finding BSD Unix users
punosevac at math.arizona.edu
Thu Apr 10 18:02:20 UTC 2008
Steve Franks wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 6, 2008 at 1:21 PM, Predrag Punosevac
> <punosevac at math.arizona.edu> wrote:
>> Chad Perrin wrote:
>>> My area (northern Colorado) has an excellent Linux Users Group (NCLUG).
>>> There's a great bunch of guys there. Unfortunately, they're very
>>> Linux-centric. I'm kinda the resident BSD Unix heretic -- which is fine
>>> most of the time, but once in a while I'd like to be able to discuss
>>> stuff with people who primarily use BSD Unix systems instead of
>>> Linux-based systems.
>>> Unfortunately, there isn't a single Colorado BSD Users Group in Colorado
>>> that I can find. The closest I've been able to find mention of online at
>>> all is Laramie, Wyoming -- LWFUG, or "Laramie, Wyoming Freenix Users
>>> Group". Their website seems to have become a domain squatter's portal
>>> site, though.
>>> So . . . does anyone here have any suggestions for how I might go about
>>> finding BSD Unix users somewhat local to me? Since there isn't a group
>>> already that I can find, I wonder if there are enough people interested
>>> in such a thing in this area to build a users group. Any suggestions for
>>> how to go about finding fellow BSD Unix users in my area would be
>>> appreciated, I'm sure.
>> I would put an add in the local newspaper and ask if there are any BSD
>> users around.
>> That is exactly how the Tucson Free Unix Group started a decade ago.
>> Unfortunately since then TFUG has become increasingly dominated by
>> Linux users and Windows converts
>> (who maybe run Ubuntu on a small partition or via VMware).
>> As in your case that was fine for a while but at some point it became
>> increasingly difficult for both sides to tolerate
>> each other so I voluntarily sized all my activity in the group. The
>> timing coincide with my decision to switch to OpenBSD:-) I do know of two
>> other BSD users on TFUG (one NetBSD and another younger member is using
>> FreeBSD) as well as few Solaris users but I didn't stay in touch with them.
>> P. S. There is a very strong local BSD group in Phoenix but they are much
>> to far away from Tucson that I could participate in their activity.
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> I'm a Tucson FBSD user! We should meet at the safehouse or similar sometime!
I am all for it. Just contact me of the list whenever you have time to
meet with me and we will figure out something.
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