This article by user osemotions details a FreeBSD 11 desktop installation, as a Linux user steering the wheel. Read about their trial using FreeBSD below, in addition to trying out TrueOS.
A Penguin tries FreeBSD 11.0 RELEASE on an old i386 PC as his main desktop operating system, for the first time, for a weekend.
The story begins, you guess, with the operating system installation using the FreeBSD i386 hybrid image in order to boot a USB key.
Installation went without problems and everything flowed as I expected. For a user who lives in the world of Debianized Penguins, being able to install the superb ZFS filesystem is somewhat interesting at least.
A Penguin tries out FreeBSD 11 as a desktop operating system: http://www.osemotions.com/a-penguin-tries-freebsd-as-a-desktop-operating-system/
A Penguin tries out TrueOS: http://www.osemotions.com/a-penguin-tries-out-trueos-formerly-pc-bsd/