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The Spokane Linux User's Group has been meeting for over 10 years, discussing technology, Linux troubles, and advice.

All are welcome to join us for festive Linux discussion over food and beer at Shari's Restaurant, from the grizzled Unix long-beard to the timid newbie. There are no dues or registration - just drop by!

Meeting Times

Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month, at 7:00 PM. They generally run 1 to 2 hours long.

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 at 7:00 PM.


Find us at Shari's Restaurant, in the Spokane Valley, on N. Sullivan just south of Valleyway.

320 N Sullivan Rd.
Spokane Valley, WA 99037

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Upcoming Topics
It was suggested at the February meeting that we have a section on the web site announcing the topics for the next meeing(s), so here it is. Send feedback if any to the chat list.

March 19 Meeting
No presentation planned. Discussion of possibly changing the CMS used on the SLUG web site and which CMSs should be considered. Possibly preceded by discussion of what we want from the site.
Presentation Notes

February 19, 2014

Dave and Brian gave a short presentation on installing a TurnKey Linux Virtual Appliance in a VirtualBox VM.

We had a discussion on how we might use a VM "sandbox" on a machine someplace on the Net for demos at meetings and continued our discussion of what we want from our web site and how to improve its look and usefulness.

November 20, 2013

Mike Burton showed us how to use HandBrake, the open source video transcoder. His presentation notes can be found here.

October 16, 2013

Jon Langlois gave us part two of his penetration testing presentation.

September 18, 2013

Jon Langlois gave the first of two presentations on penetration testing.

March 20, 2013

Joseph Hume of F1 for HELP showed us how to install and configure the pfSense open source router and firewall distribution of FreeBSD.

January 16, 2013

Richard Weeks gave us an overview of the capabilities of GStreamer with examples from the Gstreamer cheat sheet.

December 19, 2012

Mike Stewart explained how to compile code, including the time-consuming and often frustrating process of finding missing dependencies.

Mike's notes on his presentation may be found here:
and a video of the process, Compiling Software on Linux, here:

October 17, 2012

Cia Watson told us how to use LyX, the GUI front end for LaTeX, to create nicely formatted documents. Her notes from that presentation are here:


Mailing Lists

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SLUG-Chat General, open discussion
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