Discuss different Linux Distributions, Desktop Environments and Applications

Skewers Bar and Grill

Our first meet up location will be Skewers Bar and Grill - 1013 West Main Street, Durham, NC 27701.

We will be serving free Beer, BBQ Wings, and Hummus and Pita bread. 

Thursday October 10, 2013 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This will be our first meetup so it will be free flowing as we get to know the group. 


1.) We will introduce ourselves to the group and talk about what moved us to switch to Open source software.

1.) We will compare different Linux distributions and discuss what they offer. 

2.) We will talk about different desktop environments such as Ubuntu's Unity, Gnome 3, KDE, XFCE and Pantheon Shell.

3.) We will take a look at the our own most commonly used Linux applications.

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  • Clifton D.

    I was pleased with the topics and discussion we had tonight and look forward to meeting some of the other members and getting to know many more things about LINUX.

    October 11, 2013

  • Charles A J.

    If time allows at the end, I could use some help turning a 17" Windows laptop -> linux.

    October 10, 2013

    • Leon J.

      It was an awesome meet up. I appreciate the guys who could make it. Good times! Hope to see everyone next time.

      October 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Wish I could have been there. Glad it was a success. Lots of other big meet ups in this area, takes some careful planning to find a "good enough" slot.

      October 11, 2013

  • Rick P.

    Sorry to change my RSVP but I am already late with a Coursera R-focused homework assignment and am still working on it.

    October 10, 2013

  • Indika K.

    Got a scheduling conflict. I will definitely make the next one.

    October 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sure this is an unfortunate accident, but this conflicts with the other LUG in the area, TriLUG. http://trilug.org/2013-10-10/dn...­

    October 7, 2013

    • Leon J.

      Yeah, I had no idea. I can't change because I have already scheduled with the establishment that's hosting.

      October 7, 2013

  • Leon J.

    This is our first meetup so I wanted us to start out getting to know each other. We can then move into the technologies and what we want to learn from each other. From there I can schedule meetups for those technologies and topics.

    October 7, 2013

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