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Welcome to NILUG

The North Idaho Linux Users Group was formed to spread the word to uninformed computer users in North Idaho and Eastern Washington about Linux, an Operating System that could replace their slow, buggy, cranky, proprietary operating system, and still allow them to perform all their work.

NILUG welcomes everyone, from complete beginners to experts. Topics discussed can range from the simple and obvious to the complex and arcane. Mostly, we just enjoy talking to others about Linux.

You can become a member just by showing up at a meeting, or by joining our mailing list. We don't ask for dues and we don't release your email address to spammers. Join now - you may learn more than you really want to.

The NILUG General Session is on the second Saturday of each month at 1:00 PM. The Technical Session is on the fourth Saturday of each month at 1:00 PM. See the Meeting Information page for meeting locations. The meetings usually last about three hours.

The meetings include question and answer sessions, information desemination and working on projects. We hope to see you there.

News

November 13, 2016 - Technical Sessions Canceled

The Technical Sessions for November and December have been canceled because they interfere with the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. We will resume the Technical Sessions in January.

November 8, 2016 - General Session Information

Since the weather has cooled way down, this gives us an opportunity to do more indoor activities such as the NILUG General and Technical sessions. We hope we haven't lost anyone after the long period of low activity.

For the November 12th General Session, Michael Burton will give a presentation on how to use a Raspberry Pi 3 as a comprehensive media center for your television. The $35 Raspberry Pi is a whole lot of fun in a playing-card-sized package, so this should be interesting.

August 4, 2016 - August General Session Canceled

Our August General Session meeting has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict. The technical session will still be held at F1 for Help, on August 27th.

June 26, 2016 - Linux Reference

We have found a pretty good reference web site for all things Linux. It's called Linux Journey. It would be especially useful for beginners, but there is enough there for all classes of Linux users.

June 10, 2016 - June General Session Canceled

Our June General Session meeting has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict with the Kootenai Amateur Radio Society Hamfest. The technical session will still be held at F1 for Help, on June 25th.

May 6, 2016 - May General Session Canceled

Our May General Session meeting has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict. We hope to see everyone at the June meeting.

April 19, 2016 - April Technical Session Canceled

The Technical session for this month that was to be held on April 23, has been canceled. Joe is going to Linuxfest Northwest in Bellingham, so the shop will not be available for our use.

April 12, 2016 - Technical Session Information

There is once again room for our Technical Sessions at F1 for Help. These sessions are held on the fourth Saturday of each month, starting at 1pm at

Many technical issues are solved at these meetings, so if you have any issues, think about attending.