What is Linux Links?
Linux Links is a Linux portal site. It features:
Why did you create it?
Linux Links initially began as a private home page. Back in 1994 Linux
was beginning to take off and our bookmarks had become increasingly
disorganised. Over time, demand increased from other users to list the
Linux sites on a more formal basis. Linux Links was then created.
As the internet grew we saw the need to register a domain name, to make
it easy for people to find the latest Linux links. Our goal is to make
it simple for all types of Linux users, whether they be a complete
beginner or a UNIX wizard, to find the most useful Linux sites on the
internet in the least amount of time.
How do you decide what sites get listed?
Our editors sort through the sites that they find or that are
contributed by volunteers. We enforce strict criteria to ensure that
only relevant Linux sites are included. Some points to note:
Software category - Only the official application web site will be
accepted in this category. Sites that provide reviews, summary information, and
unofficial software web sites will not be placed here. This is to ensure
that this category is not diluted with 'unofficial' sites. This category is solely
for 'native' Linux software. Please note that Java, MAC OS X and web software have
Java category - Java, developed under the Sun Microsystems brand, is
a full-fledged object-oriented programming language. It can be used to
create standalone applications and a special type of mini application,
called an applet. These standalone applications are listed at LinuxLinks for the simple
reason that they run great under Linux. However, we generally don't list applets at the site, partly
because it would be extremely time consuming to maintain such a section.
create applets or standalone applications, and software written in
Web category - This category is primarily to cater for the
thounsands of PHP applications that are available. PHP is a widely-used
general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web
development and can be embedded into HTML. Software written in other non-platform specific languages will
also be listed in this category.
Personal home pages may be listed in our Links category provided that they have a minimum level of content that
is relevant to Linux. Sites that consist solely of a few links to Linux sites will not be listed, nor will
sites that are unrelated to Linux.
How can I add an entry to the site?
It may already be listed. Check the most relevant category or search our
site through the search option available at the top of home page. If it
is not listed, you are welcome to click the "Add Link", found in the blue bar
at the top of the page, and complete the simple form. Adding an entry should only take
about a minute. We will then investigate the site, and if the entry is relevant it will
be added within 24 hours. All link contributions are appreciated, and of course
such submissions benefits all Linux users.
Can I pay to get a site listed?
No, we do not offer sponsored links as we feel that this would
detract from the quality of the site. You may see entries with a
(commercial) tag. This indicates that the software requires a payment to
be made to the author of the program, not that it is a sponsored link.
Are there sites you will not list?
We will only list sites that are relevant to the Linux community. Sites
that promote illegal activities, display pornographic material, or
offensive content will not be listed under any circumstances. On rare
occasions a domain will have been purchased by a third party who has
changed the content of the site. If the site is now showing
inappropriate material please let us know, and we will remove the
Please note that we reserve the right to refuse an entry.
Why is my site no longer listed?
Our Editors regularly check the links to see if they are working. Dead
links are deleted from our site if we are, following exhaustive searches, unable to find the current site.
You can always resubmit your site at any time.
Is the information on this site copyrighted?
Yes, the site contents are copyrighted by LinuxLinks.com. Please do
not copy anything from the site without written permission. The only
exceptions are: Linking to this site using one of our logos, taking our
RSS newsfeed, including the LinuxLinks search box on your site, and
taking a few paragraphs from one of our reviews for press related
You can email any questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is MyLinks?
MyLinks is unique to LinuxLinks.com. This software allows you to
subscribe to any of our categories. You will then receive a daily email
when a link is added to your chosen categories. For example if you are
interested in following the latest Software developments, you would
simply subscribe to the Software section. However, if you wanted just to
follow the developments in Linux backup software you would just
subscribe to the Software/Backup category. Hence, your newsletter is
personalised exactly to your needs!
The software also lets you keep your own bookmarked categories and
bookmarked links at our site, which means that whether you're in the
office or at home you've always got your favorite Linux sites to hand!
How do I register
Just point your web browser here. Fill in the simple form and you'll have instant
access. You'll also be signed up for all of the different sections of
our site, so that you can post news stories, request help in our forums,
and create your own personalised calendar.
How can I advertise on your site?
We have a site sponsor which pays some of our costs. If you'd like to become a sponsor of LinuxLinks
please email Steve. Sponsorship
can take the form of providing LinuxLinks with software, hardware, or
helping to meet the running costs of the site.
Can I create a link to one of your pages?
Yes, you are welcome to link to any of our pages. You can create a
simple text link or download one of our graphics at
http://www.linuxlinks.com/portal/content/html/link.shtml to place on
If you wish to link to our site with one of our logos, please copy the
graphic to your local server. This will help to reduce our load, thereby
providing everyone with a faster site. Any link you create must be
publicly accessible and not behind a password protected page.
How can I contact you?
We prefer to be contacted by email. Just point your mail client to email@example.com and
we'll get back to you as soon as we can. It would be helpful if you
would include the word "LinuxLinks" in the subject field of all emails.
Last Updated Sunday, April 26 2009 @ 02:18 PM EDT