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Old 03-11-2014, 10:15 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Arty Ziff View Post
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.
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It's all caused by the presence of the forums.
Old 07-17-2014, 05:06 PM   #33
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The public library system in my neck of the woods uses Linux (of the Mint variety now) almost exclusively, excepting a few Windows 7 boxes, but a library that employs Linux does not a LUG make.

I've sought out other users, but nothing has come together. Perhaps the expanding nature of Linux distributions and the
proliferation of readily available Linux aids online is the reason for the seeming decline of LUG.

Regardless, I'm still interested in forming one, if I can't find one.


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