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.