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LJ Staff

Issue #7, November 1994

Linux Journal would like to promote and support user group meetings, and plans on having a column dedicated to LUGs.

Is there a Linux User Group meeting in your area that you attend? Would you like to find one? Would you like to start one? Linux Journal would like to promote and support user group meetings, and plans on having a column dedicated to LUGs. We’d like to include both announcements of meetings and perhaps brief summaries, too, as space permits. Also, since Linux Journal does have some readers who aren’t yet connected to the Internet, please provide contact information other than e-mail addresses in your submissions. Thanks!


Toronto, Canada

The inaugural meeting of the Toronto Linux User’s Group was held on August 31, at 7pm. The North York Public Library at 5120 Yonge Street was the location of the event. If you’d like more information about this LUG, please send e-mail to Laszlo Herczeg at las@light-house.gts.org.



One hundred copies of Linux Journal were ordered for the September 10th meeting of the Belgian Unix systems User’s Group. We didn’t get any further information about what they did at this meeting, but you might be able to find out from Jan Vanhercke at java@java.be.


Phoenix, AZ

The PLUG (Phoenix Linux User’s Group) had their August meeting at the Arizona Center Food Court at 11:45am on the eleventh of August. Highlights included an InfoMagic CD give-away and a report from “The Other Side” (i.e., NetBSD). For more information send e-mail to plug@tsiung.dist.maricopa .edu.


Salt Lake City, UT

The August meeting of the Salt Lake Linux User’s Group meeting was held on the 18th, at the Sandy Library (10010 S. Petunia Way, Sandy) at 7pm. Bryan Ford was the guest speaker and the focus of the meeting was on operating system features. For more information about the SLLUG, send e-mail to vir@xmission.com.

Long Island Linux

Long Island, NY

The Board of Directors of the Suffolk County Computer Association (SCCA) has resolved to establish a Linux user group named Long Island Linux. Anyone interested is asked to send e-mail to Jim Edwardson at ceo@van.gapi.com.

Youngstown State University, OH

A Linux User’s Group at Youngstown State University for North-East Ohio is in the beginning organizational stages. Contact Steven A. DuChene at sduchene@cis.ysu.edu or s0017210@cc.ysu.edu if you would like more information.

DC Linux User’s Group

Washington, DC

The DC Linux User’s Group meets at NIH Bethesda, Building 12A. Meetings are typically the first Wednesday of each month with presentations starting at 7pm. NIH is just inside the Beltway on Wisconsin Avenue. A WWW map is available. Meeting notices are posted to dc.general and dc.org.linux-users. Contact: Przemek Klosowski, przemek@rrdjazz.nist.gov or (301) 975-6249.


Scotch Plains, NJ

Since early spring, the The LUNICS SIG, an offshoot of the ACGNJ (Amateur Computer User Group of NJ), has been meeting on the second Friday of the month at the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad in Scotch Plains, NJ. The group is composed mainly of Linux users but welcomes Unix, Coherent, Free/Net-BSD freaks. Meetings have included everything from a demo of Linux projected from a MasterSport II to a screen, to a demo of “mouseless X-windows”, to extensive random access. For further information, e-mail to Peter Fillingham at pete@panix.com.

Brookhaven National Lab, NY

This LUG is fairly active, with 30 members and meeting once a week. More information from Jim Quinn, JQUINN@bnlnr.hfbr.bnl.gov.


Portland, OR

The Portland Linux User’s Group and Mutual Aid Society meets the third Saturday each month, usually at the Round Table Pizza at SE Foster and Holgate in Portland at 4pm. For more information contact Sean Utt at seanu@plaza.ds.adp.com, or use the PLUG mailing list plug@aseTT.com.


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