2014-02-26 Live demo in BSD Now Episode 026 | Originally written by TJ for | Last updated: 2014/03/02 NOTE: the author/maintainer of the tutorial(s) is no longer with the show, so the information below may be outdated or incorrect.
So you've just finished installing your new Free BSD system. While the base OS includes quite a lot of useful utilities, you're probably going to need to install some third party software.
The preferred method for obtaining and maintaining the ports tree is Portsnap.
Free BSD is a powerful operating system capable of functioning in a variety of roles.
Part of what makes this operating system an ideal choice in many scenarios is its reputation for flexibility.
For a high-level program like, say, Firefox, you can. Firefox, expecting the old version of jpeg, may not be able to use the new version correctly, or at all.
New versions of the library may work differently or have different interfaces than the old.