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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

December 10, 2017 - Upgrading Linux Mint Talk

The "Upgrading Linux Mint" talk from our last general session has been added to the site.

December 3, 2017 - General Session Information

We haven't had much luck lately with NILUG meetings. Hopefully, that will change this month. Our general session for this month is on Saturday, December 9 at the usual place. A short talk on how to properly and safely upgrade your Linux Mint computer to version 18.3 is planned.

November 8, 2017 - General Session Canceled

The NILUG general session, to be held on November 11th, has been canceled. Sorry for the short notice.

October 13, 2017 - NILUG General Session for October

The General Session for October will feature a talk by Rod Anderson concerning the Linux distribution TAILS. This is a high security distro and the talk should be very interesting.

September 7, 2017 - Both NILUG Meetings Canceled

Both of the NILUG sessions for the month of September have been canceled. A funeral and other activities has caused this situation. We hope to see you all in October.

August 23, 2017 - Technical Session Canceled

The NILUG technical session, to be held on August 26th, has been canceled. Joe is still trying to get things in order at F1 for Help so there will be room for people. We'll see you all at the regular General session on September 9th.

July 18, 2017 - Technical Session Canceled

The NILUG technical session, to be held on July 22th, has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts. We'll see you all at the regular General session on August 12th.

June 23, 2017 - Technical Session Canceled

The NILUG technical session, to be held on June 24th, has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts. We'll see you all at the regular General session on July 8th.

June 9, 2017 - General Session Canceled

The NILUG general session, to be held on June 10th, has been canceled due to a wedding at the meeting location. Sorry for the short notice.

May 23, 2017 - Technical Session Canceled

The NILUG technical session, to be held on May 27th, has been canceled due to the Memorial Day weekend. We'll see you all at the regular General session on June 10th.

May 2, 2017 - Open Source Hardware/Software Demo

A demonstration of a 3D printer will be performed during the May 13th General Session. The printer and its control software are both open source. This should be an interesting demonstration.

April 6, 2017 - Some Useful Linux Programs

Mike Burton has written a page the explains about Some Useful Linux Programs that he uses on a frequent basis.

April 2, 2017 - Zenity

Rod Anderson gave a presentation to the group on how to use Zenity, a tool that allows you to create GUI dialogs for your command line scripts. We have added the talk to our Command Line pages.

February 20, 2017 - Linux Resource Books

Shelley Bakon has found a source of free books about learning Linux, and has passed them on to us. They are on the It's F.O.S.S. website. Thanks, Shelley.

January 1, 2017 - General Session Topic

Happy New Year, everyone. Here's hoping that open source continues to gain widespread acceptance and that you all continue to enjoy the benefits.

Zenity enables you to create various types of simple dialogs. Rod Anderson will give a talk on Zenity at the January 14 NILUG General Session. He will show how to use Zenity to create a GUI for shell scripts and will contain a heavy dose of shell scripting.

Mike Burton will also demo simplescreenrecorder for those who are interested.