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Welcome to the Documentation Portal edit

A goal of the openSUSE project is to provide the highest quality documentation to the communities the project serves. The openSUSE community creates, edits, and refines comprehensive documentation, in the form of this wiki as well as traditional documentation, in many languages.

Browse the good old manuals at ActiveDoc.opensuse.org, throw us comments, pointers, and even new articles there.

Meet the documentation team, view the list of available manuals, learn how to contribute and how to localize openSUSE.

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General information

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openSUSE general information

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Linux general information


Official documentation

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Official openSUSE documentation in a variety of formats.

User documentation

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Migration to a new openSUSE version - If you are a new openSUSE user, or want to do a distribution upgrade from a previous release.

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Installation - Articles covering all aspects of the installation of openSUSE.

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Package management - Install, remove or update software.

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Configuration - System and application configuration articles.

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HOWTOs - HowTo guides on a wide variety of topics.

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Hardware - Supported platforms, hardware compatibility lists, tweaking, optimizing, and troubleshooting.

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Frequently asked questions - Have questions or solutions to common questions about openSUSE? Feel free to add to this FAQ!


openSUSE internals

openSUSE special configuration tools are usually named "YaST", because most of the work is done through YaST, but there are several independent tools one can get to know. We will try to have here a better documentation or links for these tools.

  • YaST - The installation and system management tool
  • Libzypp - The package management library
  • Zypper - The package manager command line interface
  • SuSEfirewall2 - The openSUSE firewall script

Other resources

Things to do edit

  • add section with task oriented list like (How do I):
    • open Office documents?
    • sort my [photos|music|poems|ebooks]?
    • edit [photos|music|poems|ebooks]
      • remove red eyes?
      • enhance photos
    • find my [photos|music|poems|ebooks] collection that is now in other OS?
    • etc
  • create FAQ with the same tasks that can be extended beyond portal page capacity, list it in the footer as More <something>
  • minimize imagery (size and quantity) to achieve better page oversight,

Done !

  • create browsing on the right
  • set official documentation first

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