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This user-created and maintained wiki is a reference for various Ubuntu-related Howto's, tips, tricks and hacks.

Scroll down to find the list of the major topics in this wiki.

Official Documentation
Check out the official documentation consisting of the Desktop, Server and Installation Guides.


Here are some common questions that new users ask.


Most popular pages
We have gathered an alphabetical list of the most popular pages in this wiki.


Other resources
This wiki is just one of the places to get help. See the list for more Ubuntu help resources.

Help topics



Ready to Begin? Read about all the available installation options

Switching from another OS

Are you thinking about switching to Ubuntu? The following articles will make your transition to Ubuntu easier: Windows | Mac OS X | Another Linux distribution


Information about software repositories, installing and removing applications, guides to specific applications and free software equivalents


Drives and Partitions

Adding storage, partitioning your hard drive, accessing your Windows files, and more

Input Devices

Setting up your keyboard, mouse, and other input devices


Setting up and using sound cards, speakers, and musical instruments


Setting up your graphics card and external hardware such as video cameras


Setting up and using your printer


Setting up and using your scanner

Network, wireless, and internet devices

Setting up networking and internet devices

Portable Gadgets

Syncing and transferring files from PDAs, audio players, mobile phones, GPS units and cameras

Mactel Devices

Information on running Mactel (Intel CPU-based Macintosh Computers) on Ubuntu

Further topics

Internet and Networking

Information about the software side of connecting to the Internet and working with networks.


Making Ubuntu easier to use for those with physical or visual challenges

Eye Candy

Making your computer look and work cooler


Setting up web servers, file servers, and more

Thin Clients

Setting up and using thin clients


Keeping your computer safe

System Administration

Maintaining your computer

Troubleshooting guides

Solving troubles with configurations and software

Business Environment

Suggestions for configuring Ubuntu for use in business environments

Building Software

How to build Flash and Web Server applications

Ubuntu Flavours

Edubuntu Cookbook

A gentle introduction for non-technical users to installing, configuring and most importantly, using Edubuntu

Lubuntu wiki

Lubuntu documentation and more

Ubuntu Studio Community Help

Ubuntu Studio community help pages with various topics


Kubuntu Documentation

More resources


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Learn the most commonly-used terms in this wiki from our Glossary.

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