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 2010

Wed, Dec 15, 2010 (tech) ->Virtualization with OpenVZ
Sat, Nov 20, 2010 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XXXVIII
Wed, Nov 17, 2010 (tech) ->Google's Android Phone OS
Wed, Oct 20, 2010 (tech) ->Hardware Hacking: Atomic Clock Building
Wed, Sep 15, 2010 (tech) ->PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party XI, plus a talk by V. Alex Brennan
Wed, Aug 18, 2010 (tech) ->Linux-friendly online backups
Sat, Aug 14, 2010 (social) ->Annual Summer BBQ XVI
Wed, Jul 21, 2010 (tech) ->Free Software and Web Applications
Wed, Jun 16, 2010 (tech) ->Secure Data Deletion Under linux
Sat, May 22, 2010 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XXXVII
Wed, May 19, 2010 (tech) ->Open Source and Astaro's business
Wed, Apr 21, 2010 (tech) ->Speech Recognition with Dragon NaturallySpeaking and WINE
Wed, Mar 17, 2010 (tech) ->SUSE Studio
Sat, Feb 27, 2010 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XXXVI
Wed, Feb 17, 2010 (tech) ->Open Mike Night
Wed, Jan 20, 2010 (tech) ->Doc Searls Returns

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