WARNING: The pages contained within might be out-of-date as I am no longer using FreeBSD
For all of the articles contained within, I am going to make the assumption that you have at least a basic knowledge of the command line in FreeBSD. If you are new to FreeBSD all hope is not lost. The FreeBSD Handbook is the primary source of documentation produced by the FreeBSD Documentation Project. Aside from this recently there has also been another great article written by Paul Venezia at InfoWorld entitled Why aren't you using FreeBSD?. If you are familiar with Linux but new to FreeBSD there is the FreeBSD Quickstart Guide for Linux Users. Last but not least if you are coming over from Windows you can take a look at FreeBSD is NOT Windows. There are many more resources out there on the net, this is merely a small list to get you started.
The first thing you are going to need is a copy of the most current *-dvd1.iso, *-release.iso or *-memstick.img FreeBSD image (the other images do not contain the livefs that is needed). FreeBSD may be obtained from torrent, an FTP mirror near you, or from FreeBSD Daily Snapshots.
This is a series of articles I have written to get you started with FreeBSD, these will be covering everything from install, upgrading, configuring, hardening, and basic admin/user procedures. This is a work in progress.