UNIX USER GROUP
NMU UNIX USER GROUP (NMUUUG) was formed to promote and develop
interest in alternative operating systems (non-Windows). Primarily
this includes but is not be limited to UNIX derivatives.
Additionally the NMUUUG assists in bringing together students and
non-students from the Marquette community allowing them to socialize
and learn in a group atmosphere.
Although the world has many such groups, their affiliations are very
informal. We actively promote communication between groups, but are
not directly affiliated with any one organization.
of our most recent meetings include presentations on: using WINE to
run popular games in Linux, implementing the GNU Privacy Guard, and
recompiling the Linux kernel. We meet weekly on Friday evenings at
6pm in NSF 1209, with a casual Friday (a more social meeting where
we discuss current events, watch/listen to opensource media and
mainly just have fun together) occurring on every other week.
group is open to anyone who wishes to come and learn a little (or a
lot!) more about Unix and its derivatives. We currently have
members of diverse experience levels and find that we have been able
to learn something new from each of our members.
currently have a webpage available at
http://csc.nmu.edu/uug where we
try to catalog the goings-on of our group. We are actively trying
to keep our site up-to-date and informative, so check back often.
We also have a mailing list setup which we use to keep our members
informed about upcoming meetings. Individuals can signup for the
mailing list by going
are also interested in having campus-wide events, the most recent of
which was our Linux Installfest. For the Installfest our group
tailored a distribution (version) of Linux to be better suited for
the TLC laptops. This new distribution of Linux is called NMUBUNTU.
We then held a workshop in West Science and introduced users to
NMUBUNTU, offering to help them install the distribution to their
laptops, or to help them with configuring or installing what they
already had on their computers. We ended up having about 20-25
students come to our event, with 17 of those individuals signing
release forms to have work done on their computers.
UUG meets on Fridays
at 5:00 PM
more information please see our
Website, or contact
Dr. Randy Appleton.