We are a student organization devoted to the teaching and advocacy of Linux, open source, and free software of all kinds. We welcome anyone and everyone from the Linux, Unix, BSD, and OS X realms, so come join us! All of our meetings are open to the public.

Chat with us we are on IRC at irc.oftc.net #utdlug

Linux Installfest 2016

Friday April 15, 2016 / 5-8PM ECSN 2.126

Interested in trying out Linux on your computer? We’ll be providing instructions, support, and resources. Feel free to come and go at your convenience.

Collaborative Coding with Linux

Saturday April 2, 2016 / 5PM ECSS 2.306

UPDATE: We’ve uploaded the slides from the event. The other resources mentioned during the presentation are

Revolution OS Screening

Saturday March 12, 2016 / 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm in ECSS 2.306

Start your Spring Break off right with a screening of the GNU/Linux documentary: Revolution OS.

Ask Lug!

Saturday March 5, 2016 / 5PM ECSS 2.306

Got a Linux question, or just want to hang out? Stop by between 5:00 and 8:00 PM and say hi! We’ll do our best to help you with any Linux-related issues.


Saturday Feburary 20, 2016 / 5PM ECSS 2.201

Join us for a fun event all about cryptography! Come learn how encryption is used in the real world, generate some private keys, encrypt a folder, send a secure email, and discover how Linux makes all this easy.

UPDATE: We uploaded the slides and handout from the event.

The Art of the Command Line

Saturday Feburary 6, 2016 / 5PM ECSS 2.306

Join us as we talk about the power of the command line and various tools that can make you more productive in CS and other fields. We’ll start out with basics and work up to more complex subjects and tasks using tools available for free.

Linux Jeopardy

Saturday January 23, 2016 / 5PM ECSS 2.410

Do you like trivia? Come join us and test your knowledge of the less technical parts of Linux. Alternatively, come and get a good laugh as we try to run a game show!

UPDATE: Miss the fun? You can still see our jeopardy boards online: Board 1, Board 2.

Building Datacenters: Presented by John Cummickel

Saturday November 7th, 2015 / 5-8PM ECSS 2.201

Build a Website with Jekyll

Saturday October 24th, 2015 / 5-8PM ECSN 2.110

Build a website with Jekyll and Github Pages, and learn the easy way to take control of your web presence for free!

Linux Installfest 2015

Saturday October 10th, 2015 / 4-8PM ECSS 2.201

An Installfest is a fun and exciting event where experienced and novice Linux users get together to install Linux on their computers, answering questions and giving help where needed. Bring your laptop to our Installfest, where we will guide you through the process of safely installing Ubuntu Linux in a virtual machine, along with basic Linux usage. By the end, you will be prepared to explore all that is Linux.

A Day in Class With Linux

Saturday September 16, 2015 / 5-8PM ECSS 2.203

Have you ever wanted to install Linux but didn’t because of schoolwork? Are you unsure if you can complete your classes with a Linux computer? Join the LUG to see how Linux can make your classwork easier and faster to complete.

We’ll cover topics such as:

See if you can stump us by bringing in some idea or task that you do during a normal class day (note: gaming during class is highly frowned upon).

It's a UNIX System!

Saturday September 12, 2015 / 6:00 - 8:00 pm ECSS 4.910

Think you know what qualifies as a UNIX system? You might be surprised. Come laugh at some clips from TV shows that clearly don’t understand computers, and find out more about Linux and Open Source technology!

UPDATE: Miss the meeting? You can watch it here.

LUG @ ACM Fall kickoff

Thursday September 3, 2015 / 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm in ECSS 2.412

Come see all the ECS computer focused organizations at ACM’s Fall kickoff. There will be pizza and information from all major organizations. Come meet some of the LUG officers and hear about upcomming events!

Programming Productivity Meeting

Saturday April 25, 2015 / 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm in ECSN 2.112

Come join as we discuss ways you can become more productive while programming (and doing other tasks). We’ll discuss editors, window managers, and hardware, among other things. Pizza and drinks will be provided.


Saturday March 14, 2015 / 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm in ECSS 2.201

Come join as we watch REVOLUTION OS, a documentary about the 30+ year history of GNU, Linux, open source, and the free software movement. Pizza and drinks will be provided.

Linux 101 Meeting

Saturday February 21, 2015 / 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm in ECSS 2.201

Come join us as we talk about why and how you can get started using Linux. We’ll show how you might use Linux during a typical school day. Pizza and drinks will be provided.

Boot Process Meeting

Saturday October 25th, 2014 / 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm in ECSS 2.311

Come join us on Oct. 25th at 5pm as we talk about the SUPER SCARY Linux/BSD boot process and init systems including bsd, sysv, systemd, and upstart!

For you hungry folks, we’ll have pizza and Halloween candy, too.


The slides from the event.

Hackathon Primer Meeting

Saturday September 20, 2014 / 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm in ECSS 2.201

The Linux Users Group is hosting an event to help you get the most out of the upcoming Hackathons!

Come find out how you can get set up in the cloud quickly and easily so that you have more time to build your project and have fun!

Members of LUG will host a one hour discussion on Git + GitHub and spinning up cloud infrastructure on AWS, Google, etc.

Other possible topics include DevOps tools like Vagrant and Ansible, or setting up quick solutions on embedded systems.

Amazon Web Services Meeting

Tuesday March 25, 2014 / 7:00 pm in TI Auditorium (ECSS)

Amazon Web Services

Interested in Cloud Computing? Want to learn how to deploy your own virtual server, or host your data in the cloud?

The Linux Users Group @ UTD coordinated with local Amazon reps to host a technical introduction to AWS, demonstrating its many services and abilities.


Here is the video stream from this event.

Additionally, the slides are available for download.