Ports provide a simple way to install applications to from source code. The ports collection uses Makefiles arranged in a directory hierarchy so that software can be built, installed and uninstalled with the command.

As of April 2013 there are more than 24.000 ports available.

FreeBSD Website: http://www.freebsd.org/ports/

FreeBSD Handbook: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/handbook/ports-using.html

Freshports: http://www.freshports.org

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freebsd_ports

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