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= Fedora User Guide (Draft Version) =
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{{Admon/warning | TRANSLATORS: Please do not translate this document until it is checked into CVS. This document is undergoing very large changes in structure and content}}
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==Documentation Summary==
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''Purpose'': How to accomplish specific tasks with the desktop applications in '''Fedora 8'''. This requires a major expansion of the content beyond the '''GNOME''' desktop to include '''KDE''' and '''Xfce'''. Other packages for common functions may also be considered, such as '''Thunderbird''' for e-mail.
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''Audience'': Individuals who are unfamiliar with the default Fedora Desktop and who may be running their first Linux desktop.
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''Approach'': This document explains basic principles by explaining one principle at a time.  The document does not assume familiarity with any Linux/UNIX-specific terminology or concepts.  Functionality is also compared, where appropriate, to what the reader may know from other OSes, particularly Microsoft Windows.
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''Assumptions:'' The reader has a standard Desktop class installation of Fedora with, including a user account with the default settings. The reader '''does''' have access to the ''root'' password. (We changed this "non-root access" assumption so that we can include more coverage of regular software updates and the installation of alternate packages and desktops.)
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''Related Documents'': The [[Docs/Drafts/AdministrationGuide| AdministrationGuide]]  further documents detailed tasks that require ''root'' access. The [[Docs/Drafts/GettingStartedGuide| GettingStartedGuide]]  is a general introduction to using Fedora. Each desktop application has integrated Help, so the scope of this document may need to be considered carefully.
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''Lead Writer:'' JohnBabich
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''Writers'': MattBird, CodyDeHaan, DamienDurand, JonathanRoberts, MarcWiriadisastra, [[DanOBrien]] , [[PaulWFrields]]  
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''[[Docs/Drafts/DesktopUserGuide/Contributors| All Contributors]] ''
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= Fedora User Guide DRAFT =
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= Table of Contents =
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* [[Docs/Drafts/DesktopUserGuide/Introduction| Introduction]] (Edit)
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* [[Docs/Drafts/DesktopUserGuide/Desktops| Desktops]] (Edit)
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* [[Docs/Drafts/DesktopUserGuide/Login| Logging into the Desktop]] (Edit)
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* [[Docs/Drafts/DesktopUserGuide/Tour| Tour of the GNOME Desktop]] (Edit)
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* [[Docs/Drafts/DesktopUserGuide/KdeDesktop| Tour of the KDE Desktop]] (Edit)
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* [[Docs/Drafts/DesktopUserGuide/XfceDesktop| Tour of the Xfce Desktop]] (Edit)
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* [[Docs/Drafts/DesktopUserGuide/Media| Using Media]]  (Edit)
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* [[Docs/Drafts/DesktopUserGuide/ConfiguringInternet| Connecting to Internet]]  (Edit)
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* [[Docs/Drafts/DesktopUserGuide/Web| Accessing the Web]]  (Edit)
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* [[Docs/Drafts/DesktopUserGuide/Communications| Communications (Email, IM)]]  (Edit)
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* [[Docs/Drafts/DesktopUserGuide/Office| Office Tools]]  (Edit)
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* [[Docs/Drafts/DesktopUserGuide/Financial| Financial Software]]  (Edit)
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* [[Docs/Drafts/DesktopUserGuide/Multimedia| Playing Multimedia (Music & Video)]]  (Edit)
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* [[Docs/Drafts/DesktopUserGuide/Games| Playing Games]]  (Edit)
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* [[Docs/Drafts/DesktopUserGuide/Photos| Managing Photos]]  (Edit)
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* [[Docs/Drafts/DesktopUserGuide/SharingDesktop| Sharing Your Desktop]] (Edit)
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* [[Docs/Drafts/DesktopUserGuide/Customizing| Customizing the Desktop]]  (Edit)
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* [[Docs/Drafts/DesktopUserGuide/Pirut| Managing Software With Pirut]]  (Edit)
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* [[Docs/Drafts/DesktopUserGuide/Pup| Updating Software With Pup]]  (Edit)
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= Status of Edits =
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== Table of Contents ==
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* [[F8 User Guide - Introduction| Introduction]]
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* [[F8 User Guide - Desktops| Desktops]]
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* [[F8 User Guide - Logging In| Logging into the Desktop]]
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* [[F8 User Guide - Tour of GNOME| Tour of the GNOME Desktop]]
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* [[F8 User Guide - Tour of KDE| Tour of the KDE Desktop]]
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* [[F8 User Guide - Tour of Xfce| Tour of the Xfce Desktop]]
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* [[F8 User Guide - Media| Using Media]]
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* [[F8 User Guide - Configuring Internet| Connecting to Internet]]
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* [[F8 User Guide - Accessing the Web| Accessing the Web]]
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* [[F8 User Guide - Communications| Communications (Email, IM)]]
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* [[F8 User Guide - Office Tools| Office Tools]]
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* [[F8 User Guide - Financial Software| Financial Software]]
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* [[F8 User Guide - Multimedia| Playing Multimedia (Music & Video)]]
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* [[F8 User Guide - Games| Playing Games]]
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* [[F8 User Guide - Managing Photos| Managing Photos]]
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* [[F8 User Guide - Sharing Your Desktop| Sharing Your Desktop]]
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* [[F8 User Guide - Customizing the Desktop| Customizing the Desktop]]
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* [[F8 User Guide - Managing Software with Pirut| Managing Software With Pirut]]
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* [[F8 User Guide - Updating Software With Pup| Updating Software With Pup]]
  
* [[Docs/Drafts/DesktopUserGuide/Print| Single-page View (Suitable for Printing)]]  
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[[F8 User Guide - Print Page| Single-Page Version of the User Guide]]
  
= Summary of Sections =
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== Summary of Sections ==
  
== Introduction ==
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=== Introduction ===
 
* Purpose of this Guide
 
* Purpose of this Guide
  
== Desktops ==
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=== Desktops ===
 
* GNOME
 
* GNOME
 
* KDE
 
* KDE
 
* Xfce
 
* Xfce
  
== Logging into the Desktop ==
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=== Logging into the Desktop ===
 
* Entering your Username and Password
 
* Entering your Username and Password
  
== Tour of the GNOME Desktop ==
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=== Tour of the GNOME Desktop ===
 
* First View of the GNOME Desktop
 
* First View of the GNOME Desktop
 
* The GNOME Menu Panel
 
* The GNOME Menu Panel
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* The GNOME Window List Area
 
* The GNOME Window List Area
  
== Tour of the KDE Desktop ==
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=== Tour of the KDE Desktop ===
 
* First View of the KDE Desktop
 
* First View of the KDE Desktop
 
* The KDE Menu Panel
 
* The KDE Menu Panel
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* The KDE Window List Area
 
* The KDE Window List Area
  
== Tour of the Xfce Desktop ==
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=== Tour of the Xfce Desktop ===
 
* First View of the Xfce Desktop
 
* First View of the Xfce Desktop
 
* The Xfce Menu Panel
 
* The Xfce Menu Panel
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* The Xfce Window List Area
 
* The Xfce Window List Area
  
== Using Media ==
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=== Using Media ===
 
* Understanding Media
 
* Understanding Media
 
* Exploring Media
 
* Exploring Media
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* Using a USB Drive
 
* Using a USB Drive
  
== Accessing the Web ==
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=== Accessing the Web ===
 
* Browsing the World Wide Web
 
* Browsing the World Wide Web
  
== Communications ==
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=== Communications ===
 
* Understanding Communications
 
* Understanding Communications
 
* Setting up Email
 
* Setting up Email
 
* Setting up Instant Messaging
 
* Setting up Instant Messaging
  
== Office Tools ==
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=== Office Tools ===
 
* Using OpenOffice
 
* Using OpenOffice
  
== Playing Multimedia ==
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=== Playing Multimedia ===
 
* Playing Audio
 
* Playing Audio
 
* Viewing Video
 
* Viewing Video
  
== Playing Games ==
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=== Playing Games ===
 
* Wasting Time
 
* Wasting Time
  
== Managing Photos ==
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=== Managing Photos ===
 
* Importing photos
 
* Importing photos
 
* Organizing photos
 
* Organizing photos
  
== Sharing Your Desktop ==
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=== Sharing Your Desktop ===
 
* Getting Assistance
 
* Getting Assistance
  
== Customizing the Desktop ==
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=== Customizing the Desktop ===
 
* Customizing the Menu Panel
 
* Customizing the Menu Panel
 
* Changing the Background
 
* Changing the Background
 
* Changing the Desktop Theme
 
* Changing the Desktop Theme
 
* Changing File Browsing Behavior
 
* Changing File Browsing Behavior
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==Documentation Summary==
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''Purpose'': How to accomplish specific tasks with the desktop applications in '''Fedora 8'''. This requires a major expansion of the content beyond the '''GNOME''' desktop to include '''KDE''' and '''Xfce'''. Other packages for common functions may also be considered, such as '''Thunderbird''' for e-mail.
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''Audience'': Individuals who are unfamiliar with the default Fedora Desktop and who may be running their first Linux desktop.
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''Approach'': This document explains basic principles by explaining one principle at a time.  The document does not assume familiarity with any Linux/UNIX-specific terminology or concepts.  Functionality is also compared, where appropriate, to what the reader may know from other OSes, particularly Microsoft Windows.
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''Assumptions:'' The reader has a standard Desktop class installation of Fedora with, including a user account with the default settings. The reader '''does''' have access to the ''root'' password. (We changed this "non-root access" assumption so that we can include more coverage of regular software updates and the installation of alternate packages and desktops.)
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''Related Documents'': The [[Docs/Drafts/AdministrationGuide| AdministrationGuide]]  further documents detailed tasks that require ''root'' access. The [[Docs/Drafts/GettingStartedGuide| GettingStartedGuide]]  is a general introduction to using Fedora. Each desktop application has integrated Help, so the scope of this document may need to be considered carefully.
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''Lead Writer:'' JohnBabich
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''Writers'': MattBird, [[CodyDeHaan]] , DamienDurand, JonathanRoberts, MarcWiriadisastra, [[DanOBrien]] , [[PaulWFrields]]
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''[[Docs/Drafts/DesktopUserGuide/Contributors| All Contributors]] ''
  
 
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Latest revision as of 22:23, 17 December 2008


Contents

[edit] Table of Contents

Single-Page Version of the User Guide

[edit] Summary of Sections

[edit] Introduction

  • Purpose of this Guide

[edit] Desktops

  • GNOME
  • KDE
  • Xfce

[edit] Logging into the Desktop

  • Entering your Username and Password

[edit] Tour of the GNOME Desktop

  • First View of the GNOME Desktop
  • The GNOME Menu Panel
  • The GNOME Desktop Area
  • The GNOME Window List Area

[edit] Tour of the KDE Desktop

  • First View of the KDE Desktop
  • The KDE Menu Panel
  • The KDE Desktop Area
  • The KDE Window List Area

[edit] Tour of the Xfce Desktop

  • First View of the Xfce Desktop
  • The Xfce Menu Panel
  • The Xfce Desktop Area
  • The Xfce Window List Area

[edit] Using Media

  • Understanding Media
  • Exploring Media
  • Writing CDs or DVDs
  • Using a USB Drive

[edit] Accessing the Web

  • Browsing the World Wide Web

[edit] Communications

  • Understanding Communications
  • Setting up Email
  • Setting up Instant Messaging

[edit] Office Tools

  • Using OpenOffice

[edit] Playing Multimedia

  • Playing Audio
  • Viewing Video

[edit] Playing Games

  • Wasting Time

[edit] Managing Photos

  • Importing photos
  • Organizing photos

[edit] Sharing Your Desktop

  • Getting Assistance

[edit] Customizing the Desktop

  • Customizing the Menu Panel
  • Changing the Background
  • Changing the Desktop Theme
  • Changing File Browsing Behavior

[edit] Documentation Summary

Purpose: How to accomplish specific tasks with the desktop applications in Fedora 8. This requires a major expansion of the content beyond the GNOME desktop to include KDE and Xfce. Other packages for common functions may also be considered, such as Thunderbird for e-mail.

Audience: Individuals who are unfamiliar with the default Fedora Desktop and who may be running their first Linux desktop.

Approach: This document explains basic principles by explaining one principle at a time. The document does not assume familiarity with any Linux/UNIX-specific terminology or concepts. Functionality is also compared, where appropriate, to what the reader may know from other OSes, particularly Microsoft Windows.

Assumptions: The reader has a standard Desktop class installation of Fedora with, including a user account with the default settings. The reader does have access to the root password. (We changed this "non-root access" assumption so that we can include more coverage of regular software updates and the installation of alternate packages and desktops.)

Related Documents: The AdministrationGuide further documents detailed tasks that require root access. The GettingStartedGuide is a general introduction to using Fedora. Each desktop application has integrated Help, so the scope of this document may need to be considered carefully.

Lead Writer: JohnBabich

Writers: MattBird, CodyDeHaan , DamienDurand, JonathanRoberts, MarcWiriadisastra, DanOBrien , PaulWFrields

All Contributors

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