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Lovable LUGgable: Support Your Linux User Group

Jan 11, 2008, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David M. Williams)

"There's no denying that the widespread growth of Linux was due in part to the raw enthusiasm of advocates meeting together under the broad banner of a 'LUG'--a Linux User Group. LUG members were pioneers and cowboys, early adopters and passionate hobbyists. Today, the LUG is different. With the rise of commercial backing, the ease of distro installation, and the omniscience of Google do LUGs still have any role to play in the Linux world?

"Early LUGs ran on the whiff of any oily rag; members had evangelistic zeal as they passionately spruiked the virtues of Linux..."

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