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 2006

Wed, Dec 20, 2006 (tech) ->VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3 and the Changing Role of the OS
Sat, Nov 18, 2006 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XXIII
Wed, Nov 15, 2006 (tech) ->Porting the Linux kernel
Wed, Nov 15, 2006 (tech) ->Porting the Linux kernel
Wed, Nov 15, 2006 (tech) ->Porting the Linux kernel
Wed, Nov 15, 2006 (tech) ->Porting the Linux kernel
Wed, Nov 15, 2006 (tech) ->Porting the Linux kernel
Wed, Nov 15, 2006 (tech) ->Porting the Linux kernel
Wed, Nov 15, 2006 (tech) ->Porting the Linux kernel
Wed, Nov 15, 2006 (tech) ->Porting the Linux kernel
Wed, Nov 15, 2006 (tech) ->Porting the Linux kernel
Wed, Oct 18, 2006 (tech) ->Enterprise-Class Virtualization with Open Source Technologies
Wed, Sep 20, 2006 (tech) ->PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party VII
Sat, Aug 19, 2006 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XXII
Wed, Aug 16, 2006 (tech) ->Rooftop WLAN Project
Sat, Jul 22, 2006 (social) ->Annual Summer BBQ XII
Wed, Jul 19, 2006 (tech) ->SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
Wed, Jun 21, 2006 (tech) ->The Linux startup process
Sat, May 20, 2006 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XXI
Wed, May 17, 2006 (tech) ->Sybase on Linux
Wed, Apr 19, 2006 (tech) ->Introduction to Wind River Workbench
Wed, Mar 15, 2006 (tech) ->Linux Soup IX: Linux and PDAs
Sat, Mar 04, 2006 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XX
Wed, Feb 15, 2006 (tech) ->Overview of Plone, a Content Management System
Wed, Jan 18, 2006 (tech) ->Free and Open Source Software: Reaching for the Stars

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Synoptek hosts our servers
We also thank MIT for the use of their facilities.

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