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Jacksonville Linux Users Group

Jacksonville Linux Users' Group (JaxLUG)

The Jacksonville Linux Users' Group or JaxLUG is a diverse assembly of Linux users (beginners, casual desktop users, system administrators, developers, and IT professionals) that have a passion for supporting Linux and Free Open Source Software (FOSS) and live in or around Jacksonville, Florida metropolitan area. The JaxLUG, originally started by Daniel Stringfield in 1996, is led by Officers, who are elected annually.

To get to know us and become a member of the JaxLUG, please join our Mailing List and attend our Monthly Meetings. We also have a IRC channel #jaxlug @ for real time access to JaxLUG members.

JaxLUG Meetings

The JaxLUG meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month. The meeting begins with social intermingling at 6:30PM and presentations start at 7:00 PM. JaxLUG meeting presenters and topics vary, for more information take a look at our Past Meeting History. JaxLUG meetings usually end with several members traveling to a local restaurant for a LUSH (Linux Users Social Hour).

Be the presenter at a meeting

Anyone, be it local, outsider, hobbyist, professional, student, or other, is welcome to be a presenter at any meeting. With a topic of their choosing, or one the group has requested. Simply update the wiki with information on the presentation as soon as possible, to provide adequate time for member notification. Then post to the list with the same information on the presentation.

Meeting Format

  • 6:30 PM - Regular arrival, setup, mini-LUGLAN start
  • 7:00 PM - JaxLUG old/new biz, meeting topics, events...
  • 7:05 PM - Presentation, Topics, Ask-it/Q&A
  • 8:xx PM - Conclusion, summary, event reminders
    Meeting and presentations times can vary and may well end beyond 8:00 PM.
  • 8:xx PM - Linux Users' Social Hour (LUSH)
    Join us afterwards for more conversations and discussions with "snacks and beverages of choice" at an agreed upon location.

Next Meeting

When: Wednesday, November 21st, 6:30pm
Where: Secure ideas - 3412 Kori Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32257
Topic: A introduction to mobile pen-testing devices
Synopsis: A introduction to mobile pen-testing devices
Presented By: Brandon Kirby
Venue Sponsor: Secure Ideas
Food Sponsor: -

Last Meeting

When: Wednesday, October 17th, 6:30pm
Where: 421 West Church St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Topic: Parallelism with Tar & Make
Synopsis: Tar and Make are mainstay tools in an Linux users tool Kit. But what if you could speed them up? Make them faster? This talk will explain how to run these programs multi-threaded and show some benchmarks between single vs multi threading, the performance (speed and file size) between the GZIP, BZIP2, and LZMA and at each compression level, and the difference it can have on build speed of projects.
Presented By: Travis Phillips
Venue Sponsor: GoRack Datacenters
Food Sponsor: Modis

Past Events


Command Line Corner

Official JaxLUG Youtube channel