[Techtalk] New to the list...new to linux

Natural Justice Is Blind tara at stratos.net
Wed Oct 3 00:31:18 EST 2001

On 30 Sep 2001, at 22:53, Jenn V wrote:

> Hrm. We have the LUGs and Linuxchix groups. Problem -here- is
> advertising...

Hi everyone,

I'm also a newbie, both to the list and to linux.  I've been trying to 
teach myself linux through the use of a variety of books and 
websites and just playing with the software.

I have found my local LUG website to be extremely helpful.  I would 
never had known about the group if a friend hadn't told me about it.  
However, when I went to my first meeting, it was a bit disconcerting 
to be the only woman there and to have been asked a number of 
times if I was in the correct place.  Also, when I saw that linuxchix 
had local groups, I immediately emailed the local contact.  I've yet 
to hear back.

I would agree that many people don't realize or know that these 
groups are out there, but I think another problem is approachability. 
 While the people at my local LUG weren't mean or unfriendly, I'm 
not all that anxious to go to another meeting, based solely on my 
previous experience.  I'm not sure if that experience is common.

Just my two cents....

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