Welcome to BLUG

BLUG was started in 1998 by a small group of computer geeks who wanted to get off Windows and learn from local Unix gurus. We hold a presentation meeting the first Thursday of the month at Bellingham Technical College in Campus Center CC201. On the second Thursday we hold an informal organization meeting with the time and location announced on the mailing list. We also put on special events including the regional LinuxFest Northwest in the Spring.

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Meetings usually take place the 1st and 2nd Thursday of the month. Members should abide by the BLUG code of conduct.
Mike DeMan from Open Access will talk about the base stations his company has designed to run 802.11b securely. It combines BSD, IPSec and many other features in hardware and software. Looks cool.
There will be regular announcements, question and answer, as well as general discussion, followed by
This is probably one of the most important BLUG meetings of the year.
VNC is cross-platform application used to remotely control a computer desktop. You've probably seen PC Anywhere--VNC is not limited to Win32 platforms in the slightest! Jed Reynolds will be covering install and usage.
A crash course in the "Debian Way"(tm).   Learn all that can be mentally digested about GNU, free software, the most heavenly packaging tool on the planet, and how to create order from complete choas! ...in a one hour time span.