contains a collection of very short minihowtos of various programs, and the
idea is to get people started
using these programs, without having to read a lot of documentation.
These minihowtos does not cover everything,
only what I find is the most important things, and is without guarantee for
any mistakes or errors, to save my time.
Supplementary you may consult all the gigantic amount of documentation,
which exists elsewhere (the Internet etc).
I consider myself an enduser, and I have read lots and lots of
documentation of various kinds, to be able to make this site,
and I am not a programmer (their brains seem to be constructed
different and vice versa *humour*).
To use these minihowtos, it is easiest to print them out.
These minihowtos to be used on your own
Please note: These
minihowtos are Free
List of Minihowtos contained on this website:
To download and open a
A short explanation about what www.minihowto.org is
A Good Life Howto
Download "A Good Life Howto"
An instruction to keep your body healthy up into an old age.
A learning howto
Learning Howto" minihowto
rss news and newspaper reader
"Akregator rss news and newspaper reader minihowto"
Akregator is a KDE application for reading online news feeds e.g.
2.6.4 an archiving tool
A program to store (or extract) several files into one big
file (called an archive file).
a download manager
Download Bittorrent minihowto
A file sharing program, mainly used to download big files
Cannabis ingestion (eating) minihowto
An easy way to ingest (eat) marijuana or cannabis
line of Linux (konsole)
"Linux commands minihowto"
A list of the Linux commands, I use most, also explains
what a konsole (bash or xterm) is.
and install a program
"Compile and install" minihowto
Examples of how to compile and install a program from a
tarball source file (programname.tar.gz or programname.tar.bz2)
backup of an encrypted partition using puppy linux
"dd backup of an encrypted partition using puppy minihowto
of how to backup -or restore a harddisk or a partition with the "dd"
command using puppy 4.00 linux (probably more easy for a linux
newbie to use)
short explanation of how to backup a partition or a harddisk, using the
"dd" command - please note that you can even backup an encrypted
harddisk or encrypted partition
package install howto
"deb package install minihowto"
A short explanation about how to install a deb package from
the command line
and burn an Image ISO file
"Download and burn an ISO image file minihowto"
An ISO file is one big file, containing many files,
typical a whole linux distribution.
install of encrypted ubuntu 8.04 howto
"Easy install of encrypted ubuntu 8.04 minihowto"
minihowto about how to install an encrypted ubuntu 8.04 on either a
partition or a whole harddisk, without using "logical volumes - LVM"
Kgpg version 1.2.2
Kgpg encryption tool minihowto
Encryption is a way to make files unreadable to other
people, and to keep the contents secret (text, pictures, videos etc).
ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron alternate install
encrypted ubuntu 8.04 install minihowto
A small minihowto about how to install an encrypted version of ubuntu
8.04 Hardy Heron
of a directory using Fuse and Encfs
Encryption of a directory minihowto
How to encrypt one or more directories containing your
sensitive images, files etc. using the Fuse and Encfs system
harddisk, how to use
External harddisk minihowto
Howto partition, format and use an external harddisk or usb
Manager, How to use the filesystem
Manager, How to use the filesystem minihowto
An instruction of how to copy, move and edit files etc.
version 1.0.3 a firewall
A firewall is a program to make your computer invincible to
A simple command line backup program for linux
Freenet minihowto (sept. 2008 NEW)
is a network in the Internet, where people can share information in a
secret, encrypted way, to prevent censorship - this is a new version of
Freenet Minihowto as per sept. 2008
Gimp is most important image manipulation program in
Linux, where you can edit your pictures etc.
the Google minihowto
Google is the most important search engine of our time
(2007), to find information on the Internet.
A program to partition (split up in parts) your harddisk.
"How to get help when a -----------------" Has been removed due to
complains about some links!!!
Download Internet explained
An attempt to explain what the Internet really is, in a very
Burning, version 1.0.3
K3B is a cd/dvd burning program to burn iso files, data
files, audio files and to copy cd/dvd's
Kalarm is a personal alarm program which can give alarm both
as a pop-up window and as an e-mail
Setup, version 3.5.6
KDE Setup minihowto
An explanation of how to set the KDE desktop manager up to
your needs -and liking.
Klipper is a clipboard history program, used to store many
text pieces, for later use.
Kmail version 1.9.6
A mail program, to send and receive e-mails.
and sound setup
Kmix and sound minihowto
KMix is KDE's soundcard mixer program, also shown a very
short sound set up
how to make a website minihowto
how to make a website using Kompozer minihowto
is an efficient simple webeditor. Here is shown how to make a complete
website, using a webhotel, including how to upload files -and
website minihowto VIDEO
A video about how to make a simple website using kompozer and firefox
and dolphin file manager
version 3.5.6 a File Manager
Download Konqueror File Manager
An explanation about how the Konqueror webbrowser works as a
Webbrowser and File Manager
Konqueror webbrowser minihowto
Konqueror is both a webbrowser -and a file manager.
A program to rename files.
KSirc version 1.3.12
Another chat program.
KDE screenshot program
A program to take screenshots (single images) of the whole
screen, or part of the screen.
Kubuntu Install minihowto
Howto install the Kubuntu Linux distribution (the operating
synstem and the basic programs).
distribution, which to choose
"Which Linux distribution minihowto"
A short explanation of the differences between the Linux
Lynx version 2.8.5
Download Lynx minihowto
A textual webbrowser (a very fast webbrowser without
of harddisk devices in linux
"Naming of harddisk devices in Linux"
Describes how harddisk -usb device names in Linux are applied -
"/dev/hda - /dev/sda1 - etc" are examples.
Network Setup minihowto
A very short explanation of how to set up a small home
network (connect two -or more computers, so you can share files etc.)
OpenOffice writer minihowto
A very short user manual of how to use the OpenOffice.org
Writer text editor
Partimage Backup minihowto
A program to backup -or restore a single partition (e.g.
your whole Linux distribution, with your personal data).
free text search tool v. 1.9.0
A free text search program a la google to find almost any text -or file on
another webpage manager
A Firefox extension program to keep lots of important
webpages on your harddisk (an easy way to save lots of Internet
information for your personal use, works also as a bookmark program)-
older debian ubuntu versions can be downloaded here
Older ubuntu debian versions of Skype can be downloaded from here -
where can i find older debian skypes versions
version 0.5.5 a local search engine
A search program, so you very fast can find almost any files
on your harddisk.
Grub Disk (SGD) version 0.9588
Super Grub Disk minihowto
A program to easy restore your Grub bootloader, in case of
Synaptic Packet Manager minihowto
A program to install -and uninstall *.deb (apt) programs
(packages), and to check your program files etc.
A live cd with a collection of some of the most important
linux tools - programs
the "Text editing" minihowto
An explanation of how to edit text (e.g. in an text editor
8.04 Hardy Heron Alternate Install
Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron Install minihowto
A very short install explanation, mostly shown by screenshots
the wget minihowto
Wget download program is a stable command line downloader, used to
download whole websites etc.
download and open a minihowto:
Open a shell konsole.
"mkdir /home/user/downloads" (Then a directory of the name "downloads" will
be created) ("user" is your linux username).
Then click on one of the download links, and a *.tgz file will be downloaded
to your komputer.
Choose "save to disk" and click "OK", and the file will be saved to
"Desktop" (by default), or choose another directory.
Right click on the *.tgz file, and choose "Extract - extract to" .
Choose /home/user/downloads and click "OK" (presumed you have kde and the
ark archive program installed).
A directory containing the Freenet minihowto will then have been created in
Click on the *.html file in this directory to open the minihowto.
to donate using PayPal (a short guide):
List of programs
(PayPal is an international system to transfer money from one e-mail address
to another e-mail address).
In order to use it, you need to go to www.paypal.com - and then
create a Personal account, which is proper for private persons.
Click on the "Sign up now" button, and then follow the instructions, and you
will end up with your e-mail address as your.
PayPal user name, and a password.
To add funds to your account, goto www.paypal.com, and login with you e-mail
address and password.
Then click on the "Add Funds" button, and follow the instructions, which is
different depending on your country.
To send money to another e-mail address, goto www.paypal.com and login.
Then click on the "Send Money" button.
works in some 190 different countries, click here to see: