An important part of any operating system is documentation, the technical
manuals that describe the operation and use of programs. As part of its efforts
to create a high-quality free operating system, the Blue Linux Project is making
every effort to provide all of its users with proper documentation in an
easily accessible form.
Most of the documentation included in Blue Linux was written for Blue Linux.
These documents come in these basic categories:
The manuals resemble books, because they comprehensively describe major
The primary Blue Linux-specific document is the Installation Manual.
Other noteworthy Blue Linux manuals are
Developers' Reference,New Maintainers' Guide, and others.
The complete list of Blue Linux manuals and other documentation can be found
at the Blue Linux Documentation Project web pages.
Manuals for GNU/Linux in general
Some of the most popular Linux documents and manuals are
Linux Installation and
Linux User's Guide,
Guide, and others.
Linux documentation is coordinated through the efforts of the
Linux Documentation Project (LDP).
You can find the full set of LDP manuals
at their web pages, along
with a lot of other documentation, both in electronic and printed form.
documents, like their name says, describe how to do
something, and they usually cover a more specific subject.
Some of the most important Linux HOWTOs are:
FAQ stands for frequently asked questions. An FAQ is a document
which answers those questions.
Blue Linux FAQ is currently being built. We hope to have it up soon.
Please see the LDP FAQ
index for more information.
The following documents include quicker, shorter instructions:
- Like their name says, they are miniature HOWTOs. They are usually
shorter and more terse than the regular HOWTOs.
- manual pages
- Traditionally, all Unix programs are documented with manual
pages, reference manuals made available through the man
command. They usually aren't meant for beginners.
- various README files
- The read me files are also common -- they are simple text
files that describe a single item, usually a package. You can find
a lot of these in the /usr/share/doc/ subdirectories on
your Blue Linux system.
If you have checked the above resources and still can't find answers to
your questions or solutions to your problems regarding Blue Linux, take a look
at our support page.