Originally Published: Wednesday, 25 August 1999 Author: Jerald Garvis
Published to: news_interact_lugs/LUGs News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

NY Area LUG Report

Ok, so you have finally gone Open Source and installed Linux on your trusted PC. Now what? How do you keep up with what's new? How do you fix the problem with the sound card it won't detect? How will you keep learning in general and talk to others about this cool new OS you have?

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Ok, so you have finally gone Open Source and installed Linux on your trusted PC. Now what? How do you keep up with what's new? How do you fix the problem with the sound card it won't detect? How will you keep learning in general and talk to others about this cool new OS you have?

Well, one way is to join a Linux Users Group, or a "LUG". Joining a LUG is a great way to keep up to date on what's going on in the Linux world, as well as a great way to meet others who are interested in Linux. LUG's generally hold periodical meetings, once a month or so, where they arrange for guest as a great way to meet others who are interested in Linux. LUG's generally hold periodical meetings, once a month or so, where they arrange for guest speakers to give presentations on various things Linux. They also hold Installfests and other special events. When you join you can also subscribe to a mailing list, where you can post and read messages from fellow users.

Joining a LUG can be as easy as showing up to a meeting or sending an e-mail to the LUG coordinator. Here at Linux.com we will be listing LUG's from the various parts of the world, to make it easier for you to locate one in your area, and we will try to keep you up to date on the LUG event schedules. I'm from New York so, to start with, here is a listing of the active New York State LUG's upcoming events:

RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) Linux Users Group: Rochester, New York Web Site: http://www.rit.net/lug Contact: sporter@rit.net InstallFest - Saturday, September 18th LUGOR, Linux Users Group Of Rochester: Rochester, New York Web Site: http://www.lugor.org Contact: lugor@realtime1.com Meetings are held at Northern Telecom (NORTEL) on the third Thursday of the month from 7:00-8:30pm. NORTEL is at 97 Humboldt St., one building east of the Culver and Humboldt intersection on the south side of the street. Park in the upper parking lot on the west side about halfway back and come in the main entrance at the front of the building. Everyone will need to sign in at the guard desk and be escorted to the meeting room.

LUNY Linux Users of New York: New York City, New York Web Site: http://www.luny.org Contact: matt@tempest.com Meetings are usually held the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30pm - 9:00pm at 55 Broad Street, the premier wired building in Silicon Alley.

LILUG Long Island Linux Users Group: Web Site: Brookhaven, New York http://www.lilug.org Contact: lilug-discuss-subscribe@flatclub.ml.org We meet on the second Tuesday of every month at SUNY Farmingdale, in a building and room announced well in advance of the meeting (different meeting topics require different rooms) at 8 PM. Please feel free to come join us! No invitation needed, we are open to everyone, no matter how much or how little experience you may have! Location: 165 Lupton Hall, SUNY Farmindale (Meetings are held in Lupton Hall, Room 165 unless otherwise advertised.)

UUGW UNIX Users Group of Watertown, informally the Linux Users Group of Northern New York: Watertown, New York Web Site: None Contact: ebusto@hotmail.com We meet the first Thursday of every month, from 7pm until 9pm, at the IMCNET offices on the square.





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