Head to the Debian wiki for information on how to use your Debian/GNU Linux system, notably:

See the package lists in the sidebar for useful links about installed software.

Maintenance & security

  • Only install software from your package manager, do not run or install software or commands for untrusted sources

  • Backup your data periodically to an external storage using Back In Time

  • Only enter your administrator password to perform necessary system administration tasks

  • Use strong (long) passwords/phrases, do not reuse passwords for different services (use the KeepassXC password manager), use secure network protocols (HTTPS, …), use disk encryption

  • Security updates will be applied automatically at least until 2022 and at most until 2024 (unattended-upgrades)

  • Keep your hardware in good condition

Keyboard shortcuts

Note: The Super key is also known as the Windows key.

  • Super + Space: Applications menu

  • Super + I: Web browser

  • Super + E: File manager

  • Super + F: Search files

  • Super + S: Mute/unmute volume

  • Super + T: Terminal

  • Super + R: Run command

  • Super + L: Lock session

  • Super + Q: Shutdown/suspend/restart/logout…

  • Super + M: E-mail client

  • Super + P: Display settings

  • Super + Pause: Settings manager

  • Ctrl + Alt + Delete: Task manager

  • Alt + Mouse wheel: Zoom

  • Win + Left: Tile window left

  • Win + Right: Tile window right

  • Win + Up: Tile window top right

  • Win + Down: Tile window bottom right

See also

These projects can help you run Free and Open Source software on other devices.

  • LineageOS - A Free and Open Source operating system for mobile devices, based on Android.

  • F-Droid - A catalogue of Free and Open Source Software applications for the Android platform.

  • xsrv - Install, manage and run self-hosted network services and applications on your own server(s).