About the Document

Mirrors, Translations, Versions, Formats, URLs

URLs in this Document

Many times I have mentioned MetaLab formerly known as SunSite. This site carries a heavy load, so do yourself a favor, use one of the MetaLab mirrors .

For Debian/GNU Linux the mirror URLs are organized in this scheme http://www.<country code, e.g. uk>.debian.org .

Nearly all of the programms I mention are available as Debian/GNU Linux packages, or as RPM packages. Look up your favorite RPM server, for instance RUFUS .

Latest Version, Mirrors

Former issues of this text are available at the LINUX DOCUMENTATION PROJECT - LDP.

Richard Worwood mirrors this HOWTO.

The latest version of this document is available at MobiliX - HOWTOs.


Lionel, "trollhunter" Bouchpan-Lerust-Juery, provides a translation into French. You can download or browse it at his pages . He also mirrors the English version.

He has also written a HOWTO about portables and wearables, please look at his pages (French version) (English version).

Proposed Translations

The following translations are under construction:

Please contact me before starting a translation to avoid double work. Since a translation is a great amount of work, I recommend to do this work as a group, for instance together with your local Linux Users Group - LUG.