EdLUG is a group of like-minded people from the Edinburgh area who are interested in Linux, Open Source software and hardware and related concepts. Our members are from all walks of life and from across the whole skill and knowledge range, from enthusiasts and professionals to hobbyists and newcomers. Membership of EdLUG is free and open to anyone.
We meet online on the first Tuesday of each month* from 7:00pm onwards. Talks aim to start at 7:15pm.
To become a member, simply join the mailing list
To meet in person, check out events page
To start using Linux, check out our Get Started notes.
- August (because of the festival)
- December (which is the Christmas dinner outing)
- If the first Tuesday lands on the 1st or 2nd of January, it rolls over to the following week instead.
Code of Conduct
EdLUG is dedicated to providing a harassment-free community for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of or by community members in any form. Our full Code of Conduct can be found here
OpenStack and the Sausage Datacentre
Nick Jones is offering a talk on the Sausage Data Centre - spin up tiny weiners with 512MB RAM and 1GB storage, up to massive cumberlands with 32GB RAM and 100GB disk and 8 CPUs…! Run out of a datacentre in the back-end of Scotland, the talk will cover how the datancentre is run, and how open stack is leveraged to its fullest potential!
March 2020 Talk - Introduction to BSD
Laurie Ibbs will be talking to us about the Berkley Software Distribution, a direct descendent of the Bell Labs UNIX system and now most popularly known through the FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD projects. It is an Open Source, permissively-licensed operating system which often both competes with and complements Linux, primarily in the server space.
February 2020 (talk) | Introduction to Linux - Get the Best out of Your Computer
Right in line with the back-to-uni crowd, we’ll be doing an Introduction to Linux session for those who are curious about it but never knew where to start! We’ll cover
January 2020 (talk) | Chocolatey - a Package Manager for Windows
To kick off the new year Paul Broadwith will give us a talk on some technology you’d probably not expect to feature at a LUG…
November 2019 Talk | Jupyter Notebooks and Kubernetes
This month Ian Stuart will be giving us an overview of Jupyter Notebooks, a solution for active web-based documents with running code in them, and how he deployed it on Kubernetes.
October 2019 Talk | Termux - GNU/Linux tools in your Android/Linux device
This month we will be getting a talk from JB about Termux, a fantastic terminal emulator and GNU/Linux sub-environment for your Android device!
September 2019 Talk | State of Play - Gaming on Linux with Steam and Proton
This month’s talk will be on running games on Linux, using Steam, and the state of Proton’s support for Windows games!
July 2019 Talk | Open Source Smartphones
For July 2019, Thomas Kluyver will be giving us a rundown of the state of open source smartphones!
June 2019 (talk) | Creating websites with Jekyll and GitLab
Tai has gradually been moving the EdLUG website to Gitlab’s hosting service, with a static website written with markdown and built with Jekyll.
May 2019 (talk) | Writing an Emulator to Run Ancient Software on a Modern Computer
Previously scheduled for May was my (Tai’s) talk on the website, but our guest speaker has a very interesting topic to share - and will be leaving the country soon. So I’ve bumped mine to June.
April 2019 (social) | New Venue... again...
The Foxy Fiddler announced at our very first meetup on their premises that they would be shuttering and changing to becoming a restaurant. This is unfortunate, as we did try our best when choosing a location, but such is life.
March 2019 (talk) | Photo booth talk
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