I just downloaded FreeBSD 5.4 for the x86 and will be installing it on an HP zv6000 laptop. This comes with broadcom wireless chipset (Wireless B + G), ATI Radeon Xpress 200M video, and a 15.4" widescreen LCD. (processor, ram, and hdd intentionally left out because they are embarassing, but the replacement for this should be in soon, as HP sent me the wrong machine.) This will be a desktop workstation primarily for balancing a budget (probably gnucash or something similar), graphic design (blender 3d, inkscape, gimp, etc.), and web design (any good text editor that color codes, and preferably an easy to use ftp client). Not to mention standard office tasks that can be handled by firefox, thunderbird, and openoffice.org. here are the questions so far: Can I use linux drivers for the video card? Can linux software run on BSD, if so, how? Does FreeBSD come with a desktop environment such as gnome/KDE/other? What desktop environment is most powerful to use (while remaining simple enough to not take up all of my time) Do you pronounce "daemon" like "demon" or "day-mon"?