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What is Linux Links?

Linux Links is a Linux portal site. It features:

  • Massive link collection - approximately 30,000 links to all of the essential Linux web pages.
  • Rolling news service - catch all of the latest developments in the Linux world.
  • Forums - where you can obtain high quality technical support from your fellow Linux enthusiasts.
  • Calendar, MyLinks and much much more.
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 separate categories.

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. JavaScript, developed by Netscape, is a smaller language that does not create applets or standalone applications, and software written in JavaScript is also not listed at the site.

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 listing immediately.

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 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 material.

You can email any questions to:

What is MyLinks?

MyLinks is unique to 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 to place on your page.

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 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

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