manager/10.1/en|Translations:User Manager/10.1/Page display title/en]]

8.11 [[Bluetooth Manager/10.1/en|Translations:Bluetooth Manager/10.1/Page display title/en]]

8.12 [[Mount Tray/10.1/en|Translations:Mount Tray/10.1/Page display title/en]]

8.13 [[Sound Configuration/10.1/en|Translations:Sound Configuration/10.1/Page display title/en]]

8.14 [[Display/10.1/en|Translations:Display/10.1/Page display title/en]]

8.15 [[Disk Manager/10.1/en|Translations:Disk Manager/10.1/Page display title/en]]

8.16 [[Printing/10.1/en|Translations:Printing/10.1/Page display title/en]]

8.17 [[Scanner/10.1/en|Translations:Scanner/10.1/Page display title/en]]

8.18 [[Network Configuration/10.1/en|Translations:Network Configuration/10.1/Page display title/en]]

8.19 [[Firewall Manager/10.1/en|Translations:Firewall Manager/10.1/Page display title/en]]

8.20 [[Adobe Flash Player preferences/10.1/en|Translations:Adobe Flash Player preferences/10.1/Page display title/en]]

8.21 [[Life Preserver/10.1/en|Translations:Life Preserver/10.1/Page display title/en]]

8.22 [[PC-BSD® Bug Reporting/10.1/en|Translations:PC-BSD® Bug Reporting/10.1/Page display title/en]]

8.23 [[Warden®/10.1/en|Translations:Warden®/10.1/Page display title/en]]

9. [[Using PC-BSD®/10.1/en|Translations:Using PC-BSD®/10.1/Page display title/en]]

9.1 [[Java, Flash, and Fonts/10.1/en|Translations:Java, Flash, and Fonts/10.1/Page display title/en]]

9.2 [[Multimedia/10.1/en|Translations:Multimedia/10.1/Page display title/en]]

9.3 [[Files and File Sharing/10.1/en|Translations:Files and File Sharing/10.1/Page display title/en]]

9.4 [[XBMC/10.1/en|Translations:XBMC/10.1/Page display title/en]]

9.5 [[Windows Emulation/10.1/en|Translations:Windows Emulation/10.1/Page display title/en]]

9.6 [[Remote Desktop/10.1/en|Translations:Remote Desktop/10.1/Page display title/en]]

9.7 [[Thin Client/10.1/en|Translations:Thin Client/10.1/Page display title/en]]

9.8 [[Security/10.1/en|Translations:Security/10.1/Page display title/en]]

9.9 [[Accessibility/10.1/en|Translations:Accessibility/10.1/Page display title/en]]

9.10 [[Create Your Own PBI Repository/10.1/en|Translations:Create Your Own PBI Repository/10.1/Page display title/en]]

10. [[Finding Help/10.1/en|Translations:Finding Help/10.1/Page display title/en]]

10.1 [[PC-BSD® Forums/10.1/en|Translations:PC-BSD® Forums/10.1/Page display title/en]]

10.2 [[IRC Channel/10.1/en|Translations:IRC Channel/10.1/Page display title/en]]

10.3 [[Mailing Lists/10.1/en|Translations:Mailing Lists/10.1/Page display title/en]]

10.4 [[FreeBSD Handbook and FAQ/10.1/en|Translations:FreeBSD Handbook and FAQ/10.1/Page display title/en]]

10.5 [[Social Media/10.1/en|Translations:Social Media/10.1/Page display title/en]]

10.6 [[Search and Portals/10.1/en|Translations:Search and Portals/10.1/Page display title/en]]

10.7 [[Other Resources/10.1/en|Translations:Other Resources/10.1/Page display title/en]]

11. [[Supporting PC-BSD®/10.1/en|Translations:Supporting PC-BSD®/10.1/Page display title/en]]

11.1 [[Become a Beta Tester/10.1/en|Translations:Become a Beta Tester/10.1/Page display title/en]]

11.2 [[Become a Translator/10.1/en|Translations:Become a Translator/10.1/Page display title/en]]

11.3 [[Become a Developer/10.1/en|Translations:Become a Developer/10.1/Page display title/en]]

11.4 [[Submit PBI Requests/10.1/en|Translations:Submit PBI Requests/10.1/Page display title/en]]

11.5 [[Test PBIs/10.1/en|Translations:Test PBIs/10.1/Page display title/en]]

11.6 [[Create PBIs/10.1/en|Translations:Create PBIs/10.1/Page display title/en]]

11.7 [[Purchase PC-BSD® Swag/10.1/en|Translations:Purchase PC-BSD® Swag/10.1/Page display title/en]]

11.8 [[Become an Advocate/10.1/en|Translations:Become an Advocate/10.1/Page display title/en]]

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