Frequently asked questions
Please read this FAQ before e-mailing me. Please do not ask me
for help and/or tech support, do not include attachments in your
e-mail, and do not send me anything unrelated to this site/questions
What is Lotusleaf's Links?
How often is this site updated?
How do I submit a website link to be posted here?
Thank you for your interest, but please do not send me e-mails with link suggestions.
Can I link to your site on my website?
Yes, but please do not directly link to images and/or the downloadable files.
How do you decide which sites to link to?
If I find a website useful for a particular reason, I may add it to my links collection here.
Why do you link to tobacco sites? Tobacco is evil!
Do you collect any information from visitors?
Yes, as do most websites
How will I know when new links have been added?
New links are added with each new release
Is there a list of changes for the list of links?
Yes, within each version's .zip file is a file called CHANGELOG which lists the changes
Where can I read the disclaimer for this site/files?
The width of your websites pages are larger or smaller than my monitor! Help?
I keep seeing a "404 Not Found" page. What's this?
Where may I download the bookmarks.html file?
Do you promise that all the programs I choose to download from one of the websites you link to will work as described?
What did you use to design this website?
Various open source and free programs on Linux. For additional information, please see "Copyright Information, please?" below.
Copyright Information, please?
There isn't one
There's a links section in your links list for Windows, aren't you pro-Linux, pro-FOSS?
I hate Windows in all its incarnations and refuse to use a Microsoft product or service ever again.
Can you put an ad banner on your site?
Where is the search function?
For example, if you were at Google.com, and wanted to search this site for ubuntu, you would type the following on Google.com's main search page:
May I sell any portion of your site and/or use it for commercial purposes?
No and no
I have a question about content on one of the websites you link to. Can you answer it?
No; in addition, just to be clear: just because I link to a particular external website(s) does not mean I agree or approve of the content, nor does it mean I advocate any particular philosophy, religion, howto, instructions, examples, plans, research, ideas, download(s), files, images, graphics, sounds, videos, conspiracies, theories, meetings, technologies, executables, distributions, utilities, and other blanket content terms which may appear on external websites which may be linked to here from this website. I do not have time to review every page, file, word, etc. on linked sites. If the content doesn't appear here on this website, please do not e-mail me about it. I am not responsible for the content of/on/at/in external sites.
Can you add flash animations to your site?
How do I report a broken or incorrect link?
No, no, no, and no
Which Linux distribution should I use?
That's up to you, there are plenty to choose from
I want to buy something from your site, where can I do this?
You can't, this site has nothing for sale
Can I download Linux here?
Not from this website, but please see the Linux Links section
Why don't you format the layout of each page better?
Life's more important to me than web design
Are you trying to make your site into a web directory or search engine?
No and no, this is simply a growing list of links which I provide for free in my spare time.
Why don't you create more specific subsections and/or group portions together by use of tags?
I'm viewing the web version of your links list, how can I tell if it changes and what is new and what is old?
Who is Lotusleaf?
Is your name really Lotusleaf? If not, what is your real name?
It's a nickname I've chosen for on-line use. My real name isn't mentioned on this website.
I'm blind and I can't find your e-mail address to contact you. What's your e-mail address?
Do you always respond to e-mail? Do you profit for adding certain links here? Do you profit from running this website?
No, no, and no
Why don't you have an index for this FAQ?
Do you accept donations?
Are you the Webmaster of Tuxfamily.org too?
I saw someone on the Internet using the name lotusleaf, was/is that you?
Why do you use Linux instead of Operating System X,Y,Z?
Why a .zip file for the download version and not other formats?
How do I verify the signatures (.sig and/or .asc files) provided on the download page?
Please see the instructions on the downloads page
Do you keep an archive of old versions of past bookmarks.html files?
How do I update to a new version of your Lotusleaf's Links bookmarks.html file?
Once you've removed the entries added from the old Lotusleaf's Links bookmarks.html file you previously imported, download the new version, uncompress the .zip so the bookmarks.html file comes out of it, and import the new bookmarks.html file into your web browser's bookmarks section and enjoy the new version!
How do I load the zip file with my web browser?
I'm having trouble importing the bookmarks.html file I downloaded from this site into my web browser, can you help me?
Do you guarantee the downloads available here are problem free?
Please read the disclaimer prior to downloading and/or using any files from this website. I do not make these files available for download elsewhere, (and others should not be making them available for download as they do not have my permission and will never have and I'm stating it here: do not mirror any content from this website) so if you see someone claiming to have my files for download on their site, avoid them and report the violation to me.
What is the checksum file? Do I need it?
If you're a Windows user there are instructions on the Open Office website about using md5
While md5 is popular, I strongly recommend verifying the other sums provided to be sure the files you receive are authentic. Additional information about the other sums used here available at Wikipedia's "Cryptographic hash function" page.
A few of the sums listed, Tiger and Whirlpool were generated by the excellent md5deep program.
Important: Checksums are good, but always verify the GPG signature (.sig) with the .zip file before extracting/using the contents of the download version.
Like the bookmarks.html and .zip file(s) provided here, they come with no guarantee, warranty, etc. Download and/or use them at your own risk, you assume all risk for downloading, executing, importing, otherwise using and/or viewing any file from/on this website. Please do not e-mail me on how to verify these sums, I've provided enough links within this faq and on the downloads page to information for you to learn how to verify the sums.
Do you provide support, e-mail or otherwise for the use of this website and/or files?
Which Application X,Y,Z do you prefer for A,B,C?
Please, no questions like this
Which Linux distribution do you use?
I use several distributions of Linux for many different purposes.
I would like to write about your website for a publication, do you have any information for members of the press?
Where's your blog?
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Do not send me stupid questions like this, I will not answer I'm new to Linux, can you help? Help can be found within the Linux Links section
Can I translate your site for you? redesign your site for you? Can you make a text version of this site? Do you need help with your website?
No, no, no and no
Can you add more links to other Operating Systems?
As with the addition of new links, I add new sections to various parts of this site all the time
Can you make different themes/skins for this site?
Please browse the links yourself, do not e-mail me about locating a particular program.
Can you help me with web design? Can you send me software? Can you answer questions unrelated to this site?
No, no, and no
Why is there a folder on the index (main) page with a version and a # (date) but it says zero (0) next to it?
This shows up because this is an entry I put into the download version to indicate the version number which will show up when you import it into your web browser of choice. When I generate the web version I leave that in each time because I'm lazy. There isn't anything that goes into that folder, it's just to indicate the current version number, so don't worry about it.
The text is so small on your site I can't read it well enough! Help?
If the default font used here appears too small for you, look at your web browser's options/preferences for minimum font and increase it until you're happy.
Instead of doing what you're doing, why not just contribute to del.icio.us or some other site like it for social bookmarking?
I do link to a few sites like that already, but when it comes to my own bookmarks, I would rather not participate in such an activity. I cannot be bought out by a large corporation, I don't have to deal with the clutter of other people's links which may or may not work nor do I have to sort through thousands of links which may be spam or other such garbage. I enjoy having my own site where I not only provide a web version but a download version for others to enjoy.
Why don't you group your 'Misc. Past News Articles of Interest' section by date *and* topic?
I have added the date to titles of links in this section, but were I to group them all by month and year rather than topic/subject you would have to go into different sections based on date to find additional articles rather than all in one place (for the most part) where you can easily search and look through.
- This FAQ page was last modified on: Apr 21, 2007