I’ve recently begun my exploration of the world of FreeBSD.  I  installed release 7.1 next to Ubuntu on my old laptop and so far I’m having fun.  Reminds me of when I first started out with Solaris and RedHad Linux 5.1.  Just about everything worked out of the box.  Right now I’m trying  to get my Linksys WPG54g pcimcia wireless card working.  I found a great set of instructions over at TaoSecurity.   Now I just need to get it to work with WPA2/AES.