PC-BSD vs. FreeBSD
Has anyone tried PC-BSD? It is basically a FreeBSD distribution, but from what I've heard has its own binary package manager.
I have once installed and tried it only briefly, but since I wasn't able to have my modem working on it I didn't bother much and haven't gotten a real chance to try its package manager. I've never tried FreeBSD yet though, but am wondering what are the main differences between those two.
PC-BSD is pretty easy to install. It actually has a GUI installer and the ease of using that is comparable even to the very Mandriva installer. That could be one of its major features considering that it is shooting for the desktop. From what I know, FreeBSD doesn't have such an easy installer.
So, what would you recommend a newbie to try first? What are ultimately the differences between the two systems and which one you like better (considering you tried both of course)?