I'm a brand new Ubuntu user who lives in Belper in Derbyshire. I have only been using Linux for a few weeks and am still rather lacking in confidence with the system, particularly the terminal window, as I have spent all of my computer using life in a battle with MS of various forms. Linux was recommended to me by a work colleague but it took me six months to pluck up the courage to give it a try. So I bought an elderly second hand laptop off eBay and took the plunge. I chose the Ubuntu distro as it seemed best suited for absolute beginners like me. I also invested in the book "Ubuntu for Non-Geeks" which has been a great help. I have had several problems but I have been able to solve all of them using the various forums. The system is now working well and I am impressed by its stability and the ease of adding new software. Even my wife is happy to use Ubuntu, but is rather addicted to Frozen Bubble.
Does anyone know of a LUG that meets on a regular basis near Derbyshire? I have tried the LUG UK website but have not had any response. I would like to meet some fellow users face-to-face to get some inspiration from how other people are using their systems.
First of all welcome to the list. Good to see you're getting on well
with Ubuntu. There's a load of us on the list who are always happy to
lend a hand if someone gets stuck. With regards to a local LUG, I never
was very good with geography so it might not be of much use but when I
was living in Derby a couple of years back there was a Derby LUG (albeit
I can't seem to find them now). I also found a South Derby LUG (not
sure if it's the same one) which you can find the mailing list for here: