This is an installation script that will turn a fresh install of FreeBSD 12.0 into based MATE desktop. It is inspired by GhostBSD. GhostBSD was a FreeBSD desktop distribution that originally used FreeBSD as it's base. After several years GhostBSD switch it's base to TrueOS. While GhostBSD continues to be a great desktop I require (and prefer) a FreeBSD base system. I created this installation script and the corresponding PKG repository to fill that gap.
It's recommended that you start with a clean install of FreeBSD 12.0 64-bit. Your non-root user should belong to the
wheel group so that it can perform administrative functions.
fetch -o - http://k.itty.cat/7 | sh
After about 30 minutes (depending on your Internet connection) your system will automatically reboot into a graphical desktop. See the GitHub repo or http://www.unibia.com/unibianet/freebsd/mate-desktop for additional information.