- … @ suivre
Let's get on the frightenning train…
Starting with this :
Computer people and everyday people don't speak the same language…
So … what to do ?
Simple : just read HandyLinux documentation !
Computer have years by years became almost essential to modern life.
Information and education do not follow the pace of progress and the needs of users.
It is therefore difficult for a “new user” to discover the full potential of its computer. In addition, we generally use only a few applications.
We will try to simplify to the maximum this universe, so you can enjoy your computer and HandyLinux opportunities.
To launch applications, click on icons, type text with the keyboard … We need the computer, screen, keyboard and mouse.
In this section, we will explain the basic actions to manage your mouse and keyboard.
Begin by identifying the “clicks” of mouse according to their position :
Mouse actions : The first thing NOT TO DO is to click repeatedly on a button if nothing happens. Sometimes an application can takes time to initiate, it depends on your hardware and launched application. For example, the internet browser takes longer than the file manager.
Online Exercises :
The keyboard is not only used to type text to search on internet or to work with a text editor. It includes special keys called modifier keys that perform quick actions by modifying the behavior of “normal” buttons. The combination of certain “special” keys with “normal” keys are named shortcuts.
Why? It goes faster! Nothing to do with Uncle George shortcuts to go to New York.
Note that the keyboard shortcuts are performed holding down the keys simultaneously.
Here is a small selection of the most useful keyboard shortcuts :
Many shortcuts to specific applications exist. They will be detailed in each relevant help page.
This is no more complicated in most situations (sending mails, internet browsing, consulting local files). The complexity comes with additional functionalities or if you want to radically change the use of the system.
Summarize the concept in a few sentences seems difficult. However, the use made of a computer is clear:
Well that's exactly what you'll learn to do with HandyLinux.
To guide you in learning this new tool, we will present simple categorized and illustrated examples.
We will explain the organization of your system, so you do not lose your files.
You can follow some practical exercises that will help you take control of your computer.
Finally we show you how to change your HandyLinux distribution, how to add applications, fine tune your system and free yourself from Windows™ stress.
You are not here to learn to program or hack the box neighbor, then keep it simple and go to different categories that help to take control of your computer with HandyLinux:
Computer beginners? …
For a quick start, a “Getting Started” section is here for you :)
HandyLinux is a Collegial distribution intended for beginners.
No ridiculous question here, so feel free to join forum (fr).
HandyLinux is a french distribution but feel free to ask in your native language, we'll do our best to answer :)
If you have any questions or suggestions, contact us firstname.lastname@example.org