"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..."