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 2007

Wed, Dec 19, 2007 (tech) ->Astaro Security Gateway: a Linux-based security appliance
Wed, Nov 21, 2007 (tech) ->The Making of MythDora
Sat, Nov 10, 2007 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XXVII
Wed, Oct 17, 2007 (tech) ->Splunk, "The IT search engine"
Wed, Sep 19, 2007 (tech) ->PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party VIII
Sat, Aug 18, 2007 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XXVI
Wed, Aug 15, 2007 (tech) ->XenSource and XenEnterprise: Delivering the Power of Xen
Sat, Jul 21, 2007 (social) ->Annual Summer BBQ XIII
Wed, Jul 18, 2007 (tech) ->Trixbox: a telephony application platform based on Asterisk
Wed, Jun 20, 2007 (tech) ->Ruby on Rails
Sat, May 19, 2007 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XXV
Wed, May 16, 2007 (tech) ->Meldware Communication Suite: Groupware for Linux
Wed, Apr 18, 2007 (tech) ->MythTV: A Roll-Your-Own TiVo Alternative
Wed, Mar 21, 2007 (tech) ->Linux Soup X: Red Hat 5 Virtualization
Sat, Feb 24, 2007 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XXIV
Wed, Feb 21, 2007 (tech) ->Virtual Storage in a VMWare Server Environment
Wed, Jan 17, 2007 (tech) ->Dynamic Network Mapping (PBNJ + Nmap)

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We also thank MIT for the use of their facilities.

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