The ‘LUG’ is a gathering place for persons interested in Linux at the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Washtenaw Community College, and the general public in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area.

Membership to our group is informal, and there is no official membership role. You may feel free to drop in and join as you wish. While donations are accepted to help cover expenses, there are no dues.

If you have a presentation you would like to do for the Washtenaw Linux Users Group, or suggestions for what you would like to learn at the meetings, please feel free to contact The Lugwash President with your offer or suggestions. We are always looking for interesting presentations at all technical levels. We encourage member participation in the LUG.

Do you want to share what you have learned? Feel free to come in and talk. Here are a few suggestions for topics:

  • Creative Commons, Open Source, and the GPL
  • Distributions – What distributions are available and how they differ
  • Installing software from packages, and from source.
  • Sound – How to make it work
  • Understanding the Linux file system.
  • The Linux boot process.
  • Grasping Linux Security
  • Databases – What is available and how to put them to work
  • CGI – How CGI works and how to use it
  • FAX Server – What packages are available and how they work
  • Modules – What they are, how to configure them
  • New Kernels – Why should I upgrade? What is going to break?
  • X-Config (KDE) – What it is? What is differnet/better? How to install it
  • Kernel compile – When do I need to recompile my kernel and how is it done
  • Office Applications – What applications are available? How good are they?
  • Perl
  • PHP
  • Using virtual machines
  • How E-mail works
  • Home Networks & IP Masquerading
  • Routing and IPv6
  • Making Patches