In this tutorial, user will show us how to get MATE desktop environment set up on FreeBSD 11. Follow the link below for the full set of instructions.

mate-logoMate is a free and open source desktop environment for Linux and Unix-like operating system which is a fork of the now-unmaintained code base of GNOME 2 desktop environment. It is under active development to add support for new technologies while preserving a traditional desktop experience. FreeBSD is a free and open source Unix-like operating system based on BSD systems. Unlike Linux, FreeBSD is developed as an entire operating system from kernel, device drivers to the userland utilities whereas linux is a kernel with device drivers. FreeBSD is heavily used from high end servers, datacenters, office computers to home machines and small devices. In this article, we’ll install Mate Desktop Environment in FreeBSD 11 operating system.

Full tutorial: http://linoxide.com/unix/mate-desktop-installation-freebsd-11/