Welcome to the Bristol and Bath Linux User Group
We are an informal group of Linux enthusiasts from Bristol, Bath and surrounding areas. We meet monthly and run a mailing list.
Linux Presentation Day
Members of the Bristol and Bath Linux User Group are holding a Linux Presentation Day event on Saturday October 22nd 2016, between 12 noon and 6pm with free entry, at Cafe Kino, 108 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3RU; conveniently located in the centre of Bristol.
We will be demonstrating how easy it can be to set up a standard laptop or desktop PC with Linux. As well as giving away DVD/USB's to try out or install Linux, along with other fun freebies.
Since the world has become much more mobile in recent years, mobile Linux will be demonstrated at the event in various forms.
We will also be demonstrating Creative Commons which is focussed on the sharing of multimedia and creative works. At the event we will be giving an idea as to what it's about, including a showcase of Creative Commons, music, movies, and graphics.
Feel free to drop in on our Facebook page for more information, to get involved or to ask questions.
The primary day-to-day method of communication with the LUG is done via an e-mail discussion/mailing list.
If you haven't participated on a mailing list before, especially one of a technical nature, you might like to read the guide kindly contributed by a fellow LUG member, which can help avoid some of the more common pitfalls.
If you don't want to read it, please be aware of the following actions that may rile some of the regulars:
- Asking lots of questions at short intervals.
- Asking the same questions multiple times.
- Asking questions that frequently could be resolved with a quick google or perhaps "man -k <keyword>".
- Frequently not providing enough information, making helpers play "twenty questions".
- Forgetting that we do this for gratis - we're not a support desk taking money off you, so we have no SLAs to uphold. If you want SLAs and politeness (even when it's pilot error), pay for a support contract from someone. If you don't/can't pay, you take your chances with us. Most of the time though, we play nicely.
- Asking questions on behalf of a money-taking organisation.
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To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change your preferences, there is a dedicated page.
Archives are available since the transition to Mailman (22nd August 2002) at the above page. Aside from the Mailman provided ones, there are no archives of the list currently before the transition date.