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To help create gNewSense documention please see the How to Contribute section of this page.

Before switching to gNewSense

We made a page to help current Windows users feel more comfortable with free software before switching to gNewSense.

Hardware requirements

gNewSense hardware support status is given in the recommended hardware page.

Installing gNewSense

Introduction to the Desktop Environment

Basic Settings

Networking and Internet

Language support

Using gNewSense

The Internet


Commonly Used Applications

Common tasks




Adding and Removing Programs

Changing the Appearance of gNewSense


Basic Administration

Advanced Administration

Hardware Hacks


Other Resources

Project Documentation

Package Freedom Verification FAQ

Wiki Documentation

Please see Writing Documentation for information on integration for documentation and translation on the wiki for a better implementation.

How to Contribute

If you would like to contribute to the gNewSense documentation you are more than welcome! We are currently working on a structure for future documentation (see below). If you would like to make suggestions for the structure, or start writing, please introduce yourself on the gnewsense-users mailing list.

When contributing, please bear in mind the following pages: EditingGuidelines and CommunityGuidelines.