Heads Up! Hull Linux Group

We are starting to feature all the wonderful techie groups which go on in our area, and one which attracts a good following is the Hull Linux User Group!

Hull LUG (Linux User Group) is a group for those using, or interested in GNU/Linux (commonly referred to as simply Linux). They are based in Hull, East Yorkshire, UK but welcome members from surrounding areas as well as those living in Hull itself.

Many discussions take place about Open Source and Free software at the meetings and through their on-line forums. Technical support and knowledge is shared both online and offline.Β  In the spirit of the Linux community it is free. They share CDs and boot disks and always welcome new members – regardless of technical ability or knowledge.

They don’t just talk about their adventures with Linux. As well as having a certain amount of sympathy for users of proprietary operating systems πŸ˜‰ , they talk about computers in general, as well as films, music, gadgets and all aspects of technology.

Anyone who has an interest in Linux, whatever your level of expertise, is very much welcome to join, they’re a very informal group. If you’d like to become a member, please head over to their forums, sign up and maybe post a little about yourself in the introductory thread.

The monthly meetings of ‘Beer & Bytes’ are informal, and held on the first Tuesday of each month at the Old Grey Mare on Cottingham Road (opposite the University). However they are currently looking for a more suitable location, so check out http://hulllug.org for full up-to-date details.

Personal note > having just purchased a netbook running XP (the less said the better), I am looking forward to investigating Linux for the very first time! All advice is much appreciated πŸ™‚ Cheers, Jon.

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5 Responses to “Heads Up! Hull Linux Group”

  1. Dave Harding
    June 25, 2009 at 11:44 am #

    The best advise is to get an OS best suited to your netbook – That would be…uurrrmm…a Linux one πŸ˜‰

    http://hulllg.org

  2. Jackie Plage
    June 25, 2009 at 12:06 pm #

    Thank you very much for featuring the LUG on Hull Digital, it’s very much appreciated by all of us!

    As Dave has said, Linux particularly lends itself to netbooks. I’m currently running Ubuntu Netbook Remix on my Samsung N110 but really any distribution you want to try should run well. If you’ve never used Linux before however I thoroughly recommend starting with either Ubuntu (desktop or netbook remix) or Linux Mint, both are very ‘new user friendly’. πŸ™‚

  3. admin
    June 25, 2009 at 12:10 pm #

    Hi Dave and Jackie!

    I think I’m leaning towards UNBRemixed too, although has this just changed name to easypeasy or similar?

    Until Apple pull their finger out and give me a 10″ MacBook Nano, the S101 netbook works pretty well, but using XP is a depressing experience πŸ˜‰

  4. Jackie Plage
    June 25, 2009 at 12:27 pm #

    Hi Jon πŸ™‚

    No it hasn’t changed its name, you can download it from here – http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download-netbook

    Easy Peasy is based on UNR (though an older version, or it was when I checked a couple weeks ago), speciffically for the Eee netbooks.

    My advice is to give a couple a try until you find one you’re comfortable with. I ended up with UNR purely because it seemed to give my netbook the best battery life.

    If you need any help or advice with installation and getting up and running, feel free to drop by our forums and ask. We’re a very approachable bunch. πŸ™‚

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