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.
The first ever Interlugnic/LFNW 2004 kickoff. Location:

"Follow the Light"   Koinonia Church
1063 Hoquiam Ave. NE Renton WA. 98059-4315
phone: (425)430.8858
The next meeting will be an install fest / hardware type of meeting with a special emphasis on Debian.   Anyone who wants help installing or configuring Linux can bring their machine and get lots of help and encouragement.
I'll be providing an introduction to setting up and running a simple Linux-based server for some popular 3D action games like Quake, Unreal Tournament, or Half-Life.
Install Fest! Bring your box and have the linux gurus of blug help you install and configure your favorite flavor of linux. There will be lots of disto's to choose from. These events are a lot of fun so don't miss it.
Virtual Private Networks provide authenticated and encrypted connections between machines over the Internet.   Many good open source VPN systems are available.