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 2012

Wed, Dec 19, 2012 (tech) ->Building an ARM Laptop with Raspberry Pi
Sat, Dec 08, 2012 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XLVI
Wed, Dec 05, 2012 (desktop) ->Free (Software) for the Holidays
Wed, Nov 21, 2012 (tech) ->Porting Linux to ARM Servers
Wed, Nov 07, 2012 (desktop) ->GNU/Linux Desktop Election 2012
Wed, Oct 17, 2012 (tech) ->Moodle - Learning with the Power of Open Source
Wed, Sep 19, 2012 (tech) ->PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party XIII
Sat, Sep 08, 2012 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XLV
Wed, Aug 15, 2012 (tech) ->Evolution of GNOME in the FOSS ecosystem
Sat, Jul 28, 2012 (social) ->Annual Summer BBQ XVIII
Wed, Jul 18, 2012 (tech) ->The Virtual Desktop
Thu, Jul 12, 2012 (desktop) ->Best Desktop GNU/Linux Tricks & Tips
Wed, Jun 20, 2012 (tech) ->Big Game : Linux on Small Hardware
Wed, Jun 13, 2012 (desktop) ->Desktop Linux - Trade Tips, Get Active
Sat, Jun 02, 2012 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XLIV
Wed, May 16, 2012 (tech) ->Hacking Embedded Linux: More Hardware than You Require
Wed, Apr 18, 2012 (tech) ->Linux Soup XII.2: LVM Fundamentals and CGroups
Sat, Mar 24, 2012 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XLIII
Wed, Mar 21, 2012 (tech) ->Linux Soup XII: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager
Sat, Mar 10, 2012 (special) ->Virtualization Deep Dive Day 2012
Wed, Feb 15, 2012 (tech) ->Full-Disk Encryption
Wed, Feb 01, 2012 (special) ->EEHPC today : Introduction to Adapteva Epiphany and AMD Zacate
Thu, Jan 19, 2012 (special) ->Freedom in "the Cloud"? Dr. Richard Stallman (RMS) discusses SOPA, PIPA and more
Wed, Jan 18, 2012 (tech) ->Security with Snort and OSSEC

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We also thank MIT for the use of their facilities.

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