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 2009

Wed, Dec 16, 2009 (tech) ->Building Google's Chromium OS
Sat, Dec 05, 2009 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XXXV
Wed, Nov 18, 2009 (tech) ->AMD-V: AMD64 virtualization extension
Wed, Oct 21, 2009 (tech) ->Virtualization on the Desktop
Wed, Sep 16, 2009 (tech) ->PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party X
Sat, Aug 22, 2009 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XXXIV
Wed, Aug 19, 2009 (tech) ->Double Header: Branding the Bazaar, and Drupal Content Management System
Sat, Jul 18, 2009 (social) ->Annual Summer BBQ XV
Wed, Jul 15, 2009 (tech) ->Building an open-source PVR (TiVo workalike) with Fedora
Wed, Jun 17, 2009 (tech) ->BLU 15th Anniversary, and Rooftops III Municipal Wireless
Sat, May 30, 2009 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XXXIII
Wed, May 20, 2009 (tech) ->Hacking your Portable Linux Server
Sat, Apr 25, 2009 (special) ->BarCampBoston 4 (2-day event)
Wed, Apr 15, 2009 (tech) ->UNIX, Linux, and BSD: A Look Back (again)
Wed, Mar 18, 2009 (tech) ->Doc Searls on Vendor Relationship Management
Sat, Feb 28, 2009 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XXXII
Fri, Feb 20, 2009 (special) ->Virtualization Deep Dive Day
Wed, Feb 18, 2009 (tech) ->Linux Total Cost of Ownership
Wed, Jan 21, 2009 (tech) ->Improving online education and documentation for developers

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We also thank MIT for the use of their facilities.

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