Newb: Official Documentation for Xubuntu (not Ubuntu)

Asked by Kenkaniff02 on 2009-03-31

Hi, I am very new to Xubuntu but am starting to love it. I just want to know if there will be in the near future some official documentation specific to Xubuntu. I've been reading the Ubuntu manual and a lot of it is applicable but some things aren't such as the fact that there is no "System" button.

Thanks

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Craig Huffstetler
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Craig Huffstetler (xq) said : #1

You can find what you're looking for here (documentation links and desktop guide):

http://www.xubuntu.org/help

Kenkaniff02 (kenkaniff02) said : #2

I've been to that page many times. Actually I have clicked on the link to the Xubuntu Desktop Guide and the link is broken or the guide doesn't exist. I can use the wiki but it's not as newb-friendly as a guide would be.

Best Craig Huffstetler (xq) said : #3

You can also feel free to ask on Freenode IRC in #xubuntu and on http://ubuntuforums.org/ as that page indicates. I noticed the link was broken to the first guide (go figure!). I sent an e-mail the webmaster(s).

There has to be an alternate guide. The only mirror I found was dated back to an earlier version:
https://help.ubuntu.com/6.06/xubuntu/desktopguide/C/index.html

For your question, though, I believe you just need to right click on your desktop and you will find the appropriate menu (System) and other menus. :)

For a guide to XFCE see:
http://mocha.xfce.org/documentation/4.2/
This is the desktop manager you are using. This is probably what you are looking for.

Also, see:
http://wiki.xfce.org/faq#usage

Kenkaniff02 (kenkaniff02) said : #4

Awesome. Thanks.

Tom (tom6) said : #5

Yes the first link on that page got me to a 404 "The requested URL /xubuntu/desktopguide/C/index.html was not found on this server."

The 2nd link seemed to work though
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu

But surely there isn't a huge difference between Ubuntu and Xubuntu anyway. It just uses a blue Xfce rather than an earthy Gnome desktop but many of the programs and systems are otherwise identical.

Also we're here to help if you get stuck trying to get something specific working and we usually try to help in a way that helps you solve related problems, if we can.

Hope this helps
Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

Tom (tom6) said : #6

Wow, superb answer Craig!