It’s been chugging along for some 13 years, but the Users Manual is alive and well. An updated version has just been released, now a full 200 pages with the addition of KDE verbal and graphic support for the upcoming MX Linux – KDE. The Manual is installed with the OS, and is available online from the Forum by clicking a button. A handful of translations exist, and MX Linux welcomes volunteers to expand the available languages.
The Manual was first published by three Mepis users in 2007, then revised annually to keep up with changes. In 2015 it was reworked for MX Linux, and has continued to be revised ever since.
Aimed at the beginning and intermediate user, it has eight sections:
- Basic use
- Software management
- Advanced use
- Under the hood
Each section covers the topic at an intermediate level, making use of the antiX/MX Wiki and outside sources to fill in more detailed technical details.
Few users can be expected to read all 200 pages, of course—though it would probably reduce Forum traffic if they did! But quick access to its content is available in two ways. The first is to click on any entry of the detailed Table of Contents—available behind the title page or as a separate dock—to jump to the relevant section. The second is to invoke a search: Alt + F1 launches the Manual, Ctrl + F brings up the search box, and then the user simply enters an item and presses Return until the material being sought appears.
Corrections, changes and translating queries by email to manual AT mxlinux DOT org.