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35 <h2><font color="#DF8F06">Documentation (en)</font></h2>
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39 The Cooking version doesn't provide any Release Notes, major changes are
40 announced on the web site and the <a href="">Labs</a>
41 provide fresh news about the project's activity. Like the stable version, you
42 will find <a href="">documentation</a> on the wiki site
43 and support on the community <a href="">forum</a>.
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47 <p>
48 SliTaz GNU/Linux stable release is published with the project tools,
49 manuals and <a href="relnotes.en.html">Release Notes</a> installed on
50 the system. Manuals and this page are accessible through the standard menu.
51 Please check the <a href="">project page</a> for
52 general information about SliTaz. To use and configure the system you can
53 read the <a href="">Handbook</a>.
54 Support can be found on the SliTaz mailing list or the community
55 <a href="">Forum</a>.
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58 <ul>
59 <li><a href="#start">Getting started guide</a></li>
60 <li><a href="relnotes.en.html">Release Notes for 3.0</a> -
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62 <a href="relnotes.en.html">en</a> |
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70 <h2><font color="#DF8F06">Getting started</font></h2>
72 <a name="network"></a>
73 <h3>Network connections</h3>
74 <p>
75 Click on the "Network Status Monitor" at the bottom right of the screen, then
76 "Configure" and the network manager (netbox) will come up. You can then
77 go to the "DHCP" tab and click "Start", and Slitaz will send a DHCP request
78 to the local router. You may also setup a static IP, PPPoE, PPP, VPN and
79 more options using their respective tabs. To configure a wireless connection you
80 can use SliTaz wifibox by clicking "Wireless Manager" in the Network Manager
81 or by using the "System Tools" menu entry -> "Wireless networks connections".
82 </p>
83 <p>
84 More detailed information can be found in the Handbook:
85 <a href=""
86 >Network configuration</a>
87 </p>
89 <a name="apps"></a>
90 <h3>Applications</h3>
91 <p>
92 To have a list of all graphical applications you can use the SliTaz menu button
93 at the bottom left of the screen. To have a list of command line tools, you
94 can open a terminal and double press on the tabulation button. And to have
95 a list of all installed packages you can launch the package manager user interface
96 from the Lxpanel icon or by using the "System Tools" menu entry. To install any new packages
97 you must have a network connection, the DVD of packages or an USB storage device
98 with downloaded packages. Naturally any package management
99 can also be done from the command line and <code>tazpkg</code>.
100 </p>
102 <a name="office"></a>
103 <h3>Office suite</h3>
104 <p>
105 The SliTaz packages database provides some lightweight office applications.
106 All of these packages are easily installable in a few clicks through the packages
107 manager. SliTaz also provides a simple way to install the powerful
108 OpenOffice suite: just search for "OpenOffice" in the packages manager, double click
109 on "get-OpenOffice3" and install the script with the <code>Auto exec</code> option
110 enabled.
111 </p>
112 <p>
113 To have a lightweight office suite; use: Abiword as Word processor, Gnumeric as
114 Spreadsheet and Homebank for Bank Accounting.
115 </p>
117 <a name="multimedia"></a>
118 <h3>Multimedia</h3>
119 <p>
120 Most SliTaz flavors include a wide range of sound card drivers, a volume
121 mixer and a light audio player to easily listen to any MP3 or OGG files. The Sound
122 card is autodetected at boot time and audio support works out-of-the-box
123 on many systems. If you manually add a new user and can't listen to audio, please
124 check that the user belongs to the <code>audio</code> group. For any other trouble please
125 look into the full documentation and/or use the forum.
126 </p>
127 <p>
128 Videos can be watched by installing one single package or using a dedicated
129 LiveCD or LiveUSB system. The SliTaz team have packaged some of the best video players
130 available under GNU/Linux: <code>mplayer</code>, <code>xine-ui</code> and <code>vlc</code>
131 </p>
133 <a name="info"></a>
134 <h3>System information</h3>
135 <p>
136 You can get information on your system by clicking on "System information"
137 in the System Tools menu, then "Summary". Clicking on the other
138 buttons brings you more information, and using the benchmarks
139 gives you an idea on how fast your computer is. To have a list and control
140 of all your current processes you can use the "Task Manager".
141 </p>
143 <a name="root"></a>
144 <h3>Becoming Root</h3>
145 <p>
146 By default, Slitaz doesn't have its desktop running as root administrator:
147 it asks for a root password (default <code>root</code>) for any superuser work.
148 Therefore, it is safer and more secure. To become root in an xterm, simply
149 type <code>su</code>, and enter the root password.
150 </p>
152 <a name="install"></a>
153 <h3>Installation</h3>
154 <p>
155 SliTaz can be installed to a hard disk or on an USB mass storage device using the
156 "SliTaz Installer" from the "System Tools" menu. The installer makes a full HD install.
157 SliTaz won't work in memory (RAM) anymore like in Live or Frugal mode and
158 everything is persistent.
159 </p>
160 <p>
161 To generate a LiveUSB system you can use the "Tazusb LiveUSB Tool" from the "System Tools"
162 menu or <code>tazusb</code> from the command line. More information can be found in the SliTaz
163 Handbook: <a href="">LiveUSB media</a>
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