Edinburgh Linux Users Group

We are a not-for-profit group based in Edinburgh. We aim to promote the use of Linux, other Open Source tools and provide user help in a convivial setting, through talks, demos and related volunteer-led activities.

Meetings are held monthly except in August due to the festival.

For more details view our website at edlug.gitlab.io

  • This month Ian Stuart will be giving us an overview of Jupyter Notebooks, a solution for active web-based documents with running code in them, and how he deployed it on Kubernetes.

    We’ll be meeting at Akva at 7pm, for a 7:15pm start, in the upper mezzanine; then social from 8pm

    +++

    If you have never been to one of these meetings, just know that it's friendly and informal - grab a pint or a soda, come ask questions, get help with open source software and Linux, and enjoy some geeky company!

    There is often a Linux laptop on hand for a quick show and tell for anyone who is curious, and you can also bring your own laptop to troubleshoot Linux, or try Linux on your own laptop - without installing it.

  • To kick off the new year Paul Broadwith will give us a talk on some technology you’d probably not expect to feature at a LUG…

    He’ll be talking about the open source edition of Chocolatey, a package manager for …. Windows !

    “Wait, EdLUG will talk about a Windows tool ??”

    It is, more generally, an Open Source tool (Apache 2.0 license), which also enables a new way of discovering and installing applications. Introducing CLI package management to Windows users can be a helpful way to ease them into the idea of using a terminal - and make the case for Linux that much easier to present.

    It runs on the command line, typically in PowerShell, and behaves pretty much like package managers you know like APT, dnf/yum or npm. In fact, it is more like ‘yaourt’ and the Arch User Repository in that the packages are community-curated. You can even install graphical apps like Firefox and Filezilla with it.

    So come along for a journey of discovery, Windows and Linux users alike!

    We’ll be meeting at...

  • Right in line with the back-to-uni crowd, we’ll be doing an Introduction to Linux session for those who are curious about it but never knew where to start! We’ll cover

    * What it is
    * Who uses it
    * How to get it
    * How to install it
    * Introduce the concept of Live USB
    * How to find and install software on it

    After which, we’ll do a quick showcase of some popular, beginner-friendly distros. You can bring your own laptop to check if Linux would run on it using a Live USB session !

    We hope to see you there!

    We’ll be meeting at Akva at 7pm, for a 7:15pm start, in the upper mezzanine, then social from 8pm

    +++

    If you have never been to one of these meetings, just know that it's friendly and informal - grab a pint or a soda, come ask questions, get help with open source software and Linux, and enjoy some geeky company!

    There is often a Linux laptop on hand for a quick show and tell for anyone who is curious, and you can also bring your own laptop to troubleshoot Linux, or try Linux on yo...

  • Laurie Ibbs will be talking to us about the Berkley Software Distribution, a direct descendent of the Bell Labs UNIX system and now most popularly known through the FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD projects. It is an Open Source, permissively-licensed operating system which often both competes with and complements Linux, primarily in the server space.

    Laurie will be giving us an introduction to the system, along with highlighting the main differences that exist when comparing it to Linux.

    19:00 - meet, upstairs section of Akva
    19:15 - start talk
    20:00 - closing notes, socialise, play ping pong

    +++

    If you have never been to one of these meetings, just know that it's friendly and informal - grab a pint or a soda, come ask questions, get help with open source software and Linux, and enjoy some geeky company!

    There is often a Linux laptop on hand for a quick show and tell for anyone who is curious, and you can also bring your own laptop to troubleshoot Linux, or try Linux on your own lapto...