Originally Posted by Arty Ziff
LUGs can also use community rooms at libraries and community centers, and sometimes city halls.
Here's a question: Is Linux now too "mainstream" for lugs? Many distros no longer take much effort to install and configure on most computers, and say what you will about Ubuntu, but it is very "consumer friendly".
The Internet shrinking the world has made LUGs less necessary I guess, but I think there's still room for them. With Linux becoming more user friendly, I would think that would open the doors to a wider variety of topics that can be covered. I'm not sure if Installfests are all that necessary anymore, but they are still happening here in Boston so I assume there are still people well served by them.
The beauty of Linux UGs is that you can gear them towards different crowds. The beginning desktop user and the 'power' users (for lack of a better term). I for one would love to go to a meeting covering Systemd and creating RPMs for instance.