Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Why DesktopBSD? There's already PC-BSD!
DesktopBSD development started about one year before PC-BSD suddenly appeared, therefore DesktopBSD is definitively no copy and not about rivalry against PC-BSD. It's quite possible that PC-BSD and DesktopBSD can profit from each other in the future.
Another Linux distribution?
BSD is not Linux. You probably want to read "Explaining BSD" from Greg Lehey.
Is DesktopBSD a fork?
DesktopBSD isn't a "fork" - it's a customized FreeBSD installation that mainly consists of the DesktopBSD Tools and a collection of configuration files and software for desktop use. You can install the DesktopBSD tools on "normal" FreeBSD systems too, but you probably have to modify a few configuration files to make them work perfectly. DesktopBSD will be always based on the latest FreeBSD-STABLE release.
KDE is easy to work with and has many useful features and well-integrated components such as the PIM package (Personal Information Manager). Additionally, KDE is probably easier for people that used Windows before, but this is rather a nice side-effect than a main reason for this choice.