As a desktop user, you will need to install some sort of working environment, plus any specific applications that you need.
By "working environment" I mean essentially an X window manager and any supporting infrastructure that it requires. This can vary from the minimal (fluxbox, fvwm) to the gargantuan (kde, gnome). See http://www.xwinman.org/ for the definitive guide to X window managers. Personally I like WindowMaker, a nice middleweight WM with a very NeXT-like look'n'feel.
As a former NeXT'er myself, that will probably be the one I start with.
However, in order to install any of these software packages, the first thing you will need is an understanding of the ports system and an up-to-date ports tree. Read the OnLamp articles by Dru Levign for the former:
thanks! more bed-time reading. (I brought _The Complete FreeBSD handbook_ with me on vacation several years ago, even without a computer with me. Yeah, my wife thinks I'm strange too.)
and a quick perusal of the sample supfiles in /usr/share/examples/cvsup will pay dividends.
Many thanks to you & the others who replied.
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