Linux User Groups

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Linux User Groups (LUGs) are regular local events, where Linux users meet up to chat, share help and demonstrate new software. A few LUGs have a specific focus, but most are open to everyone -- young and old, newcomers and experienced UNIX geeks. Similarly, most LUGs are informal meetups, often with a trip to the pub at the end.

LUGs are a great way to get hands-on help from other Linux users. If, for instance, you've having a problem running Linux on your laptop, you can take the machine to a LUG and see if anyone can help. It's also beneficial to watch long-time Linux users run the OS -- you can learn much quicker than through forums or IRC.

Almost every county in the UK has at least one LUG. You can find a full list at -- if you're interested, drop the LUG manager an email, and find out when the next meetup is scheduled. Here are links to some of the biggest LUGs:

Worldwide: if you're not in the UK, see for a list of LUGs around the globe. If you'd like to add some information about your local LUG to this page, click the 'edit' button at the top and type away, either as a subsection or by linking to a separate page.

Kent LUG information

Who Are We? We're all keen enthusiasts of Linux using it in a variety of situations at home or our place of work.

What Are We Doing? The agenda is always open to change and we encourage input from anyone who's willing to put ideas forward.

We aim for two sessions: general and technical. They may run concurrently or one after the other and can be of unequal lengths. It all depends on the needs of the members present. Even if the topics don't cover what you want do still come along as we may end up going in unexpected directions!

Where? Meets are held between three venues Dover, Maidstone and Rochester.

Want to know more? Visit