This website was previously alive from the year 2005 to early 2011. It was a community of Linux users from and around Huddersfield, which held meetings on the first Monday of every month. There was a wide range of levels of expertise and experience in the LUG, meetings were generally fairly informal and everyone was welcome.
There are currently two other HudLUG online discussion mediums available, IRC and the mailing list. You can now sign up on the mailing list at their current website at LUG.org.uk, and read the archives. The members of HudLUG that use IRC could previously be found in #hudlug on irc.freenode.net, which doesn’t seem to exist anymore.
The UK Linux User Groups Organization, lug.org.uk, is dedicated to provide technical services for Open Source Software and Free Software groups for users throughout the United Kingdom. They offer web hosting that is completely free, with PHP and MySQL services, mailing lists, as well as running an IRC server.
There isn’t really much posted on the wayback machine… I’d say kind of pointless information. Below are some links that include the some of the things that were previously posted on this site, as well as a few stories from Linux users and individuals who have web hosting as a profession…
My interaction with computers started early but I never had the best experience till I got attached to Linux. It gave me what I needed in computers and that may have been the reason why I chose IT to be my career. But that was then; let’s see how it all got started.
Where it all started
If there is a year I remember vividly, it is 2009. I visited James McCarthy, a friend of mine from childhood. There was a computer in his room and I liked messing around with Microsoft Flight Simulator but this day he had a surprise for me. He wanted me to see something. I could not hold my curiosity and asked what this ‘cool’ thing was.
It was his new operating system; Linux. I saw through it and I instantly loved what I was seeing. I wanted such ‘coolness’ in my computer so I asked him where I could get a copy. That is where it all began.
Why Linux has had such an impression on me
There is really a lot to admire about Linux and I’m not sure we can list all the advantages. However, from my experience I have a lot to share about the greatness of this OS. The first thing is the options I had to choose from. There are over 10 distros and all of them are good. The good news is that they are versatile for general use; web hosting and all that you want to do with your computer.
Stability and security is another thing that I loved about this OS. Even for IRC server you would not ask for a better performer. I knew that security for my information and online activities was paramount but I put all my trust in the Ubuntu. It did not let me down and most of my friends had to thank me for advising them on using it.
The Linux world is full of ideas and I loved that to the core. I remember there was a time I did a promotional program on breast cancer and it was such an impression that I ended up getting a deal with my town’s cancer foundation.
Compatibility has been another thing which I loved about this OS. Many programming languages such as php and mySQL still use the foundation of Linux and you can see how great this has been performing excellently. Even the latest OS borrow a lot from it and that is why I will keep my memories for what this has done for me.
The Linux distros I loved
There is one thing you cannot deny about this great OS; it is omnipresent. It has been made in many distributions. I tried most of them and I did not find any of them wanting. Do you wish to know the distros that have made a really impression on me?
Here is the list for your review;
- Elementary OS: this was my first run with Linux. I would solidly say that this is the most beautiful distros. The reason for this truth is simple; it is developed by the best designers.
- Ubuntu MATE: it was a definite Ubuntu version that is designed to utilize proprietary hardware. It offered me the best experience and efficiency that I had not seen before. I honestly loved this better.
- Steam OS: I never liked computer games before I came across this version. It was designed for the gamers and I would not resist the urge to play. I would spend a day indoors and my parents would complain about my lack of focus on my weight loss program.
- Lubuntu: I remember a time when an old friend visited me and complained about his machine that was not compatible with many OS. From my love for Linux, I recommended Lubuntu and that is what he uses till now.
- OpenSUSE: I have never dropped my desktop that I bought a decade ago. The reason for this is OpenSUSE which was made for this purpose.
Linux may have come long time ago and you think it is time to let it go. Yes it may have lost its software upgrade support by Microsoft; older machines can still utilize it for their best performances. I still have Steam OS in my desktop for games and I really appreciate the Linux UK user group for keeping the fuzz moving.