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 Linux 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.
The Desktop Sub-group of BLU (Boston Linux & Unix User Group)
January 7 · 6:30 PM
Free Culture & Free Software: Meet the Creative Commons
What is free culture and its relationship to free software? How are Creative Commons licenses revolutionizing how we create, share and collaborate?
Don't miss this talk... Learn more
December 6, 2014 · 9:00 AM
Boston Linux Installfest LIV
Want help installing GNU/Linux on your desktop, laptop, netbook, or other device? Our parent organization (BLU) will be holding an Installfest where you can get the help... Learn more
November 5, 2014 · 6:30 PM
Learning to Change the World
Join us as Walter Bender presents "Learning to Change the World: How the Technology and Culture of Free Software Can Fuel a Learning Revolution One Teacher and One Child... Learn more
September 20, 2014 · 9:00 AM
Software Freedom Day
Join us at our annual celebration of free software. This year's schedule includes talks on: free software for smart phones, protecting your privacy, how to contribute to... Learn more
September 17, 2014 · 6:30 PM
Crypto News + Keysigning Party
Don't miss Bill Ricker's annual Crypto News update, plus special guest, Shava Nerad, founding executive director of the Tor Project. Learn how to use encryption and get... Learn more