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Once you've installed PC-BSD, you'll want to become familiar with your desktop environment. This section discusses the following desktops which can be selected during the installation of PC-BSD.

These desktops are fully supported, meaning that all of the PC-BSD utilities are integrated into the desktop environment:

These desktops are called "unsupported" in the PC-BSD installer as they are meant for more advanced users who are comfortable working at the command line. The PC-BSD utilities will work in these environments, but the user may need to start some utilities manually from the command line:

Advanced users can also install other desktops using the FreeBSD ports and packages collection. You can browse the 180+ available desktops in the x11-wm category at Freshports.

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