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 2003

Wed, Dec 17, 2003 (tech) ->Zope - A Bird's and Worm's Eye View
Wed, Nov 19, 2003 (tech) ->Beowulf Update
Wed, Oct 15, 2003 (tech) ->Gentoo Linux
Wed, Sep 17, 2003 (tech) ->PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party IV
Wed, Aug 20, 2003 (tech) ->Mac OS X Server and Apple's Xserver platform
Wed, Jul 16, 2003 (tech) ->GNU Privacy Guard: HOWTO
Sat, Jul 12, 2003 (social) ->Annual Summer BBQ IX
Wed, Jun 18, 2003 (tech) ->Introduction to Qt
Sun, Jun 15, 2003 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XV
Wed, May 21, 2003 (tech) ->Overview of Request Tracker
Wed, Apr 16, 2003 (tech) ->CUPS: Common Unix Printing System
Sat, Apr 12, 2003 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XIV
Wed, Mar 19, 2003 (tech) ->LinuxSoup VI: More on Linux in the Enterprise
Sat, Feb 22, 2003 (special) ->Beowulf BarnRaising at Mount Ida College
Wed, Feb 19, 2003 (tech) ->Handheld Linux and the HP/Compaq iPaq
Wed, Feb 19, 2003 (tech) ->Handheld Linux and the HP/Compaq iPaq
Wed, Feb 19, 2003 (tech) ->Handheld Linux and the HP/Compaq iPaq
Wed, Feb 19, 2003 (tech) ->Handheld Linux and the HP/Compaq iPaq
Wed, Feb 19, 2003 (tech) ->Handheld Linux and the HP/Compaq iPaq
Wed, Feb 19, 2003 (tech) ->Handheld Linux and the HP/Compaq iPaq
Tue, Jan 21, 2003 (special) ->Introduction to Gentoo Linux
Wed, Jan 15, 2003 (tech) ->PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party III

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