I've had a box with Layeredtech (who I love very much) for about 5 months now running Gentoo. The installation was done in a hurry, so a few of the things aren't as 'neat' as I'd like them to be.

I've been thinking lately of switching to FreeBSD, so I figured now would be a good time, so I could have a more secure OS and install stuff in a more organized fashion.

Could anyone suggest any helpful guides for BSD or transitioning to it? I know it is similar to Linux, but any guides that point out differences would be nice.

Along with that, I was wondering if people could suggest what to install on the server, other than PHP/*SQL/Apache. Security is important to me, but since the box is only used for my own personal usage, I'd like to try out some more cutting edge type technologies on it, if that makes any sense.

I'd really appreciate any help with this!