Solved Which of the ISO-Images is the proper one to install FreeBSD 11.2?

Imm0ral_Man1ak

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Hello, I've recently decided to try FreeBSD as an operating system instead of my old one. Now I know some of the questions that I will ask will probably sound very idiotic to some of you (perhaps this one as well), as I am a real dummy when it comes to computers, programming and all of the related stuff, in fact the "hardest" thing I ever did was "install" Ubuntu 17.10 because all the cool kids on the internet were doing it...
Anyway, enough babbling, my question is simple. The following page appears in FreeBSD.org when you go to the FreeBSD 11.2 amd64 Installer Images download section (I believe amd64 is the most proper option for a 2012 laptop with an i5 and 6 gigabyte RAM, please correct me if I made a mistake in my choice) - https://download.freebsd.org/ftp/releases/amd64/amd64/ISO-IMAGES/11.2/
Now, there are all of those releases with different titles and sizes...but which one is the proper image? I wish to write the image on my flash drive and then install it in the same manner most Linux operating systems are installed.
 

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Now, there are all of those releases with different titles and sizes...but which one is the proper image?
It's explained here: https://www.freebsd.org/releases/11.2R/announce.html
The files ending with .xz are the same images but compressed with XZ. So you'll need to uncompress those before you can use them.

I wish to write the image on my flash drive and then install it in the same manner most Linux operating systems are installed.
Use one of the memstick images.
 
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