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31 <h2>Documentation (en)</h2>
33 <p>
34 The Cooking version doesn't provide any Release Notes, major changes are
35 announced on the web site and the <a href="">Blog</a>
36 provides fresh news about the project's activity. Like the stable version,
37 you will find <a href="">documentation</a> on the
38 wiki site and support on the community
39 <a href="">forum</a>.
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46 Please check the <a href="">project page</a> for
47 general information about SliTaz. To start to use and configure the system,
48 you can read the <a href="">Handbook</a>.
49 Support can be found on the SliTaz mailing list or the community
50 <a href="">Forum</a>.
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54 <li><a href="#start">Getting started guide</a></li>
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64 <a name="start"></a>
65 <h2>Getting started</h2>
67 <a name="tazpanel"></a>
68 <h3>SliTaz Panel</h3>
69 <p>
70 From spring 2011 the new way (and tool) to configure the system is TazPanel.
71 It is a CGI/web interface with a themable user interface from where you
72 can control your entire system, this includes package management, adding or
73 removing users, creating Live systems and much more. Each page provides
74 a small description to help you manage your SliTaz system. To access the
75 panel you can use the menu entry in "System Tools" or this url:
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78 <a href="http://tazpanel:82">http://tazpanel:82</a>
79 </p>
81 <a name="network"></a>
82 <h3>Network connections</h3>
83 <p>
84 Click on the "Network Status Monitor" at the bottom right of the screen, then
85 "Configure" and the network manager (netbox) will come up. You can then
86 go to the "DHCP" tab and click "Start", and Slitaz will send a DHCP request
87 to the local router. You may also setup a static IP, PPPoE, PPP, VPN and
88 other networking options by using their respective tabs. To configure a wireless
89 connection, you can use SliTaz wifibox by clicking "Wireless Manager" in the
90 Network Manager or by using the "System Tools" menu entry -> "Wireless networks
91 connections".
92 </p>
93 <p>
94 More detailed information can be found in the Handbook:
95 <a href=""
96 >Network configuration</a>
97 </p>
99 <a name="apps"></a>
100 <h3>Applications</h3>
101 <p>
102 To have a list of all graphical applications, you can use the SliTaz menu button
103 at the bottom left of the screen. To have a list of command line tools, you
104 can open a terminal and double press on the tabulation button. And to have
105 a list of all installed packages, you can launch the package manager user interface
106 from the Lxpanel icon or by using the "System Tools" menu entry. To install any new packages,
107 you must have a network connection, the DVD of packages or an USB storage device
108 containing any downloaded packages. Naturally any package management
109 can also be done from the command line and <code>tazpkg</code>.
110 </p>
112 <a name="office"></a>
113 <h3>Office suite</h3>
114 <p>
115 The SliTaz packages database provides some lightweight office applications.
116 All of these packages are easily installable in a few clicks through the packages
117 manager. SliTaz also provides a simple way to install the powerful
118 OpenOffice suite: just search for "OpenOffice" in the packages manager, double click
119 on "get-OpenOffice3" and install the script with the <code>Auto exec</code> option
120 enabled.
121 </p>
122 <p>
123 To have a lightweight office suite: just use Abiword as the Word processor, Gnumeric as a
124 Spreadsheet and Homebank for Bank Accounting.
125 </p>
127 <a name="multimedia"></a>
128 <h3>Multimedia</h3>
129 <p>
130 Most SliTaz flavors include a wide range of sound card drivers, a volume
131 mixer and a light audio player to easily listen to any MP3 or OGG files. The Sound
132 card is autodetected at boot time and audio support works out-of-the-box
133 on many systems. If you manually add a new user and can't listen to audio, please
134 check that the user belongs to the <code>audio</code> group. For any other trouble, please
135 check the full documentation and/or use the forum.
136 </p>
137 <p>
138 Videos can be watched by installing one single package or using a dedicated
139 LiveCD or LiveUSB system. The SliTaz team have packaged some of the best video players
140 available under GNU/Linux: <code>mplayer</code>, <code>xine-ui</code> and <code>vlc</code>.
141 </p>
143 <a name="info"></a>
144 <h3>System information</h3>
145 <p>
146 You can get information on your system by clicking on "System information"
147 in the System Tools menu, then "Summary". Clicking on the other
148 buttons offers you more information, and using the benchmarks can
149 give you an idea on how fast your computer is. To have a list and control
150 of all your current processes, you can use the "Task Manager".
151 </p>
153 <a name="root"></a>
154 <h3>Becoming Root</h3>
155 <p>
156 By default, Slitaz doesn't have its desktop running as root administrator:
157 it asks for a root password (default <code>root</code>) for any superuser work.
158 Therefore, it is safer and more secure. To become root in an xterm, simply
159 type <code>su</code> and enter the root password.
160 </p>
162 <a name="install"></a>
163 <h3>Installation</h3>
164 <p>
165 SliTaz can be installed to a hard disk or on an USB mass storage device using the
166 "SliTaz Installer" from the "System Tools" menu. The installer makes a full HD install.
167 SliTaz won't function in memory (RAM) anymore like in Live or Frugal mode and
168 everything is persistent.
169 </p>
170 <p>
171 To generate a LiveUSB system, you can use the "Tazusb LiveUSB Tool" from the "System Tools"
172 menu or <code>tazusb</code> from the command line. More information can be found in the SliTaz
173 Handbook: <a href="">LiveUSB media</a>
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