Welcome to South Mississippi Linux Users Group

SMLUG is a group of computer and technology enthusiasts that meets once a month to promote the free and open philosophy and to share ideas and knowledge. Linux is a free and open source operating system developed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). The GNU General Public License is intended to guarantee your freedom to share and change all versions of a program and to make sure it remains free software for all its users. If you have an interest in learning Linux as a career, or just for personal use, attend the next meeting to find out what the group has to offer.

What's happening at the meeting

There were 5 people in attendance at the December meeting. We discussed redesigning the web site and what needed to be done to attract and retain members. It was decided that the group would make an effort to recruit new members through media outlets where available and also to revive the "Science Cafe on the Coast" presentations through schools, libraries and other venues. In an effort to retain anyone coming to their first meeting most all in attendance felt there should be a basic introductory course explaining why the terminal is a much more visible part of Linux and how to become proficient and at ease with its use.

SMLUG will be holding open discussions on Linux, free, and open source related topics. Member's are encouraged to share topics and projects, if possible a short hands-on demo would be informative and welcomed. Our meetings are free and open to public.

For the January meeting members are requested to bring a list of hardware that could be used in a practice install fest. For those that are unfamiliar about installfests. An Installfest is a special occasion when computer users get together to help each other install new operating systems, usually Linux and related programs.