Linux User Group

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Linux User Group’s are great places to get support, meet like minded people, and get free internet and hardware (sometimes :p)
New Zealand has a national LUG – the NZ Linux Usergroup – which is based in Auckland but has members from all around the country.

NZLUG Website

The NZLUG’s webpage has links to the other groups around the country – in Waikato Hawkes Bay, Wellington, Canterbury, Kapiti, Christchurch, Wairarapa and Duneden.
If you don’t have a LUG close to where you live, it might be a good idea to seek out some other pengiunheads and start one.

LUG’s tend to have a primary way of contact: electornic mailing lists.
These are special e-mail adresses that members “subscribe” to.
Then anyone who is subscribed can send an e-mail or reply to that address and it is sent to all the members. Kinda of like BCC’s but only better, because most have onlinen archives that are indexed by your favourite search engine (IE google).

Mailing List Ettiquite

When posting to a mailing list, please type in full, correct English (no MSN speak :p) and keep your message brief, polite and to the point (include more details if asked).
We also ask that you send e-mails in plain text rather than formatted HTML as HTML messages are likely to go straight into the trash without being read. Last-Modified: 2007-03-07 19:38:50

3 Responses to “Linux User Group”

  1. Peter Olsen

    Hi, I want to learn about Linux, and note there is a HB LUG listed, but I am unable to access this website? As a beginner, is there a site you can suggest to access help?
    I have downloaded Ubuntu (ISO file), but am unable to get it installed/operating?

    regards Peter

  2. Try the NZLUG mailing list. The iso needs to be burnt to CD usually, or a USB drive, then booted off it for it to give you the menu to install. There are good tutorials at

  3. Peter Olsen

    Thanks for that. I had to move to the mini.iso option, as original installation failed because my CPU did not have pae.
    Thanks for your help.

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