Welcome to South Mississippi Linux Users Group

SMLUG is a group of computer and technology enthusiasts that meets once a month to promote the free and open philosophy and to share ideas and knowledge. Linux is a free and open source operating system developed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). The GNU General Public License is intended to guarantee your freedom to share and change all versions of a program and to make sure it remains free software for all its users. If you have an interest in learning Linux as a career, or just for personal use, attend the next meeting to find out what the group has to offer.

What's happening at the meeting

There were 8 people in attendance at the December meeting. The meeting location had to be changed a few hours before it started due to the USM campus being closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The USM website calendar had been redesigned recently and the date wasn't noticed until the morning of the meeting. The USM campus will also be closed for meetings in March and April. An alternate meeting location will need to be found for those meetings. Check the website for upcoming meeting times and location.

Since January's meeting location had to be changed suddenly and no presentation hardware was available, the presentation scheduled for last month will be pushed to the February meeting. The topic will be about using RedHat's kickstart utility. Kickstart is used for automated installation of RedHat Linux and other derivative RedHat distributions, allowing for quicker and more consistent installs across multiple systems.

SMLUG will be holding open discussions on Linux, free, and open source related topics. Member's are encouraged to share topics and projects, if possible a short hands-on demo would be informative and welcomed. Our meetings are free and open to public.