Software and Operating Systems

You can find information pertaining to different aspects of both free software and free operating systems. The collection of information about free software includes entries about application databases, application development, games and graphics, servers, multimedia and office applications, web applications, and more.

Aside from Linux, includes information about other free and open source operating systems. This includes operating systems such as FreeBSD, NetBSD, and ReactOS. Under the category called “Multiple OS”, meanwhile, you’ll find information about multiple operating systems in single documents.


Aside from more general information about software and operating systems, you can also find more specific tidbits should you need them. There are documents pertaining to free software-building projects and free software distributions. You’ll find information about three particular distributions: Debian, Fedora, and RedHat. Documents about these distributions are mainly about how to understand and operate the general and specific aspects of these distributions.

These distributions will give you access to online repositories containing tens of thousands of free software packages. Information about how distributions are operated can therefore definitely come in handy.

Graphical Desktops

Your graphical desktop is an important part of using a computer. It is basically the first thing you see after your computer boots up, and it can help you quickly and easily access your favorite and most frequently-used programs and applications. A graphical desktop can also help you make the most of what your operating system can offer.

There are different types of documents in about graphical desktops. You’ll find manuals, FAQs, and how-to guides about graphical desktops such as AfterStep, Gnome, KDE, MGR, and X-Windows.


Of course, an online repository of information about computer systems isn’t complete without a section about hardware. You’ll find information about components, computers, configurations, and peripherals. Components refer to mice, hard disks, CD-ROMs, sound systems, mainboards, and the like. Information about computers, meanwhile, includes laptops, mini loaders, power savers, processors, and other similar aspects. Information about configurations refers to programming and RAID. Information about peripherals, lastly, includes guides on how to configure and troubleshoot peripherals such as keyboards and printers. All documents with the aforementioned information come as how-to guides.


This particular subject includes information about the several aspects of a computer  system. The information here contains documents about administration, commands, configuration, installation, networking, optimization, recovery, security, and shells. Documents about administration are guides on how to run systems as an administrator. The commands section is filled with man pages of what system commands cover. The configuration section, meanwhile, has documents that guide the setup of hardware and software in a system. The other sections mentioned here have similar contents and focal topics, and they can all be used to guide you in setting up and maintaining an operating system.


In the miscellaneous section, you’ll find a handful of topics that pertain to fine-tuning your computer or system’s operations. Here, you’ll find documents on communications, info, migration, and special topics. Communications refers to connectivity, internet connections, ISP information, servers, and the like. Info in this case refers to a collection of documents about free operating systems, like CD writing, modem providers, and even the role of women in building open source software and systems. Documents about migration will teach you how to switch from other operating systems to Linux Special topics, meanwhile, are about installing Linux, creating clusters, and other guides.