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There are several methods of installing software on a PC-BSD system:
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There are several methods of managing software on a PC-BSD system:
  
* Install the PBI using Software Manager, the easy PC-BSD way (recommended)
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* Using PBIs and Software Manager, the easy PC-BSD way (recommended)
* Install the binary [http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/packages-using.html package], the quick FreeBSD way
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* Using binary packages [http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/packages-using.html package], the quick FreeBSD way
* Compile the [http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/ports-using.html port], the slow FreeBSD way
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* Using the [http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/ports-using.html ports collection], the slow FreeBSD way
  
When installing a PBI, you will be presented with a simple graphical interface which takes you through the steps of installing your software. Similar to many other popular operating systems, you just click and go. Most PBIs are created from the original FreeBSD package and are automatically updated whenever the underlying package version changes.
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Software Manager provides an intuitive, graphical method for managing software. Binary packages and ports use command-line tools and require previous knowledge or some time to learn how to use the tools.
  
Advanced users can also use the FreeBSD command line utilities to compile ports and install packages.  
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This section demonstrates how to [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Using_Software_Manager use Software Manager] which is the recommended way to install and manage applications and to keep your PC-BSD system up-to-date.
  
This section demonstrates:
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It also introduces the following topics for advanced users:
   
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* [[Using Software Manager|Using Software Manager]]
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* [[Using Ports Jail|Using Ports Jail]]
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* [[Using Ports Jail to Manage FreeBSD Packages and Ports|Using Ports Jail to Manage FreeBSD Packages and Ports]]
  
* [[FreeBSD packages|FreeBSD packages]]
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* [[Keeping Ports Up-to-date|Keeping Ports Up-to-date]]
  
* [[FreeBSD ports|FreeBSD ports]]
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* [[Managing Packages/Ports| Managing Packages/Ports]]
  
* [[Removing a package or a port|Removing a package or a port]]
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* [[Rebuilding World|Rebuilding World]]

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There are several methods of managing software on a PC-BSD system:

  • Using PBIs and Software Manager, the easy PC-BSD way (recommended)
  • Using binary packages package, the quick FreeBSD way
  • Using the ports collection, the slow FreeBSD way

Software Manager provides an intuitive, graphical method for managing software. Binary packages and ports use command-line tools and require previous knowledge or some time to learn how to use the tools.

This section demonstrates how to use Software Manager which is the recommended way to install and manage applications and to keep your PC-BSD system up-to-date.

It also introduces the following topics for advanced users:

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