TALUG: A Beginner's Guide to Linux

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General Information

The Toledo Area Linux Users Group meets once a month to discuss and promote awareness and usage of GNU/Linux and other open-source software and hardware.

Meetings are (usually) held on the third Saturday of each month from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. We currently meet at the University of Toledo in Nitschke Hall, upstairs in room NI 2004.

How do I get there?

See the attached map. Parking is in lot 20, south of Palmer Hall.

See also UT's page on department locations and facilities.

Meeting Notes

Topic: GNU/Linux (A brief history, command-line usage, filesystem layout, and which distribution to choose)

Topic notes: It's "back to school" season, and that means we're doing our Linux beginner topic once again. This time, it's a brief history of GNU/Linux, including a small section on using the command-line and the filesystem layout. Different distributions will also be mentioned to give new users an idea of which one to choose, based on their needs.


TALUG provides free Linux and other free and open-source software distribution CDs free of charge. Please let us know in advance, and we can bring some media to the meeting for you. We also have a small library of books that guests and members may borrow. Books may be borrowed for a month at a time (until the next meeting) with a late fee of $1 per month for past-due books.

See you there!


University of Toledo: Nitschke Hall
1650 N. Westwood Ave.
Toledo, OH 43607, US (map)

Meetings are in Nitschke Hall, room NI 2004. Free wifi access is provided. As stated above, parking for guests is allowed in lot 20, which is just south of Palmer Hall. Please see the attached map for parking location and closest building entrance.

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