This site 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 to Use.
List of Minihowtos contained on this website: To download and open a minihowto:
A short explanation about what www.minihowto.org is
A Good Life Howto
Download "A Good Life Howto" minihowto
An instruction to keep your body healthy up into an old age (has nothing to do with computer data).
A learning howto
Download "A Learning Howto" minihowto
Akregator rss news and newspaper reader
Download "Akregator rss news and newspaper reader minihowto"
Akregator is a KDE application for reading online news feeds e.g. newspaper online.
Ark version 2.6.4 an archiving tool
Download ARK minihowto
A program to store (or extract) several files into one big file (called an archive file).
Bittorrent, a download manager
Download Bittorrent minihowto
A file sharing program, mainly used to download big files (ISO files).
Command line of Linux (konsole)
Download "Linux commands minihowto"
A list of the Linux commands, I use most, also explains what a konsole (bash or xterm) is.
Compile and install a program
Download "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)
dd backup of an encrypted partition using puppy linux Download "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)
Download "dd_backup_of_a_partition_howto" minihowto
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
Deb package install howto
Download "deb package install minihowto"
A short explanation about how to install a deb package from the command line
Download and burn an Image ISO file
Download "Download and burn an ISO image file minihowto"
An ISO file is one big file, containing many files, typical a whole linux distribution.
Easy install of encrypted ubuntu 8.04 howto
Download "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"
Encryption, Kgpg version 1.2.2
Download 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).
Encrypted ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron alternate install Download encrypted ubuntu 8.04 install minihowto
A small minihowto about how to install an encrypted version of ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron
Encryption of a directory using Fuse and Encfs
Download Encryption of a directory minihowto
How to encrypt one or more directories containing your sensitive images, files etc. using the Fuse and Encfs system
External harddisk, how to use
Download External harddisk minihowto
Howto partition, format and use an external harddisk or usb stick
File Manager, How to use the filesystem
Download File Manager, How to use the filesystem minihowto
An instruction of how to copy, move and edit files etc.
Firestarter version 1.0.3 a firewall
Download Firestarter mininowto
A firewall is a program to make your computer invincible to the Internet.
Download Flexbackup minihowto
A simple command line backup program for linux
Download 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 version 2.2
Download Gimp minihowto
Gimp is most important image manipulation program in Linux, where you can edit your pictures etc.
Download the Google minihowto
Google is the most important search engine of our time (2007), to find information on the Internet.
Download GParted minihowto
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 minihowto
An attempt to explain what the Internet really is, in a very short way.
K3B CD Burning, version 1.0.3
Download K3B minihowto
K3B is a cd/dvd burning program to burn iso files, data files, audio files and to copy cd/dvd's
Download Kalarm minihowto
Kalarm is a personal alarm program which can give alarm both as a pop-up window and as an e-mail
KDE Setup, version 3.5.6
Download KDE Setup minihowto
An explanation of how to set the KDE desktop manager up to your needs -and liking.
Klipper version 0.9.7
Download Klipper minihowto
Klipper is a clipboard history program, used to store many text pieces, for later use.
Kmail version 1.9.6
Download Kmail minihowto
A mail program, to send and receive e-mails.
Kmix and sound setup
Download Kmix and sound minihowto
KMix is KDE's soundcard mixer program, also shown a very short sound set up
Kompozer how to make a website minihowto
Download 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
kompozer website minihowto VIDEO
Download kompozervideo KompozerVideo.torrent
A video about how to make a simple website using kompozer and firefox and dolphin file manager
Konqueror version 3.5.6 a File Manager
Download Konqueror File Manager minihowto
An explanation about how the Konqueror webbrowser works as a File Manager.
Konqueror Webbrowser and File Manager
Download Konqueror webbrowser minihowto
Konqueror is both a webbrowser -and a file manager.
Krename version 3.0.13
Download Krename minihowto
A program to rename files.
KSirc version 1.3.12
Download KSirc minihowto
Another chat program.
Ksnapshot the KDE screenshot program
Download Ksnapshot minihowto
A program to take screenshots (single images) of the whole screen, or part of the screen.
Download Kubuntu Install minihowto
Howto install the Kubuntu Linux distribution (the operating synstem and the basic programs).
Linux distribution, which to choose
Download "Which Linux distribution minihowto"
A short explanation of the differences between the Linux distributions.
Lynx version 2.8.5
Download Lynx minihowto
A textual webbrowser (a very fast webbrowser without images).
Naming of harddisk devices in linux
Download "Naming of harddisk devices in Linux"
Describes how harddisk -usb device names in Linux are applied - "/dev/hda - /dev/sda1 - etc" are examples.
Dowload 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 2.3.0
Download OpenOffice writer minihowto
A very short user manual of how to use the OpenOffice.org Writer text editor
Download Partimage Backup minihowto
A program to backup -or restore a single partition (e.g. your whole Linux distribution, with your personal data).
Recoll free text search tool v. 1.9.0
Download Recoll minihowto
A free text search program a la google to find almost any text -or file on your harddisk
Scrapbook, another webpage manager
Download Scrapbook minihowto
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)-
Skype 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
Strigi version 0.5.5 a local search engine
Download Strigi minihowto
A search program, so you very fast can find almost any files on your harddisk.
Super Grub Disk (SGD) version 0.9588
Download Super Grub Disk minihowto
A program to easy restore your Grub bootloader, in case of problems.
Synaptic Packet Manager
Download Synaptic Packet Manager minihowto
A program to install -and uninstall *.deb (apt) programs (packages), and to check your program files etc.
Systemrescuecd live cd
Download Systemrescuecd minihowto
A live cd with a collection of some of the most important linux tools - programs
Download the "Text editing" minihowto
An explanation of how to edit text (e.g. in an text editor like Kwrite/Kate"
Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron Alternate Install
Download Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron Install minihowto
A very short install explanation, mostly shown by screenshots
Download the wget minihowto
Wget download program is a stable command line downloader, used to download whole websites etc.
To 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 /home/user/downloads.
Click on the *.html file in this directory to open the minihowto.
How to donate using PayPal (a short guide):
Goto 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.
PayPal works in some 190 different countries, click here to see: