We have developed some documentation over the course of this project. You may find some of it useful.
We’ve put together a short instruction page on getting access to our files.
This is documentation we have developed locally. You can download the original latex (and/or .rtf) files from our sourceforge project page. We provide HTML and .pdf versions here.
HTML – This guide is for people with little computer experience, for setting up their computer for the first time. It discusses identifying the parts of a computer, plugging them in correctly, through turning the computer on.
HTML / PDF– This guide is for people with little computer experience (or little Linux experience) who want to get work done on a WCLP system with a minimum of fuss and bother.
Warning: This guide is very preliminary. It is missing a lot of information, contains typos and other errors, and has no explicit licence yet.
HTML / PDF – This guide documents the installer backend and configuration of WCLP systems. If you have purchased a machine with WCLP on it, it probably will not interest you much. However, if you are downloading our software and are interested in setting up FAI for yourself, it is a must-read.
HTML / PDF – Again directed towards people using the installer, this sheet contains most of the commands our volunteers use when installing and configuring WCLP boxes.
Many of these resources are written for users of command-line Linux, as opposed to the graphical frontend we have set up. Nonetheless, they contain lots of useful information, and are a great place to learn about Linux.
Debian.org is the place to start looking for Debian-specific information. Particularly relevant sections of the site include:
DebianPlanet.org is a news site for Debian related information. Contained in the archives are some good HOWTOs.
DebianHelp.org is a high-traffic web portal. Many many questions and answers about all types of problems Debian users run into.
Some other links that may come handy.
The Abiword tutorial, although not perfect, serves as a good basic introduction to the word processor. For the life of us, we cannot understand why this piece is not part of the official Abiword documentation.
It is released under the GNU Free Documentation Licence. You can also view it as an Abiword document.
TLDP.org contains many HOWTOs – step by step guides to getting stuff done on a Linux system.
Many of these HOWTOs are already installed on WCLP (and Debian) systems. Look in the /usr/share/doc/HOWTO/en-txt/ directory to find them.
The Newbie Docs are aimed at new Linux users and are written by beginners, for beginners. The site concentrates on Debian but also has general Linux advice.
Linux-Migration.com is aimed at experienced system administrators moving from Windows to Linux. It may be above the level of new users yet it explains fundamental UNIX concepts clearly. KWLUG member Robert Day helps put it together.
Coping with UNIX is intended for academics who have to use UNIX. Most of the concepts are applicable to command-line Linux world as well. The site is clearly-written and well organized.
There are many Linux User Groups Worldwide. Consider joining one near you!
If you are in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, you might be interested in joining the Kitchener-Waterloo Linux User Group. It features monthly meetings and support sessions, and assorted discussion forums (mailing lists, website) where you can seek help.