Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do I need your permission to link to your site from my Web site? Can I link to any page?

A. You don't need permission to link to us; we encourage it. You can link to any page on our site. If you have any co-marketing ideas or would like to license or use any of our site's features (such as the search engine, daily news, etc.) please e-mail our site manager.

Q. Do you accept story pitches or writing contributions from freelancers and vendors? If so, how do I submit a story idea?

A. Although we are always open to hearing ideas for stories, we have a somewhat limited budget for such expenditures. Feel free to e-mail your story ideas to Jan Stafford, site editor. We will do our best to respond in a timely fashion. We do not accept vendor-contributed articles, but we will consider pitches for articles to be developed by our own staff.

Q. How do you select picks for the Best Web Links section?

A. All of the content in the Best Web Links section is hand-selected by our editorial team, as having relevant information. We do not accept monetary compensation for these picks, and we do not endorse specific products and/or companies. If you would like us to consider a link, please e-mail it to Amy Kucharik , assistant editor.

Q: How do I submit a press release?

A: Please e-mail the release to Amy Kucharik , assistant editor.

Q. Can you help me with a school project or a research project?

A. We have a number of resources on the site that can help you. Please feel free to browse our news and Best Web Links pages for more information on your query. If you have questions that those links don't answer, feel free to pose the question to others in our Discussion Forums or to an expert at Ask the Experts. The editors cannot respond to individual research questions.

Q. How do I contact the site editor?

A. Send an e-mail to Jan Stafford, site editor. Click here to meet our editorial team. Please direct only questions related to the editorial content of the site to the editorial staff. For questions related to registration, e-mail, advertising and other issues, please select the appropriate address from the drop-down box on this page.

Q. How can I unsubscribe from a newsletter on your site?

A. Click on Edit your Profile at the top right of the homepage. From there, deselect the appropriate checked box to unsubscribe from a particular newsletter or tip. To unsubscribe from the entire site, deselect all checked boxes. Make sure to click Continue when your changes are complete.

Q. How do I change my e-mail address on the registration page?

A. Click on Edit your Profile at the top right of the homepage. You may be prompted to log in. You will see a field for your e-mail address. You simply change the current e-mail address to the new one that you would like to use. Make sure to click Continue when your changes are complete.

Q. I have a technical or programming question. How can I get an answer?

A. Due to the large volume of technical/programming questions that we receive, we cannot answer all of these inquiries. We've created Discussion Forums for our users to interact with their peers and our staff of resident experts. We also provide a large number of archived tips for our members. You may wish to edit your profile and have new tips sent directly to your inbox. Also, you can submit a question to a number of different experts in Ask the Experts and our Discussion Forums.

Q. What kinds of URLs are included in your search engine?

A. We include URLs to publications, portals, vendor sites and other informational sites. We do accept requests for inclusion on our search list. However, we only include URLs that are highly relevant to the site's Linux focus.

Q. What is Ask the Experts?

A. Ask the Experts is the place to get your technical and implementation questions answered by some of the leading authorities in the industry. Because our experts can only answer a limited number of questions, we encourage you also to post your question to our Discussion Forums.

Q. How can I become an expert?

A. If you would like to be an expert on our site, please fill out this form. We will contact you if we believe there is a good match and we need assistance in your area of expertise.

Q. Where can I find the answer to my Ask the Experts submission?

A. If you submit a question to one of our experts, please check Ask the Experts about one week after your submission date.

Q. What are your Discussion Forums?

A. Our Discussion Forums are a place for you to discuss development, implementation and best practices with your peers. If you're interested in becoming one of our resident Experts, the Discussion Forums are a good place to get noticed.

Q. How does the Tips Contest work?

A. Registered users are encouraged to submit technical tips. We select one winner every month. Please click on the contest to view the rules on this page.

Q. Is this site affiliated with a vendor?

A. We are not affiliated with any vendors. We are an independent third-party source for news and information.