The East Grinstead Linux User Group was launched in December 2006. Our primary focus is to arrange trips to meet up with other Linux groups. Details of these activities can be found on the Meetings page.
If you would like to join in our group travel, these are the regular trips:
Sussex Linux User Group (SLUG)
Last Thursday evening of every month (except December). The venue is a private sports club in Horsham and the club requires an entry fee of £3.00. Please see Sussex mailing list for details.
Surrey Linux User Group (SLUG)
Second Saturday of every month, all day. Assorted venues in Guildford, Farnborough and surrounding area.
London Open Solaris User Group (LOSUG)
Third Wednesday evening of every month at the Oracle offices near Moorgate station.
And anything else that takes our interest. Just post to the EGLUG list (details on your membership Welcome email) if you can offer or need help with transport.
If you're interested in joining East Grinstead Linux User Group (EGLUG), then the best thing to do is to post a message on the Sussex LIG mailing list.
Past, Present and Future:
There were monthly meetings in the beginning, but as outlined above we now travel together to larger meetings instead. The main idea is to further people's interest in Linux and surrounding issues. There are still occasional events here.
In the early days, from February 2006, we had monthly workshops here in East Grinstead, usually on the second Thursday of every month or on a Saturday. These were held in small venues equipped with PII/III Linux machines and usually Internet access, ideal for software tryouts. Then we held "task parties" such as remastering Knoppix and getting up and running with Asterisk. A public event on putting old hardware to use attracted some new people. All these and future events have limited places, so entry is by pre-arrangement. There is no fee for admission, although donations towards room hire are welcome.
Anyone wishing to attend should please contact me in advance, as the venues have an attendance restriction.
There is no technical discussion forum for EGLUG; instead you are invited to register with the much larger Sussex Linux User Group (note that we have taken this site down temporarily, pending overhaul). I've been with them since 2004 and the members are very helpful and knowledgable. You may find just the help you are looking for on their mailing list.
East Grinstead Linux User Group
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