Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

Meetings and Events


Our group has been meeting since April 1994. We formed our group as part of The Boston Computer Society (BCS); when the overall BCS organization dissolved itself, we chose to continue on as an independent user group.

Most of our meetings are held on the M.I.T. campus. Here is M.I.T.'s list of User Groups on Campus, including the dates and locations each group has scheduled.

Index of speakers at BLU events



Meeting Schedule


2017 / 2016 / 2015 / 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007 / 2006 / 2005 / 2004 / 2003 / 2002 / 2001 / 2000 / 1999 / 1998 / 1997 / 1996 / 1995 / 1994

Schedule for 1996

Wed, Dec 18, 1996 (tech) ->Java: The Big Picture
Sat, Dec 14, 1996 (industry) ->Ken Gordon Show
Wed, Nov 20, 1996 (tech) ->Unix Standardization
Wed, Oct 16, 1996 (tech) ->Watch Out For Flying SPARCs! - A SparcLinux Demonstration
Wed, Sep 18, 1996 (tech) ->PGP and Electronic Privacy
Wed, Aug 21, 1996 (tech) ->Introduction to Scilab
Sat, Aug 17, 1996 (social) ->Linux Cafe/BBQ
Wed, Jul 17, 1996 (tech) ->GNU HURD: The Latest News
Wed, Jun 19, 1996 (tech) ->Linux/Alpha: One Year Later
Wed, May 15, 1996 (tech) ->Linux Security: A Firewall HOWTO
Wed, Apr 17, 1996 (tech) ->Linux and Commercial UNIX: Adversaries or Bedfellows?
Fri, Apr 12, 1996 (social) ->Linux Cafe
Wed, Mar 20, 1996 (tech) ->Beginners Clinic: HOTWO Install RedHat Linux
Wed, Feb 21, 1996 (tech) ->General Q+A - Bring your questions, problems, and horror stories!
Wed, Jan 17, 1996 (tech) ->Introduction to Modula-3

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