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.
Members of the LUG may be interested in attending or helping promote LinuxLive - a pro-Linux event where we demonstrate what the OS can do for the average computer user. The event is being held on the 15th March 2014 at the Pervasive Media Studio in the Watershed, Bristol.
We are also seeking additional funding for this event for marketing and materials. If you feel you can contribute, please see our GoGetFunding page.
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.
The mailing list is managed by the Mailman list manager software.
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.