VirtualBSD for easy trial of FreeBSD
VirtualBSD is a 1.3 GB VMware image of the current stable FreeBSD version 8.1 release. The system uses the version 4.6 of the Xfce desktop and comes with a variety of the latest desktop applications, such as Firefox 3.6.13 with several plug-ins, Thunderbird 3.1.7, OpenOffice.org 3.2.1, Gimp 2.6.11, Pidgin 2.7.7 and version 1.1.5 of the VLC Media Player.
VirtualBSD is intended for people who have no experience with FreeBSD, for those who may have wanted to try it but don't have hardware that's compatible with the free Unix, or may have used it in the past and want to get the feel of the current version. The FreeBSD Appliance is available to download via BitTorrent.