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 2004

Wed, Dec 15, 2004 (tech) ->What's New with BSD
Wed, Nov 17, 2004 (tech) ->Beowulf Supercomputing: 2004 Update
Sat, Nov 06, 2004 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XVIII
Wed, Oct 20, 2004 (tech) ->The State of X11
Wed, Sep 15, 2004 (tech) ->PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party V
Wed, Aug 18, 2004 (tech) ->Subversion: A Source Control System
Sat, Jul 24, 2004 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XVII
Wed, Jul 21, 2004 (tech) ->Double Feature: Memory Leaks, and Linux in the Enterprise
Sat, Jul 10, 2004 (social) ->Annual Summer BBQ X
Sun, Jun 27, 2004 (industry) ->USENIX'04 - Jun 27 thru Jul 2
Wed, Jun 16, 2004 (tech) ->Our 10th Anniversary
Wed, May 19, 2004 (tech) ->Two Topics: RouteWord, and MythTV
Wed, Apr 21, 2004 (tech) ->Linux Terminal Server Project
Wed, Mar 17, 2004 (tech) ->LinuxSoup VII:Movie Production with Linux & Cinelerra
Sat, Feb 28, 2004 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XVI
Wed, Feb 18, 2004 (tech) ->Developing J2ME Applications on Linux
Wed, Jan 21, 2004 (tech) ->Extreme Programming: One Team's Experience
Tue, Jan 13, 2004 (special) ->Advanced Gentoo Linux
Thu, Jan 08, 2004 (special) ->Introduction to Gentoo Linux

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We also thank MIT for the use of their facilities.

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