Migrating From Windows
Migrating from Windows to BSD
For a basic windows user, after having FreeBSD installed the first thing that comes to mind is:
- What programs should I use for the tasks I need to do? See Recommended_applications
Connecting to Internet from a LAN (DSL/Cable)
The easiest way to set up networking is to do it from sysinstall during the initial install. If you set up your machine during install to not have networking or on a different network, you can rerun the sysinstall program like so:
or on newer systems:
And from there choose "Post-Install Configuration" and then "Networking".
For a more manual method of doing this, see Network_Configuration_(basic)
Connecting to Internet via Dial-Up
(stub article -- install ppp and a dialer and all that jazz)
See also Troubleshooting connectivity
Transfering your windows mail to Mozilla
Transfering your windows bookmarks to Mozilla
Installing plug-ins and media players so each media type always plays
Stub. Explain about demoronizers so HTML works. Mention slashdot.com misalignment as test.
Explain why some media types play only some of the time - how to fix
Handle the numerous jre install difficulties
Mention popup blocking out of the box and other extensions like stumbleupon for finding help/tutorial sites.