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Old 02-14-2015, 07:50 AM   #1
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Where can I find the How-To information

Where is the How-To information located? On this web site? With my Linux distribution? Other? Apologies in advance from a newbie.
Old 02-14-2015, 07:58 AM   #2
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HowTos are usually not provided with your distribution (though some distributions do provide packages that contain HowTos), but you can find them amass on the web, either distro-specific (for example on the ArchWiki, the SlackDocs project, the Debian Wiki, the Gentoo Wiki, ...) or in places where Linux/Open Source documentation in general is accumulated, like or similar sites. In many cases it is sufficient to add the word HowTo to your search criteria in your search engine of choice, for example searching for Debian mail server HowTo in DuckDuckGo or Google will give you plenty of relevant hitsfor setting up a mail server on Debian.

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Old 02-14-2015, 10:50 AM   #3
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As Tobi said, go to the website for your distro (it does help if you tell us what it is…) and see if they have a wiki or manual. They will also have a forum, although not often as brilliant as this one!

Programs should come with a help button and many have more documentation at their websites: OpenOffice supplies a 500 page book for Writer.

Your desktop (again, it helps if you say what it is) will have a site, often with a guide, wiki, or forum.

Then there are places like this
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Thank you both for taking the time to point me to the documentation. I expect to find the HowTo info I need. Thanks again!


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