New Orleans Linux Users Group

To the members of NOLUG: please feel free to edit this wiki. FYI, If you're a Linux geek and live in the metro area, and/or lurk on our mailing list, you can consider yourself a member of NOLUG. This site relies on your participation to live and grow.




  • MailingList — the lifeline of the NOLUG community.
  • MonthlyMeetings — scheduled monthly get-togethers, often with predetermined presentations.
    • UpcomingTopics — calendar of events, including notes from monthly presentations.
    • TopicRequests — want to hear a presentation on $topic at our monthly meeting? Want to volunteer to give a lecture? Post it here.
  • GuerillaLinux — informal hit-and-run meetings, no set time, place, or topic.
  • IrcChannel — bored at work? IRC is a great time-waster.
  • NolugMembers — active NOLUGgers (at least, those active enough to list themelves).
  • OurHistory — where we've been.
  • OtherLUGs — those not fortunate enough to live in New Orleans.
  • OtherUsersGroups — interested in other topics? Perhaps there's a group dedicated to it in the area.
  • GroupProjects — random technical projects other NOLUG members are involved in.

General Information

What Can Linux Do For Me?

Linux can do a lot, in fact. Many people run Linux on their desktop instead of windows. Most ISPs run Linux in their server rooms, as do a growing number of companies and public/governmental entities here in the US and around the world.

Here's a short list of neat things that Linux can do easily, but windows has a hard time doing:

Employment Opportunities

By popular demand (and who doesn't want work?), I've put up an EmploymentOpportunities page for the benefit of local geeks.

Quick links:

How To Add Content

NOTE: Due to the recent rash of drive-by spamming, I've had to limit POST access to the wiki via .htaccess. If you want to be able to create or edit pages, see me for access. –JoeyKelly

Anyhow, this site is driven by a wiki engine. Any authorized user can post content here by clicking the EDIT button and typing in his text.

Before posting, please visit the NolugMembers page and add yourself, using CamelCase. Once you've saved the members page, click on your link, and edit your page. Once you've done that, click the Preferences link at the top of the page and save your preferences (this last step lets Kwiki and the rest of us know who you are).

If you need help with using a wiki first, check out KwikiHelpIndex (located off-site). Especially helpful is the KwikiFormattingRules page.

(hat tip: Brett Estrade)