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Welcome to the Ubuntu Wiki. Here you can:
 * Find existing solutions to known issues
 * Learn how to use Ubuntu better and faster
 * Find links to other resources for Ubuntu, Linux and much more
 * Write documentation to help other Ubuntu Linux users

This page is the master index for '''documentation''' To find what you need you can:
 * Look at the Table of Contents
 * Search the page with your browser (press Ctrl + F and enter a search term, such as "mp3")
 * Use the SEARCH dialogue in the top right hand corner

This page is an index and links to a topic, not the actual guides. So if you know of a guide which doesn't fit - you'll need to make a new topic!

Before editing this page, please read the page WikiGuide. Thanks!

= Start Here =

 * '''Documentation''' - [http://help.ubuntu.com Official Documentation Website] - the website of the Ubuntu Documentation project, home to [http://help.ubuntu.com/starterguide/C/index.html The Ubuntu Starter Guide] (among other things).
 * '''Other Resources''' - HowToGetHelp - This page lists resources for finding support for Ubuntu so you can choose the best method for you.
 * '''Installation''' - Guides to basic and advanced methods of installing Ubuntu, and the supported architectures and hardware are at [:Installation]. Also dual booting guides if you also have another operating system.

== After you've installed Ubuntu ==

 * '''Multimedia support''' - for MP3, DVD and other formats, and Java support: RestrictedFormats
 * '''Super-user / Root''' - is done using 'sudo'. This page explains why: RootSudo
 * '''Adding/Removing/Updating Programs''' - SoftwareManagement
 * '''Glossary''' - See [http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/glossary this page] for the meaning of words related to computers, linux, and Ubuntu.
 * '''Common Applications''' - [:WhatWindowsUsersWant:What Windows Users Want] has a list of common Windows applications and their Ubuntu counterparts.

= Software - Installing and Running Software =

Below are documents on how to install software

 * [:InstallingSoftware:Installing Software] - General information on software installation, Synaptic, apt-get and dpkg.

== Multimedia & Graphics ==

 * RestrictedFormats lists how to get MP3, DVD and other formats to play.
 * MultimediaApplications - Introduction to most commonly used multimedia applications available on Ubuntu.
 * ["CDRipping"] - How to "rip" your audio CDs to your hard disk.
 * [:TheGimpHowto:The Gimp] - How to use the powerful image editor.
 * [:DVDAuthoring:DVDAuthoring] - Software for authoring DVDs

== Networking & Internet ==

 * [:WiFiHowto:WiFi (802.11a/b/g) wireless networking] - how to set it up
 * [:XChatHowto:XChat] - connect to the Ubuntu IRC chatroom, complete with [:UbotuUsage:help robot].
 * [:GaimHowto:Gaim] - multi-protocol internet chat program (e.g. MSN)
 * [:SkypeHowto:Skype] - internet telephony software
 * [:Gizmo:Gizmo] - internet telephony software
 * ["OperaBrowser"] - an alternative web-browser.
 * [:CactiHowTo:Cacti] - This guide is for setting up a base install of Cacti on Ubuntu (Alternative to MRTG)
 * [:SSHHowto:SSH] - you can use this to log into other machines remotely. See ["AdvancedOpenSSH"] for enhanced security.
 * [:MountWindowsSharesPermanently:Mount Windows Shares Permanently] - How to mount a Windows Share permanently with Samba
 * [:EthernetOverFirewire:Ethernet Over Firewire] - How to enable Ethernet over Firewire
 * [:Building_iFolder] - Install and configure '''iFolder 3.0 with Simpleserver''' to share and synchronize files over the network
 * [:NFSClientHowTo:NFS Client How-To] - How to set up Ubuntu to connect to an NFS server
 * [:ADSLPPPoE:ADSL PPPoE connect] - How to set up Ubuntu to login to an ADSL modem using PPPoE
 * [:DynamicDNS:Dynamic DNS] - How to set up a free DNS and redirection service with No-IP
 * [:P2PHowTo:Peer-2-Peer How-To] - How to install p2p software, like Azureus (Bit Torrent), Limewire, DC++ and Amule.
 * FirefoxTipsAndTricks - How to tweak Firefox to make surfing the web faster, easier and more pleasant.
 * [:FirefoxStreamingVideo:Firefox Streaming Video] - To view movie clips embedded in web pages
 * [:FirefoxNewVersion] - How to install Firefox 1.5 from mozilla.org
 * [:FirefoxAMD64FlashJava] - How to install Firefox 1.5 with Flash and Java support in AMD64 bits computers


== Games ==

 * See the ["Games"] page for a list of great games on Ubuntu.

== Windows Programs ==

 * ["Wine"] - a Windows compatibility layer
 * ["Cedega"] - a proprietary fork of Wine, supports more Windows games

== Office ==

 * ["OpenOffice2Beta"] - The latest beta version of OpenOffice
 * [:EvinceMozilla:Evince & Firefox] - Howto embed PDFs with Evince in Mozilla/Firefox

== Server ==

 * [:ApacheMySQLPHP:Apache] - web server with PHP and MySQL support
 * [:MYSQL5FromSource:MySQL5] - How to set up a MySQL5 server in ubuntu
 * [:NFSServerHowTo:NFS Server How-To] - How to set up Ubuntu as an NFS server
 * [:PHP5Installation:PHP5] - How to setup php5 with apache http server
 * [:MailServer:Email] - A collection of guides to setup an email server
 * [:Mailman:Mailman Mailing List Server] - How to set up your own mailing list server with {{{Mailman}}} (the software used on the Ubuntu mailing lists!)
 * [:Hula] - the mail and calendar server

See also [#Security Maintain and Administer your System/Security], below.

== Mobile devices ==

 * [:MultisyncHowto:Multisync] - Syncronization Program for Smart Phones/PDA's
 * [:BluetoothSetup:Bluetooth] - Bluetooth Setup
 * [:BluetoothSkype:BluetoothSkype] - Setup Bluetooth connection to Mobile Phone and use Skype with a Bluetooth Headset
 * [:PocketPCHowto] - How to get your Pocket PC working (copy files to/from it, and synchronize the pim data with Evolution)

== Programming ==

 * [:NanoHowto:Nano] - the simple text editor
 * DeveloperResources - building packages and other material for developers.
 * [:InstallingCompilers:Compilers] - get started for programming in '''C, C++,''' and '''Fortran'''
 * ["MATLAB"] - Matlab technical computing
 * ZopeOnUbuntu - Install '''Zope'''

== X Window System (Graphical Environment) ==

 * ["UbuntuEyeCandy"] - Ubuntu eye candy/artwork index
 * [:CustomXSession:Custom X Session] - How to create custom X sessions

== Miscellaneous ==
 
 * ["SwitchingToUbuntu"] - Already a Linux user? Learn about what makes Ubuntu special
 * ["AccessibilityHowto"] - Docs related to accessibility
 * SensorInstallHowto - Using lm-sensors to report CPU temp, fan speeds and other system data.
 * [:Expocity:Expocity] - Howto Expose like functionality from Apple’s OSX
 * [:Skippy:Skippy] - Howto for another Expose like functionality from Apple’s OSX
 * ["Unp"] - Extract any and multiple archive files
 * [:ManageDiscImages:Manage Disc Images] - How to convert CloneCD to ISO and mount ISO files
 * ["CdDvdBurning"] - How to burn CD-R and DVR/+-R/+-RW/DL
 * ["FileCompression"] - dealing with .tar.gz, .zip, .rar and other files
 * ["Filer"] - Filer is a small, fast and efficient Norton Commander clone
 * [:EjectCDLauncher:Eject CD] - How to add a launcher on your panel to eject your cdrom
 * [:GnomeTranslate:Gnome Translate] - Translate a text or web page between several natural languages
 * [:InstallingVMWare:Installing VMWare] - Install VMWare in Breezy
 * [:InstallingVmPlayer:Installing VMPlayer] - Install VMPlayer in Breezy
 * [:Oracle10g:Installing Oracle 10g] - Install Oracle 10g Enterprise Database in Hoary
 * [:FoldingAtHome:Folding@Home] - Do some good with your idle CPU cycles.
 * [:TransparentTerminals:Transparent Terminals] - Howto for transparent borderless terminals
 * [:RotateWallpapers:Rotating Wallpapers] - Small program to rotate wallpapers over specified amount of time.
 * ["32bit and 64bit"] - running 32 bit programs in a 64 bit environment and other 64 bit issues.
 * ["Nautilus Scripts"] - Using nautilus scripts to extend the funtionality of nautilus.

= Maintain and Administer your System =

== Basics ==

 * SoftwareManagement - All guides regarding adding/removing/updating software
 * ["BasicCommands"] - Basic guide on using the command line
 * AddUsersHowto - Add users to your system
 * FilePermissions - Understanding and using file permissions
 * ChangeTimezoneHowto - change your timezone

== Tweaks ==

 * LowEndSystemSupport - Making the desktop interface snappier on machines without much memory
 * GnomeMenuEditingHowTo - various ways to add items to your Gnome menu
 * NautilusScriptsHowto - enhance nautilus by adding scripts
 * [:BootServices:Boot Services] - Disable start of unnecessary services during boot.
 * [:BootText:Boot Text] - Spice up your boot text (font resolution and color)
 * [:Upower:Upower] - is a next generation bootsplash for linux systems
 * HowToReadline - Add some extra editing keys to the shell

== Advanced ==

 * KernelHowto - make a custom kernel for your system
 * GrubHowto - learn about the grub boot manager
 * BackupYourSystem - this page describes how to backup your system
 * CronHowto - guide to cron, to schedule commands
 * [:HowtoPartition] - Partion your HD for other OS's and swap space.
 * [:DiskSpace] - How to setup disk space for your HD needs.
 * [:AptMoveHowto:Create a Packages CD] - How to easily move downloaded packages from one machine to another one which is not connected to the internet.
 * [:GnomeComputerMenu:Gnome Computer Menu] - How to add missing disks in computer:///
 * [:MigrateEvolutionToNewComputer: Migrate Evolution] - How to migrate your email in Evolution to another Ubuntu computer
 * FakeRaidHowto - Information on setting up hardware fakeRAID, such as Promise or Via SATA RAID controllers

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== Security ==

 * StrongPasswords - How to generate and use strong passwords in Ubuntu
 * [:PandaAntivirus:Panda Antivirus] - How to install Panda Antivirus for Linux
 * [:GPGKey:GPG Key] - How to create/manage a GPG key and use it in your favorite E-Mail client
 * ["GPGKeyOnUSBDrive"] - How to store your GPG key securely on an encrypted USB flash drive
 * ["BitDefender"] - How to install Bit Defender Linux Edition
 * ["ProactiveSecurity"] - An overview of security options and thoughts
 * ["InstallingSecurityTools"] - A guide to installing several security applications in Ubuntu
 * ["AutomaticSecurityUpdates"] - How to set up Ubuntu to install security updates automatically
 * ["IptablesHowTo"] - An introduction to the powerful Linux IPTables firewall
 * ["UnsafeDefaults"] - Default settings that you should change if you run any services
 * ["EncryptedFilesystemHowto"] - How to transparently encrypt hard discs
 * [:ClamAV] - How to install ClamAV on your HD
 * ["BastilleLinux"] - The Bastille Linux Security Hardening Tool
 * ["FileIntegrityAIDE"] - File integrity monitoring and verification with AIDE
 * ["AdvancedOpenSSH"] - Advanced OpenSSH configuration for enhanced security
 * ["OpenSSL"] - OpenSSL Secure Sockets Layer implementation information

= Hardware & Drivers - Setting up and Configuring Hardware =

Here you'll find documentation about how to setup different hardware and drivers
 * [:HardwareSupport: Ubuntu Hardware Support] - index of the wiki's main hardware support pages
 * [:HardwareSupportComponentsPrinters:Printers in Ubuntu] - reports of printer functionality in Ubuntu
 * [:InstallingANewHardDrive:Installing a new harddrive]

== Mouse & Keyboard ==

 * [:MultimediaKeys:Multimedia Keyboard Help] - how to get your button-festooned keyboard working in Ubuntu
 * [:ManyButtonsMouseHowto:Multi-buttoned Mouse] - getting the fourth, fifth or other extra buttons on your mouse working
 * NumLock - enabling Num Lock during startup.

== Network, Wireless & Modem ==

 * WiFiHardware - Links to help on installing WiFi hardware in your Ubuntu system
 * HowToSetUpNdiswrapper - install and setup ndiswrapper to make difficult wifi cards work
 * [:DialupModemHowto] - How to get your modem installed correctly.
 * [:NetworkCards] - How to get your card detected.

== Video ==

 * BinaryDriverHowto - install support for your new ATI or NVIDIA graphics card
 * [:NvidiaTroubleshooting:Nvidia Troubleshooting] - How to solve OpenGL Problems with Nvidia Drivers
 * [:NvidiaTVOut:Nvidia TV Out] - View X simultaneously on your monitor and TV
 * [:NvidiaManual:Nvidia manual drivers installation] - How to install the Nvidia accelerated drivers without apt
 * [:i915Driver:i915G video cards] - 845G/855G/865G/915G/945G chipset installation workaround on Breezy preview
 * [:Webcam:Webcam] - Automated installation of your webcam

== Sound & Misc ==

 * Sound not working? See DebuggingSoundProblems, SoundProblemsHoary.
 * [:HowToSetupSoundCards] - Getting your *old* sound card to run. Look here if your sound card was not deteted.
 * [:LircHowto] - How to install and configure LIRC - Linux Infrared Remote Control systems.
 * MacOnLinuxHowto - install Mac-On-Linux
 * [:ACPIBattery:Getting laptop battery state] - How to add a fixed DSDT to initrd to fix battery problems
 * KernelCompileHowto - How to compile kernels

= Related pages =

 * To see a list of all the pages in the category "Documentation", read: CategoryDocumentation

= Other Resources =

If you can't find what you are looking for on this Wiki, you may have more success on one of the [:HowToGetHelp:other resources of information].

= Other Languages =

An index of the documentation in other languages can be found at the OtherLanguages.

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