I'd suggest looking at the FreeBSD Handbook: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/handbook/
Once you decide to take the plunge, subscribe to the FreeBSD Questions mailing list: http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions
They have a helpful community. When looking for ports (applications), I start with:
make search key="keyword"
or search FreshPorts.org.
I'm in love with FreeBSD. Hope you like it, too.
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