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NewsForge: GBLUG Already Working on Linux Converts

Jul 03, 2002, 09:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Grant Gross)

"The Glen Burnie Linux Users Group, billed as a different kind of LUG focused solely on evangelizing Linux to new users, started working on its first convert at its first meeting.

"During an organizational meeting last Wednesday, a retired man who said he knew little about Linux showed up, and GBLUG organizer Jamie Harrison sent him away with a Mandrake 8.2 disk set and hooked him up with a more experienced Linux user from the audience to serve as a mentor.

"Even before the GBLUG's first meeting, the group was generating attention and some controversy. In differentiating GBLUG from others -- including a half dozen between Baltimore, Maryland, and northern Virginia -- Harrison has suggested many LUGs are too techno-geeky focused for most new users..."

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