Whether you're running GNU/Linux as your desktop operating system or interested in doing so, this Meetup is for you. Our goal is to create an environment that's welcoming, fun, and educational.
The argument for open source ("free" as in speech) software is stronger than ever.
GNU/Linux has been wildly successful in the server market.
Desktop GNU/Linux operating systems like Ubuntu provide a rich end-user experience on par or better than commercial rivals in many respects.
...Yet the uptake of using GNU/Linux as an end-user (desktop/laptop) operating system still lags. This Meetup aims to end that by:
1. Creating a community of GNU/Linux on the desktop enthusiasts.
2. Providing a venue where GNU/Linux questions can get asked by users of all levels.
3. Fostering GNU/Linux on the desktop evangelism. Let's spread the word!
We welcome long time GNU/Linux enthusiasts, those who've heard of GNU/Linux but aren't even sure what it is, and everyone in between. Join us!
We're part of BLU! BLU is the Boston Linux & Unix User Group and has been meeting actively since 1994. BLU does a fantastic job of covering topics across the broad spectrum of GNU/Linux, from technical topics to end-user topics. I'm excited that BLU has invited our group to become a sub- group of theirs. This gives us tremendous support from more experienced users and allows us to coordinate events. As a sub- group, we aim to focus on using GNU/Linux on the desktop and attracting new and less technical users to the platform. To learn more about BLU, please visit http://www. blu.org.
To learn more about our group, please visit http://LibreBoston.org.
Boston's Free Software Community
Akamai Technologies Inc
150 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
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Will R. (Organizer)
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