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 2005

Wed, Dec 21, 2005 (tech) ->Beowulf: The Latest Scoop
Sat, Dec 10, 2005 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XIX
Wed, Nov 16, 2005 (tech) ->Time Management for System Administrators
Wed, Oct 19, 2005 (tech) ->Ubuntu with Benjamin Mako Hill
Wed, Sep 21, 2005 (tech) ->SELinux Overview
Sat, Aug 20, 2005 (social) ->Annual Summer BBQ XI
Wed, Aug 17, 2005 (tech) ->PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party VI
Wed, Jul 20, 2005 (tech) ->Ruby on Rails, and jEdit
Wed, Jun 15, 2005 (tech) ->The Xen Virtual Machine Monitor: An Introduction
Wed, May 18, 2005 (tech) ->Programming with POSIX Threads
Wed, Apr 20, 2005 (tech) ->Converting Windows Applications to Linux
Wed, Mar 16, 2005 (tech) ->LinuxSoup VIII: Non Linear Video Editing With Linux & Cinelerra
Wed, Feb 16, 2005 (tech) ->LinuxWorld Q & A
Mon, Jan 24, 2005 (special) ->Advanced Gentoo Linux
Wed, Jan 19, 2005 (tech) ->Ximian and Novell
Mon, Jan 10, 2005 (special) ->Introduction to Gentoo Linux

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We also thank MIT for the use of their facilities.

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